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By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2017
Apple has even more secret health aspirations than anyone realized, according to reporting by Christina Farr for CNBC yesterday. Citing sources inside the company, Farr reports that Apple has a small offsite team dedicated to diabetes research that's been working for about five years. The goal is one many other tech companies are working on but no one's close to cracking: noninvasive, continuous...
By Jonah Comstock April 12, 2017
Indian doctor-finder app raises $3M. Indian startup Lybrate, which helps patients in its home country connect to doctors – both in person and by telemedicine – raised another $3 million, Tech Crunch reported, in a round with undisclosed investors. The company now has $15 million in investment funding. As TechCrunch points out, Lybrate is a direct competitor with Practo, which has raised $180...
By Heather Mack March 8, 2017
Apple stores around the world and online are now selling the FDA-cleared smart blood pressure monitor from San Francisco-based wearable maker Qardio, marking the latest development in the digital health company’s ongoing relationship with the tech retail giant. The QardioArm, which received FDA clearance in 2014, was an early integrator with Apple Health, as well as with the Apple Watch. The...
By Jonah Comstock March 1, 2017
Sharecare has hired two new executives with impressive credentials: John Solomon, who formerly served as vice president of enterprise and government at Apple, will join the company in a strategic advisory role and Dale Rayman, a 27-year Towers Watson vet who also served as chief actuary at Zipongo, will join Sharecare as SVP of actuarial consulting and business development. “John’s proven...
By Heather Mack February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
By Heather Mack February 16, 2017
The digital physical therapy, telehealth and patient engagement platform from UK-based Physitrack is getting a boost in users thanks to a new partnership with mobile EHR company drchrono. Tapped directly by Apple under the tech giant’s largely stealthy Mobility Partner Program, the two companies are joining forces to integrate Physitrack’s home exercise program into drchrono’s EHR on the web,...
By Jonah Comstock February 12, 2017
More than two years ago, when Apple first added a list of diabetes management apps to its app store, we covered the list of 13 top picks. A lot can change in a few years, however. And while a few of those same apps still appear on Apple’s current list of 12 diabetes management apps, there’s plenty of new names — though not all new to MobiHealthNews readers — as well. Read on for Apple’s current...
By Heather Mack February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2017
Apple sees health as the future, the Apple Watch as the present. On Apple's Q1 conference call, CEO Tim Cook almost didn't mention the company's healthcare operations or aspirations at all. But in response to the final investor question, when asked whether future updates to the iPhone would be incremental, Cook alluded to health as one of the areas where the company sees substantive...
By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2017
Apple periodically features groups of apps in its app store for particular use cases and audiences. Under “Apps for Patients” in its Medical section, the company highlights these 24 personal care apps, which range from well known apps like WebMD and Mayo Clinic to some more under-the-radar options. Some apps apply to people living with particular conditions, while others provide lifestyle help...