September 26, 2013
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April 11, 2013
A startup mobile app developer is testing and preparing to launch an iPad app intended to help people with dementia (and perhaps just technophobes) navigate the tablet screen with voice commands and a simplified display. The app, called Clevermind, from a Hillside, Ill.-based company of the same name, also will help caregivers manage treatment for their loved ones.
"My target market really is...
February 19, 2013
Submissions to GE Healthcare's $100,000 Hospital Quest app challenge were due Friday, but even before the contest closed, the company already announced two early winners of $5,000 each.
The first winner, Discharge Roadmap, facilitates communication between hospitals and community-based care providers and helps standardize processes for transitioning patients out of hospital care. This iPad-based...
July 12, 2012
Physicians at the University of Michigan Health System launched an app for patients at-risk for skin cancer to use at home to self-exam their moles and other skin lesions over time. The free app, called UMSkinCheck, is just the latest in skin cancer tracking and near-diagnostic apps to hit Apple's AppStore in the past year. UMSkinCheck is available for iPhone and iPad users.
Unlike many other...
July 5, 2012
Much has been written in the past few weeks about Congress' efforts to put its mark on the FDA's regulation of mobile medical apps. I was curious how this issue of 510(k) clearance for mobile apps became a topic of interest for Congress. The FDA published its draft guidance a year ago now. After hundreds of companies weighed in with their thoughts on the document, the industry widely expects a...
June 19, 2012
This week Aetna launched an iPad-specific version of its iTriage app, which it acquired for an undisclosed sum last year. The iTriage app aims to help its users determine what medical condition they might have and where they might choose to go for treatment. More recently the app gave its users the ability to book appointments with select doctors right from their mobile devices.
Like most iOS...
June 14, 2012
According to a recent report by Kalorama Information, the market for mobile healthcare software apps was worth about $150 million in 2011. Previous studies from the research firm in years past have pegged the market at $41 million in 2009 and $84.1 million in 2010. As we wrote in 2010, the year-over-year growth in professional medical app revenues at that time more than doubled. As the $150...
June 12, 2012
At Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference this week in Cupertino, California, CEO Tim Cook noted that the company now had 650,000 apps available for iOS devices, with 225,000 specifically designed for the iPad. To date, some 30 billion apps have been downloaded, Cook said, and Apple has paid developers $5 billion since it launched the AppStore a few years ago.
After running through the...
April 25, 2012
In the fall of 2009 at the first Consumer Genetics Show in Boston, whole genome sequencing company Illumina's CEO Jay Flatley announced plans to develop an iPhone app, called MyGenome, that would give users access to their own fully sequenced genome.
“Ultimately, we think this data needs to be mobile-connected and probably in the cloud,” Flatley said at the time as he cued a series of slides that...
January 4, 2012
Philadelphia-based insurer Independence Blue Cross (IBC) will release multiple mobile applications using Kony's middleware development platform, called KonyOne. The platform enables developers to create scalable apps that work across a number of devices and operating systems.
Kony's Write Once, Run Everywhere technology churns out apps that natively run on various operating systems, including iOS...