February 15, 2019
Getting to a doctor’s office for a diagnosis can take days if not weeks — but getting a Google "diagnosis" takes seconds. Accessing information, both accurate and inaccurate, is easy today, opening new doors for consumers of healthcare.
“We are in a world where consumers have a lot of information and we need to give them a system to figure out how do we use that information appropriately and how...
April 4, 2018
Last year Katherine Kaiser graduated from Stanford University, incidentally meaning she also “graduated” from the Stanford health system. It was time to shop around for new doctors in her area, but that meant her medical records would potentially be scattered across different healthcare systems.
An analyst at a healthcare consulting firm, Kaiser is always tracking new tech. So she was interested...
August 3, 2016
Here are all the digital health deals, partnerships, and customer wins that MobiHealthNews has tracked over the past two weeks.
UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline partnered with South San Francisco-based Verily to create Galvani Bioelectronics – a joint venture to develop implantable bioelectric medicines, a branch of medicine that works to fight diseases by targeting electrical...
June 2, 2016
Marina Del Rey, California-based Moving Analytics has raised $1.1 million in a round led by Launchpad Digital Health, an accelerator where the startup is currently enrolled, with additional contributions from HealthX Ventures. Moving Analytics makes an app and web portal for post-discharge patient follow-up and rehabilitation.
“A total of 2.5 million patients in the US don’t receive adequate...
February 5, 2016
The NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation facility is embarking on a new clinical trial testing the effect of a mobile app on cardiac rehabilitation beyond three months. The 100-patient trial will test the MOVN app from Marina Del Rey, California-based Moving Analytics.
“We are just interested in knowing what happens when people leave the door, after they finish the program,” Michelle...
November 5, 2015
Some 58 percent of smartphone users have downloaded a health-related app, according to a NYU Langone Medical Center study of 1,604 US smartphone owners conducted in June 2015. Survey management company Toluna conducted the survey online.
A slightly smaller percentage of smartphone users, 41 percent, downloaded more than five apps. Almost half of respondents, 41 percent, said they would not pay...
December 4, 2012
Motivating behavior change has long been one of the biggest challenges and opportunities in mobile health. One avenue for addressing that challenge is to take lessons from a field that doesn't suffer from any engagement problems: gaming. For the first year, the mHealth Summit 2012 featured a Games for Health pavilion, focused on companies using games and the lessons learned from...
November 13, 2012
After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast Oct. 29, Mount Sinai Medical Center had to take extra patients evacuated from other New York City hospitals. Busy staff there used an app called MDconnectME to send quick updates to designated family members about the location and condition of their loved ones.
Interestingly, Philadelphia-based MDconnectME did not design its app for disaster response. "...
August 13, 2012
Ted Rappaport, Founder & Director, NYU Wireless
New York University is the latest institution to open a wireless health research center, though NYU is calling its effort the "first academic research center combining the exploration of advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications."
NYU last week unveiled NYU Wireless, bringing together engineering, computer science and...