July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

July 8, 2014

Rexam Prescription Products on Tuesday is changing its name to Centor, the company announced.

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

June 30, 2014

Armada Health Care and PDX on Friday announced that Armada’s prior authorization solution, known as ApproveRx, will be integrated with the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System, PDX Classic and Community Pharmacy system, PDX’s newest system.

June 26, 2014

Parks Associates on Wednesday announced that 2% of U.S. broadband households purchased a smart watch in 2013, with another 4% very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.

June 25, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday outlined a number of enhanced tools to make it easier for retail pharmacies to help their patients better manage their cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease.

June 25, 2014

Verizon is expanding its mobile health solutions portfolio with the launch of its new Verizon Virtual Visits, which is designed to provide an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute condition via video on their smartphone, tablet or computer.

June 24, 2014

Mobile technology company GetMyRx on Monday announced its smartphone app is available to New Yorkers.

June 18, 2014

QS/1 is now offering the ESI Rx History interface, a medication reconciliation program allowing healthcare professionals to instantly retrieve a patient’s medication history.

June 17, 2014

Drchrono, a creator of a free electronic health record platform on the iPad, iPhone and cloud, has integrated Google Glass into its EHR platform to build the first wearable health record for physicians.

June 16, 2014

Launching exclusively for iOS devices is a new mobile app that applies big data technology to conduct skin analysis of a user’s Facebook photos to measure changes in facial features, makeup, aging and hair to help them better understand their own skin and suggest the best products for them to buy.

June 16, 2014

WebMD Health Corp. on Monday announced the launch of WebMD Healthy Target, a health improvement program that gathers data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to give consumers physician-reviewed, relevant content and tips that helps them stay on the path of a health-conscious lifestyle.

June 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Thursday announced the launch of the iHealth Align, one of the world's smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood-glucose monitors, the company stated.

June 11, 2014

QS/1, a complete healthcare automation solutions provider, on Tuesday announced it is partnering with VUCA Health to offer on-demand prescription-specific videos, as well as other services to engage patients and strengthen customer relationships.

June 9, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.

June 3, 2014

Along with Apple’s release of iOS 8 on Monday, the company introduced an entirely new Health app that provides a clear overview of a user’s health and fitness data.

June 3, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of a nationwide program offering talking prescription devices to customers with visual impairments.

May 29, 2014

Samsung on Wednesday announced the pending launch of a wristband and software platform it hopes developers will use to create health trackers that “can't even be imagined yet,” Young Sohn, Samsung's chief strategy officer, said, according to published reports.

May 23, 2014

Omnis Health recently announced the launch of EmbraceEVO, a new blood-glucose meter.

May 22, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, announced the release of an iPad app for signature capture.

May 22, 2014

Surescripts on Wednesday announced its service has routed more than 1 billion electronic prescriptions in 2013, representing a majority (58%) of all eligible prescriptions in the United States, sent by 73% of all office-based physicians.