Palo Alto Medical Foundation

By Jonah Comstock 12:08 am August 24, 2017
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a healthcare organization that is part of Sutter Health in California, has tapped Meru Health, which has offices in Finland and Palo Alto, to provide a digital program to combat burnout and depression among physicians. “Research shows depression and burnout are actually a lot the same,” Kristian Ranta, CEO and founder of Meru Health, told MobiHealthNews. “...
By Jonah Comstock 12:02 pm August 8, 2013
A qualitative study by Weiss Cornell Medical Center found many benefits to digital patient-physician communication. A new qualitative study from Weill Cornell Medical Center, published in Health Affairs, suggests that physician-patient communication by email or a secure patient portal offers significantly more advantages than disadvantages. However, the study authors speculate adoption of...
By Chris Gullo 08:01 am October 25, 2011
Numera announced this week the launch of a free iOS app, NumeraNET, for uploading health data collected from connected devices to an online portal. The app supports data collected from consumer weight scales, pedometers and blood pressure monitors via an ANT+ gateway, with more device support expected in the future. Numera recently launched Numera Social, a white-labeled platform for care...
By Neil Versel 05:46 pm March 23, 2011
PAMF's Dr. Enoch Choi Technology has its limits. At least one American aid team has dispatched to Japan, iPhones and iPads with mobile EMR software and medical reference tools in hand. But they haven’t been able to unleash the power of their handheld computers to help the estimated 261,000 people still living in shelters as of Wednesday—12 days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. “They...
By Brian Dolan 08:31 am February 28, 2011
Each week the MobiHealthNews team picks a "quote of the week" (QOW) that we include in our free weekly newsletter. Since it's the end of the month, here's a roundup of the past two months' QOWs. Some are important for the content of the quote -- others are important simply because the person speaking is recognizing the potential of mobile health. US President Barack Obama, for example, recognized...
By Brian Dolan 07:23 am June 2, 2010
Dr. Steven Lane is part of a volunteer group of medical workers that is helping to create an international standard for health IT in disaster situations -- his team has piloted the iChart mobile EHR program on the iPhone. Ever since the earthquake in Haiti, his group has sent a teams of volunteers every three weeks -- the most recent trip to Haiti began earlier this month. Dr. Lane is also a...