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Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

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Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 2 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


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…


Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

April 18, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

The 2014 Venturebeat Mobile Summit was awesome and a great meeting of the minds in mobile. I was fortunate enough to chair the ad formats session with Nafis from Twitter…



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…


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…


Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

April 16, 2014 5:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Stéphane Marceau is the co-founder of OMsignal, a wearable tech innovator. Back in 2008, my co-founder Frederic Chanay and I took our first stab at developing a rough prototype for a…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…


Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

April 15, 2014 8:00 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Google doesn’t know everything about the world, but it does know this: Some companies don’t buy mobile ads in bulk. Not yet, at least. Googlers have come…



Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

April 15, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

As the father of a son with a nut allergy, David Edwards is familiar with the anxiety and need for preparedness that comes with the territory. It inspired him to…


A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

April 14, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

When I was in grade school, kids got in trouble for playing with their Giga Pets and Tamagotchis in class. While a smartphone is more likely to be the culprit…


Healthcare is still a people-first (not technology-first) business, says Verizon mHealth leader

Healthcare is still a people-first (not technology-first) business, says Verizon mHealth leader

April 14, 2014 5:19 am by | 1 Comments

As a former registered nurse and diabetes nurse educator, Julie Kling saw firsthand that patients weren’t always receiving the kind of care they deserved. That’s what drove her to the…


And the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology goes to: ZOLL Medical

And the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology goes to: ZOLL Medical

April 12, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Life Vest by ZOLL Medical has walked away with the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology over Reemo by Playtabase. The matchup of 16 healthcare-focused wearable technologies and at least once…


Wearables Final Four: Reemo beats Eyes on Glasses in a gaming in healthcare matchup

Wearables Final Four: Reemo beats Eyes on Glasses in a gaming in healthcare matchup

April 10, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

As we come down to the last two matchups, I’m facing some tough decisions: A gesture control wristband from Playtabase and eyeglasses that can make finding good veins easier for…


Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

April 9, 2014 8:43 am by | 0 Comments

In spite of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming didn’t spring to mind for forging new frontiers in healthcare until I talked to Dr. James Bush, Wyoming Medicaid medical director with the Wyoming…


Opportunities in mhealth: Docs use apps to make them more efficient, want mobile EHR access

Opportunities in mhealth: Docs use apps to make them more efficient, want mobile EHR access

April 9, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Contrary to what some might believe, doctors don’t necessarily resist new technology – if it will make them more efficient. At least two-thirds of physicians in a new survey by…


Vote in the Wearables Final Four: Reemo gesture control wristband vs Evena’s X-ray vision to find veins

Vote in the Wearables Final Four: Reemo gesture control wristband vs Evena’s X-ray vision to find veins

April 8, 2014 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

Which of these technologies could have a greater impact on healthcare costs, outcomes or quality of life? There’s Reemo gesture control wristband developed by Playtabase to help people recovering from…