August 2, 2012
Consumer health app iTriage is providing mobile appointment scheduling for Walgreen Co.'s Take Care Health Systems clinics in two major markets in a pilot program announced Wednesday.
People in the Chicago and Denver areas can now tap their smartphones to make appointments at Take Care Clinic with the free iTriage app for iPhones and Android, and get an immediate confirmation. The same service...
December 20, 2011
A new health incubator, Healthbox, is set to launch on January 9th with its first batch of 10 health startups, which it chose from some "hundreds" of applications that came in from 26 states and eight countries. A group of healthcare providers, payors, venture firms and others supported the formation of Healthbox, including venture capital firm Sandbox Industries, the BlueCross Blue Shield...
October 12, 2011
Walgreens recently announced the launch of an SMS reminder system for prescription refills. The free service reminds patients about medications due for a refill and makes it easy for them to replenish their meds: Patients need only reply "refill" to the reminder text.
Walgreens already offers a Prescription Ready Text Alerts service, which notifies customers when a prescription order is ready for...
June 15, 2010
Drugstore chain Walgreens launched a new text message (SMS) powered prescription alerts service for its customers. Prescription Text Alerts notify customers when their prescriptions are ready. In other mobile-related news, Walgreens also re-launched its iPhone app as well as its mobile site, m.walgreens.com.
"We strive to lead the market in bringing new and innovative technology to our pharmacies...
April 8, 2010
New Jersey healthcare facility Meridian Health is working together with their local Best Buy store to assess whether consumers are comfortable buying connected health devices at a big box electronics store, Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Technology at Meridian Health told attendees at our event, MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare in Las Vegas last month.
"We have spent a...
November 12, 2009
This past week was a big one for wireless health -- on all fronts. Here's how the week's news broke down:
Clinicians: Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic each forged ahead with wireless remote monitoring tools and patient-facing mobile applications. A team at Mt. Sinai worked on a pilot program with with wireless health start-up CareSpeak that used text message reminders to increase the rate of adherence...
November 11, 2009
Best Buy announced today that 40 of its stores in the U.S. have begun offering personal health solutions devices like pedometers, Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure monitors.
"New technologies are emerging daily to help people plan, monitor, and enhance their health and fitness activities," Best Buy stated in its press release. "Yet finding the ways and the time to stay fit and...
November 3, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet recently released its third quarter financial statements and once again the company announced more than $1.63 million in revenues from its licensing and revenue sharing agreement with wireless health service provider AllOne Health. Diversinet has been working with AllOne since the third quarter of 2008.
Diversinet's technology secures "the personal...
November 2, 2009
AllOne Mobile, a mobile phone application developed by AllOne Health and secured by Diversinet, will become available on brick-and-mortar store shelves across the country next month as part of a package that includes a USB-based personal health record offering from Connectyx, called MedFlash. MedFlash already has distribution agreements with a number of grocery store chains and pharmacies,...
February 4, 2009
The co-founder and chairman of Jitterbug, the senior-focused mobile phone service, Arlene Harris weighed in on mHealth during a question and answer period here at TEPR. Harris summed up the mHealth opportunity rather succinctly:
"There is a perfect storm coming here," Harris said. "The confluence of technologies like broadband in the home, internet-enabled wireless devices in the home, internet-...