November 26, 2014

FDA May Limit Scope of mHealth Regulation

January 31, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not be interested in taking on regulatory responsibility for the vast sea of 40,000 or so mobile health apps according to partner Silicon…

Topol Cites Need for Validation of mHealth Technologies

In a rapid-fire interview on Forbes.com Dr. Eric Topol of the Scripps Clinic gives his perspective on the evolution of digital health. He notes that heart rhythm disorders, diabetes, hypertension…

Pew Reports Most Health Tracking is Still Done on Paper

January 29, 2013 A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project notes that while 70% of Americans are monitoring health metrics for either themselves or someone else on a regular…

17-Year-Old mHealth Developer Honored by Intel

Among the 40 finalists for the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search is a 17-year-old high school senior who is working on a mobile phone platform that will allow for low…

Social Networks for Doctors are Growing Quickly

Doximity reports that it has attracted one out of every five doctors in the US to its platform that provides a physician-only social network. The site now boasts 125,000 registered…

FDA Clears Telemedicine Robot

January 25, 2013 The FDA has granted 510(k) regulatory clearance to the RP-VITA, a telepresence robot created by iRobot and inTouch Health. The device allows doctors to consult with patients in remote hospitals…

HIPAA Overhaul Falls Short on mHealth Data Protection

January 23, 2013 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled its long anticipated revision to the HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). While the new rules tighten compliance…

Remote Patient Monitoring Market Projected to Grow at 27% Annually Through 2017

A new report estimates that 2.8 million patients worldwide are using dedicated remote devices to monitor their health. That figure does not include patients using monitoring apps through their mobile…

Digital Health Accelerators: This Time it’s Different

Health-related incubators, now typically called accelerators, seem to be popping up on every corner. This is not the first time incubators have focused on health care. In the wake of…

Trials of mHealth Tools for Disease Management and Behavioral Change Come up Short

A meta study of controlled trials of the use of mobile-based technology for disease management or behavior modification has underscored the need for high quality, unbiased research into the effectiveness…