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Remote monitoring pilots may drop hospitalizations, but what happens when the program ends?

A retrospective matched-pair cohort study of 348 patients in Partners HealthCare's Boston-area hospitals shows that remote monitoring in congestive …

“My Biggest WatchKit Mistake”

To celebrate the arrival of the Apple Watch, we asked a few of our friends to share the most useful thing they learned building for Apple’s new …

Icons for Apple Watch — The Definitive Guide

Icons for Apple Watch — The Definitive Guide<p>The Apple Watch is coming and with an estimated 2,000,000 pre-orders, so are the users. We have been …

Use the iTunes Affiliate Program. It’s Worth it.

If you are an app developer and not using the iTunes Affiliate Program, you need to drop everything and sign up. Period.<p>Using affiliate links is not …

Investors pinpoint areas of saturation, opportunity in digital health

Value-based care, patient engagement, and data analytics are three of the biggest trends in healthcare, according to a panel of health investors that …

Tablet app reduces CHF patient readmissions by 53 percent

New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart …

5 DIY hardware platforms for physiological computing

Physiological computing focuses on the use of biosignals for the development of interactive software and hardware systems capable of sensing, …

React Native Tutorial: Building iOS Apps with JavaScript

<i>Update note:</i> This tutorial has been updated to React Native 0.50, Xcode 9, and iOS 11 by Christine Abernathy. The previous tutorial was written by …

How I got 2.3 million app downloads (without spending a cent on marketing)

The story of how an app I built in 6 hours got 2.3 million downloads, generated a full-time salary and was acquired after 18 months.<p>This was …

App Store

Welcome to the future of medical record-keeping

<i>This is the sixth story in a nine-part series on the emerging wave of new-generation technology that monitors our health and wellness.</i><p>Why would Bill Tatham, a systems engineer, start a health-care company? Fifteen years ago, this Canadian entrepreneur sold his banking management software firm for …

Swipeable table view cells in iOS apps

I’ve been diving into iOS for the past month building an app for my startup. One of the things I want the app to do is to let the user swipe a cell …

Digital Stethoscopes: Analog Dressed for Digital

In the late 90’s I was pursued by a start-up that was using web-based audio for physician dictations. Doctors would record, ladies would type, and …

Airbnb's Open Sourced Its Simple SQL Query Tool

Airbnb has open sourced Airpal, the tool it built to help employees get to data they need to use, reports Gigaom. The software is built on the open source Presto SQL engine, which was created by Facebook to speed access up to data stored in Hadoop.<p>Airbnb built Airpal so that staff could quickly …

Tesseract OCR Tutorial for iOS

<i>Update note:</i> This tutorial has been updated to Swift 4, iOS 11, and Xcode 9 by Lyndsey Scott. The original tutorial was written by Lyndsey …

3 Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

The ex-Googler and current Yahoo CEO spells out three rules anyone can use to make an app better.<p>A new book about embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design. Written by Nicholas Carlson, <i>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</i> details everything from Mayer’s …

Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course from Stanford now live on iTunes U

Stanford has just launched their new iOS 8 course on iTunes U and this year it's focused on Apple's brand new programming language, Swift. Taught by …

Backchannel – Medium

Do surgeons still do postop care?

<i>Here's an email I received the other day (edited and posted with the author's permission):</i><p>I am a recently retired internist. I have noticed some …

Even worse than I thought RT @DrKhare911 I'm pretty sure this is not helping healthcare spending. Yikes. http://t.co/VVeLN8meYE

Apple, Apps and Algorithmic Glitches

A data analysis of iTunes’ top chart algorithm<p>On October 29th and December 18th, 2014, something very strange happened to the iTunes top apps chart. …

Ask A VC: Rock Health’s Halle Tecco

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.</i><p><i>Halle Tecco is the founder and managing director of Rock Health, a digital health-focused seed fund. Rock Health has backed over 55 healthcare tech startups in the past four years including Omada Health, Doctor on Demand and</b> …

How 10 leading health systems pay their doctors

Abstract<p>We conducted interviews with senior executives at 10 leading health systems to better understand how organizations use performance-based …

Beyond Belief — How People Feel about Taking Medications for Heart Disease

…with full prescription coverage). However, the rate of adherence to <b>clopidogrel</b>, for which copayments were not removed, was about 70% in both groups. …

'The Patient Will See You Now' Excerpt: A New Era of Medicine

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands<i>, by Eric Topol, M.D.</i><p>Way back in 1996, the</i> …

LiquidFun Tutorial with Metal and Swift – Part 1

Learn how to simulate water with LiquidFun and Metal!<p><i>Update 5/12/2015:</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 / Swift 1.2.<p>Fluid dynamics and liquid simulation in …

How I finally learned to build stuff with Rails

Hint: I built 12 different web apps in 12 weeks<p>Several months ago I set out to learn Rails once and for all. I had dabbled with rails several times …

Software Engineering

How To Make A UIViewController Transition Animation Like in the Ping App

<i>Update note</i>: This tutorial has been updated to Xcode 9/Swift 4 by Luke Parham. The original tutorial was written by Rounak Jain.<p>A while back, the …

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> S<i>umit Mehra is CTO of Y Media Labs.</i><p>Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare …

iOS App Design using Xcode 6 and Interface Builder

This is the part 1 of the multipart series of Building an app every month in 2015. In this month we will build a Yik Yak iOS app clone .<p>What you will …