August 19, 2019
When it comes to health records, patients have more access than ever before. At many healthcare systems patients can now download records on their smartphone through an API, thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act. However, a new study published in JAMA found that despite the availability of these technologies few patients are using the capabilities.
Researchers found that on a month-...
June 28, 2019
Apple is opening the doors to its mobile Health Records feature even wider by allowing US health care organizations with compatible EHRs to self-register for the personal health record system.
The news was tweeted on Wednesday by Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, Apple’s clinical and health informatics lead, and reflected with an update to Apple’s Health Records registration page.
Registering a system or...
June 11, 2019
A new report from Royal Philips exploring the progress and shortcomings of digital health pinpointed infrequent patient data sharing as a frequent barrier to high-quality care and healthcare innovation. This trend was consistent across several global regions, despite increasing interest and advocacy for such approaches among patients and providers alike.
“Two-way sharing of information is not...
April 8, 2019
Last year when Microsoft announced the end of HealthVault Insights, an app-based project applying machine learning to personal health records, it came with the assurance that users’ data would remain housed on the HealthVault website.
However, it seems the time has come to officially bid farewell to Microsoft’s decade-spanning health management service. In an email letter sent to users late last...
March 29, 2019
Backpack Health, maker of an app and dashboard-based personal health record platform, announced this week the launch of a new dedicated group within the service specifically designed to help transgender and non-binary people manage their health data.
Along with data regarding their general healthcare, the tool can track medical information unique to the needs of these populations including...
February 11, 2019
Apple Health Records, a feature that lets users upload their health records from participating health systems onto their phone, is officially coming to US veterans courtesy of a Department of Veterans Affairs partnership announced by Apple this morning in a blog post.
Soon, veterans receiving their care through the government organization will have access to a portable aggregated record of their...
February 7, 2019
Yesterday Embleema, a healthcare blockchain startup that lets patients share their data with stakeholders, announced that it landed $3.7 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Pharmagest and Techstars.
The news coincides with the announcement that Embleema will be joining the Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator, a three-month program that gives startups access to...
October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year.
After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
September 13, 2017
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health.
“I’m a physician,” Brailer told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. “I’m a PhD economist, but spent most of my career as an entrepreneur in the digital...