HealthCare

iWallet Offers Consumers Alternative to Mobile Wallet: Actual Wallet

iWallet Offers Consumers Alternative to Mobile Wallet: Actual Wallet

The iWallet Corporation is promoting its line of digitally-enhanced wallets at The Luxury Technology Show in Los Angeles, and has thrown the gloves off in positioning it as a competitor to purely virtual mobile wallets such as the Google Wallet and the forthcoming Apple Pay. In a press release, the company pointed to recent data…

Apple’s HealthKit May be Tipping Point for Mobile Telehealth

Apple’s HealthKit May be Tipping Point for Mobile Telehealth

Apple’s new HealthKit app, released along with its iPhone 6, could offer the tipping point for the healthcare industry to shift into mobile-first telehealth services, suggests Michael Colombo on Calgary Scientific’s Healthcare Blog. Apple’s HealthKit collects and users health information through the new iPhone’s advanced biometric sensors, which can detect steps, distances traveled, and even…

Stanford University Opens Mobile Healthcare Research Wing

Stanford University Opens Mobile Healthcare Research Wing

The Stanford School of Medicine is going to open a new branch dedicated to the integration of mobile technology into healthcare. The Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology will be run by Dr. Matthew Smuck, co-founder of Vivametrica, a commercial firm specializing in wearable tech’s healthcare applications. Wearable tech is a burgeoning field that is…

SeeChange Health Dives Into Mobile Healthcare with Doctor on Demand Acquisition

SeeChange Health Dives Into Mobile Healthcare with Doctor on Demand Acquisition

Healthcare improvement service SeeChange Health has partnered with Doctor on Demand, a remote healthcare facilitator, and will incorporate the latter’s services into its FlyWheel healthcare platform. Doctor on Demand is an American service that offers remote healthcare via online communication with doctors. These Video Visits can take place over desktop PCs and mobile devices and…

With Mobile Revolution, Telehealth Leaps Ahead of Lumbering US Healthcare System

With Mobile Revolution, Telehealth Leaps Ahead of Lumbering US Healthcare System

Mobile-based remote health care is advancing too quickly for America’s disjointed healthcare system to keep up, according to Calgary Scientific’s Healthcare Blog. In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, recommended updating doctors’ fee schedules to encompass telehealth services, and found support from major industry groups like the American Medical Association. It…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple’s Privacy Stance and Biometric Homecare

This week at Mobile ID world we reported the news on everything from mCommerce and privacy policies to physical access control and biometric healthcare. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we kicked off Cloud Authentication Month with a primer. Speaking of cloud services, a new file storage app hit the App Store this week called…

Intel-GE Care Innovations Teams Up with Major US Health Care Network to Deliver Remote Services

Intel-GE Care Innovations Teams Up with Major US Health Care Network to Deliver Remote Services

Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel and General Electric Healthcare, has partnered with Dignity Health, a 21-state healthcare network in the US, to provide remote care to patients using a suite of services including biometric health monitoring. The partnership began with a sort of trial run in Sacramento, where Care Innovations used its Connect…

HealthLoop to Shiver Alongside Patients in Apple HealthKit’s Waiting Room

HealthLoop to Shiver Alongside Patients in Apple HealthKit’s Waiting Room

HealthLoop, an online health management platform connecting doctors and patients, has released an iOS 8-compatible app. The app is designed to work with Apple’s HealthKit app to agglomerate users’ biometric health data and transmit it directly to their healthcare professionals. While Apple’s HealthKit already provides the basic structure for collecting and transmitting health data collected…

Amwell Teams with Apple HealthKit to Help Chronic Patients

E-health firm American Well has launched its Amwell app for iOS 8, which will integrate with Apple’s HealthKit platform to provide users with a telehealth-like service via their mobile devices. Apple’s HealthKit collects biometric data from various other iOS-compatible apps, allowing users to track important health metrics such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. The…

FDA Approves Home Use of HealthPatch MD Patient Monitoring Biosensor

FDA Approves Home Use of HealthPatch MD Patient Monitoring Biosensor

Medical patients requiring long term care will be able to experience around the clock health monitoring from the comfort of their own home thanks to new innovations in wearable technology. Today, Vital Connect announced that the FDA has cleared its HealthPatch MD wearable biosensor for home use, allowing for remote care at all hours of…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Touch ID To Protect Australian Bank

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Touch ID To Protect Australian Bank

This week at Mobile ID World we reported on new healthcare BYOD options, EyeVerify’s newest investor, 50 Cent’s newly announced heart rate headphones, fingerprint smartphones and mobile biometric banking. All of that and we published part two of our interview with BIO-key’s Jay Meier, this time touching on what he calls the Trusted Source, and…

Patient Information, Healthcare BYOD and Calgary Scientific’s Solution

Patient Information, Healthcare BYOD and Calgary Scientific’s Solution

Healthcare solutions in identity management are becoming increasingly necessary. Time is of the utmost importance when it comes to clinical professions, and the difference between having and not having the convenience of mobility can easily equate to a malady being treatable or turning out to be too far gone. The situation becomes complicated because of…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Iris Recognition on a Smartwatch

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Iris Recognition on a Smartwatch

This week at Mobile ID World we reported on wearable tech that can help DJs know their crowd, the continued inclusion of fingerprint sensors on smartphones, an exciting crowdfunding project involving mobile iris recognition and a whole bunch of voice biometrics news. A new company started by renowned iPad DJ Rana June is making a…

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature 2: Your Next Generation Identity

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature 2: Your Next Generation Identity

As part of our joint celebration of the diversity of identity management that we are partaking in with our sister site findBIOMETRICS all throughout June, today we are going to take a big-picture look at what mobility means in terms of personal identity. To call the smartphone a revolutionary device is nearly an understatement. The…

Infinity Platform From IdentityX Now Supporting Touch ID Biometrics

Infinity Platform From IdentityX Now Supporting Touch ID Biometrics

Today, IdentityX (an affiliate of Daon) announced a major system update for its Infinity Platform, allowing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor (currently featured on the iPhone 5S) to be used as a security factor. This is an innovation made possible by Apple’s recent decision to open Touch ID to third party developers. Last week at…

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

This month, in celebration of some big changes happening at our sister site findBIOMETRICS, we here at Mobile ID World will be joining in the investigative festivities of Multi-Modal Month. fB published its usual primer on the topic, but seeing as mobility has really come into its own over the past twelve months in terms…

Samsung Re-Imagines SAMI Platform as Vital Biometric Database

Samsung Re-Imagines SAMI Platform as Vital Biometric Database

No one would blame you for calling Samsung a fitness freak. The recent release of its smartwatch. the Samsung Sear, firmly planted vital biometric sensors in the add-on bundle sections of cell phone contracts. Prior to that, the Korean OEM went out of its way to make sure that even those who don’t adopt the…

Interview: Julia Webb, VP Marketing, Voice Vault

Peter O’Neill, president of Mobile ID World, had a chance to interview VoiceVault’s vice president of marketing, Juila Webb, about ViGo, the key drivers in mobile voice biometrics and what it means to create a solution targeted at the developer market.

BREAKING NEWS: Cross Match Acquires DigitalPersona

BREAKING NEWS: Cross Match Acquires DigitalPersona

Cross Match Holdings and DigitalPersona have just now announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The result is what is being called the largest independent provider of biometric identity solutions. With this acquisition, Cross Match is also taking the opportunity to shake things up in terms of management, appointing Rich Agostinelli, current CEO of DigitalPersona,…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Brain Biometrics and The Mobile Promise

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Brain Biometrics and The Mobile Promise

This past week at Mobile ID World we reported on two types of brain biometrics – both of which take advantage of wearable tech – and got into the world of voice biometrics with a particular amount of depth. In an interview with Brett Beranek, the solutions marketing manager, enterprise division at Nuance Communications, I…

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