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Patients Seeking Access to Data from Devices

November 30, 2012 As the Wall Street Journal reports, more and more patients who are using implantable medical devices or health apps that collect medical data are seeking to get access to that…

NSF Funds Passive Smartphone-based mHealth App

November 28, 2012 The NSF is funding a “mobile personal health consultant” being developed by researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology. The difference between this technology and most of the thousands of other…

AgeTech West Forms to Promote Aging in Place Tools

AgeTech West is a new collaboration that brings together three West Coast not-for-profits to advance the delivery of tech-enabled aging through education and advocacy. Mobile health and telehealth technologies will…

Microsoft Joins with NextGen on mHealth App

Microsoft is entering the mHealth space by joining with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems to develop and launch the NextGen Medicine Cabinet app. The app allows users to store and track…

First Responder Start-up Poised for Growth

November 26, 2012 Last week we saw Jonathan Feit and Chris Witt, CEO and president respectively, of Beyond Lucid present their MediView platform at the Health 2.0 Silicon Valley Meet-up. The platform allows first…

“Clear and Conspicuous” FTC Guidance on Marketing Mobile Apps

November 20, 2012 Guest Blog by Michael Esquivel, Partner, Fenwick & West picture of Michael EsquivelThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently published a guide, Marketing your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start,…

Spit on Your iPhone for Rapid Diagnosis

A promising mobile health startup has developed a liquid-based diagnostic platform that uses saliva or urine for rapid, non-invasive testing and that works with smartphones. The technology can test for…

Study Shows Apps can Improve Management of Chronic Conditions

A recent study published in the journal Hypertension has demonstrated that medical-related apps can help patients control their high blood pressure. While there are tens of thousands of mHealth apps…

Report Shows Many mHealth Apps have Dubious Therapeutic Value

November 14, 2012 The absence of regulatory standards for mHealth apps has led many to worry that apps with little or no therapeutic value are being promoted by hucksters who aim to take…

Almost Half of Doctors Using Tablets in Offices and Clinics

November 12, 2012 Although mHealth has met its share of skepticism, one device appears to be gaining acceptance in clinics and doctor’s offices across the U.S. as a good entry point into the…