October 17, 2013
Count Orca Health as the latest mobile health company to pivot from a direct-to-consumer strategy toward serving healthcare professionals.
Orca isn't completely abandoning DTC, but the Sandy, Utah-based maker of mobile medical reference tools this week introduced Patient Education for Healthcare Professionals, a series of interactive iPhone and iPad apps that allows clinicians to prescribe...
June 5, 2013
When MobiHealthNews spoke with Boston Children's Hospital's chief innovation officer Naomi Fried in March, she stressed the need for more apps that integrate with hospital systems. Fried mentioned an app, winner of the hospital's FastTrack Innovation in Technology award, being piloted at the hospital for inpatient engagement.
The app, called MyPassport, has now nearly finished its pilot phase and...
June 4, 2013
Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based hospital system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, has worked extensively with digital health companies -- most recently upgrading their pilot with wristworn vital signs monitor company Sotera Wireless into a full partnership last month, and teaming up with MModal in February to develop a speech-enabled computerized physician order entry system.
November 20, 2012
When Epocrates officially filed its plans for a $75 million IPO in mid-2010, the point of care medical reference company said it had more than 1 million users across the globe. At the time it said about 40 percent of the physicians in the US used its applications. Two years later Epocrates still has about 1 million total users but about 50 percent of US doctors now use its apps. Epocrates' user...