November 10, 2015
Dr. John Sotos, a cardiologist and worldwide medical director at Intel, thinks mobile health is the key to defeating what he calls "the worst disease in the world".
"The worst disease in the world is hypertension," he said at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference. "And that may seem surprising but it’s quantifiably true. It’s responsible for over half of the fatal strokes in the world, over half...
November 9, 2015
Duke Medicine is one of the organizations that recently launched a ResearchKit app in the second wave of iPhone-enabled clinical trials. At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, Director of Mobile Technology Strategy and Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University, gave some advice to other organizations that might be considering a ResearchKit...
November 2, 2015
At the mHealth Summit next week, MobiHealthNews is hosting a breakfast panel discussion: Digital Health's Disruption of Pharma. We'll kick things off Tuesday November 10 at 7 a.m. If you'd like to attend be sure to select the breakfast as an add-on when you register for the summit. As a thank you, use the discount code: MHEALTH50 to get 50 percent off your mHealth Summit registration.
December 16, 2014
Ambre Health CTO and co-founder Brek Wilkins
One of the biggest complaints about healthcare, one of the biggest pain points that digital technology promises to solve, is that data sits in silos, so that even if a piece of data could help a patient, it might not be in the hands of the doctor who needs to see it.
Ambre Health, a recently formed startup out of Oklahoma State University (OSU),...
December 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Boxer
There's more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I moderated this week at the mHealth Summit.
Dr. Richard Boxer, the former chief medical officer of Teladoc, spoke about his new startup Pager, which literally sends doctors to the doors of patients who have...
December 11, 2014
Exco InTouch, the clinical trial technology vendor best known for its large-scale COPD program with AstraZeneca and the NHS trusts in England, has raised $5 million (3.2 million pounds). The round was led by Albion Ventures, according to British news site HealthInvestor. Scottish Equity Partners, Exco's largest shareholder, also contributed to the round.
The Nottingham, England-based company...
December 10, 2014
Kaiser Permanente now has 70 percent of its 9 million members as active users of its online and mobile offerings, according to Christine Paige, senior vice president of marketing and digital services at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Paige spoke about some of the lessons Kaiser has learned about the role it has to play in a customer's life as a healthcare provider and payer.
"One thing we’ve...
December 8, 2014
iTriage, the mobile health app company acquired by Aetna in 2011, has plans to become a personal virtual healthcare concierge, according to new President Jim Greiner, who told MobiHealthNews the move could include expansion into price transparency and even virtual visits.
"One of the things that differentiates us compared to all other connected apps out there is we’re really good at integrating...
December 17, 2013
At the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, D.C. last week, Mike Shilling, director of business development at Exco InTouch, shared three examples of mobile-enabled clinical trials that recently finished up or are still underway. The trials each leveraged mobiles in different ways and helped highlight a few of the strategies for deploying them in support of a trial as well as the various...
December 12, 2013
vitaMe's prototype Nutriphone device
Nutriphone, a smartphone accessory developed at Cornell University by two PhD students, enables users to test cholesterol levels, saliva pH, vitamin deficiency and more, vitaMe Technologies CTO Vlad Oncescu explained during a panel discussion at the mHealth Summit outside of Washington DC this week.
"The one area [in health sensors] that hasn't been...