September 15, 2014

While Google and Alcon figure out the next wireless 007-style eyewear to help manage diabetes, there are device manufacturers today who are developing next-generation blood-glucose meters. 

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 11, 2014

Researchers determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data.

August 22, 2014

Henry Ford Health System on Thursday launched a free smartphone app for patients to order and manage their medications. The Henry Ford Rx app is available for patients who use any of the chain's 28 retail pharmacy locations throughout the metro Detroit area.

August 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration cleared South Korean company Philosys’ Gmate blood-sugar monitoring device for U.S. marketing on Aug. 15.

August 20, 2014

iHealth Lab recently launched its iHealth Align, one of the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood-glucose monitors.

August 18, 2014

In this special report, DSN examines 20 emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies and new innovations that will seem like business as usual by 2020.

August 13, 2014

Amazon launched a mobile point-of-sale solution called Amazon Local Register that gives merchants a low-cost payment acceptance method while providing it with new insights into offline commerce.

August 8, 2014

The BBC on Tuesday reported that a team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

July 9, 2014

Drug Store News sat down with Mike Kaufmann, CEO of the pharmaceutical segment for Cardinal Health, to discuss how pharmacy has evolved into the dynamic opportunity it is today, as well as the growth opportunities for women in pharmacy.

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 16, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has announced the Top 10 Scanned Showcase Products at this year’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference.

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.

May 22, 2014

Fetch on Thursday announced the results of its "Engaging the Mobile Shopper" report, which was conducted among more than 300 U.S. adults ages 18 years to 60 years in order to uncover the true impact of mobile devices on brick-and-mortar retail.

May 12, 2014

The 28th Alaska Legislature in late April passed legislation that will allow patients to obtain over-the-phone or online consultations where physicians can diagnose and, if necessary, provide a prescription.

April 23, 2014

According to a survey released Wednesday by Retale, a location-based shopping platform aggregating weekly circulars from more than 60 top-line retailers for mobile and digital devices, 71% of mobile app users say they don't like the idea of being tracked into a store via their smartphones, and 56% say they are not interested in receiving push notifications while shopping.

April 22, 2014

In what appears to be a marketing first, natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees is reportedly introducing promotional messages that appear as appointments in electronic calendars on computers, smartphones and tablets, according to a New York Times article.

April 18, 2014

A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors.

April 4, 2014

The month of March saw a steep rise in smartphone-generated traffic, orders, and revenue by consumers to retailer smartphone-optimized websites over the year-ago period, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand.

April 1, 2014

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit.

March 26, 2014

Fitbit on Wednesday announced that its activity and sleep trackers now sync directly with 44 Android and iOS devices, up from 26 in early January.

March 10, 2014

Technology company Azoi has announced the development of Wello, a health-monitoring device that is embedded within a mobile phone case.