mobile health

By Jonah Comstock November 27, 2013
Older Americans are using the internet more and more, and they are particularly interested in using online and mobile technology for health-related purposes, according to a new study from Accenture Research. Accenture surveyed 9,015 adults in nine countries, including 1,470 US seniors 65 over and conducted a separate survey of 200 Medicare consumers. They found that among the Medicare set, most...
By Brian Dolan September 19, 2013
It's been about four years since healthcare providers began to seriously consider mobile applications as a new channel for communicating with their patients. In that time hospitals have experimented with many app-enabled patient engagement pilots, and some -- mostly quietly -- launched patient-facing apps. Over the course of the past few months MobiHealthNews has been scouring the Apple and...
By Neil Versel September 12, 2013
Will Falk of PricewaterhouseCoopers Mobile health, digital health, wireless health and telehealth, meet virtual health. That's the umbrella term preferred by Will Falk, managing partner for healthcare at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada and executive fellow at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation in Toronto, who believes that virtual care is slowly taking over medicine. "The virtualization of...
By Brian Dolan September 3, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc announced a new board of directors this week to help the company further commercialize its recently launched BlueStar product. The new board members include two just retired PricewaterhouseCoopers executives and a Washington insider. Up until now WellDoc's board has largely consisted of the company's own management team, but the new board...
By Jonah Comstock July 1, 2013
A mobile app released last year by Pfizer. A staggering 90 percent of chronic patients in the US would accept a mobile app prescription from their physician, as opposed to only 66 percent willing to accept a prescription of medication, according to a recent survey from health communications firm Digitas Health. Digitas presented preliminary research findings at a recent event in London, PMLiVE...
By Jonah Comstock May 7, 2013
The Lingraphica MiniTalk For many telemedicine offerings, part of the problem that the technology helps solve is distance by connecting providers and patients even if they are miles apart. Telestroke diagnostic consultation between physicians has long been an established telehealth practice. For some of the effects of a stroke, however, it's not so much distance or speediness that is an issue....
By Aditi Pai April 24, 2013
Better's health app Over the past week, the launch of two startups -- Smart Patients and Better -- with high-profile founders (Roni Zeiger MD and Geoffrey Clapp, respectively) sparked a couple of interesting comments from MobiHealthNews readers. The Smart Patients launch encouraged readers to ask questions about how to manage the information shared in the community, while the Better launch...
By Aditi Pai April 3, 2013
MobiHealthNews curated some of our favorite tweets from this past week related to mobile health and digital health news and analysis below. Share some of your favorite tweets with us @MobiHealthNews or in our LinkedIn group and we might feature a few in our next Twitter round-up. Here's our list in no particular order. [<a href="//storify.com/MobiHealthNews/top-tweets...
By Neil Versel April 1, 2013
Early Monday morning, RunKeeper, maker of the popular fitness tracker app of the same name, tweeted, "We're revealing a real treat today: RunKeeper for iPad! Check it out!" and included links to both a blog post and a dedicated page on the company website. "We're always trying to do more to make running and getting in shape easier and more intuitive," the post says. "In the process, we've...
By Jonah Comstock March 26, 2013
It's possible that folks in the industry can be a little too quick to call out signs of the times that mobile health has "gone mainstream" or "hit the big leagues." But there certainly have been some strong signs lately. Samsung announced mobile health features as a key part of its release strategy for the Galaxy S4. The House of Representatives hosted three days to holding hearings on mobile...