November 1, 2013
Clinical Ink, a pharma-focused mobile clinical trial data collection company, has raised $4.3 million. FCA Venture partners led the round, with additional funding from 10 undisclosed angel investors.
Clinical Ink makes SureSource, a windows-based tablet software for healthcare providers to collect clinical trial data electronically at the point of care. They use Windows tablets because stylus...
September 9, 2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ZappRx raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Atlas Venture’s Jean-Francois Formela and Ryan Moore. Other investors that contributed include Life Sciences Angel Network and Hakan Satiroglu. The money will be used for the e-prescription app, set to launch soon.
This is the first public funding raise for the company, which was founded in 2005.
In addition to...
June 14, 2013
Walgreens app on left, CVS app on right
A 2012 Deloitte survey of 613 U.S. primary care and specialist physicians selected from the American Medical Association found that 19 percent of health care providers offer their patients a web-based program to refill prescriptions online. While some retail pharmacies have been offering apps with prescription refill features for a few years, others have...
February 8, 2013
Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson
Verizon announced the election of Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson to its board of directors, just a week after AT&T added retired Humana CEO Michael McCallister to its board.
Wasson has been Walgreens CEO since 2009, working his way up within the company from pharmacy intern in 1980. Walgreens has been a strong driver of mobile health engagement, with a hugely...
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...