October 15, 2014
Some industry stakeholders from providers to investors to consumer device makers think something like Apple's HealthKit could be the catalyst that finally brings the patient -- and patient-generated data -- into the healthcare ecosystem in a way that electronic medical records have persistently failed to do. While the conversation at Jannssen Labs and Johnson & Johnson Innovations' Digital...
July 31, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is gearing up to get data from patients' consumer devices like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or Withings weight scale into their EHR, according to CIO and emergency room physician Dr. John Halamka. Halamka says a number of factors make now the time for patient-generated data: devices have reached the maturity and ease of use needed to be a part of people's care...
June 5, 2014
Where are the HealthKit skeptics? Apple didn't provide a whole lot of meat during its three-minute introduction to its health data aggregation platform, HealthKit, and its consumer-facing companion app, Health. Still, I would have expected more skeptics to come out with a better case against HealthKit's prospects. So far they have mostly just been the expected but weak comparisons to untethered...
June 3, 2014
At its World Wide Developers Conference yesterday, Apple announced two new health tools: a health data tracking platform for developers called HealthKit and a dashboard app for consumers simply called Health. Importantly, the Health app will come preloaded on all new iOS devices and will make its way onto older iOS devices if the user makes the free upgrade to iOS8.
While install base is hardly a...
March 21, 2014
By Brian Dolan
Four years ago a keynote speaker at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in Washington D.C. made a provocative prediction about the near-future importance of patient generated health data:
"I think it's not that bold to say that in five years the kind of things I was showing you are going to put us in a position where the vast majority of information that a doctor...
March 13, 2014
As the number of self-tracking health and fitness tools available to consumers continues to climb, a persistent question has been whether the data they collect might be useful to health researchers. Along with that: Are people who self-track comfortable sharing their data with researchers?
A new, must-read report from San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information...
February 18, 2014
Following a one-year pilot, Boston's South Shore Hospital has inked a two-year agreement with Wellframe to make its mobile platform a part of its cardiac rehabilitation program. The deal marks Wellframe's first commercial deployment. The startup was also a member of incubator Rock Health's fourth class of startups.
Wellframe's platform includes a web-based clinician dashboard and a patient-facing...