Mount Sinai Hospital

By Jonah Comstock November 3, 2015
Over the last two years, big pharma has gotten behind the idea of smartphone-connected inhalers for asthma and COPD in a big way. Two acquisitions, a $3 million investment, and a number of pilot and partnership deals have shown clearly that the space is of interest. (MobiHealthNews is helping to put on two pharma-related events at the mHealth Summit next week -- be sure to join us if you'll be in...
By Jonah Comstock September 22, 2015
Noom Coach, the company's current consumer wellness app. Wellness app maker Noom will work with both the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York and Kaiser Permanente on a 12-week, 200-person trial of a new mobile health app for eating disorders called Noom Monitor, according to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov. Noom picked up an NIH grant to develop and test Noom...
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2015
LifeMap Solutions, the San Jose, California-based company that recently collaborated with Apple on one of the flagship apps for Apple ResearchKit, has launched a new pilot with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. LifeMap will team up with Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and the National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute (NJHRI) to develop a COPD platform that includes both a mobile app and...
By Brian Dolan March 13, 2015
The big digital health story this week was, without a doubt, Apple's unveiling of ResearchKit, a forthcoming developer tool that will make it easier for medical researchers to use apps to collect health data for clinical studies. (If you haven't already, be sure to read our original coverage of the ResearchKit announcement right here.) What follows is a comprehensive round-up of the most...
By Jonah Comstock December 2, 2014
Mount Sinai's patient stay app. New York-based Mount Sinai Health System is expanding its internal innovation and collaboration group by partnering with Edison Nation Medical, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based "healthcare innovation marketplace". Mount Sinai Health System already has a technology innovation group: Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), which is based at the Icahn School of...
By Aditi Pai September 3, 2014
A group of researchers in Toronto have developed an app that aims to measure a patients alcohol withdrawal tremors and determine whether they are real or fake. A statement from the University of Toronto explains that tremors, which are caused by alcohol withdrawal, are commonly treated with sedatives, but addicts sometimes fake tremors to get prescriptions for the medications. In order to prevent...
By Neil Versel March 5, 2013
Mayo Clinic's app: Patient When Stage 2 of the federal electronic health records (EHR) incentive program known as meaningful use begins in October (for hospitals) and in January 2014 (for physicians), compliance for the first time will not be completely in the hands of providers. Stage 2 rules require participants to give at least half of their patients the ability to view and download their own...
By Neil Versel November 13, 2012
After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast Oct. 29, Mount Sinai Medical Center had to take extra patients evacuated from other New York City hospitals. Busy staff there used an app called MDconnectME to send quick updates to designated family members about the location and condition of their loved ones. Interestingly, Philadelphia-based MDconnectME did not design its app for disaster response. "...
By Brian Dolan April 11, 2012
Two months ago New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital opened the doors on its new geriatric emergency room, which is specifically designed to cater to the needs and particular medical issues of patients aged 65 and older, according to a report in The New York Times this week. A part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 calls for hospitals' Medicare payments to be tied to patient satisfaction surveys...