Tag: health care

Is mHealth an effective treatment for our ailing health care system?

The Washington Post recently published an article asking whether mHealth is the health care fix we’ve been waiting for. This question arose from a report by the world renowned Brookings Institution. The report is written by Darrell West, the director of the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, and is entitled “How Mobile Devices are Transforming […]

Simplee raises $6 million to extend its health care expense management platform

Simplee, a Palo Alto-based medical billing management and payment portal that could be equated to the Mint.com for health care, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership and includes prior investors Greylock Partners Israel. Simplee has managed nearly half a billion dollars in medical expenses for members across thousands […]

April’s first installment of the “Best of iMedicalApps”

In this installment, we look at whether smartphones are distracting for clinicians, discuss the Lancet iPad journal app, and look at a cool new device that helps you track your fitness called the Nike Fuelband. Additionally, we demonstrate how easy it is to check out an iPad from a medical library, review an app that contains health advice for patients, and lastly, we show you the future of TEDMED.

Are Smartphones Distracting Doctors?

By: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Doctor, what do you think? Doctor? Doctor? These are words uttered by a number of patients today as doctors use an increasing number of “screens” while simultaneously interacting with their patients. These screens offer access to mobile devices such as touchpads, smartphones, and laptop computers. During the already restricted […]

How Humana became a leader in mobile engagement, interview with Julie Kling

There are few, if any, large corporations that use mobile technology to engage their customers as effectively as Louisville, KY-based health insurer Humana. The company’s Games 4 Health program is among the most innovative mobile health programs anywhere and the projects like B-Cycle are revolutionizing bike sharing and incentivizing healthy lifestyles. I recently had a […]