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.

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...
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...