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By Jonah Comstock 02:58 am March 7, 2013
Panasonic's ToughPad was subjected to a shower of water at HIMSS 2013. One of the media narratives that came out of CES this year, was that despite not attending the show, as is its custom, Apple managed to have a significant effect on the proceedings. The same thing could be said of HIMSS, especially when it comes to tablets, where Apple's absence was keenly felt in the midst of so many...
By Jonah Comstock 02:54 am March 5, 2013
The inescapable question for Microsoft at HIMSS 2013 is this: How does the company maintain relevance in a mobile ecosystem increasingly dominated by Apple iPhones and iPads? With its Surface Pro tablet, Windows 8 operating system, and Office 365 HIPAA-compliant cloud platform, not to mention a bevy of new app partners, Apple's longtime rival is doing its best to step up to the plate. The company...
By Jonah Comstock 02:14 am February 7, 2013
Frog Design Executive Creative Director Fabio Sergio has published a must-read essay on healthcare innovation over at Frog Design's site, arguing not only that developments like Big Data and wearable devices will improve healthcare, but also that they will -- and should -- fundamentally change the healthcare system and the meaning of roles like patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional....
By Brian Dolan 03:54 am December 11, 2012
At times, text messages seem to be the uncelebrated workhorse of mobile health, especially when you compare SMS to health apps in terms of the amount of attention each gets. While the potential for smartphone apps is still great, adoption across all mobile phone users in the US for apps has remained flat at about 10 percent for the past three years. Once these apps find tighter integration with...
By Brian Dolan 03:45 am October 2, 2012
The West Health Institute announced that it has developed technology to aid physical therapy professionals and patients using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion tracking platform. The application leverages Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion camera and a Windows 7 personal computer and provides interactive feedback and educational materials to help providers improve patient adherence to...
By Brian Dolan 04:00 am August 2, 2012
As expected, Ford has announced the launch of the first mobile health app to connect to certain Ford models via the car company's Sync AppLink platform: IMS Health's Allergy Alert app, which is powered by data from IMS Health's Pollen.com site. MobiHealthNews attended Ford's media event in May 2011 when the car company unveiled its research pilots focused on mobile health. At the time the company...
By Neil Versel 04:07 pm May 21, 2012
Screenshot from a Senseye demo video (click to watch on YouTube) A Danish startup company that lets people control mobile devices and computers with their eyes has won the innovation challenge at the largest health IT conference in Europe. The company, Senseye, has developed a software algorithm that uses the front-facing camera on a smartphone, tablet or PC and an add-on or built-in infrared...
By Brian Dolan 11:06 am March 9, 2012
Ginger.io, a behavioral analytics company that spun out of the MIT Media Lab, announced this week that mobile health startup, Pipette, will be folded into Ginger.io. The company adds both Pipette's software and its two founders. Notably, Pipette was a part of the San Francisco-based Rock Health incubator program, where it developed mobile health offerings that enable hospitals and care teams to...
By Neil Versel 12:27 am January 12, 2012
Ford Motor Co. is building on its in-car health monitoring initiative by teaming with Microsoft and Healthrageous to research how people can monitor their health and promote wellness with connected devices while in their vehicles. The companies are taking advantage of the spotlight at the massive 2012 International CES trade show in Las Vegas this week to show off a prototype called "the car that...
By Chris Gullo 07:21 am December 19, 2011
Microsoft released an official mobile app for its HealthVault PHR platform last week for smartphones running the company's Windows Phone 7 operating system. The free app allows users to quickly input medical information such as immunizations and allergies to the cloud-based service, view graphs charting blood pressure and glucose readings, review insurance information and family medical history,...