Novartis explores the virtual care space, a court has dismissed a lawsuit against IPAB, Doctors Without Borders calls the Ebola outbreak "a complete disaster" and Pfizer becomes the first pharma company to pair with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
A study indicates consumers stop using them at the six-month mark.
Patients want to do more with mobile and see doctors less. Two studies outline the types of digital interventions patients are interested in.
Recent FDA guidelines for health-tracking apps mean Apple's HealthKit, and similar apps, won't have to jump regulatory hurdles before going live.
The health and lifestyle resource's latest app seeks to provide context for all that biometric data consumers are storing in wearables, wireless scales and glucometers.
The bedside decision-making app includes clinical trial and drug information as well as breaking news.
Texting HCPs may be speedy, but a study finds some built-in risks.
A study by consulting firm Accenture shows that patients not only expect digital outreach, but that their desire to be engaged is consistently being ignored.
@openFDA and its related website launched February 27.
GoQii seeks to convert tracked calories, steps and distance into a philanthropic device.
Survey questions can be uploaded as needed.
Movable Ink reports that 65% of Q4 emails were opened on a tablet or smartphone.
A six-month pilot program at the University of Chicago improved glycemic control and engaged patients and HCPs through one key device: a mobile phone.
TapTrak seeks to apply behavioral tracking to clinical trials.
Chronic disease patients seek online support and information, and show little love for branded websites.
Summaries max out at 160 characters and most queries are clinical.
The voice-activated app costs 99 cents.
The company says it recaptured some former advertisers and that third-quarter traffic is up compared with last year.
Smartphone users, while in the exam room, are more apt to be in "switch mentality," a study finds.
Growing client demand encouraged the agency to make its HCP content capabilities official.
The Kimberly-Clark-backed cold and flu predictor mixes Big Data, and big branding, with an individualized focus.
The agency issued final guidance on mobile apps, saying it will focus only on a subset that present the greatest risk to patients if they don't work correctly.
Doctors shared their information preferences with CMI/Compas, revealing ways marketers can better pace their communications to max out channels.
The company is supporting its professional pitch for the acne drug with a micro-targeted marketing strategy.
A good percentage of consumers are open to visiting a pharmaceutical company website, an online survey shows, despite a persistent undercurrent of distrust for industry.
A survey by Athenahealth/ePocrates indicates that the digital habits of med students are in sync with those of their professional peers
FDA is concerned state biosimilar legislation could make consumers uneasy about the category, J&J hands $75 million milestone payment for ibrutinib, Consumer Reports gets into drug apps
Allergan asks FDA to reconsider Restatis generics requirements, Incyte's Jakafi could be pancreatic cancer nemesis, Medtronic says its strategy is at the heart of where healthcare is going and Aetna's app alliance makes health local and personal.
Eisai uses a lawsuit to prompt the DEA, AHRQ gets a new director, mWellness runs into adherence issues.
Abbott's Depakote lawsuits roll on; IMS buys mobile health firm's assets; BI shutters a chemical plant; and the healthcare reform back-and-forth continues.