July 20, 2016
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has launched an app to monitor and report symptoms of Zika virus and other known epidemics in the country. The app, Guardioes de Saude (Gaurdians of Health) will give Brazilian residents and attendees of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games – as well as the estimated 500,000 foreign visitors – the ability to help curb the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases....
July 11, 2016
It’s a fast-growing fitness app that wasn’t intended to be one. Crippling servers, blowing up social media and getting kids and Millennials moving, Pokémon Go has been an instant hit since it launched last week. Pokémon Go, which uses augmented reality to allow users to capture monsters in real life, has an estimated 7.5 million downloads in its one-week life -- putting it on track to outpace...
February 26, 2015
Since 2010, doctors from UCLA and the University of Michigan have been working with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals on a project called My GI Health, which leverages computers and apps to improve doctor-patient communication around gastrointestinal disorders. At an ePharma Summit update session, Dr. Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist formerly associated with UCLA and now working at Cedars-Sinai...
January 12, 2015
Last year Verizon stopped offering both its patient-to-provider Virtual Visits product and its FDA-cleared telehealth hub software. This moves Verizon away from end-to-end telehealth products and re-focuses it on providing its healthcare customers HIPAA-ready cloud services, advanced security services, and various mobility solutions.
MedCity News first reported on one of the telehealth product...
May 30, 2013
The Eliza Corporation, a health engagement company known for its automated outbound calls and voice recognition, announced the addition of multimedia mobile messaging to its offerings.
Eliza markets a software-as-a-service health engagement platform to employers, health plans, providers and pharmacy benefit managers for different use cases, including medication adherence and post...
March 13, 2012
Aetna, which acquired popular mobile health app iTriage last year, has since added a number of new features and beefed up existing ones, as planned. Aetna showed off the relaunched iTriage app at an event in New York City last week as well as at the South By South West Interactive event in Austin, Texas this week. The new features and content were made possible by partnerships with Vitals and...