medical apps

By Neil Versel November 5, 2013
We have officially hit the trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle and are slowly beginning the climb up the slope of enlightenment. The nadir, in my view, may have been last week's report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The IMS analysis confirmed what many of us already suspected, that there are far too many mobile health apps on the market right now, since the...
By Neil Versel May 30, 2013
Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. already has said that mobile technology is an integral part of its strategy for driving more traffic into its 8,300 stores nationwide. Internal company research shows why. Data recently presented by Tim McCauley, senior director for mobile commerce at Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens indicates that customers who engage with Walgreens in person, online and via mobile...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2013
San Francisco-based Jawbone, a company best known for fashion-minded Bluetooth headsets and iPod speakers, has acquired mobile health startup Massive Health and design firm Visere for an undisclosed sum to help it refine and improve its own wearable health device, UP. GigaOM Founder Om Malik first broke the news of the acquisition. "Massive Health was a company born from a passion to make...
By Neil Versel January 8, 2013
Just weeks after disclosing it had raised $13.3 million in venture capital, mobile clinical software developer PatientSafe Solutions has upped the total to $20 million to close its Series C financing round, the company said Monday. The Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, a unit of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., led the round, which also included Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2010
Those in the market for a "senior-friendly" phone just got another option: Samsung's Haven, available to Verizon Wireless subscribers as of today. The Haven features a dedicated In Case of Emergency (ICE) button, adjustable fonts to make it easier to read text on the phone's screen, speech recognition software and well-being and medical management tools. The well-being and medical management...
By Brian Dolan April 26, 2010
Ever since Apple's AppStore created a dedicated category for medical applications for the iPhone and iTouch, it seems that "the medical community is flocking to the iPhone," as an Apple executive put it last summer. Back then we cobbled together the first half of the timeline featured below. At the time the launch of the iPhone 3.0 operating system, was the talk of the mHealth town square,...
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
3M launched a new physician dictation application for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that allows physicians to use a single tool for phone, email and dictation, the company stated in a release. Since the device provides data access through WiFi or 3G , 3M's software, called 3M Mobile Dictation, does not require the user to synch his dictation software with the server since it provides...
By Brian Dolan December 11, 2009
Apple recently announced the top selling apps, songs, games and podcasts from 2009 in an iTunes feature it called iTunes Rewind 2009. Perhaps surprisingly, one medical iPhone app made the list of the top 30 selling iPhone applications in 2009: Proloquo2Go. The app, which costs $189.999, appears among apps that generated the most revenue in 2009, which seems to be how Apple created a list of the...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston has just inked a wireless network boost deal with Verizon Wireless to install and maintain a signal booster in the facility. The system Verizon Wireless will install was built by Molitoris, a distributed antenna systems (DAS) vendor: "The system that Molitoris built is a hybrid between information technology and telecommunication," said David...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Personalized Medicine a $232B market? Mobile phones and wireless technology are clear enablers of the growing "personalized medicine" industry -- which is set to grow 11 percent annually according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The market is set to grow to $232 billion, according to the firm. More iPhone medical apps list: CNN's London unit put together a round-up of medical applications it found...