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By Jonah Comstock 08:52 am February 26, 2019
Crossover Health, which provides medical services to large employers, Apple and Facebook among them, has acquired Sherpaa, an asynchronous telehealth company that has also mostly focused on serving employer populations. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sherpaa founder Dr. Jay Parkinson and his team will all become part of Crossover Health. “Our physicians work in designated care...
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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:18 am February 18, 2019
Paris-based digital health insurance provider Alan - founded in 2016 - has raised €40m in a Series B funding round led by Index Ventures and partners of DST Global.  Alan, the first licensed health insurance company in France in more than 30 years, plans to use the new money to grow its user base in France, with a focus on SMEs and freelancers, and expand its team to 175 employees by the end of...

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By Dave Muoio 04:12 pm February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
By Laura Lovett 03:50 pm February 13, 2019
Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge. Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants ranged from a digital health company focused on...
By Jonah Comstock 03:17 pm February 13, 2019
At the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit during HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy took the stage to answer some attendee questions about the state of patient engagement. While the discussion was wide-ranging, an overall theme shined through: the importance of empathy. Read on for some patient engagement lessons. 1. Don’t mix up patient data with patient...
By Dave Muoio 12:17 pm February 13, 2019
The aging population’s caregiving needs are growing as quickly as the demographic, and a slew of new tech-based products for seniors, their families and providers are cropping up each day in response. But despite the potential voice-first interfaces and inconspicuous sensor-equipped wearables, analysts discussing the senior care technology market at HIMSS19 noted that long-term adoption is...
Millenial on a laptop
By Laura Lovett 02:37 pm February 12, 2019
When it comes healthcare, young adults expect more technology and nontraditional settings to be integrated into their care than previous generations, according to a new study released by Accenture at HIMSS19 this morning. The study found that Gen Zers and millennials are much less likely to have a primary care doctor than older generations. In fact, only 67 percent of millennials and 55 percent...
Person using a ridesharing app.
By Jonah Comstock 01:23 pm February 12, 2019
When it comes to medical transportation, the status quo just won’t do, according to Uber Health head Aaron Crowell. “Sometimes there are programs that require two days before you can even schedule a trip,” he said. “I don’t know about you, but oftentimes with my kids I don’t know exactly when they’re going to get sick and I can’t schedule it in advance. And then the other thing is once a patient...
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By Jonah Comstock 12:08 pm February 12, 2019
Last week in advance of HIMSS19, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure API for FHIR, the first in a series of APIs to help customers work with machine learning on protected health information in the cloud. The launch follows up on Microsoft’s open-source release on GitHub last November. “We saw tremendous response to that,” Heather Cartwright, general manager for Healthcare NExT at Microsoft,...
By Jonah Comstock 03:43 pm February 6, 2019
Big Health, the London and San Francisco-based digital health app company behind CBT-based sleep app Sleepio, has released its second app, Daylight, which is focused on combating worry and anxiety. Like Sleepio, the app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. It was developed by a group of creatives the company describes as "leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers and animators,...