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By Aditi Pai December 18, 2014
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator alum Yosko Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the company's second Mobile Health Accelerator, a three-month program in Kansas City powered by TechStars. The 2015 Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator will run from March 9 through June 4. “We are pleased to work with Techstars to provide early-stage input and guidance related to our...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
First Opinion, a San Francisco-based telemedicine app maker, has raised $6 million from Polaris Ventures. Existing investors also contributed, including True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $8.6 million, including a $1.2 million seed round in January and another $1.4 million round in May. First Opinion offers consumers...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2014
Dr. William Tierney HIPAA is designed to give patients control of their own medical data -- who can see it, who can access it, and who can use it, especially with regards to third parties. But when it comes to physicians themselves, the status quo is patients being expected to fully disclose, so doctors have all the information they might need to treat them. A new study is challenging that...
By Aditi Pai December 16, 2014
Since 2010 Boston-based video visits company American Well has raised $81 million in a mix of equity, options, and securities, according to an SEC filing. According to the filing, the investment closes out a round of funding that included tranches in 2010 ($25 million from equity) and 2012 ($12 million more from equity). So the most recent funding apparently totaled $44 million (and included...
By Jonah Comstock December 16, 2014
Ambre Health CTO and co-founder Brek Wilkins One of the biggest complaints about healthcare, one of the biggest pain points that digital technology promises to solve, is that data sits in silos, so that even if a piece of data could help a patient, it might not be in the hands of the doctor who needs to see it. Ambre Health, a recently formed startup out of Oklahoma State University (OSU),...
By Aditi Pai December 15, 2014
Health system Texas Medical Center has partnered with investment firm Village Capital to launch a program for early stage digital health companies, called VilCap USA: Health IT 2014. The program will offer accepted startups four "intensive" four-day sessions over the span of three months to work on developing their startups. Two of the sessions will be held in Houston, TX and the other two will...
By Jonah Comstock December 15, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association today rolled out a new service for accrediting live, direct-to-consumer telemedicine services. Applications open today for ATA members and will be available for nonmembers in the coming months. "We also very strongly support the accreditation programs operating in the hospitals and that’s an important role," ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous told MobiHealthNews in an...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Boxer There's more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I moderated this week at the mHealth Summit. Dr. Richard Boxer, the former chief medical officer of Teladoc, spoke about his new startup Pager, which literally sends doctors to the doors of patients who have...
By Aditi Pai December 11, 2014
Startup accelerator Techstars has launched a post-accelerator program, called Techstars++ that provides exposure for entrepreneurs who have completed the Techstars accelerator. Techstars' launch partner is Mayo Clinic. Post-accelerator startups can use the Techstars++ network to spend time learning from and engaging with a corporate partner. "For example, after completing Techstars, healthcare-...
By Jonah Comstock December 10, 2014
Duke University and Ochsner Health System in Louisiana are two of the first hospitals to integrate with Apple HealthKit via Epic. At the mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Maryland this week, Duke's Dr. Ricky Bloomfield and Ochsner's Dr. Richard Milani took the stage for a packed Q&A session about the new technologies, applications and opportunities. Here's eight takeaways from the session. 1...