Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

According to a report in Mobile Health News last month, Apple has a problem with patient-entered glucose readings in its Health app. Devices in the U.S. and some other countries measure blood glucose levels in “milligrams per deciliter” (mg/dL). In some...
Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Gentac is a company that makes disposable wireless sensor patches. These battery-less devices rely on the same near-field communications (NFC) technology found in many smartphones to read the sensor’s data from a distance. In a hospital setting, this means that...
NIH Announces New Discipline: mHealth [video]

NIH Announces New Discipline: mHealth [video]

Who says that there’s nothing new under the sun? The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced a new discipline in health research: Mobile Health, or mHealth for short. In a new video, the NIH points out the benefits and challenges of the new advances in...
Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

The management consulting firm Oliver Wyman recently published  a report on “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power Are Transforming U.S. Healthcare.” According to the company, Health Tech ventures...