data sharing

By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
By Dave Muoio September 12, 2018
From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica woes to news of the first deaths attributable to autonomous cars, the tech industry has lately found itself engulfed in moral controversies. Unfortunately, the health tech sector is no different. Just this year, multiple consumer exercise apps revealed classified GPS and identifying data through their APIs, genetic testing companies continue to grapple with...
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By Bernie Monegain July 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings. In a statement Monday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said more use of remote...
By Jonah Comstock February 21, 2018
Implantable glucose sensor company Senseonics has launched a remote monitoring app for its users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where its CGM system is distributed by Roche. The app, called Eversense Now, allows users of the sensor to select up to five friends or family members to view their glucose data, which is updated every five minutes. The feature is available for iOS users at the...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2017
A new report from Chilmark suggests that while enthusiasm for APIs and datasharing is widespread throughout healthcare organizations, there is still uncertainty about who will make the first move and how APIs will get off the ground. The research firm spoke to 24 individuals from 15 organizations representing hospitals, payers, and large and small health IT vendors. "Small healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2016
Apple acquired a health data-focused startup called Gliimpse earlier this year, according to a new report from Fast Company confirmed by the company. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Inspired by founder Anil Sethi's experiences with his sister's cancer, Gliimpse has a mission to collect the "bread crumbs of health data" consumers create and bring them all together in one platform....
By Jonah Comstock November 25, 2014
Graphic from NPR According to a new survey from Truven Health Analytics and NPR, 68 percent of American consumers are willing to share health information with researchers, but this group of people is more likely to be wealthy, well-educated, and young. Truven surveyed 3,000 Americans via landlines, mobile phones, and the web, with the group filtered by generation, education level and income...
By Jonah Comstock January 27, 2014
MapMyFitness, the fitness app suite recently acquired by Under Armour, and MyFitnessPal, an online and app-based wellness tracking platform, have announced an integration, allowing users to sync data between the two platforms. MapMyFitness said in a statement that the integration was a much-requested feature. Although it provides exercise tracking through integrations with apps and devices,...
By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2013
A survey from Intel suggests that 57 percent of people worldwide believe hospitals will be obsolete at some point in the future. The survey of 12,000 people from eight countries, conducted in August, asked adults 18 and older a variety of questions about the personalization of healthcare, home health management, and sharing of health data. In general, acceptance of personal monitoring in...
By Jonah Comstock May 29, 2013
The Fitbit Flex. The University of San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is teaming up with major quantified self thought leaders to launch Health Data Exploration, an initiative aimed at convincing the companies that make tracking devices, connected health devices, and fitness apps...
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