PHR

By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm 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...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 pm August 29, 2018
Though doctors likely don’t consider their EHR a cutting-edge technology, the EHR space is actually a front line for change and innovation in healthcare. And that change is happening on a number of different axes: interoperability and open standards, personal health records, and the move into public cloud infrastructure are some of the biggest change narratives. Microsoft, which provides...
By Jonah Comstock 12:31 pm August 22, 2016
Apple acquired a health data-focused startup called Gliimpse earlier this year, according to a new report from Fast Company confirmed by the company. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Inspired by founder Anil Sethi's experiences with his sister's cancer, Gliimpse has a mission to collect the "bread crumbs of health data" consumers create and bring them all together in one platform....
By Jonah Comstock 02:55 pm March 31, 2016
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, and the National Cancer Institute argue that, based on projections from NCI survey data, 75 percent of US adults will use personal health records (PHRs) by 2020, even without additional interventions. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, academics extrapolated from the Health Information National...
By Jonah Comstock 11:35 am January 26, 2016
A number of public and private initiatives have been launched over the years in the name of a personal health record for patients. But one way or another, they've all failed to gain traction, according to Drs. Isaac Kohane and Kenneth Mandl of the Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital, who published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine last week. The authors believe now...
By Aditi Pai 07:59 am March 26, 2015
Redwood, California-based health app maker Hello Heart has raised $1.3 million in a round led by Resolute Ventures with participation from angel investors including Waze CEO Noam Bardin, BlueRun ventures Co-founder John Malloy, and Facebook Product Director Ran Makavy. “We set out to do one thing -- make it simple, painless, and even fun to track and understand your medical data," Hello Heart CEO...
By Aditi Pai 11:36 am February 27, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1.7 million in a round led by existing investor, Byrne Medical’s Don Byrne. This brings the company's total funding to just under $3 million. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan's previous round. The company offers patients a personal health record (PHR) tool, which, as well as...
By Jonah Comstock 10:08 am October 14, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, California-based Hello Doctor has raised $700,000, according to a report from VentureBeat. The funding is from angel investors from Facebook, Google and some undisclosed pharmacy companies. BlueRun Ventures is a previous investor in the company. Hello Doctor is a mobile personal health record platform that allows a patient to access records from multiple healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock 08:31 am September 18, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Byrne Medical's Don Byrne. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, also contributed. ChartSpan just recently launched a patient-facing personal health record tool, which, as well as importing records in various electronic formats, can convert paper records into...
By Jonah Comstock 09:25 am March 12, 2014
The iChip mobile app, due out in April. LifeNexus is launching its smartcard-based (and soon to be mobile app-based) iChip system with its first partner, Medicaid plan Amerigroup Nevada. The card (or app) contains both clinical and administrative information, so it speeds up check-in and serves as a mobile, tethered PHR for patients. Patients can check their own information on an online portal...