Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD)

Pioneering medical diagnostics on Google Glass, behind the scenes at UCLA Ozcan Lab

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We interviewed Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D., principal investigator and the Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering at UCLA and associate director of UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute, along with Steve Feng, MS, first author of the published paper and research lab manager.

It’s all about the user – designing user interfaces for worldwide mobile health

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We share insights from innovators in global health on how to design effectively for resource poor areas.

How do you craft technology to save lives? An interview with AirStrip COO Matt Patterson MD

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AirStrip has made plenty of headlines in the past for delivering cutting-edge apps that show live patient monitoring to iOS and Android devices. The company brings ICU, OB & fetal, and cardiology monitoring, in conjunction with nursing notes, order results, and other historical data into a touchscreen-friendly interface. Their work has been featured on Apple’s top medical apps and commercials. Their most recent work, AirStrip ONE, brings together data from multiple sources and even multiple electronic medical record systems (EMR’s) […]

WLSA CEO Rob McCray shares insights into future of mobile health and his tips for aspiring innovators

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Passionate, energetic participants drive the interdisciplinary fusion of technology and medicine — computer sciences, information science, electrical engineering with medicine and public health — into the digital health movement. However, many of these participants remain ensnared in silos delineating traditional academic departments in different institutions – a significant barrier to this important collaboration. Robert McCray is President & CEO of the Wireless Life Sciences Association. The San Diego-based WLSA is a nonprofit trade organization that seeks to bring together not […]

Blue Button apps aim to empower patients with their health info, interview with Humetrix EVP Chris Burrow

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Humetrix announced a new upgrade of their iBlueButton app to allow caregivers to manage records for themselves and family members, plus share Direct Address links — like an e-mail — to send patients updates to medical records.

Current challenges in mHealth behavioral intervention research

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Here, we’ll explore how each of these ideas can help drive the development of a stronger evidence base for the use of mhealth tools to drive behavior change.

How to change your patients’ behaviors with your health app

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We share lessons from innovators about how to build an app to drive behavior change.

How do you design video games for health? Insights from RWJ Foundation award winning Litesprite

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Gamification is a big trend in mobile health. Here, we see what insights award-winning Litesprite has for others interested in going down that path.

SPARX aims to use gamification to help kids manage diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions

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We spoke with Frank about SPARX, their future plans for addressing co-morbid medical conditions, and how a behavioral science-based video game works not just from the medical perspective, but also from a business and financial perspective.

How innovation in mobile health is reshaping mental health

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Psychiatric health conditions and behavioral issues received greater prominence at the 2013 mHealth Summit, with presentations and panels given by prominent national researchers.

IMS Health app store to enable cross-platform app prescriptions and usage tracking

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A new app store was recently launched at HIMSS’s mHealth Summit 2013 by IMS Health. The app store will not only let physicians and healthcare providers prescribe apps for their patients, but also send the app directly to their patients via secure email and SMS text.

iMedicalApps is covering the mHealth Summit 2013

Next week’s 5th annual mHealth Summit (@mhealthsummit, #mHealth13) opens in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including over 5,000 health & technology developers, policymakers, business leaders, providers, and payers from 60 countries. HIMSS — the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society — in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the NIH — will host the event with numerous other co-located health technology events such as Health 2.0, the NIH mHealth Training Institute, WIPJam […]