Hello 2016!

By David Haddad on January 8, 2016 - Sign up for free updates here

Happy new year everyone! I want to personally thank you for being so supportive this last year in making mobile health data more accessible. We’ve accomplished so much together in 2015 and we’re looking forward to what the new year brings. But before we reflect on the last year, I want to call out a … Read more >

How To Access EHR Data Today

By David Haddad on December 21, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Anytime I have a question about EHRs, how they work? what’s possible? I turn to Mark Olchesky. He’s worked for Epic and is now the Chief Data Officer at Catalyze. Not only does he just get these systems inside and out, he knows how to explain things (at least to me) in a way that makes sense. In this … Read more >

Get Trained With Open mHealth

By David Haddad on December 16, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

Today we’re excited to announce a brand new training service for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of using mobile health data for their product, service or research. Last week we launched a survey to find out the possible training topics that were most meaningful to you. Your answers were extremely valuable in helping … Read more >

Vote For A Training Topic

By David Haddad on December 4, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

We’re exploring offering a training service, and we need you to vote on some possible topics: Sharing health data with visualizations HealthKit integration Third-party health data APIs (the Good, the Bad, and the Fugly) Health data aggregators – which one to choose? Data modelling Health data API design You can vote by filling out this … Read more >

iHealth comes to Shimmer

By Chris Schaefbauer on December 3, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

We’re happy to introduce iHealth as the newest integration supported by Shimmer. By adding iHealth support to Shimmer, developers can now access data from their API without building their own integrations. We’re excited about supporting iHealth because of the broad range of measures they capture through their consumer-devices. From blood glucose to blood pressure and … Read more >

Introducing: Open mHealth Professional Services

By David Haddad on November 29, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Professional Services line which will help organizations explore and implement the many solutions that need to use mobile health data. We have understood that mobile health holds the power to transform the way we deliver healthcare and promote wellness. We’ve spent the better part of four … Read more >

Postponing December Open mHealth Summit to Spring 2016

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

At the end of our first summit in San Francisco this past June, we announced our next summit would be held on December 4th, 2015 in New York City. Depending on your weather preferences, you’ll be pleased to know we’ll be postponing this Summit until Spring 2016. We don’t have a new date yet, but … Read more >

3 painful lessons learned building with HealthKit

By Chris Schaefbauer on November 3, 2015 - Sign up for free updates here

The vision presented by Apple with the HealthKit framework is one of interoperability and seamless interactions between mobile health applications and platforms. This is something that we, at Open mHealth, care a lot about. It is at the the core of our mission. We’ve found that HealthKit does a lot to advance this vision. It … Read more >

Data Integration Isn’t Expensive: Why Shimmer Saves You Money

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

Free sounds great, right? But as they say in economics, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’. When considering a health data integration solution, there’s always an opportunity cost to using something that’s free.   Last week we announced Shimmer — the first open-source health data integration tool. Use it. Extend it. Add to it. And host … Read more >

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 >