Jonah Comstock

Jonah Comstock is the Managing Editor at MobiHealthNews.

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million
By Jonah Comstock 10:53 am August 16, 2018
Retail giant says that buying the aging in place vendor is part of its strategy to offer seniors a wider range of technologies.
HIMSS Connected Health Conference to focus on the human element of digital tech

Scott Kirsner and Carla Kriwet speaking at the Connected Health Conference last year.

By Jonah Comstock 04:15 pm July 27, 2018
The three-day event, during October in Boston, will include cutting-edge technologies such as social robots, voice interfaces and digital therapeutics.
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.

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