March 30, 2015
Israel-based Voyant Health, a subsidiary of Germany-based medical technology company Brainlab, received FDA clearance for its iPad app, called TraumaCad Mobile, which helps orthopedic surgeons with their pre-operative surgical planning.
“For over a decade, thousands of orthopedic surgeons have been using our TraumaCad technology to plan surgery," Brainlab General Manager of Orthopedics Marc...
March 3, 2015
In just a few short years smart mobile devices have become indispensable tools for clinicians. As device adoption peaks for providers, a growing number of digital health tools are now literally at clinicians' fingertips: clinical decision support software, patient education apps, smartphone-connected medical devices, secure messaging software, and many more.
While some providers have brought apps...
July 1, 2014
Aetna will soon launch a new mobile-based offering, called NeoCare, for members who are new parents with infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). NeoCare Solutions, which is a startup that is a part of Aetna's Healthagen's subsidiary, offers a tablet-based app that keeps parents connected to a NeoCoach -- a registered nurse or social worker -- who supports them throughout their child's...
June 25, 2014
Physicians Interactive (PI), the digital health marketing company that offers medical reference apps and resources like Skyscape and Omnio to physicians, has acquired one of the oldest, online consumer health brands, MedHelp, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first forays into consumer health for Physicians Interactive, which apart from some consumer-facing health...
April 3, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), c0-developed a free mobile app and web tool to help small- to medium-sized healthcare practices better assess security issues and risks associated with HIPAA. The app is available for download from Apple's App Store for iPad users and...
February 11, 2014
A new patient-facing educational app for stroke patients is due to start proof-of-concept testing in hospitals next month. Hermosa Beach, California-based personalRN is developing StrokeApp, a context-dependent app that will anticipate the particular questions stroke patients have based on their demographics, the kind of stroke they're suffering from, and whether they're receiving care in the...
February 3, 2014
AARP seeks health startups for LivePitch event in Boston: AARP is hosting an event in Boston in May that will include an Innovation@50+ LivePitch session for digital health startups focused on the "50 and over" population. The event is looking for both very early stage startups in the "concept phase" as well as those that are a bit further along and have raised money but not more than $5 million...
January 30, 2014
Australian researchers Jennifer Lindley and Dr Juanita Fernando, faculty members at Melbourne's Monash University Medicine Nursing and Health Science department, recently penned an editorial for the free, online medical journal European Journal of ePractice that outlines some concerns around medical apps intended for use by healthcare professionals.
The academics concerns are broken down into...
September 26, 2013
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August 1, 2013
Google Glass is the highest profile wearable device right now. While it exists and thousands of beta testers have prototype versions of it, it's not commercially available yet. What's striking about the current Google Glass conversation -- especially in healthcare -- is that so little of it is critical. Even the iPad at launch stirred emotions among physicians and health IT types who were quick...