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By Jonah Comstock 08:09 am May 14, 2015
Correction: This article previously mentioned strategic investors in MedoPad. The reference has been removed, as the companies in question were not actually investors. A London hospital is the latest to put the Apple Watch to use within its walls, this time to improve medication management and adherence for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. According to a report from Wareable, King's...
By Jonah Comstock 09:42 am July 30, 2014
Smartphone and tablet use by level of experience. A new study in the Journal of Radiation Oncology looked at self-reported smartphone and tablet ownership and usage statistics in young, French, radiation oncologists. While the sample is quite specific and not necessarily generalizable, it does present an interesting look at the up-and-coming generation of physicians (most of the subjects had...
By Jonah Comstock 08:11 am April 10, 2014
Boston-based PatientsLikeMe, a hub for crowd-sourced patient data and an open research platform, has announced its most wide-reaching pharma partnership yet, a five-year agreement to share data with Genentech, a division of Roche. "They are a forward-looking company in the health IT space, and ... I think they're really looking at new forms of evidence and how that can improve their business and...
By Jonah Comstock 06:29 am February 11, 2013
When IBM's Watson supercomputer took down Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings just about two years ago, IBM let slip that Watson's next gig would be as a voice-enabled physician's assistant. Now IBM is giving us a little more information, releasing a video demo that shows how Watson might help an oncologist diagnose and treat a cancer patient. The demo, which warns that it's "not necessarily a direct...
By Brian Dolan 05:45 am March 15, 2010
"The iPhone has created a new direction for our company," Mark Cain, CTO, MIMvista said in June 2008. "We have taken a complex desktop application removed it from the realm of black art and placed it in the hands of physicians and patients. And we have only just scratched the surface." Cain's remarks were part of his presentation at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in June 2008 -- the...