February 21, 2017
Xcertia, the new standards body for mobile apps that launched late last year at the Connected Health Conference, held a meeting at HIMSS to explain more about the organization's approach and to extend a plea for more industry voices to join the membership-based organization. The founding members include the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, HIMSS, and DHX Group.
December 3, 2015
The new Hacking Medicine Institute, a nonprofit that spun out of MIT this past summer, is launching the latest initiative to produce reviews of mobile health apps and digital health tools. The vetting will be done by Harvard-affiliated physicians, according to a story in Medical Marketing & Media.
The venture will curate the mobile health app both for consumers and for providers looking to...
March 9, 2015
Las Vegas-based SocialWellth, maker of white label digital health and wellness offerings for payers, providers, and employers, has raised $7.5 million, according to a report from MedCity News. This brings the company's total funding to at least $12 million to date.
Existing investors include SilverStream Capital and LifeWise Administrators, a subsidiary of Premera Blue Cross.
January 15, 2015
Toward the end of last year, Morristown Medical Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey, opened up HealtheConnect, an on-site, physical store located just off the hospital's main lobby where patients, family members, and medical professionals can learn about health apps and wearable devices. While the store is currently backed by the hospital's foundation, the longterm plan is...
December 10, 2014
New York City-based Happtique, which had developed a health app certification and "prescription" platform, has been acquired by SocialWellth for an undisclosed sum. Happtique was a wholly owned subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
It shut down its app certification program in December 2013 after a health IT firm exposed security issues...
December 13, 2013
Happtique, subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association’s for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, has suspended its mobile health app certification program after the CEO of a health IT firm posted a blog post exposing security issues with two apps Happtique had certified as secure. Harold Smith III, CEO of Monkton Health, posted the findings on his personal blog, according to a report over at...
December 2, 2013
Happtique, subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association’s for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, announced the first apps in its registry, which came from 10 companies that paid to have their apps go through the certification process. The launch happened almost two years after Happtique first announced its plans to create a certification program.
The apps in Happtique's group ranged from...
May 30, 2013
Now that the shake-up at Happtique has called into question their future as a consumer-facing health app curator, it didn't take long for another company to step up.
Palo-Alto-based HealthTap, the doctor question and answer service, care provider directory and referral service is branching out once more. In the company's newest offering, AppRx, HealthTap's claimed 40,000 physician users will have...
May 16, 2013
Happtique, a high-profile subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association's for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, has had a rocky few weeks.
The association recently made the decision to re-focus Happtique just on hospital customers and strip upwards of $1 million out of Happtique's budget. The contentious decision led to the resignation of Happtique's CEO Ben Chodor, MobiHealthNews has learned...
April 19, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has formed a new workgroup, charged with "identifying key considerations to improve patient safety and promote innovation in health information technology (Health IT), including mobile medical applications." The group has been selected by HHS and the FCC and will report to the Health IT Policy Committee which advises the ONC.
This is the same workgroup...