The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just launched what’s being called the agency’s first mobile application “specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages.”
Conveniently, the app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.
Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or associated with higher risks than the drug in shortage.
Posted in Healthcare, Mobile App
On Thursday, GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care confirmed the launch of Evidation Health.
The new venture, which will serve as an independent company, is designed to improve health outcomes with “evidence-based digital medicine.”
“Focused on generating real-world clinical and economic evidence for digital health products and platforms, Evidation Health combines health outcomes data with new approaches to predictive analytics to identify and deploy the most effective and efficient patient management strategies and interventions,” the partners said in a joint statement.
Posted in Healthcare, mHealth
Last fall, mHealthWatch covered the freshly announced partnership between Walgreens and WebMD. Now, several months removed from that initial announcement, we’re learning more about what is to come of this promising coupling.
Walgreens and WebMD Health Corp. have just unveiled “Your Digital Health Advisor,” which is described in a news release as being “a virtual wellness coaching program powered by WebMD, on Walgreens.com.”
Additionally, Chain Drug Review reports, the companies confirmed this week that they have integrated the Walgreens Balance Rewards customer loyalty program and Walgreens prescription services into WebMD’s flagship mobile application to “spur consumers to make healthier choices at home, work and on the go.”
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Registration has opened for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) seal of approval for online medical services.
ATA is welcoming limited registrations for organizations desiring the association’s imprimatur. The accreditation program is designed to recognize organizations that provide safe and high quality online patient healthcare services that benefit of both consumers and payers. More than 50 organizations have already registered to begin the application process for accreditation.
What organizations should apply?
Posted in Technology, Telemedicine
HIMSS Media and Microsoft announced ahead of the weekend a new series of free webinars.
According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the webinars are designed to enable healthcare IT professionals to enhance their expertise in analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing topics.
The four webinars announced include the following:
Posted in Healthcare IT
NetComm Wireless, developer of wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, was among the heavy-hitting industry players to land in D.C. this week for the 2014 mHealth Summit.
The company is formally entering the health industry with the launch of its NetComm Wireless n-Hub (NTC-20).
The resource in question in designed to meet rising global demand for M2M healthcare solutions. We’re told the n-Hub connects diverse Bluetooth and WiFi enabled mHealth devices to the speed and coverage of cellular networks.
Posted in mHealth, Technology
On Monday, the team at CAIL Mobile, a leader in mobility services and solutions, briefed mHealthWatch on its new partnership with B2 Group, a technology management and consulting firm.
The partnership was secured as a means to build the Activity Health Kit, a mobile and wearables solution for enhancing corporate wellness programs “at a more beneficial cost and service level to Fortune 500/1000 companies.”
“The Activity Health Kit will allow organizations to enhance their corporate wellness programs with a unique plug-and-play health and fitness technology bundle that enables employees to monitor and manage their daily health and wellness,” a provided statement reads. “The kit is offered as a Health and Wellness Solution through an innovative ecosystem created by B2 Group that includes several retail and technology partners.”
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