December 22, 2009
The Wall Street Journal today published a feature on tracking vital signs using smartphone applications: "Your iPhone Just Called: Your Blood Sugar is High," a poorly-worded headline (apps don't make your iPhone "call" you) but the article gives great exposure to a number of companies working in wireless health: AllOne Health, TheCarrot, Ringful, Polka, Microsoft, WebMD and more.
October 14, 2009
Last week Microsoft launched a beta version of My Health Info, an online health information management service that pulls data from HealthVault but also offers users widgets that help them upload and organize their HealthVault data. As you may expect, the widgets include connections with personal health devices like heart-rate monitors and pedometers. My Health Info is part of MSN.
October 6, 2009
The former head of Google Health, Adam Bosworth, has finally launched his long-heralded consumer health start-up, Keas, according to a report today in the The New York Times. The site offers various personalized care plans for users that aim to take their personal health information and help them make healthier decisions:
"Using the Keas system, for example, a person with Type 2 diabetes might...
September 9, 2009
Wireless healthcare technology company Halo Monitoring has connected its personal health monitoring and alert system to Microsoft's online health data repository, HealthVault.
Halo Monitoring unveiled its myHalo product at the beginning of 2009 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. myHalo "wirelessly transmits secure vital signs, activities of daily living, and critical event...
September 3, 2009
Late last week, Microsoft's HealthVault platform and personal health data repository, which the company loathes to call a personal health record (PHR), exited from "beta" status. ZDNet broke the news and received an explanation from Microsoft for the removal of the beta tag:
"In order to make the migration out of Beta, Microsoft products need to meet a series of internal compliance requirements...
August 20, 2009
In the fall of 2004, news broke that Best Buy planned to launch a new chain of retail stores, called Eq-Life, that targeted middle-age women shoppers. Eq-Life would help them access technology and resources to manage their family's health. At the time, a Best Buy spokeswoman said that Eq-Life was serving an "uncharted industry."
After about 18 months of lackluster sales at the original...
August 17, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet announced another successful quarter as revenues for the company totaled $1,945,000, a 244 percent increase over last year. The amount includes $1,625,000 in revenues from the company's $40 million five-year worldwide license and revenue share agreement with AllOne Mobile. The company also brought in $1.6 million in revenues from its AllOne Mobile...
August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
June 19, 2009
David Harlow over at the Health Blawg caught up with Microsoft SVP Peter Neupert event to discuss future plans for the company's PHR platform HealthVault. Neupert was just finishing up at the Microsoft Connected Health. While it wasn't a focus, mHealth did come up during the event.
Neupert told Harlow and the other reporters on the conference call that the HealthVault platform is device-agnostic...
June 16, 2009
Round-up of mHealth and related stories from the past week:
AMA inks HealthVault deal: Last week at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference the company announced an agreement with the American Medical Association and portal developer, Covisint, to offer its physician members their own online portal to exchange health data with patients. Once a patient gives a physician access, physicians will be...