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By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2017
Samsung news site SamMobile is reporting that a new version of Samsung's S Health app is in the works, and that it will add doctor's visits, telemedicine, and symptom checker features through partnerships with American Well and WebMD. SamMobile expects the update to launch with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in late February. The site said it's a "deep integration" which will allow users to search...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
Omada Health has announced five new senior hires, most notably a new chief medical officer, Dr. Paul Chew, who previously served as senior VP and global chief medical officer at Sanofi. The company also announced the hire of Tom Schoenherr as chief commercial officer, a position he previously held at Counsyl. “For the last five years, we’ve worked to establish Omada Health as a leader in digital...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2016
New York City-based digital health company Progyny, which offers a number of fertility services including concierge services for in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and fertility benefits, has hired David Schlanger, former head of WebMD, as its new CEO. Schlanger left WebMD by mutual agreement in September. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Progyny team and look forward to leading the...
By Heather Mack November 17, 2016
Telemedicine provider MDLive has hired Scott Decker as the company’s new chief executive officer. The company’s current CEO and founder, Randy Parker, will now be MDLive’s chief business development officer and also serve on the board of directors. Decker comes to MDLive from HealthSparq, where he was also CEO and where he built a cloud-based healthcare shopping and price transparency platform...
By Heather Mack November 2, 2016
With increasing advertising dollars and more contributions from pharmaceutical companies, and a national rollout of their prescription pricing and information app, WebMD is reporting strong third quarter earnings even in with a slight decline in page views. “In the areas of greatest demand, that our customers value the most, we have been able to grow our traffic and manage our inventory, and...
By MobiHealthNews August 12, 2016
Over the years, more and more companies have gone public in the digital health space and existing public companies have gotten into the space, either on their own or thorugh acquisitions. Here's a roundup of digital health talk on the latest round of second quarter investor calls and quarterly finance reports. Fitbit. San Francisco-based Fitbit, maker of a series of popular wearable activity...
By Heather Mack August 8, 2016
In the second quarter, WebMD began testing a new app and, in the face of declining traffic in the form of Google-referrals, increased its focus on driving internal traffic. While there was a slight decline in the number of users, page views were actually up, which WebMD attributed to efforts to engage users to spend more time on the site with increased programming and social media. The company...
By Heather Mack August 3, 2016
Adam Pellegrini left his post as VP of digital health at Walgreens Boots Alliance to join fitness wearable company Fitbit. Pellegrini will be responsible for leading Fitbit’s vision, strategies and programs to further drive the company’s integration into healthcare systems around the world. Pellegrini has more than 20 years of experience across multiple sectors of the healthcare industry...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2016
WebMD partnered with Verizon to offer digital health coaching to 1,100 of Verizon's employees in a recent pilot, Employee Benefit News reports. The program led to weight loss for 73 percent of participants. Verizon employees were invited to participate after taking a health assessment if they had a BMI over 30 or a blood glucose level above a certain threshold. The program included one-on-one...
By Aditi Pai March 10, 2016
Consumers care more about ease of use than trustworthiness when it comes to looking up health information online, according to a Makovsky survey of 1,035 US adults that was fielded by market research firm Kelton. The survey revealed that although 59 percent of respondents said they trust health information that comes from advocacy group websites, just 16 percent said they use these websites to...