November 24, 2015
Sometimes the ways technology can improve the patient experience are complex new sensors, patient engagement apps, or telepresence robots. Or sometimes they're simple. Like CareCube, a new product from Madison, Wisconsin-based Quietyme that will allow hospitalized patients to call for a nurse, food service, hospitality, or more just by changing the orientation of a box about the size and shape of...
April 21, 2015
Patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with dermatology consults via Google Glass, even preferring them to consultations over the phone, according to a feasibility study recently published in JAMA dermatology. MobiHealthNews wrote about the study last year when Rhode Island Hospital first began to investigate Google Glass, working with Glass startup Pristine.
The study was conducted on emergency...
March 17, 2015
The Project Emerge app at Johns Hopkins.
As hospitals bring remote patient monitoring and connected apps into their intensive care units, they're finding opportunities to not just increase efficiency of care, but also to improve the experience of being in or of having a family member in the ICU, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ article focuses on three different...
November 5, 2014
In May, Oscar, the New York-based individual-only insurance plan raised $80 million at close to a $1 billion valuation. That brought the company's total funding to $150 million. It's an impressive feat for a small startup attempting to compete in health insurance, which is so thoroughly dominated by huge legacy players.
At IBF's Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston, Oscar co-founder...
March 24, 2014
San Francisco-based Augmedix, which has developed a Google Glass clinical documentation offering for physicians raised $3.2 million last week in a round led by DCM and Emergence Capital Partners. Other investors included Great Oaks Venture Capital, Rock Health's LPs (Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Aberdare), and various angels. Emergence had previously invested in Doximity and...
February 26, 2014
The Ohio State University Medical Center has seen a considerable spike in mobile visitors to its website. In January 2012 the medical center noticed that about 13 percent of its website visitors were viewing it on their mobile devices, but by January 2014 that percentage has jumped to about 40 percent. Those and other data points helped convince the medical center to move away from text-heavy...