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.

By MobiHealthNews 10:29 am July 24, 2020
Megan Zweig and Sean Day, chief operating officer and consultant, respectively, at Rock Health, join host Jonah Comstock for a discussion of digital health funding, M&A, and IPOs in the first six months of 2020. Per Rock Health's recent report on the subject, U.S. digital health companies pulled in $5.4 billion so far this year, in spite of (or, perhaps, because of) a global pandemic that has...
By MobiHealthNews 01:27 pm July 17, 2020
    Agility and innovation were always the name of the game for health tech startups, but the past few months of COVID-19 have shifted the demands of providers, payers and consumers in a way few could have predicted. Many entrepreneurial teams are fighting the clock to review or revamp their products or commercialization strategies – but what are their options, and what should they be keeping in...
By MobiHealthNews 03:16 pm July 2, 2020
As the broader economy ping pongs between state lockdowns, unemployment reports and escalating public markets, COVID-19 still down't appear to have torpedoed investors' interests in digital health. During the second quarter of 2020, MobiHealthNews tracked 89 funding deals totaling $2.44 billion – a slight increase in volume but decline in value when compared to both Q2 2019 (81 deals, $2.45...
By MobiHealthNews 03:16 pm June 18, 2020
Samsung smartwatch users in South Korea will now be able to tap into the tech’s Health Monitoring Application, which includes blood pressure-monitoring capabilities and ECG tracking. This comes after the two new capabilities scored clearance from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in the spring. This isn’t Samsung’s only health-focused tool to be released. A few weeks ago, it debuted...
By MobiHealthNews 03:57 pm June 12, 2020
Digital health spectators have long eyed therapeutic virtual reality's progression from an interesting research concept to an evidence-backed treatment for pain, phobias and other conditions. But with COVID-19 throwing a wrench into healthcare's status quo, will the virtual technology be seen as a key resource, or as a novelty to be sidelined until things can return to normal? In this episode, VR...
By MobiHealthNews 02:51 pm June 1, 2020
Healthcare voice chatbot maker Orbita has locked in $9 million as part of a Series A fund co-led by Philips Health Technology Ventures and HealthX Ventures. Cultivation Capital and Newark Venture Partners also took part.  Orbita's technology platform is employed by healthcare, life sciences and medical technology companies seeking conversational AI capabilities that can be deployed through online...
By MobiHealthNews 03:23 pm May 8, 2020
This quarter Dexcom raked in $405 million in revenue, compared to $280.5 million in 2019’s Q1. This represents a 44% increase year over year (YoY), and beats the company's revenue goal by $46.7 million. Dexcom attributes its success to its growing user rate. The gross profits from Q1 were $258.7 million. However, operating expenses have increased, coming in at $215.4 million in 2020 Q1, versus $...
By MobiHealthNews 02:59 pm May 8, 2020
Digital research platform Owkin scored $25 million in funding yesterday. The round was led by Bpifrance Large Venture with participation from Cathay Innovation and MACSF. The platform aims to connect doctors, researchers, scientists and other stakeholders. It uses artificial intelligence to help create data sets and distribute the information to the stakeholders. Its main product, Owkin Studio,...
By MobiHealthNews 04:27 pm May 5, 2020
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is teaming up with Alevo Technologies on a new at-home diagnostic testing platform. The new tool, called the Alveo b.well, will be built to detect viral disease — which may one day include coronavirus detection. According to a release from the company, the product will include an analyzer, nasal swabs and cartridges for the detection of a virus. Consumers can...
By MobiHealthNews 04:23 pm April 27, 2020
Thanks, but we've got this. The U.K. has decided not to use Apple and Google’s much-anticipated Bluetooth contact tracing tool as originally planned, according to the BBC. Apple and Google’s model pitches a decentralized system for tracing, while the NHSX – which works on the UK’s digital health efforts – is proposing a centralized system. NHS officials told the BBC that the centralized system...