August 28, 2012
WellDoc continues its hot streak. Fresh off deals with Alere and two unspecified health insurance companies – not to mention a new round of funding – WellDoc corporate partner AT&T reports strongly positive early results from a test of the Baltimore-based company's DiabetesManager system.
In a pilot involving 156 employees of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), operator of Blue Cross and...
August 16, 2012
According to an SEC filing this week, Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has raised more than $500,000 toward a hoped for $10 million round of funding. According to the filing, six investors have contributed to the round so far. (Correction: Original article misstated the amount as $13 million.) In the past the company has raised some $5 million, according to various reports. When Forbes named...
August 2, 2012
As expected, Ford has announced the launch of the first mobile health app to connect to certain Ford models via the car company's Sync AppLink platform: IMS Health's Allergy Alert app, which is powered by data from IMS Health's Pollen.com site. MobiHealthNews attended Ford's media event in May 2011 when the car company unveiled its research pilots focused on mobile health. At the time the company...
April 16, 2012
Allscripts' recently launched Wand EHR iPad app
In late 2010 MobiHealthNews reported on one of the first announced integrations of data from a patient-facing mobile health application and an electronic medical record in use at a healthcare facility: WellDoc integrated its DiabetesManager program with Allscripts' EHR because that happened to be the system in use at WellDoc's partner site, George...
April 9, 2012
Washington, DC-based Medicaid managed care organization, D.C. Chartered Health Plan, is rolling out a pilot text messaging program for members with diabetes. The Medicaid plan is providing 50 of its members with the free messages, which will include tips about living with diabetes, as part of a broader program that includes in-person visits.
The texts aim to encourage patients to schedule annual...
April 5, 2012
This week EHR vendor Allscripts launched a native iPad application, called Allscripts Wand (formerly code-named "Project Wombat"), which adds a handful of new features. Allscripts was one of the first EHR vendors to offer an iPhone-accessible EHR when it introduced Allscripts Remote at the HIMSS conference in 2009. That was one of the only mobile related announcements that came out of the event,...
February 14, 2012
Last week MobiHealthNews hosted its first webinar of 2012. During my presentation I shared my 12 trends for 2012. Our co-presenter, Aaron Kaufman from Kony Healthcare Solutions also shared his take on the year ahead. Check out the complimentary, hour-long webinar on demand right here.
1.) The Adoption of Smartphones and Tablets. This is by far the most obvious trend because it has been so steady...
February 13, 2012
In the fall of 2010, AT&T announced a partnership with WellDoc to bring the mobile health startup's DiabetesManager app and service offering to its enterprise customers. Ever since then the mobile operator has been searching for other "best of breed" vendors to help bring to market. During that "exhaustive search" AT&T realized that both its customers and the developers it had met with...
January 4, 2012
A small healthcare provider in Utah has saved $500,000 over the past year and reduced employee travel time 70 percent using a mobile EMR app, according to a report in ZDNet. First Choice Home Health & Hospice of Utah, used the Allscripts EMR for Windows 7 smartphones and saved half a million dollars and hours of travel time for remote clinicians.
First Choice serves 400 patients in four...
December 15, 2011
"The entrepreneurs in the mHealth space tend to be young and often new to healthcare, though of course there are the exceptions-those few old-timers who remember the days before iPhones were issued upon one’s birth," Lisa Suennen, a founding partner at investment firm Psilos Group, wrote last week in a widely syndicated (must-read) column about her experiences at the mHealth Summit. "The young...