MobiHealthNews

MobiHealthNews, founded in 2008, has quickly become the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. The company works hard to deliver one of the best curated and most insightful publications focused on digital health today. MobiHealthNews has a growing audience of more than 80,000 unique monthly readers; an in-depth collection of paid content reports, including: mObesity, The Coming Medical Tablet War, Professional iPhone Medical Apps, Consumer Health Apps, and State of the Industry 2012; and a popular series of online events that have focused on What Makes A Health App Effective, Mobile Health Trends for 2012, Mobile Health & Meaningful Use, and more.

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September 11, 2018
Since new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA precertification program, the agency has been moving full speed ahead to re-invent its process for clearing digital health products. Pre-Cert will emphasize a focus on evaluating “standards of excellence” for the company or firm, rather than focusing on specific products. The idea is that trusted shops will be able to iterate...
September 5, 2018
The end of an error. The Wall Street Journal reports that Theranos, the once-promising blood testing startup now plagued by scandals and lawsuits, will soon be shutting its doors for good. In a letter to shareholders obtained by the Journal, CEO and General Counsel David Taylor wrote that the company’s attempts to negotiate a sale transaction did not bear fruit, and that the company is in default...
August 24, 2018
It's become an annual tradition for MobiHealthNews to parse Inc. Magazine's Inc 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out the digital health and health tech companies that made the list. We found more companies than ever on this year's list, some you'll recognize and some you may not.   While MobiHealthNews doesn’t generally report on awards, we make an exception for Inc...
August 13, 2018
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new customer. Not only would this dramatically...
August 6, 2018
Google Glass system assists children with autism. A pilot exploratory study recently published in Nature suggests that a novel system running on Google Glass and an Android smartphone can assist with social-affective learning for children with autism. Conducted among 14 families using the tool three times a week for an average of 72 days, the researchers report improved scores among the children...
July 12, 2018
Lumiata has tapped Dilawar Syed as its newly appointed CEO. Syed comes most recently from a president position at the cloud-based software company Freshworks, and before that served as CEO of Yonja Media Group as well as head of platform operations at Yahoo. “With the appointment of Dilawar Syed as CEO, we have found not only an excellent and highly experienced leader, but also someone who knows...
July 6, 2018
In the second quarter of 2018, hospitals and other healthcare providers continued to advance technology in a number of ways. Read on for a recap of trends in innovation, telemedicine, patient engagement, telemedicine and more in Q2 2018. Hospitals build towards innovation  Hospitals are evolving as more technology and innovations are integrating into the care system. Take New York’s newest...
July 5, 2018
Interest in digital health is now sprouting up all over DC, from the president’s announcement of a new AI task force to FDA Commissioner’s shout out to digital health in his budget request.   In fact, the FDA is turning to developers in the digital health space to help solve some of the country’s most difficult problems. In May, the agency announced an innovation challenge aimed at tackling the...
July 5, 2018
The money continues to roll in the digital health space this quarter. During the months of April, May, and June, MobiHealthNews reported on roughly 70 funding announcements totalling upwards of $2 billion. Artificial intelligence and telehealth remain popular choices for funders to invest in.    Another trend is big rounds for international companies. In fact this quarter Chinese healthcare...
June 22, 2018
HIMSS announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for the upcoming HIMSS19 Global Conference. “HIMSS seeks topics that focus on the good and not so good organizational experiences that highlight the similarities in global transformative healthcare practices,” HIMSS Vice President of Professional Development JoAnn Klinedinst wrote on the association’s website. Specifically, HIMSS is...