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By Laura Lovett 04:29 pm February 27, 2020
Caravan Health, a company that helps providers transition into accountable care organizations (ACO), has dipped into the digital space with the acquisition of patient engagement tech vendor Wellpepper, according to the startup’s former CEO Anne Weiler.  Founded in 2012, Wellpepper works with health plans to provide their patients with digital treatment plans, messaging services and an alert...
By Dave Muoio 03:22 pm February 26, 2020
Type 2 diabetes patients who received a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system as part of a virtual diabetes clinic program improved their HbA1c and near-uniformly said they were comfortable self-inserting a sensor with guidance from a remote coach, according to study data presented by Onduo at an academic conference last weekend. Further, while more than half of the study’s nearly 600...
By Tammy Lovell 05:15 am February 12, 2020
The countdown is on for medical device manufacturers to prepare for the EU Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR), which will fully apply in member states from May this year. But in a recently published paper, trade association MedTech Europe raised concerns that the new regulatory system is not ready to support the transition of technology from the old regime. The new EU MDR came into force on May...
By Dave Muoio 02:15 pm February 6, 2020
A new survey polling thousands of international office workers suggests that two in five will opt to search their symptoms online and self-medicate rather than visit a doctor, with the same amount admitting that doing so makes them more nervous about seeking care from a professional. On the flip side, a similar portion of respondents (43%) said they would investigate their condition online and...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pm February 5, 2020
Nearly half of US workers say they would have greater confidence in a new digital health solution if it was provided by their employer, and more than a quarter said that the provision of digital health tools would have a positive impact on their decision to stay with their employer, according to data featured in a recent Mercer Marsh Benefits, Mercer and Oliver Wyman report. To determine the...
By Dave Muoio 02:49 pm January 29, 2020
While many would agree that healthcare is turning a corner with increasing focus on patient-friendly experiences and the consumerization of healthcare services, not every attempt in this area has been a home run. These shortcomings have been particularly disappointing in the realm of digital, where a successful, well-designed implementation of a patient-centered resource has so much to offer...
By MobiHealthNews 02:27 pm January 28, 2020
Unfortunately for us, MobiHealthNews doesn’t have a crystal ball (it would be darn useful for getting scoops). But we do have more than a decade’s worth of experience tracking the emergence of this space and we spend a lot of our time talking to smart people with industry experience and opinions of their own.  As we enter into a new decade in 2020, your MobiHealthNews staff has put our heads...
By Dave Muoio 01:57 pm January 9, 2020
Digital chronic care management company Livongo and health kiosk startup Higi have teamed up for a new program that will bring a Livongo-branded on-stage program to nearly 500 retail pharmacies in Michigan, the companies announced today. Through these and other channels, consumers will be able to measure indicators of chronic disease, enroll in Livongo programs, participate in health surveys and...
By Dave Muoio 08:53 am December 27, 2019
Much like its predecessors, 2019 was yet another year in which Apple furthered its push into the healthcare market. Although headlined as always by the health tracking features of its consumer wearables, the company has also embraced a number of other projects that align its interests with long-time industry players and — in the words of its healthcare leaders — empower and democratize health for...
By Dave Muoio 02:55 pm December 19, 2019
Gympass, a platform for employer’s benefits programs that offers fitness class bookings to members, announced this week the acquisition of Lisbon, Portugal-based artificial intelligence company Flaner. With this, the Brazil-grown fitness platform will be opening up a new “Tech Hub” in Lisbon that will begin with Flaner’s current employees and expand to a full staff of 50, according to Gympass....