September 2, 2014
Japanese electronics company Epson will launch its health sensing smartwatch, called Pulsense Watch, and fitness band, called Pulsense Band in September. Consumers can preorder the device on Epson's website until then. The company first announced the devices at CES in January.
The Pulsense Watch costs $199, while the Pulsense Band costs $129.
"The Pulsense product line will be Epson’s first smart...
July 23, 2014
Health insurance company UnitedHealthcare has opened up its mobile health app, Health4Me to the general public, two years after the company first launched the app for its members. The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
The Health4Me app allows users to access their health information and their families' health information in one place. Users can also find healthcare facilities in...
October 30, 2013
HealthTap, the doctor Q&A service that has since expanded into both doctor ratings and app curation, announced its newest product, a paid, voice-activated app called Talk to Docs.
The app, which will be available on Android or iOS phones for $0.99, leverages archived answers from HealthTap's free Q&A platform. It uses natural language processing to parse user's health questions and search...
May 10, 2012
During the last week of January, Kaiser Permanente went mobile in a big way: It created a mobile-optimized version of its website for its patients and it also offered up an Android app that included the same feature set as the website. Since then the Android app has been downloaded more than 99,000 times, Kaiser Permamente's Principal Program Manager for its Mobility Center of Excellence Brian...
February 9, 2012
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This week's Super Bowl was the most-watched television event in the history of the United States. According to Nielsen, more than 111 million people tuned in. Very few people, however, likely noticed that...
January 24, 2012
Kaiser Permanente announced today that its nearly 9 million patients can now securely access their electronic medical records (EMRs) from a new, free mobile app on their Android devices or from other mobile devices via a mobile-optimized site. KP expects to launch an iPhone version of the app in the coming months, but it is notable the KP departed from the common practice of launching...
December 14, 2011
The El Camino Hospital in California launched its first mobile application, called Family Medical Officer (FMO), this week. The FMO app, which is free for Android and iOS devices, is a consumer-facing app intended for a household's family medical officer, or primary healthcare decision maker.
The FMO app's features include wait times for El Camino Hospital's emergency rooms at its Mountain View,...
November 21, 2011
The UK's NHS (National Health Service) announced this week that its NHS Direct app for iOS and Android smartphones has been downloaded more than 1 million times since its release in May. The app is free to download from the app stores.
The app's features include a health and symptom checker, general symptom relief, and specialist advice on issues such as mental health, contraception, sexual...
October 4, 2011
Azumio's Instant Heart Rate app has passed the 10 million download mark, the company announced this week, making it one of the most popular health apps on the market.
The app claims to measure a user's heart rate in only 10 seconds by using the smartphone's camera and flash to track color changes in the light that passes through the index finger as new blood is delivered with each heartbeat....