3 painful lessons learned building with HealthKit

By David Haddad 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 >

See it, believe it: The Web Visualization Library

By David Haddad 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 David Haddad 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 Farrugia 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 David Haddad 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 >