February 13, 2019
Digital health has been making care more accessible and cost effective in the past couple of years, particularly in central and east African countries.
The most recent issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook, released this week during the HIMSS19 conference taking place in Orlando, looks at innovators addressing the challenges and the needs of the region with the advent of digital health technologies...
May 2, 2018
Now the Health IT lead at Alphabet subsidiary Verily, Dr. Joshua Mandel was part of the team that created SMART Health IT, the open, standards-based platform that many health developers now use to build apps. But all that started when he got sick of some grunt work he was assigned as a medical student. Mandel told the story at Dev4Health at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland this week,...
March 24, 2015
Phoenix Children's Hospital has announced that it will install 200 tablets in patient rooms to provide patients and their families with customized, interactive information about their treatment plan.
The hospital was awarded $200,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation to launch this initiative, called the "Connected Patient Project". The James M. Cox Foundation provides support for organizations in...
March 16, 2015
Last week Atlanta-based Gozio Health, which offers a patient-facing indoor wayfinding app to hospitals, raised just under $1 million in funding from a handful of angel investors, including an undisclosed "large family office", an unnamed Palo Alto-area investor, and Atlanta-based investor Rutherford Seydel.
For its indoor navigation technology, Gozio uses a combination of data from the user's...
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...
August 1, 2013
Google Glass is the highest profile wearable device right now. While it exists and thousands of beta testers have prototype versions of it, it's not commercially available yet. What's striking about the current Google Glass conversation -- especially in healthcare -- is that so little of it is critical. Even the iPad at launch stirred emotions among physicians and health IT types who were quick...
February 4, 2013
San Francisco-based Jawbone, a company best known for fashion-minded Bluetooth headsets and iPod speakers, has acquired mobile health startup Massive Health and design firm Visere for an undisclosed sum to help it refine and improve its own wearable health device, UP. GigaOM Founder Om Malik first broke the news of the acquisition.
"Massive Health was a company born from a passion to make...
June 14, 2012
According to a recent report by Kalorama Information, the market for mobile healthcare software apps was worth about $150 million in 2011. Previous studies from the research firm in years past have pegged the market at $41 million in 2009 and $84.1 million in 2010. As we wrote in 2010, the year-over-year growth in professional medical app revenues at that time more than doubled. As the $150...