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 03:11 pm April 14, 2020
Through its Healthbox subsidiary, HIMSS is facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of COVID-19 technology solutions and lessons learned on the COVID-19 Digital Think Tank. On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock chats with Healthbox President Neil Patel about how to use the platform, how it came about, and what he's seen on it so far. Neil and Jonah also get to talking about the effect the current...
By MobiHealthNews 04:52 pm April 10, 2020
Even before today's big announcement from Apple and Google, it was clear that phone-based contact tracking was going to be an important weapon in the war against COVID-19. But might that weapon be a double-edged sword? In today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock is joined by the MobiHealthNews team – Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Associate Editor Dave Muoio – to discuss the various companies,...
By MobiHealthNews 03:31 pm April 3, 2020
Coronavirus may have thrust the markets into a tailspin, but the impact of that economic uncertainty doesn't seem to have hit the digital health startup quite yet. During the first quarter of this year, MobiHealthNews tracked 82 funding deals totaling $2.9 billion — a staggering jump over the 49 deals and $1.4 billion collective raise of Q1 2019. It also had a small handful of late-stage, big-...
By MobiHealthNews 03:18 pm March 6, 2020
A new digital/pharma partnership. Amid a breakdown of its new strategic direction, Paris-based Voluntis announced a new partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb that aims to support cancer patients with a new digital-therapeutic platform. Patients would use this app-based tool to track their symptoms and treatment, while also being provided with relevant self-management recommendations via an...
By MobiHealthNews 03:55 pm March 3, 2020
Fitbit and Belgium-based FibriCheck have extended their partnership to bring the latter’s atrial fibrillation detection app to four new countries in the EU: France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It was previously made available to Fitbit smartwatch users in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium back in September 2019. “For more than a decade, Fitbit has helped millions of people around the...
Also: Yale School of Medicine cuts deal to explore VR for cancer patients; UPMC Health Plan rolls out VirtualHealth's HELIOS platform.
By MobiHealthNews 10:39 am February 26, 2020
DrChrono, a digital health company that works with EHRs, is teaming up with Cognition IP to help it draft five patent applications. The new patents will primarily be focused on machine learning technology. The pair are also going to be working on pushing through two patents that have been stalled for years.  “It was crucial to work with a partner that had a deep understanding of healthcare and...
By MobiHealthNews 03:53 pm February 25, 2020
LifeOmic, the maker of apps and other software for providers, has snagged former HHS CTO Ed Simcox as its new chief strategy officer. This role will task Simcox with development of the company’s health and security product strategies, as well as with the coordination of B2B partnerships and other relationships. “Ed provides LifeOmic with invaluable experience helping change the way people...
By MobiHealthNews 04:20 pm February 21, 2020
COVID-19, perhaps still better known as novel coronavirus, is a dangerous and rapidly spreading disease that governments and healthcare stakeholders are working around the world to contain. But how is new technology shaping the narrative of this epidemic, and is it making it easier to manage than previous outbreaks? In today's HIMSSCast, we explore that question with host and Editor-in-Chief...
By MobiHealthNews 03:11 pm February 18, 2020
Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, has inked a deal with the Mayo Clinic. As part of the deal, the Mayo Clinic’s library of clinical insights will be integrated into Lumeon’s Care Pathway Management Platform.  “Mayo Clinic is not only one of the most prestigious health systems in the world, but they have also been an early adopter of...
By MobiHealthNews 04:13 pm February 12, 2020
Cognoa has entered a new partnership with Autism Learning Partners (ALP) that will provide parents with the Cognoa for Child Development app. The tool helps parents log their child’s developmental progress and offers personalized activity suggestions to help support their growth. ALP providers, meanwhile, can review the logs for evidence of autism spectrum disorder to better inform their care and...