July 18, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline has launched the ResearchKit app that it told Buzzfeed it was working on more than a year ago, making it the first pharma company to get a ResearchKit study off the ground. The study is called PARADE, which the company says stands for Patient Rheumatoid Arthritis Data in the Real World.
"We are the first in our industry to use Apple’s ResearchKit as part of our research, this time...
June 29, 2016
Apple has hired Dr. Stephen Friend, the president and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, to work on health-related projects. Sage promoted Lara Mangravite as its new president, and Friend will become chairman of the board. Sage helped Apple build out its ResearchKit framework and powered many of the early ResearchKit studies. Prior to Sage, Friend spent close to a decade at Merck as a senior...
June 28, 2016
We wrote last week that, at MobiHealthNews 2016, Duke Director of Mobile Strategy Dr. Ricky Bloomfield brought breaking news from WWDC that Apple would soon add HealthKit support for the HL7 Continuity of Care Document to iOS 10.
But that tidbit, exciting as it was, was only a small part of Bloomfield’s talk, in which he shared some early anecdotes and triumphs from Duke’s early forays into both...
May 12, 2016
A team of researchers has teamed up with BrainBaseline, which helps companies develop and run custom cognitive studies, to launch a study, called Mind Share, using Apple's ResearchKit framework.
Mind Share study researchers are from a number of universities, including the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, Northeastern, and Wake Forest University.
Mind Share aims to...
April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is focused on provider-related digital health news. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about M&A, payers, pharma, and funding.
Big movers in Q1: Apple, Harvard and Stanford
Apple once again made some big announcements this quarter that...
April 6, 2016
Innovation seems to be slower to come to the mental health field than other areas of medicine, and it’s not just limited to digital health innovation. At a panel at the HxR event in Boston yesterday, a number of experts questioned why that is and shared some aspects of mobile mental health apps they’re developing.
“Over a 10-year period of time, $9.1 billion went into oncology, while 0.9 billion...
March 29, 2016
Boston Children's Hospital has launched its second Apple ResearchKit study, Feverprints. Rather than a focus on a particular disease, Feverprints aims to study fevers in general and challenge centuries-old assumptions about what's normal.
"For hundreds of years temperature has been associated with human disease, but we really don’t know that much about it," Jared Hawkins, director of informatics...
March 28, 2016
Harvard University has partnered with Sage Bionetworks to launch TeamStudy, a ResearchKit app that aims to gather data from former NFL players as well as the general public to study and better understand the impact playing football has on professional athletes.
The ResearchKit app launch is a part of Harvard’s Football Players Health Study, which is a series of research initiatives the university...
March 21, 2016
At the same time as it announced CareKit, Apple announced in a press release that ResearchKit would be updated to more easily make use of users' genetic data, via a module designed by consumer genetics company 23andMe. Apple also added other modules for common medical tests to ResearchKit.
“The response to ResearchKit has been fantastic. Virtually overnight, many ResearchKit studies became the...
March 2, 2016
Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit biomedical research organization that developed the ResearchKit app mPower, has announced that it will release the first six months of data from the app. mPower, a Parkinson's-focused app, was one of the first five ResearchKit studies announced at Apple's launch of the kit in March 2015.
"An overwhelming number of mPower participants have chosen to donate their data...