May 3, 2017
IBM Watson hosts AI X Prize. With the Tricorder X Prize concluded, the X Prize foundation is tackling another hot topic in healthcare: artificial intelligence. Although the IBM Watson-sponsored $5 million prize allows participants to tackle any problem they want, expect to see a number of entries in healthcare, where AI is currently a hot topic and where IBM Watson has been invested for some time...
January 31, 2017
Care coordination platform provider PatientPing is now working with New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health, marking the seventh state where PatientPing’s services are offered. The company’s product is a clinical event notification platform that sends real-time messages (“Pings”) to providers whenever their patients are admitted, transferred to or discharged to or from a facility. The goal is to...
January 30, 2017
Santa Monica, California-based GoodRx, a digital cost transparency tool specifically for medication, has merged with San Francisco-based Iodine, which offers a similar tool for quality assessment and information on medications. Fast Company first reported the news, and said the merger took the place at the end of 2016 but was not publicly announced. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed....
April 28, 2016
Apple announced CareKit, its new development framework for clinical care apps, at a special event in March. Today the framework went live for all developers, but three had early access. Those three developers unveiled their CareKit-enhanced apps today too.
“CareKit is a framework of modules that are being open-sourced to the world,” Jeffrey Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, one of the initial...
September 24, 2015
Iodine, the crowdsourced drug review startup that launched last year, is continuing to focus on antidepressants. Three weeks ago, the company launched an iOS app called Start to help users document their experience with antidepressants, and today the company announced a partnership with Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit that supports women with postpartum depression.
"Start is our mobile health...
May 13, 2015
Iodine, the crowdsourced medication review company run by former Wired editor Thomas Goetz and former Google engineer Matt Mohebbi, is launching a new study this month to look specifically at the effects of antidepressants.
The study, called Iodine Timeline, will guide anti-depressant users to give feedback for one month about their treatment by opting into short, regular survey questions by...
February 25, 2015
San Francisco-based Iodine, the startup from former Wired executive editor Thomas Goetz and former Google engineer Matt Mohebbi that launched last fall, is already starting to see some interesting data come out of its crowdsourced medication reviews.
For instance, Goetz said at the ePharma Summit in New York City, Iodine collects ratings on drugs in three categories, one of which is an overall...
September 25, 2014
Former Wired executive editor Thomas Goetz and Matt Mohebbi, a former Google engineer, have teamed up to launch the drug-focused digital health startup Iodine, which Goetz unveiled this week at the Health 2.0 event in Santa Clara, California.
"There’s a massive amount of search traffic on medications," Goetz told MobiHealthNews. "People use the internet for health decisions as much as they use it...