Kaiser Permanente

By Brian Dolan 03:02 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 03:58 am January 24, 2012
KP Locator 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...
By Brian Dolan 06:09 am July 26, 2011
Kaiser Permanente announced this morning the launch of its first mobile application, a free iPhone app that helps people locate Kaiser Permanente care facilities nationwide. The app, KP Locator, is one part of Kaiser Permanente’s upcoming mobile strategy, which also involves a new mobile optimized version of their PHR software, My Health Manager. KP Locator combines the Facility Directory service...
By Brian Dolan 04:42 pm July 14, 2011
Proteus Biomedical announced today that it has received a patent for its ingestible biomedical sensor -- what the company has referred to as "intelligent medicine" in the past and what many have referred to as a "chip in a pill." The patent announcement also included new information about Proteus' partners: While the Novartis relationship had been previously announced, the company said it was...
By Brian Dolan 06:25 pm May 11, 2011
MobileStorm has launched a new version of its messaging platform called mobileStorm for Healthcare, which is a secure mobile messaging platform that allows HIPAA-compliant transmission of PHI (protected health information), according to the company. This week at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit in San Diego, California the company announced the platform, which it says can "...
By Brian Dolan 01:10 am May 13, 2010
"The wireless health industry needs to focus more on lower cost solutions," West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey told MobiHealthNews during an interview at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance this week. "Instead, the industry is too focused on leveraging specific technologies to deliver a wireless data set that only increases utilization of the system and therefore costs. If we are able...
By Brian Dolan 12:02 pm April 14, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Southern California recently announced plans to pilot FitOrbit's online and mobile fitness training services to selected members who are trying to lose weight. KP Southern California serves some 3 million residents but the pilot is open to members who are 29 to 45 years old, 25 or more pounds overweight, and have regular Internet access at home or work. FitOrbit offers a "...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 am March 8, 2010
"There is a growing awareness of the opportunity that mobile has for healthcare," Dr. John Mattison, assistant medical director and chief medical information officer (CMIO), Kaiser Permanente Southern California told MobiHealthNews in an interview at HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta last week. "When we spoke last December, that much was clear. What has not gotten recognition is that mobile health can have a...
By Brian Dolan 05:03 am February 19, 2010
Dr. Ted Eytan, the Medical Director for Delivery Systems Operations Improvement for the Permanente Federation, has penned an important post that offers up six distinctions between mobile health and eHealth -- Eytan emphasized that these are not reasons that mHealth is better than eHealth, just differences worth noting. Here's a quick redux (to understand the nuances, and there are many, be sure...
By Brian Dolan 12:12 am February 11, 2010
Mayo Clinic, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless: What do they have in common? A stake in wireless health? That's right. What's more, they are all also speaking at MobiHealthNews' second Everywhere Healthcare summit co-located with CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 24. Leading care providers from across North America will come together with...