News & Updates

The FDA has issued an extensive pamphlet covering guidelines for medical guidance apps.

We recently mentioned that Microsoft was planning to absorb help Google Health users move their data to Healthvault prior to its’ closure. Microsoft’s tool that allows users to transfer PHRs has now been launched.

We caught a demo of Explorys out of the Cleveland Clinic which has arrangements with several large health systems. It takes, matches and integrates anonymous clinical data for research. It remains one of the most comprehensive clinical data sets (10 M lives) and has a nice business intelligence interface.

Two artist-inventors are raising funds to encourage the launch of their product- a pulse sensor-for compatibility with Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform for interactive electronics.

Sanford Guide for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases has (finally) gone mobile-now physicians can use the widely used reference guide via their smartphones and/or tablet.

A new radiology data-mining tool, REALM (RadLex Enhanced Auotomated Leximer Mining) was presented to The Society for Imaging Informatics last week and is being tested by our friends at Massachusetts General Hospital. The hope is to improve decision-support systems.

The web-based physician network, Sermo, teamed with Johnson & Johnson to develop their newly launched physician consultation mobile app, which is essentially an app version of their web network but it also includes iConsult an immediate crowdsourcing tool allowing other docs to comment on immediate clinical cases.

For $202 M, the health care benefit provider Aetna, will buy PayFlex Holdings, Inc. in order to improve the technical functionality of their products.

Brazilian researchers have developed a software tool capable of using twitter to track Dengue Fever outbreaks. This is similar to the Google Correlates project work we mentioned a few months ago.

Dossia has expanded their personal EHR platform to one that encourages usability through action by patients, incorporating social networking and gaming.