July 27, 2015
HelpAround, the Israel-based startup that raised $550,000 last year to bring the sharing economy to diabetes care, has launched a new app, Alert, which uses HealthKit data in realtime to provide support to patients.
The app imports glucose data from HealthKit and, when it detects a reading outside of a predetermined range, a popup gives the user a one-touch option to contact a predetermined list...
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...
April 16, 2014
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said Skyscape was being shut down, it is in fact being reworked and re-launched.
Merck GHI-owned digital health marketing firm Physicians Interactive has launched free iPhone and Android versions of its medical content reader and physician toolkit iPad app Omnio, and will be sunsetting legacy app Skyscape Medical Resources once those apps are...
May 20, 2013
This week the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, and Ad Council officially launched Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., an app that aims to help users identify when someone is having a stroke. The app was based on Think FAST, and app launched by Australia's National Stroke Foundation in 2010.
F.A.S.T. stands for the steps a bystander should take to determine whether someone is having a...
May 20, 2013
Myca Health subsidiary and "patient platform management" company Hello Health has taken its emphasis on patient engagement mobile, with the company's first iPhone app.
The app, called PortalConnect, enables patients whose physicians use the Hello Health EHR to update and access their own personal health record (PHR). Using the app, they can enter and review their medical information, send and...
April 25, 2013
Philips Respironics has included wireless connectivity in its CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for people with obstructive sleep apnea for going on four years now. The machines have transmitted data to healthcare providers who could remotely check-in on their patients and make adjustments to their machines and therapy as needed. With the launch of a new app, called SleepMapper...
July 18, 2012
Aprima Medical Software is the latest electronic health records (EHR) vendor to go mobile. The Carrolton, Texas-based company once known as iMedica this week unveiled Aprima Mobile, an iOS and Android app that provides smartphone access to Aprima's core ambulatory system.
"It's suitable for use on an iPad, though it's not optimized," Mark Richards, Aprima senior vice president of sales and...
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...
January 3, 2012
AirStrip Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark certification to bring its mobile patient monitoring apps to Europe and other markets that recognize the CE Mark. AirStrip enables medical professionals to use their smartphones to gain access to vital signs, critical waveform data and other clinical information, which is sent directly from the hospital and can be viewed from virtually...
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,...