medical apps

By Aditi Pai June 9, 2015
Some 95 percent of nurses own a smartphone and 88 percent use smartphone apps at work, according to a survey of 241 nurses conducted by InCrowd. The research firm conducts two- to five-minute online microsurveys. Around 73 percent of nurses used apps to look up drug information, 72 percent used apps to look up different diseases and disorders, and 69 percent used smartphones, though not an app,...
By Aditi Pai March 24, 2015
Phoenix Children's Hospital has announced that it will install 200 tablets in patient rooms to provide patients and their families with customized, interactive information about their treatment plan. The hospital was awarded $200,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation to launch this initiative, called the "Connected Patient Project". The James M. Cox Foundation provides support for organizations in...
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2014
New York City-based Happtique, which had developed a health app certification and "prescription" platform, has been acquired by SocialWellth for an undisclosed sum. Happtique was a wholly owned subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association. It shut down its app certification program in December 2013 after a health IT firm exposed security issues...
By Aditi Pai October 2, 2014
The mobile health market is expected to be valued at $6.7 billion by the end of 2014, according to a report from research firm Visiongain. London-based Visiongain defines mobile health as "the practice of medicine and health services, through mobile devices" and analyzed smartphone and tablet apps for its report. Apps included in the report range from free apps all the way to premium apps that...
By Jonah Comstock July 30, 2014
Smartphone and tablet use by level of experience. A new study in the Journal of Radiation Oncology looked at self-reported smartphone and tablet ownership and usage statistics in young, French, radiation oncologists. While the sample is quite specific and not necessarily generalizable, it does present an interesting look at the up-and-coming generation of physicians (most of the subjects had...
By Neil Versel November 5, 2013
We have officially hit the trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle and are slowly beginning the climb up the slope of enlightenment. The nadir, in my view, may have been last week's report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The IMS analysis confirmed what many of us already suspected, that there are far too many mobile health apps on the market right now, since the...
By Neil Versel May 30, 2013
Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. already has said that mobile technology is an integral part of its strategy for driving more traffic into its 8,300 stores nationwide. Internal company research shows why. Data recently presented by Tim McCauley, senior director for mobile commerce at Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens indicates that customers who engage with Walgreens in person, online and via mobile...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2013
San Francisco-based Jawbone, a company best known for fashion-minded Bluetooth headsets and iPod speakers, has acquired mobile health startup Massive Health and design firm Visere for an undisclosed sum to help it refine and improve its own wearable health device, UP. GigaOM Founder Om Malik first broke the news of the acquisition. "Massive Health was a company born from a passion to make...
By Neil Versel January 8, 2013
Just weeks after disclosing it had raised $13.3 million in venture capital, mobile clinical software developer PatientSafe Solutions has upped the total to $20 million to close its Series C financing round, the company said Monday. The Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, a unit of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., led the round, which also included Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2010
Those in the market for a "senior-friendly" phone just got another option: Samsung's Haven, available to Verizon Wireless subscribers as of today. The Haven features a dedicated In Case of Emergency (ICE) button, adjustable fonts to make it easier to read text on the phone's screen, speech recognition software and well-being and medical management tools. The well-being and medical management...