mobile health mergers and acquisitions

By Jonah Comstock September 9, 2016
Two of the biggest disclosed acquisitions this year were Nokia's $191 million acquisition of Withings and iHealth's $100 million acquisition of eDevice. There are some similarities in those two deals, which both happened in Europe and both seem to catapult consumer-facing device companies into the B2B world and the hospital space. But there are some differences too: One represents an outside tech...
By Heather Mack August 30, 2016
As we reported yesterday, athenahealth has acquired Patient IO (Filament Labs) to build out their care coordination and patient engagement platform. What does this mean for the cloud-based provider of EHRs and population health management? For one, it shows athenahealth’s increasing focus on patient engagement in order to manage chronic conditions. It’s also the second such acquisition from...
By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2016
Apple acquired a health data-focused startup called Gliimpse earlier this year, according to a new report from Fast Company confirmed by the company. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Inspired by founder Anil Sethi's experiences with his sister's cancer, Gliimpse has a mission to collect the "bread crumbs of health data" consumers create and bring them all together in one platform....
By Jonah Comstock July 7, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland-based mental health care management company Mindoula Health has acquired Care at Hand, a Boston-based healthcare analytics company that offers a mobile-based early warning system for home caregivers, for an undisclosed amount. "We have dedicated our company to transforming what we see as a broken behavioral health system,” Mindoula CEO Steve Sidel said in a statement. “Our...
By Jonah Comstock February 5, 2016
Concierge doctor service One Medical Group has acquired nutrition coaching app maker Rise for $20 million, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.  With physical locations in seven cities, One Medical Group offers patients a digital-friendly doctor experience. Patients pay a yearly fee on top of their normal insurance copays to get perks from the provider including email access to the doctor,...
By Jonah Comstock December 3, 2015
San Diego-based GreatCall, which offers digital health services and devices to seniors, has acquired the assets of aging in place startup Lively for an undisclosed amount. "GreatCall's leadership in active aging is rooted in customer knowledge. With a deep understanding of the needs of our customers, we have been uniquely positioned to build awareness of key issues and develop products and...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2015
Fossil Group will buy wearables company Misfit for $260 million, the companies announced last night. Fossil will keep the Misfit brand and product line intact and work with them to develop and release additional products in Misfit's pipeline. Misfit founder and CEO Sonny Vu will serve as president and chief technology officer of connected devices at Fossil, an executive-level position. The...
By Jonah Comstock August 5, 2015
Apparently Under Armour isn't the only apparel company that can play the fitness app game. German athletic company Adidas has acquired Austrian fitness app and device company Runtastic for $240 million (220 million euros), according to a post on the Runtastic blog. "With our new partner, we’ve found the perfect match when it comes to taking our business to the next level and ultimately serving...
By Jonah Comstock July 1, 2015
Austin, Texas-based Gritness, a recent member of the StartUp Health accelerator, has been quietly acquired, StartUp Health revealed in its mid-year report. MobiHealthNews has learned that Under Armour acquired Gritness, but the acquisition price has not been disclosed. While Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, and Endomondo for their large user base and well-known brands, Gritness...
By Jonah Comstock April 22, 2015
Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, a longtime player in the semi-rugged tablet space that served the healthcare industry among others, has been acquired by rugged tablet PC maker Xplore, also based in Austin. Earlier this month Xplore bought Motion's assets for $9 million cash, plus the assumption of $7 million in net liabilities, after Square 1 Bank foreclosed on most of Motion's assets. “The...

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