PHR

By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2016
Apple acquired a health data-focused startup called Gliimpse earlier this year, according to a new report from Fast Company confirmed by the company. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Inspired by founder Anil Sethi's experiences with his sister's cancer, Gliimpse has a mission to collect the "bread crumbs of health data" consumers create and bring them all together in one platform....
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2016
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, and the National Cancer Institute argue that, based on projections from NCI survey data, 75 percent of US adults will use personal health records (PHRs) by 2020, even without additional interventions. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, academics extrapolated from the Health Information National...
By Jonah Comstock January 26, 2016
A number of public and private initiatives have been launched over the years in the name of a personal health record for patients. But one way or another, they've all failed to gain traction, according to Drs. Isaac Kohane and Kenneth Mandl of the Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital, who published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine last week. The authors believe now...
By Aditi Pai March 26, 2015
Redwood, California-based health app maker Hello Heart has raised $1.3 million in a round led by Resolute Ventures with participation from angel investors including Waze CEO Noam Bardin, BlueRun ventures Co-founder John Malloy, and Facebook Product Director Ran Makavy. “We set out to do one thing -- make it simple, painless, and even fun to track and understand your medical data," Hello Heart CEO...
By Aditi Pai February 27, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1.7 million in a round led by existing investor, Byrne Medical’s Don Byrne. This brings the company's total funding to just under $3 million. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan's previous round. The company offers patients a personal health record (PHR) tool, which, as well as...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, California-based Hello Doctor has raised $700,000, according to a report from VentureBeat. The funding is from angel investors from Facebook, Google and some undisclosed pharmacy companies. BlueRun Ventures is a previous investor in the company. Hello Doctor is a mobile personal health record platform that allows a patient to access records from multiple healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Byrne Medical's Don Byrne. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, also contributed. ChartSpan just recently launched a patient-facing personal health record tool, which, as well as importing records in various electronic formats, can convert paper records into...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2014
The iChip mobile app, due out in April. LifeNexus is launching its smartcard-based (and soon to be mobile app-based) iChip system with its first partner, Medicaid plan Amerigroup Nevada. The card (or app) contains both clinical and administrative information, so it speeds up check-in and serves as a mobile, tethered PHR for patients. Patients can check their own information on an online portal...
By Jonah Comstock November 6, 2013
Amazon's 2010 acquisition of Diapers.com doesn't seem like it would be a conversation topic at a Digital Health Innovation Summit. But Girish Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks, sees Amazon's move into consumer products like diapers as a model for how EHRs can get into the patient engagement business. "I am fascinated by Amazon," he said at the event in Boston. "They started out with a great user...
By Jonah Comstock October 25, 2013
Patient engagement was a major theme of the Partners Connected Health Symposium, and that theme came to a head Thursday with a talk from Epic President Carl Dvorak, who contends that for electronic health records like Epic, engagement with the patients is "the last mile," the home stretch EHR vendors are currently embarking on. Everything Epic does to innovate, Dvorak said, he assumes will soon...