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By Jonah Comstock 01:08 pm October 22, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), the San Diego-based collaboration between Scripps Health and the Scripps Research Institute, has received a $29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, called the Clinical and Translational Science Award, is the largest single grant the NIH issues, according to Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric...
By Jonah Comstock 10:00 pm August 6, 2013
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has announced the official launch of its Wired for Health mobile trial, which had begun recruiting last month, when the Institute brought on Dr. Steven Steinhubl as director of digital medicine. "We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower...
By Jonah Comstock 06:15 am July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. "I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
By Jonah Comstock 07:53 am April 15, 2013
Healthbox CEO Nina Nashif After bringing their incubator to Europe last year, Healthbox has announced that its next class will be based in Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored by Florida Blue. Like Healthbox's previous locations in Chicago and Boston, companies will receive $50,000 in seed capital and participate in a 16-week program. Healthbox will receive 7 percent equity in the companies. As...
By Jonah Comstock 08:34 pm March 26, 2013
It's possible that folks in the industry can be a little too quick to call out signs of the times that mobile health has "gone mainstream" or "hit the big leagues." But there certainly have been some strong signs lately. Samsung announced mobile health features as a key part of its release strategy for the Galaxy S4. The House of Representatives hosted three days to holding hearings on mobile...
By Jonah Comstock 06:47 am March 11, 2013
"We have sensors in our cars, why don't we have sensors in our bodies?" Dr. Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health told the crowd at his HIMSS 2013 keynote address. "We could detect a heart attack before it happens." When Topol is on a plane, there are sensors there, too. Just hours after delivering his speech, Topol was called upon to use the AliveCor Heart Monitor he demonstrated...
By Brian Dolan 05:01 am February 28, 2013
Today I'm very excited to announce our latest offering: The MobiHealthNews Podcast. This month MobiHealthNews writer Jonah Comstock and I interviewed a half dozen people about trends surrounding "self-diagnosis", which is at the heart of so much of what we write about here at MobiHealthNews. The concept of self-diagnosis has existed for at least as long as the concept of the medical professional...
By Neil Versel 03:07 am January 25, 2013
Circa 2009: Topol (middle) hanging out with Seal at a GQ Magazine photo shoot. Digital health is ready for prime time. Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of San Diego-based Scripps Health and one of GQ's 2009 "Rock Stars of Science", was featured Thursday night on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, and he showed off a number of...
By Brian Dolan 03:31 am October 4, 2012
The Qualcomm Foundation announced this week that it had awarded the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) $3.75 million to fund clinical trials focused on wireless biosensor systems, rapid pharmacogenomic diagnostic tests, and apps and embedded sensors for tracking and predicting heart attacks, Type 1 diabetes and some types of cancer. The monies will help fund three years of research...
By Neil Versel 12:48 pm August 6, 2012
West Wireless Health Institute In the latest step toward creating a standard architecture for wireless healthcare networks, San Diego-based Scripps Health has opened a new medical office building with a single, "universal" wireless network designed to handle all manners of devices, from smartphones and tablets to vitals monitors and infusion pumps. Scripps Health, a founding affiliate of the...