September 19, 2013
It's been about four years since healthcare providers began to seriously consider mobile applications as a new channel for communicating with their patients. In that time hospitals have experimented with many app-enabled patient engagement pilots, and some -- mostly quietly -- launched patient-facing apps. Over the course of the past few months MobiHealthNews has been scouring the Apple and...
August 12, 2013
An example of an app that Novarus Healthcare previously developed.
Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Novarus Healthcare signed a collaboration agreement to develop mobile apps. The partnership also includes a deal to collaborate on and commercialize the apps created.
As it is still early in the...
July 26, 2013
While Boston Children’s Hospital’s Chief Innovation Officer Naomi Fried has called for others to build more hospital apps in the past, her team is also working to bring new ones into operation at Boston Children's through an innovation program. She outlined about half a dozen of such projects during a talk at a mobile health event in Boston this week.
Fried stressed that there is an overabundance...
June 5, 2013
When MobiHealthNews spoke with Boston Children's Hospital's chief innovation officer Naomi Fried in March, she stressed the need for more apps that integrate with hospital systems. Fried mentioned an app, winner of the hospital's FastTrack Innovation in Technology award, being piloted at the hospital for inpatient engagement.
The app, called MyPassport, has now nearly finished its pilot phase and...
March 4, 2013
A little more than a month ago, Naomi Fried, chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, tweeted: that most healthcare mobile apps are built for consumers and focus on health and wellness, while only 20 percent are clinical apps. She wrote: "We need more #hospital apps." Naturally, this caught our attention.
"There's a huge opportunity for mobile apps in the hospital environment,"...
July 26, 2011
Kaiser Permanente announced this morning the launch of its first mobile application, a free iPhone app that helps people locate Kaiser Permanente care facilities nationwide. The app, KP Locator, is one part of Kaiser Permanente’s upcoming mobile strategy, which also involves a new mobile optimized version of their PHR software, My Health Manager.
KP Locator combines the Facility Directory service...