The winners of the Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge, first launched at the mHealth Summit in December, were announced last week. The four winning apps were selected from three categories: Healthy Eating/Nutrition Physical Fitness/Activity Integrative Health/Well-being These four apps represent a range of imaginative solutions to encourage people make better food choices, exercise more and […]
News from unnamed employees at the X center, a secretive experimental Google product laboratory, indicates that Google will be releasing eyeglasses with an integrated computer and camera by year’s end. Think of it as the wearable smart phone or a heads up display…for your head. The glasses will have a 3G or 4G connection, run on an android platform, and house multiple sensors including GPS. Pop on your shades, log into Google maps and you should virtually never get lost. But perhaps more interesting is the prospect of having the entire find of internet knowledge readily available to you without having to reach into your pocket.
By: Perry Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Researchers estimate that half of Americans will suffer from a chronic disease before 2020, a startling fact that begs for innovation in order to prevent this occurrence or at least manage these diseases when they occur. Patient Activation Measure is a valid, highly reliable scale developed by researchers at the […]
Endomondo received The Microsoft Health Users Group 2012 Innovation Award which is presented annually to the healthcare organization and technology solutions partner that best demonstrates industry leadership in using technology to achieve innovation excellence.
As discussed in part 1, in our development of a next-generation remote patient monitoring system, we elected to develop a chronic disease remote monitoring system based on a smartphone that would allow the automatic wireless transfer of measurements from medical devices (e.g. weight scales, blood pressure monitors, glucometers, etc.). Read below to see how this worked when we targeted the hardest group of all: kids. Specifically, adolescent kids.
In preparation for the upcoming Medicine 2.0 Conference on September 15th and 16th of this year and the newly created iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, the iMedicalApps team recently interviewed the initiator, organizer, and chair of the annual Medicine 2.0 conference, Gunther Eysenbach.
AT&T and Intuitive Health are working together to pilot a home-based remote patient monitoring solution that helps engage patients and family members in their own care, while seamlessly involving healthcare providers through integration with their clinical information systems.
A visually unique approach to presenting medical topics, but lacks in truly being educational
Client Outlook Inc. and itMD, LLC recently announced their partnership to deliver a medical image exchange and viewing platform designed to rebuild and transform the collaborative relationships between physicians, clinicians, radiologists and the patients they treat.
Gentag CEO John Peeters explains how Gentag is pioneering the future of body computing with zero power NFC sensors that are essentially disposable.
Allscripts and MyCareTeam (MCT) recently launched their integrated diabetes management system to healthcare providers at HIMSS12. Integrating the MyCareTeam application with Allscripts Enterprise EHR is enabling patients and providers to collaborate to better manage diabetes between visits and in the office.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility Inc. and BoxTone are collaborating to develop a comprehensive mobile solution to help satisfy the unique security, reliability and usability requirements of the health care industry.