May 29, 2013
When it comes to public health, the conventional wisdom about how best to spread information on social networks might need to be turned on its head, according to a recently published paper by Professor Damon Centola of the MIT Sloan School of Management, entitled "Social Media and the Science of Health Behavior."
"If you really want people to change their diet, their health, their...
March 18, 2013
Fujitsu announced the development of a technology, to be presented soon at the 2013 General Conference of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers in Gifu, Japan, that detects a person's pulse using a smartphone or PC's built-in camera. The announcement generated a lot of buzz in technology publications.
If this sounds familiar to MobiHealthNews readers, it's because...
September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far:
First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...
May 25, 2011
In hopes of pushing R&D in mobile and wireless healthcare and other medical devices, and to commercialize promising concepts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming with two industry heavyweights to create Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) on the school's Cambridge, Mass., campus.
"We want to be able to do research that goes out in the real world and has...
June 28, 2010
Bayer's new hemophilia A app: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals today launched FactorTrack, the first customizable mobile application for people with hemophilia A. FactorTrack is a free, personal and interactive mobile application that helps make it easier to track and record hemophilia factor VIII infusions. More
CardioNet disappointed in CMS again: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...
April 19, 2010
The Vodafone Americas Foundation and the mHealth Alliance announced today that Sana, formerly MocaMobile, had won third place ($100,000) in the Wireless Innovation Prize and also won the mHealth Alliance Award ($50,000). Sana is a multidisciplinary group from MIT that has developed an open source platform that enables mobile phones to capture and send out data for an electronic medical record....
January 11, 2010
Bedford, Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS recently announced another $16.5 million in venture capital. The company is developing an implantable medical device that will deliver drugs inside the body. This third round of funding brings the company's total funding to just north of $70 million, according to the company. InterWest Partners joined previous investors Polaris Venture Partners, Flybridge...
November 5, 2009
Two years from now mobile devices may look a lot like the touchscreen smartphones of today, according to a report in The New York Times, however, they will be as powerful as today's PC (personal computer) -- only much more personal. The Times interviewed esearchers from Nokia, MIT and Siri to get a sketch of what mobile devices will be capable of two years from now: Super sensors, tactile touch...
October 20, 2009
Online visits to get reimbursement: New York-based MPV Health Care plans to reimburse for more than 22,0000 physicians who use McKesson subsidiary RelayHealth's webVisit consultations. The group has partnered with Mohawk Valley Medical Associates (MVMA) a regional, independent physician association. RelayHealth also offers results management, personal health records (PHRs), appointment scheduling...