What’s Shimmer? The First Open-Source Health Data Integration Tool

By David Haddad on September 24, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

A couple of years ago, we saw a need in the market to help make it easier for developers to use digital health data in their products and services.  Startups, clinical researchers, and health services are increasingly wanting to integrate this new kind of data to help provide more context to their user’s health behavior. … Read more >

See it, believe it: The Web Visualization Library

By Jasper Speicher on August 25, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Have you ever looked at a health graph and felt pride (or shame!) about what you saw? Or confusion? Or maybe curiosity? Whether we are looking for better insights, or just some motivation, visualization is a time-tested way of bringing data to life. But to help us stay inspired and focus on what matters, we … Read more >

Hipbone: now backing up all your Health data

By Chris Schaefbauer on August 13, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

When we first released Hipbone we envisioned a way for iPhone users to back-up their iOS Health app data. Hipbone users would have their health data backed up to a trusted source (i.e. Dropbox) in an open format, using Open mHealth schemas. From there they could do whatever they wanted with that data; the possibilities were endless! We only … Read more >

How Your Team Can Work Remotely 6,600 Miles Apart

By David Haddad on July 28, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Introduction People ask us all the time, “where are you guys located?” My typical response: “everywhere”. We’re a 100% remote organization. That means our team gets to live in cool places like San Francisco, Boulder, Burlington, New York City, and Malta. It also means we have to manage a 9-hour time difference and ensure good work … Read more >

10 Tools To Understand Medication Prescriptions Today

By Simona Carini on July 24, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Introduction Being able to measure medication adherence is hard. There are so many behavioral, social, and economic factors at play. Given the potential of using data to tell a patient’s medication story, where do we begin? This post will explain our process in modeling medication prescriptions through a clinical measure working group (CLIME) and do … Read more >

Years Of Health Data. Yours In Minutes.

By emerson on July 21, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Here at Open mHealth, we build free and open-source tools to get data out of silos, understand it, and make magical stuff with it. But what if you don’t have troves of data sitting around waiting for you to use? How do you test your systems before you go live, or before your study starts? … Read more >

Can Docs and Devs Speak the Same Language?

By Chris Schaefbauer on July 15, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

How can clinically validated data schemas help doctors and patients provide better healthcare outcomes? What are some steps we can take at Open mHealth to get more data scientists and developers more involved in creating these schemas? These were just a few of the questions I asked myself prior to our first ever Summit, held in … Read more >

Debut summit. Check!

By David on July 3, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

 Thank you to everyone who made it to our debut Open mHealth Summit.Over a 100 developers, product managers and clinical researchers gathered at Fort Mason’s Firehouse all wanting to learn more about Open mHealth and help shape the community’s future.  To those who made it, we thank you for your deep participation. But most importantly we thank … Read more >

Global Meetups expand! Next stop Chi-town

By David on May 18, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Since March, we’ve hosted three Meetups in NYC, SF and London. Right after the SF event, I got a message from Miraj from Varsa Health wanting to organize an Open mHealth Meetup in Chicago.   How could we say no? Miraj and Varsa really believe in the need to have a free and open source way to use … Read more >

Meetups in NYC, San Francisco and now London

By David on April 8, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

London, April 13, 2015 We’re excited to to co-sponsor with our friends at SP+EE, the Mobile Health Meetup in London. At next week’s meetup Max Little will be the guest speaker. He is an applied mathematician who has led the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, in which he and his team developed a tool that uses precise voice … Read more >