March 19, 2013
We are live blogging old school today: Hit the refresh button every few minutes for updates! (Live blog is now concluded.)
12:24PM: Rep. Ellmers very quickly concludes the hearing. That's a wrap! Next hearing is slated for tomorrow at 10AM ET.
12:22PM: Rep. Ellmers asks if medical device tax will hamper innovation. Thompson, Dagi, and Ford all said yes. Others said unclear. Rep. Ellmers says she...
September 6, 2012
A Cambridge, UK-based startup called Cambridge Healthcare just launched a health-specific app store for patients in the UK. The store is actually part of a personal health platform, a PHR that is available to patients in the country's National Health Service (NHS) system, for free. The offering is called: How are you?
In recent months Cambridge Healthcare has inked deals with Microsoft to...
August 20, 2012
This week the The New York Times delved into a notion -- hard to call it a trend yet -- that has received a lot of ink this year: Physician prescription of mobile health apps.
The report focuses on the Greater New York Hospital Association's subsidiary Happtique, which has slowly and surely developed a healthcare-focused appstore and delivery mechanism, a health app certification program, and a...
July 12, 2012
This week Happtique, the healthcare-specific appstore and mobile app prescription technology vendor, published its draft document for the mobile health app certification process its panel of advisors has been developing over the course of the past few months. Happtique is looking for public comments on its draft, which certainly seems a lot like the process the FDA used for its draft guidance on...
May 8, 2012
Last November Physicians Interactive, which offer the popular Skyscape series of medical apps, began consolidating its many wares into one "destination" app, called Skyscape Medical Resources. The app is free to download but this week it topped Apple's list of "Top Grossing" apps in the medical category. It's the only top 10 grossing app on the list that's free to download.
While the Skyscape...
March 8, 2012
In January Happtique, a healthcare-focused appstore, announced its plan to create a certification program for apps that would help the medical community determine which of the tens of thousands of health-related mobile apps were clinically appropriate and technically sound. The company has tapped a multi-disciplinary team to develop its certification program -- a practicing physician, nurse,...
February 6, 2012
At the end of January the American Medical Association (AMA) offered up its second consumer facing smartphone app: Weigh What Matters. The free app, which is available for Apple iOS and Android devices, aims to help people work with their physicians to set up health goals and track their progress toward meeting them. The app includes weight, diet, and activity goals and tracking mechanisms....
January 11, 2012
Happtique, a healthcare-focused appstore, announced plans to create a certification program that will help the medical community determine which of the tens of thousands of health-related mobile apps are clinically appropriate and technically sound. The company has tapped a multi-disciplinary team to develop the "bona fide mHealth app certification program" within the next six months. The program...
November 2, 2011
Epocrates announced a major update to their chart topping drug reference app this week, including a customizable app directory and faster access to medical content.
The updated app includes a customizable home screen for faster access to frequently used features, a new notification system, and, most notably, an App Directory. The App Directory allows users to download medical apps from within...
October 6, 2011
One of the most intriguing ideas to come out of last week's Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco is the private, curated mobile app store for healthcare. I'm thinking this could be the Next Big Thing in mobile health.
If you read MobiHealthNews last week, you know that Happtique, a provider of private, white-labeled app stores for healthcare professionals, is testing its curated model with 11...