June 18, 2019
This week, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to strengthen privacy and security protections for consumers’ personal health data, specifically the data involved in DNA testing kits and health tracking apps.
The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would require HHS to create standards to protect the sensitivity of genetic data,...
March 22, 2019
After creating dummy accounts on highly-rated Android medical apps and analyzing their traffic, an investigation published Wednesday in BMJ found that nearly four in five shared users’ data with outside entities. What’s more, the Australian research team determined that several of those groups receiving the user information would likely be able to aggregate the data and use it to pinpoint a...
March 16, 2015
Last week Atlanta-based Gozio Health, which offers a patient-facing indoor wayfinding app to hospitals, raised just under $1 million in funding from a handful of angel investors, including an undisclosed "large family office", an unnamed Palo Alto-area investor, and Atlanta-based investor Rutherford Seydel.
For its indoor navigation technology, Gozio uses a combination of data from the user's...
October 16, 2014
A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of 23 health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third party devices and apps into its consumer-facing app, called Health. Health is preloaded on all iPhones running iOS 8.
And even though, last week, popular activity tracker app Fitbit posted on its customer feedback forum that it...
October 8, 2013
A patient-facing app from CyberDoctor is taking a new approach to addressing the $290 billion a year problem of medication adherence. The app, PatientPartner, uses a choose-your-own-adventure style gamified experience to help patients think more about their adherence and what it means in the larger context of their lives.
"It's a complete departure from adherence applications," Akhila Satish, CEO...