Jonah Comstock

Jonah Comstock is the Managing Editor at MobiHealthNews.

Data-based healthcare startup by former Google Adrian Aoun

A screensnap from the Forward app. Credit: Forward

By Jonah Comstock 02:42 pm November 17, 2017
The membership-based startup, Forward, redesigned the primary care experience around data in San Francisco and is now opening a new office in Los Angeles.
healthcare apps

A sampling of health apps available to consumers. Credit: Google Play

By Jonah Comstock 10:28 am November 07, 2017
New research determines that there are now 318,500 health-related consumer apps, yet most apps have been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times.
Pfizer LivingWith

A screen snap of the LivingWith app.

By Jonah Comstock 02:48 pm October 19, 2017
After the successful smoking cessation app, Quitter's Circle, Pfizer's new app hopes to help cancer patients.
By Jonah Comstock 02:03 pm September 27, 2017
Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb named nine groups from tech, device manufacturers for the program at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference on Tuesday.
legacy medical device security

From left: Mike Miliard, Christopher Thomas, Ryan Witt, Heather Roszkowski and James Bruce during a panel discussion at HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm September 12, 2017
Older devices are often most at-risk because some were not originally designed to be connected devices.
Scanadu doc.ai

A screen shot of Scanadu's advanced natural language processing tech platform, doc.ai.

By Jonah Comstock 12:00 pm August 25, 2017
The doc.ai app will use natural language processing to literally converse with patients via an app and explain their lab results to them.
Alphabet acquires Senosis
By Jonah Comstock 01:31 pm August 15, 2017
According to Senosi's now-inactive website, the company has created three health apps using a smartphone's built in sensors to monitor different health biomarkers.
Verily NIH PTSD study

The Study Watch is an 'investigational device' that is not available for sale. Photo via Verily

By Jonah Comstock 03:02 pm August 09, 2017
The researchers will use Verily's Study Watch wearable and smartphone apps to track participants and identify critical gaps in scientific knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder.
FDA digital health pre-certification program
By Jonah Comstock 12:22 pm July 28, 2017
The agency has started the application process in hopes of finding nine companies for its pilot program.
electronic health records workflow
By Jonah Comstock 02:23 pm July 20, 2017
The company has 300 doctors in its network currently and helps transmit records for more than a million patients.

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