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.

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By MobiHealthNews 11:25 am December 13, 2019
It’s been a big year for Google’s parent company Alphabet. Once upon a time, Google’s role in the health world was chiefly associated with "Googling" symptoms, but much has changed for the Silicon Valley giant. This year Google made major moves in the health industry—making waves when it announced a plan to acquire Fitbit and even dipping into the EHR space by demoing a new search feature. ...
By MobiHealthNews 03:40 pm November 18, 2019
Health 2.0, a HIMSS subsidiary, is seeking startup applicants for two upcoming events in its VentureConnect series: a Startup Showcase on the sidelines of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco and a Startup Pitch Competition at the HIMSS20 Global Conference in Orlando. Both of these opportunities afford startups a chance to present their decks in front of an audience of potential...
By MobiHealthNews 11:55 am October 30, 2019
Articles referenced in today's episode: Alphabet makes offer to acquire Fitbit Facebook's new tool tells users what checkups they need, where to get them Amazon makes its second digital health acquisition with Health Navigator
By MobiHealthNews 02:20 pm October 15, 2019
Digital chronic disease management company Livongo Health announced a partnership today with VSP Vision Care that will blend each service for the companies’ mutual clients. More specifically, Livongo members with diabetes who are also under “most” VSP plans will be offered retinal screenings from VSP network doctors, and receive messages through the digital program prompting them to seek eye care...
By MobiHealthNews 03:50 pm October 4, 2019
Over a billion and a half venture dollars poured into the digital health space in Q3 2019. MobiHealthNews recorded 66 deals adding up to roughly $1.55 billion globally — less than half of the $3.3 billion recorded during the same period last year. Babylon Health, a UK-based digital chatbot that also links up to provider practices, topped the charts this quarter with a $550 million funding round...
By MobiHealthNews 04:10 pm August 23, 2019
If the recent trend of IPOs keeps up, more and more digital companies will have their revenue numbers out in the open. But in the meantime, for private companies, we have to take those numbers where we can find them, which is why each year MobiHealthNews parses Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out the digital health and health tech companies that...
By MobiHealthNews 03:55 pm August 8, 2019
Practices using DrChrono’s digital EHRs will now be able to incorporate OutcomeMD’s patient reported outcome tool within their workflows, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. The functionality automatically pushes symptom and pain information submitted through patient devices to the clinician’s EHR medical note, is supported for 20 different medical specialties, including...
By MobiHealthNews 01:21 pm August 1, 2019
Yale University School of Medicine and digital health company Sharecare have signed a licensing agreement to develop new online tools for the former’s physician assistant students. The program will be specifically developed to meet the online format. The tools will include mini-lectures, interactive quizzes and a virtual lab to supplement the cadaver labs. Yale will be using this partnership to...
By MobiHealthNews 03:19 pm July 19, 2019
This quarter was another busy one for the FDA as it continued to reevaluate its approach to digital health amidst a changing of the guard from Dr. Scott Gottlieb to its new commissioner, Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless.  Among its most notable digital health actions of the past few months was the agency’s decision to put out a call for new companies to try out the current framework of its Digital...
By MobiHealthNews 03:07 pm July 19, 2019
Digital health-focused moves from payers throughout the last quarter ranged from partnership agreements and program launches to acquisitions and CMS coverage rulings. Several such headlines came from major players like Cigna, UnitedHealth Group, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and various Blue Cross plans, and frequently involved digital health mainstays such as Livongo, Fitbit, Doctor on Demand...