Mobile Technology Archive
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first set of mobile medical apps that allow diabetics to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with caregivers in real-time via an Apple mobile device.
Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross, through its Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, has invested in mobile care platform developer CareCam Health Systems.
The majority of patients would like to have digital services from their physicians such as online appointment scheduling, bill paying, and access to lab results, yet only about one primary care physician in three offers such customer service.
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, New York University, and Northwestern Medicine are monitoring physical activity using Fitbit trackers in an ongoing study to better predict recovery over time for patients who undergo spine surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two draft guidance documents outlining its current thinking about low-risk devices intended to promote general wellness as well as the regulatory agencys risk classification approach to medical device accessories.
Two years ago, Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital became a beta site for new secure text messaging software, called Cortext, which was being developed by user authentication and access management software vendor Imprivata. Beaufort now has about 350 users of the secure messaging software, which was implemented with no capital investment absent a little time for engineering assistance from the vendor.
Medication adherence and digital patient engagement vendor HealthPrize says results of several pharmaceutical company-sponsored studies have demonstrated improved patient adherence and engagement using the digital platform.
CareMore Health System, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Blue Cross, will conduct an investigation into the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring technology in reducing hospital readmissions.
Welltok, Inc., the developer of the personalized CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, recently closed out $37 million in funding, bringing aboard two new investors in Hearst Health Ventures and health system Catholic Health Initiatives.
Theres little evidence that wearable fitness tracking device technology alone can change behavior and improve health for those that need it most, according to a new online-first viewpoint piece by University of Pennsylvania researchers in JAMA.
The Michigan Department of Community Health and technology platform vendor CNSI have launched an interactive mobile app, myHealthButton, and an online portal called myHealthPortal to give the Michigan Medicaid population the resources needed to better manage their own health.
The University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine recently launched a telemedicine program that provides doctors at Haitis only trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support through live video communication with UM trauma specialists.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal the controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that went into effect in 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, is many things. He is a practicing cardiologist, a geneticist, a researcher, and a bestselling author. Now, Topol has come out with a new book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands, continuing his theme of consumer empowerment.
WebMD Health Corp. now is live with new services at Walgreens drug stores through an alliance the companies announced in October 2014.