August 29, 2016
AthenaHealth, a provider of cloud-based EHR, practice management software and population health services, has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs), which allows patients to access their care plan through a series of actionable daily tasks on a mobile or web-based application. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
June 20, 2016
Exco InTouch has launched a new app that creates a disease-specific social network for people with chronic urticaria, or hives. The app, called Target My Hives, was developed with funding and support from Novartis.
The app, available on Android and Apple devices, was just formally announced by the companies, but it currently has 2,000 patients registered from 61 countries. It launched in May....
June 16, 2016
Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has launched a new patient-facing mobile app that includes a virtual savings card, a prescription tracker, and educational materials. The app, available in the US on the iOS App Store and Google Play store, is called AZhelps.
“AstraZeneca is committed to providing affordable medicines and programs that help patients get the support they need," Lori...
November 12, 2015
Right now, UCLA Health system's patient-facing mobile health initiatives are scattered across a number of different pilots for particular disease groups inside and outside the hospital. But as the apps are tested and developed further, the hospital hopes to link them all into the patient portal to create a "single source of truth for the patient," according to UCLA Health's Director of Health IT...
October 1, 2015
Dallas, Texas-based hospital Children's Health has launched a new app, called My Asthma Pal, to help children track and manage their asthma, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
My Asthma Pal, available on iOS and Android devices, aims to help children and their their parents track, understand, and manage a child's asthma. Users can access educational materials about asthma, track their...
January 28, 2015
Aliso Viejo, California-based healthcare provider Crossover Health raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) to enhance its patient-facing tools, which include an iPhone app, and create a population health analytics offering. Crossover focuses on providing on-site care to large employers.
The company's patient-facing app, called Crossover One, allows patients to communicate with...
February 11, 2014
A new patient-facing educational app for stroke patients is due to start proof-of-concept testing in hospitals next month. Hermosa Beach, California-based personalRN is developing StrokeApp, a context-dependent app that will anticipate the particular questions stroke patients have based on their demographics, the kind of stroke they're suffering from, and whether they're receiving care in the...
October 8, 2013
A patient-facing app from CyberDoctor is taking a new approach to addressing the $290 billion a year problem of medication adherence. The app, PatientPartner, uses a choose-your-own-adventure style gamified experience to help patients think more about their adherence and what it means in the larger context of their lives.
"It's a complete departure from adherence applications," Akhila Satish, CEO...