digital health

By Dave Muoio December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it. “Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2017
While the startup ecosystem of 25 major US markets grew 35 percent from 2016 to 2017, investment into companies specifically looking to disrupt healthcare with digital care or other solutions remained relatively stagnant during the same period, according to data from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and 1776’s annual “Innovation that Matters” report. However, these data likely aren’t signs...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2017
Inhealthcare has gotten pretty good at launching technology pilots with the UK's National Health Service, having worked on a number including a back pain management program at James Cook Memorial Hospital and a cardiac remote monitoring program at Medway Community Healthcare. Now the company will be selling that expertise to others: At the end of June, Inhealthcare launched a new programming...
By Jonah Comstock June 1, 2017
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report is a massive slide deck that the noted investor and Kleiner Perkins analyst presents every year around this time. The report, which details internet trends across all sectors and industries, has something of a mythic status in the tech world because of the way that Meeker draws together facts, figures, and statistics into a powerful narrative that explains...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2017
Withings products are back on Apple Store shelves following the settlement of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia. The announcement comes with a suggestion that the two companies could be working together on a digital health project now that their relationship is restored. "This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer...
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2017
The health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce committee met this week to question Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, about the medical device user fee amendments (MDUFA). MDUFA is an agreement between the FDA and industry in which the FDA agrees to do certain things in return for industry groups supporting the agency’s work by paying fees...
By Jonah Comstock February 23, 2017
Connected health has arrived, almost. In a talk this week at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Partners HealthCare VP of Connected Health Dr. Joseph Kvedar talked about how far advances like telemedicine and remote patient monitoring have come, how far they still have to go, and how the industry can clear the final hurdles between today’s early adopters...
By Jack McCarthy December 21, 2016
New research shows that automated health tracking using connected devices and apps can improve long-term engagement in health activities, compared with manual tracking. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, examined utilization patterns of participants in Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc), a self-monitoring program that allows members to track health...
By Heather Mack December 15, 2016
Consumer adoption of digital health has reached its tipping point. More people than ever are using wearable devices, accessing telemedicine, and going online to search health information. They are also more willing to pay for digital health tools, more willing to share their data, and want to take more ownership of their health, according to a new report from San Francisco-based venture fund Rock...
By Heather Mack December 14, 2016
With the ever-increasing amount of patient-generated data from connected medical devices, apps and sensors, it's important that digital health players build the right foundation to create a secure, reliable medical Internet of Things. While the elements are mostly out there, bringing all the components of digital health together is still the next frontier. “When it comes to connected health,...