June 11, 2014
Yosko, a hospital software startup that is now a veteran of three digital health accelerators, is gearing up to launch pilots with as many as five hospitals this year. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company just graduated from the Sprint-TechStars accelerator and is developing its software for two platforms -- the iPad and Google Glass.
The startup is led by wife-and-husband team CEO Dr....
May 20, 2014
Gauss's Triton Fluid Management system.
Back at the beginning of May, we reported on several mobile health FDA clearances from the previous month. But the FDA has been even busier than that, clearing at least three other big name mobile products in April, and a few more already in May.
First off, this month a couple of different iPad apps received FDA clearance. At the American Telemedicine...
May 20, 2014
More evidence that, at least where doctors at the point of care are concerned, Google Glass is the new iPad: UC Irvine, one of the first medical schools to issue iPads to its students, is now equipping them with Google Glass as well.
The school won't be equipping each freshman with a $1,500 Glass device like it did with iPads. Instead, the program will have a total of 30 to 40 Glass units on hand...
May 12, 2014
According to a non-randomized trial of 524 mostly African American teenagers, screenings administered via iPad could help pediatricians to learn about their patients' drug, alcohol, and tobacco use more reliably.
The study, recently published in Pediatrics and conducted in Baltimore, Maryland, tested a new brief screening tool from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism -- one...
April 14, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital has begun working with a startup called Wearable Intelligence to deploy Google Glass in the emergency department. The hospital has four Glass devices shared among 10 emergency department physicians, including CIO John Halamka, who thinks Glass has the potential to, in some ways, be the new iPad.
"So I said a couple of years ago, if you had a tablet computer with a...
January 16, 2014
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences has decided to give its students iPads, who are starting medical school in August, as a result of curriculum changes.
Although medical schools started providing students with iPads as early as 2011, Dr. Bernhard Wiedermann, a professor of pediatrics at George Washington's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said the school was waiting...
October 14, 2013
The doctors in residency programs today might be more inclined to use iPads for educational purposes, and as a result, less likely to use the iPad for personal reasons, according to a small study conducted by Tulane University School of Medicine clinical research coordinator Marcia B. Henry. Because of the small sample of residents included in the study, the results might not point to a broader...
October 7, 2013
Physicians Interactive, the digital health marketing company that offers medical content readers Skyscape and Omnio, was acquired in August by Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund, which bought a controlling interest from former parent company Perseus LLC. Merck had previously invested $17 million in the company.
At Health 2.0 last week in Santa Clara, California, Chief Medical Officer and...
August 26, 2013
The Cleveland Clinic developed the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Assessment System (C3), a two-year-old iPad app that measures concussion severity and recovery, to "bring continuity of assessment across a large healthcare organization," according to biomedical engineer Jay Alberts. It now is showing promise as a way to maximize limited resources for treating head injuries in rural communities.
June 5, 2013
Seamless Medical Systems, a 2-year-old Santa Fe, New Mexico-based startup, has announced a cumulative seed funding raise of $2 million. The money comes from individual, local angel investors, according to CEO and founder David Perez, about a third of whom are physicians themselves. The company is hoping to raise an additional $3 million this summer, Perez told MobiHealthNews.