Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…



7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 2 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…


In the Internet revolution, we can’t afford to leave part of the country behind

In the Internet revolution, we can’t afford to leave part of the country behind

April 18, 2014 12:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Too many communities have been left behind as the Internet revolution marches on. In areas of the U.S. underserved by broadband networks – where it might also be too expensive…


Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

April 18, 2014 11:35 am by | 0 Comments

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends…


HTC taps Samsung’s former marketing head, who helped build the Galaxy brand

HTC taps Samsung’s former marketing head, who helped build the Galaxy brand

April 18, 2014 10:34 am by | 0 Comments

What do you do when you’re being outmarketed by a giant rival? In HTC’s case, you hire the person who helped build your rival’s brand. HTC confirmed today that it has…


LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chases the next 3B

LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chases the next 3B

April 18, 2014 10:11 am by | 0 Comments

300 million LinkedIn members invite you to join their professional network. LinkedIn, the ubiquitous social network for professionals, has crossed the 300 million member mark, the company announced today. Around 100 million of those…



Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…


Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


Google Glass: Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen

Google Glass: Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen

April 17, 2014 10:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Google is trying to make “fetch” happen. And by “fetch,” we mean making Glass appear like a normal fashion accessory. That’s what Google is trying to do with its new…


Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature

Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature

April 17, 2014 8:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Soon you might be able to log into a Chromebook just by bringing your Android phone close to it. That would be a lot easier than typing in a password…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


From backwater to blockbuster: The lessons that games can teach mobile companies

From backwater to blockbuster: The lessons that games can teach mobile companies

April 17, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Games used to be a backwater. They were viewed as being too violent. They appealed to boys. They were addictive. They were for nerds. But now everyone…


The three ‘other’ things your practice can outsource

The three ‘other’ things your practice can outsource

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm by | 0 Comments

Most medical practices relate outsourcing with billing services. And there’s a good reason for this. Medical billing takes a lot of time and effort on a practice’s part to manage…


RunKeeper steps into all-day health tracking with its new Breeze app

RunKeeper steps into all-day health tracking with its new Breeze app

April 17, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

If you’re interested in dabbling in health tracking, but aren’t ready to commit to a dedicated fitness gadget, RunKeeper’s newest app could be just what you need. The free Breeze…