June 25, 2018
A prospective cohort study of 33 adolescent cancer patients suggests that providing a Fitbit activity tracker and an iPad equipped with specialized health apps at the time of diagnosis can increase at least subjective measures of quality of life.
In the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, patients at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard...
September 1, 2015
Diabetes management company Glooko has officially launched the kiosk version of its offering, the latest in a week of kiosk news from companies like HealthSpot and American Well.
The Glooko Office Kiosk is essentially a new form factor for the company's existing web and mobile offering, which allows patients to input data from a variety of different fingerstick and continuous glucometer products...
February 11, 2015
Stanford Health Care, one of the few previously announced healthcare provider adopters of Apple HealthKit, has officially launched its patient-facing, HealthKit enabled iOS app this week.
The new iOS 8 app, called MyHealth, integrate with Epic and with Apple HealthKit. Although Epic itself is integrating with Apple, and many hospitals rely on Epic's MyChart app and portal for patient engagement,...
February 19, 2014
Medwhat, maker of a health question and answer app, has raised $560,000 in seed funding from Stanford University, Stanford Hospital, Startcaps Ventures and a couple of angel investors.
Medwhat recently graduated from Stanford's StartX accelerator program. CEO and Founder Arturo Devesa told MobiHealthNews in an email that his experience in the accelerator program helped him build contacts in the...
January 5, 2010
Apple plans to demo its long rumored multimedia tablet device later this month, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources. The WSJ's sources say that Apple plans to ship the product come March but that has not been finalized and may change. The report also speculated that the tablet device will have a 10- to 11-inch touch screen. One source told the WSJ that...