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...
June 23, 2015
What constitutes a successful patient portal? Is it enough that patients engage with the portal, or do they actually need to demonstrate that they've learned new information from it?
These are questions hospitals are grappling with as they seek to deploy patient portals and meet Meaningful Use guidelines. One study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Society,...
April 30, 2015
Apple and IBM have partnered with Japanese conglomerate Japan Post Group -- building on the partnership the two tech companies announced last year --to provide Japanese senior citizens with iPads that they can use to manage their health. Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted to reporters that the rollout in Japan could lead to similar ones in other countries in the future.
Japan Post Group operates post...
February 2, 2015
Advance Health, a Chantilly, Virginia-based company that makes mobile patient data capture software for managed care providers, has raised $40 million in a round led by Summit Partners. Noro-Moseley Partners also contributed to the round. This is the first round of funding the company has publicly disclosed.
Advance Health provides managed care to the elderly and others with chronic health...
September 4, 2014
Otoharmonics, a startup out of the Baker Group supported by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an iPad or iPod Touch application that treats a medical condition called tinnitus. Technology behind the Levo system, originally developed at Cedars-Sinai, uses sound therapy to train the brain to ignore the ringing sounds caused by tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a persistent...
August 5, 2014
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has begun a one-year pilot of a novel telemedicine program, one that will allow first responders to connect select patients to a doctor via an iPad rather than actually transporting them to the hospital.
"The benefits of telemedicine to the patient are innumerable, offering direct in-home access to a physician who can see them and talk to them...
July 23, 2014
Fitnet, the instructional video fitness app maker that launched in January of this year, has begun its first clinical pilot, a collaboration with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) sponsored by a $15,000 grant from Mozilla. Fitnet will work with eight families in KUMC's Health Hawks childhood obesity program and provide an iPad and a data plan to each family in the program.
July 17, 2014
When it comes to tech partnerships, it's hard to imagine one more hard-hitting than Apple and IBM, two companies who announced this week that they would be collaborating on enterprise software for iPhones and iPads. Apple is also rolling out a new customer service and support offering specifically for enterprise customers.
"The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done,...
July 8, 2014
New York City-based Mt. Sinai Medical Center has begun offering iPads to patients to keep track of their hospital stay. The central feature of the app, Patient Itinerary, allows patients to stay informed about when they are scheduled for surgeries, lab tests, and consultations.
"If you have a patient that’s here for five or six days, they really don’t know what’s going to be happen during the...
June 17, 2014
Vidscrip, a Minneapolis-based patient engagement startup, has inked a deal to provide its video-making software to physicians across Partners Healthcare in Boston. It's the two-and-a-half-year-old company's largest deployment yet, and Vidscrips will open up a Boston office to support the rollout.
"We had an opportunity to present what we were doing to their senior population health leadership [at...