June 25, 2018
A prospective cohort study of 33 adolescent cancer patients suggests that providing a Fitbit activity tracker and an iPad equipped with specialized health apps at the time of diagnosis can increase at least subjective measures of quality of life.
In the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, patients at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard...
March 6, 2018
The old model of patient entertainment at Phoenix Children’s Hospital was a TV in every room, and the old method of patient education was a DVD cart wheeled from room to room. But for the last two years, the hospital has replaced both with an iPad system that offers both entertainment and education to its young patients.
“We put this TV out there and said, that’s going to take care of...
March 2, 2018
Finding ways to excersise in Siberia where weather is notoriously extreme can be difficult. But a recent study published by JMIR set out to see if an iPad-based exercise regime could help seniors living in Siberia.
Researchers found that trainees showed a high level of technology acceptance and had a high score of intention to use the technology in the future. The study also showed that overall...
February 28, 2018
On Apple’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook didn’t talk much about the company’s various healthcare overtures. But he did make a passing mention of the company’s working with LensCrafters, a division of Luxottica that sells eyeglasses — and eye doctor visits.
“LensCrafters, one of the largest optical retail brands in North America, will be using over 7,000 iPad Pros to enable digital eye...
October 12, 2017
The Bungie Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the video game company behind the Halo and Destiny franchises, is scaling up an initiative to get iPads into children’s hospitals with the help of Apple device management company Jamf.
The foundation’s iPads for Kids program gets iPads preloaded with age-appropriate games into the hands of pediatric patients at no charge to the hospital. It’s been...
January 23, 2017
UK-based cognitive assessment company Cambridge Cognition has received FDA clearance for Cantab Mobile, the company's iPad-based assessment tool for memory issues in older adults. The app, which already had a CE Mark, received FDA clearance January 13th.
Cantab Mobile is a 10-minute test -- based on the Pairs Associates Learning or PAL test -- administered via a tablet that puts the user through...
September 27, 2016
Beginning this fall, Aetna will combine Apple’s consumer tech offerings with its analytics-based wellness and care management programs by integrating several iOS-exclusive health initiatives. First off, the company will make the Apple Watch available to some of its large employers and individual members during open enrollment season, and will be subsidizing part of the cost.
Aetna will also be...
August 30, 2016
The hypnotic trance kids enter when they’re staring at an iPad isn’t just for on-demand quiet time in restaurants or cars. Turns out, the smart tablets are so effective at zoning out kids, they work just as well as sedatives to quell anxiety before surgery.
A group of French doctors, led by Dr. Dominique Chassard of Hopital Mere Enfant, Hospices Civils de Lyon, presented a poster at the World...
August 9, 2016
Diagnostic information company Quest Diagnostics has launched an iPad-based cognitive assessment tool to aid doctors in diagnosis, assessment and care management of people with cognitive dysfunction.
The app, called CogniSense, was made available on iTunes following a 300-patient pilot study with Long Island ACO Primary PartnerCare. Dr. Edward I. Ginns, Quest Diagnostic’s medical director in...
February 3, 2016
Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group, a global consulting firm with a significant healthcare business, has acquired mobile health software company MyRounding for an unidsclosed amount. HCG will make MyRounding part of its healthcare group and make its software available to hospital clients.
“The combined firms are better positioned to support the growing needs of our hospital and health system...