February 7, 2017
Saint Luke's Health System, a 10-hospital system serving patients in and around Kansas City, Missouri, has teamed up with VenueNext to build a new, comprehensive mobile app for patients and visitors.
"We currently have multiple mobile applications that we offer to our patients," Saint Luke's CIO Debe Gash told MobiHealthNews. "We have the Epic MyChart app for those that are seeing our physicians...
October 1, 2015
Dallas, Texas-based hospital Children's Health has launched a new app, called My Asthma Pal, to help children track and manage their asthma, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
My Asthma Pal, available on iOS and Android devices, aims to help children and their their parents track, understand, and manage a child's asthma. Users can access educational materials about asthma, track their...
April 14, 2015
Nearly a third of healthcare providers offer organization-specific apps for their patients, according to a small survey of healthcare providers conducted by HIMSS. The 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology survey included 238 respondents.
In addition to the 31 percent of respondents who offer a patient app, another 30 percent are in the process of developing one. And 10 percent of respondents have created...
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...
February 17, 2015
California health system Sutter Health has launched a new iOS app that now includes telemedicine via MDLive, a company Sutter invested in early last year.
The app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, includes a symptom checker, access to a My Health Online patient portal via Epic, and the aforementioned video visit capabilities. It also has geographic locators for doctors, labs, and other care...
July 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has released its second patient-facing app, called Intermountain Health Hub. The app, available from both the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, contains a number of different features and functions for Intermountain patients including medical reference information, information for locating care, and access to health records.
The app has...
June 4, 2014
Two days after Apple announced a major health tracking partnership with the Mayo Clinic, another big name healthcare provider -- Kaiser Permanente has announced that its flagship app, also called Kaiser Permanente, has now surpassed 1 million downloads.
"We're seeing that members are using the app most often to securely email their doctors and manage appointments," Madhu Nutakki, vice president...
February 12, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic has released a patient-facing iPad app to help users manage epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. The app, called MyEpilepsy, contains both educational materials and tracking tools for patients. According to the CDC, about 2.8 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
The informational features on the app include epilepsy...
June 21, 2013
When Miami Children's Hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Edward Martinez returned from a trip to a local history museum, he brought back an idea for an app -- a GPS system to help patients get around the hospital. He liked the way a similar app worked at the museum and decided to test it at the healthcare facility.
As MobiHealthNews reported earlier this month,...
June 5, 2013
In the newest version of Miami Children's Hospital's patient-facing iPhone app, the hospital offers a WiFi-enabled GPS system that tracks where the user is within the hospital and tells them how they can get to their desired location.
Additionally, the app now allows families to deliver cafeteria food or gifts to a patient in the hospital. Gifts that families can send include balloons, stuffed...