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.

Health Journalism
By  MobiHealthNews 03:07 pm March 5, 2021
Over the last year, digital health news has been nonstop and the venture deals are bigger than ever. Our goal at MobiHealthNews has always been to help readers digest and contextualize the biggest news stories of the day. We are now launching a weekly newsletter made up of curated articles to bring readers the most important and interesting news from the week. We know you are busy caring for...
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By  MobiHealthNews 02:37 pm February 23, 2021
Fitbit has tapped alternative medicine advocate Dr. Deepak Chopra to headline a collection of wellness content for Fitbit Premium members. Called "Deepak Chopra's Mindful Method for Fitbit," the offering launches with 10 sessions focused on topics such as mindfulness, breathing, stress management and sleep, with additional sessions coming every couple of weeks up to the beginning of June, Fitbit...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:32 pm February 19, 2021
The Biden administration is continuing to lock in leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a handful of new appointments. At the top of the list is the department's new administrator for the Senate's consideration, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. An Obama-era policy official, she was most recently managing director at Manatt Health where she provided policy analysis and...
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By  MobiHealthNews 03:33 pm February 18, 2021
Tech-enabled health provider Eden Health landed $60 million in Series C funding. Insight Partners led the round with participation from Amigo Health, Aspect Ventures, Company Ventures, Flare Capital, Flexcap Ventures, Max Ventures and PJC.   This comes only months after the company scored $25 million in Series B funding led by Flare Capital, and bring the company’s total funding to $100 million....
By  MobiHealthNews 02:59 pm February 15, 2021
SPAC rumors pan out. Just a few weeks after rumors spread of Sharecare's upcoming merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the patient-engagement and benefits-navigation platform made it official with an announcement on Friday. Sharecare will be merging with Falcon Capital Acquisition and listing on NASDAQ. The deal is set to be funded through $345 million in cash in trust from...
By  MobiHealthNews 10:33 am February 12, 2021
Matthew Zachary – cancer survivor, patient advocate, influencer, pianist, and podcast DJ – joins host Jonah Comstock to tell his story and break down his patient's-eye view of the healthcare system and what needs to change for it to serve its consumers better. In a wide-ranging conversation, and with Matthew's irreverent style, they address topics like patient experience, financial incentives,...
By  MobiHealthNews 03:19 pm February 10, 2021
A call for independent policing of non-HIPAA health data. The Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit organization focused on tech policy and architecture, and the eHealth Initiative & Foundation, a coalition of industry and academic stakeholders, yesterday released a framework proposal calling for self-regulation of consumer data use by health devices and products that don't...
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By  MobiHealthNews 12:22 pm February 5, 2021
Omada CEO Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg, former COO at Propeller Health, join host Jonah Comstock to talk about virtual care, remote chronic condition management and just what healthcare will look like into the next decade. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play!   Talking points:   What is virtual care? Virtual care in a post-COVID telehealth landscape...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:49 pm January 27, 2021
TimelyMD, a telehealth provider targeting college and university customers, has picked up a $60 million investment from JMI equity. The company acts as an extension of a school's existing student health facilities, offering round-the-clock medical, mental health, psychiatry and health-coaching virtual visits. The company said that it has a presence on 80 campuses, and is now available to 10 times...
By  MobiHealthNews 03:16 pm January 21, 2021
The start of the Biden administration has signaled a changing of the guard throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For the FDA, Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn has stepped down and has been replaced by acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. She joined the agency's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in 1984 and held the position of Center for Drug Evaluation and...