Jonah Comstock

Jonah Comstock is the Managing Editor at MobiHealthNews.

By Jonah Comstock 06:25 pm July 12, 2018
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.
FDA's Pre-Certtification draft

Credit: FDA.gov

By Jonah Comstock 09:27 am June 25, 2018
The new guidance suggests that new KPI standards in 12 categories to allow companies to test regardless of whether they already have a device on the market.
Apple files patent blood pressure monitoring

A diagram of the pending patent. 

By Jonah Comstock 04:30 pm June 12, 2018
The patent description is a tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller, connected and sport a touchscreen.
Apple Health Records API
By Jonah Comstock 11:49 am June 05, 2018
The Health Records API allows developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from electronic health records to help patients manage care.
39 hospitals now using Apple Health Records

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3.

By Jonah Comstock 02:53 pm March 29, 2018
Stanford Medicine, Scripps, Partners Ochsner Health, Vanderbilt and Duke University are among the hospitals launching the Apple Health Records March 29.
Healthcare mobile apps use rises
By Jonah Comstock 01:13 pm March 09, 2018
Use of telemedicine has gone up as well, but not as dramatically, respondents say.
NASA's telemedicine docs keep ISS astronauts healthy
By Jonah Comstock 07:56 pm March 08, 2018
Shannan Moynihan, MD, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine, explains at HIMSS18 how telemedicine is used aboard the International Space Station.
MedCrypt wins Venture Connect prize
By Jonah Comstock 06:40 pm March 07, 2018
Judges impressed by the company’s security tech, which uses APIs to connect medical devices.
workplace wellness

On Monday, a panel at the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Innovation Leaders Summit at HIMSS18 shared their ideas about how wearable technology is leading to record engagement and motivation for employee populations.

By Jonah Comstock 01:40 pm March 07, 2018
Leaders from UnitedHealthcare, Fitbit and Castlight agree that wearable technology is having a dramatic effect on employee motivation.
AMA president

AMA President James Madara, MD, was part of a panel of speakers at an after-hours dinner at HIMSS18 on Monday.

By Jonah Comstock 02:00 pm March 06, 2018
AMA president, Mayo CIO says there’s still work to be done before can truly gain adoption.

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