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...
March 12, 2014
PatientSafe Solutions, maker of mobile hospital workflow system PatientTouch, has secured a $3 million strategic investment and resale agreement from Telus Health, the healthcare arm of Canadian mobile operator Telus.
“This investment and exclusive reseller agreement is the latest validation of PatientSafe’s approach to supporting the future of healthcare on a global scale,” Joseph Condurso,...
September 25, 2013
PatientSafe Solutions raised $7 million from EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board. This completes a $27 million round for the company and brings its total funding to around $70 million. MobiHealthNews covered the first part of this round back in January. It was led by Merck GHI with additional contributions from Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos Group.
June 8, 2010
Halamka impressed by Linea-Pro barcode scanner accessory: After a four week study of their facility's mobile device strategy, Dr. John Halamka's team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston was impressed with Linea-Pro couple with an iPod Touch: "One of the devices we considered was the iPod Touch with an integrated Barcode Scanner/Magstrip reader from Linea-Pro. We have many varied use...
November 18, 2009
While it has been pushing antimicrobial cases for smartphones used in healthcare settings for the past few months, start-up RidRx's device offering received a lot more attention: iStetho Adapter enables users to connect old stethoscopes to an iPhone or iPod Touch. The company also developed an iPhone app, iStethoscope Pro, and suggests that users look to iPhone apps iMurmur or iAuscultate to...
September 4, 2009
Two years ago, Ohio State University College of Medicine's Vice Dean of Education, Catherine Lucey and a fourth year medical student going into plastic surgery, Justin Harper, spearheaded the school's use of iPod Touches and iPhones as medical and learning tools on campus. In the video below, (UPDATE: which was created by CurrentMedicine.tv), Lucey and Harper discuss how the program has evolved...
August 25, 2009
Epocrates' fourth annual Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 1,000 medical students about their technology preferences and habits. Epocrates found that nearly 90 percent of medical students view information available through mobile or online drug and disease references, like Epocrates' own offerings, as "highly credible." Epocrates found that students are four times more likely...
August 6, 2009
Should hospitals rent out iPod Touches along with their TV and phone rentals for patients? A recent post over at Silicon Alley Insider suggests they do. The publication's writer Nicholas Carlson just returned from six days in the hospital because of injuries he suffered from a hit-and-run accident in New York City. Carlson's post serves as a reminder that it's just a matter of time before we all...
May 19, 2009
As the number of physicians using smartphones continues to rise, a report in the Washington Post predicts that protocols will soon evolve in how to use the phones with patients -- for now, common sense will have to govern it. The article explores the tension between using a smartphone with a patient to increase patient engagement vs. using a smartphone with a patient in the room and losing one's...