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By Dave Muoio 04:12 pm February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
By Jonah Comstock 02:33 pm December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations. "Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
By MHN Staff 07:21 am August 5, 2015
By Bradley Merrill Thompson Healthcare in America needs disrupting. The media has widely reported on the high cost of, and poor outcomes produced by, the US health care system. Fortunately, attracted by possible profit in a market that currently constitutes over 17 percent of GDP, quite a few startups are anxious to do the needed disrupting. Indeed, innovators from many places outside of...
By Jonah Comstock 10:59 am June 17, 2015
Dr. Eric Topol's newest book is called "The Patient Will See You Now." At BIO during his keynote talk, a whirlwind overview of the digital health space, Topol freely acknowledged that he wasn't the first person to riff on that phrase. "It takes 2.6 weeks to get an appointment with a primary care doctor on average. Since it’s hard to see a doctor is, what’s really interesting in contrast is that...
By Aditi Pai 10:36 am April 23, 2015
Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra has launched a new service called Blink, which brings eye tests to the patient, in New York City. Blink emphasizes that the appointments are only for users who need to be tested for glasses, not eye health. Blink is using EyeNetra technology, which includes a smartphone peripheral they developed, called Netra-G, that measures ...