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.

December 27, 2018
*/ In Q4 2018, Devoted and Bright Health — two companies involved in the payer space — topped the funding list, raising $300 million and $200 million in funding respectively. This quarter MobiHealthNews reported on 52 digital health funding deals that raised approximately $1.18 billion. This is down from last quarter, which reported a record-breaking $3.3 billion in investments. Read on for a...
December 27, 2018
This quarter the payer space continues to push digital initiatives. In the last few months CMS announced that home health organizations could get Medicare reimbursement for remote monitoring. Meanwhile, private insurers charge on with digital health programs geared to tackle chronic conditions, mental health and overall wellness.  Read on for a roundup of Q4 payer news. Check out Q1, Q2, and Q3 ...
December 26, 2018
The pharma industry has become increasingly interested in the digital health space over the last few years, but this quarter numerous projects that have been in the works for years have finally came to fruition. For instance, Pear's reSET, the first digital therapeutic cleared by the FDA, was recently launched to commercial markets.  But that wasn’t the only advance in the space as pharma...
December 13, 2018
Calling all startups — HIMSS has extended the deadline for applications for two investor-focused events. HIMSS is hosting the Health 2.0 VentureConnect Pitch Competition at the HIMSS19 Global Conference on February 13, 2019 in Orlando, FL. The Health 2.0 VentureConnect Pitch Competition puts "Series A ready" digital health companies center stage as they compete to be recognized as the most...
December 7, 2018
The journal Health Affairs is widely regarded as a key forum for conversations about health policy. This month, Health Affairs published a special issue with 20 research papers, editorials and analyses around the broad topic of telehealth, including synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine as well as remote patient monitoring. Of note, the journal is not a cheerleader for the field; in fact, it'...
November 16, 2018
Health 2.0 has two exciting opportunities for digital health startups coming up at the beginning of 2019, and the time to apply for both is now. First off, on January 7th in San Francisco — concurrent with JP Morgan Week — is Health 2.0 VentureConnect Top 20 Tech Showcase. Health2.0 VentureConnect will bring together top tech startups, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and more...
October 16, 2018
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for six pre-conference symposia on Monday, Feb. 11 in Orlando.   The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. ET on October 19, 2018.   Case studies from healthcare provider and payer organizations are a focus for these events, which deliver deep-dives into specific topic categories. Click on the links below to learn more about each symposium and to submit a...
September 28, 2018
Starting October 2, HIMSS Media, a full-service digital information and in-person events group that supports HIMSS’ mission, has announced the global expansion of MobiHealthNews, the established leading provider of news, commentary and research for the US digital health community. As a new global brand, MobiHealthNews will become a resource that readers around the world can turn to find out the...
September 24, 2018
Dentist gone digital. On Friday CareStack, a cloud-based technology company that caters to the dental industry, announced that it scored $16 million in funding. The round was led by Accel, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Eight Roads Ventures.  “CareStack is helping dental practices across the country gain better control of their operations, which is leading to better patient care. We are excited to...
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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...