October 15, 2013
South Carolina's Beaufort Memorial Hospital expects to save millions of dollars this year and potentially prevent some deaths as well by investing in secure texting technology, attendees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., heard last week.
According to the hospital's VP and CIO Ed Ricks, texting between clinicians could speed...
August 15, 2013
Toronto-based mobile health company Diversinet agreed to sell its assets to subsidiaries of Parsippany, New Jersey-based IMS Health for about $3.5 million (US). The sale includes Diversinet's intellectual property, software, and customer contracts. Some employees will also be offered positions at IMS, once the deal is finalized. The asset acquisition is still subject to the approval of the...
June 25, 2013
Mobile operator Sprint Nextel has teamed up with TigerText, a privately held, Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of secure text messaging services, to offer two texting products for healthcare enterprises that safeguard protected health information to HIPAA standards.
The basic service, called Sprint Enterprise Messenger – Secure is provided by TeleMessage, an Israeli company that builds secure...
January 9, 2013
Care Thread, a Providence, Rhode Island-based company that makes a secure messaging app for doctors, has announced $250,000 in seed funding from Slater Technology Fund. Care Thread CEO Dr. Scott Guelich told MobiHealthNews that the company has raised an additional $100,000 from undisclosed angel investors. Slater Technology Fund is a Rhode Island-based economic development fund with a focus on...
December 13, 2012
This afternoon MobiHealthNews is hosting its fifth online event for 2012: Texting in Healthcare. We'll be discussing an all-important topic for healthcare providers: secure messaging, both between providers and between providers and patients. In addition to a question-and-answer period with attendees, the webinar will also include presentations from Brad Brooks, President and Co-Founder,...
May 16, 2012
The Mayo Clinic offered up its first free mobile app for patients this week, according to a report over at MedCity News. While Mayo has more than a dozen apps in Apple's AppStore for both the iPhone and the iPad, MedCity points out that none of those were free patient-facing apps -- until now.
The app, called Patient, went live on Monday and is free to download for anyone, but the real meat of it...