To help patients find the mobile health apps physicians actually deem useful, online community HealthTap is launching a health app directory featuring recommendations and reviews from doctors.
New advances in restoring and improving hearing are getting closer to the real thing by going mobile and taking cues from nature.
Athenahealth, a provider of Electronic Health Records software and other online services for doctors and hospitals, on Monday said that it plans to acquire Epocrates, a drug reference app used by about half of the country’s doctors.
Five months after debuting an app for iOS, the team at Fitbit launched a version for Android smartphones and tablets. The free software works in conjunction with the Fitbit Wireless Tracker, a $99 sensor that tracks steps, flights of stairs walked, and hours of sleep.
Massive Health, the San Francisco startup aimed at tackling health care problems with innovative mobile apps, launched its first iPhone app called Eatery on Tuesday. In the 48 hours since then, the company has been hit with a flood of data about its users’ eating behavior.
Resilient Network Systems, a San Francisco-based security and networking startup targeted at healthcare industry, has secured more than $5 million in Series A funding. Resilient’s technology is targeted at enabling the transfer of health records and other related information safely and securely over the Internet.
Mobile health examines the behavioral changes that occur as new technologies advance our health care system worldwide. Quite often, these changes are due to an increasing proliferation of mobile health apps, from fitness and nutrition trackers to those that use social networking as a motivating force.