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By Jonah Comstock 02:55 pm June 6, 2019
Healthcare enterprises and digital health startups have a symbiotic relationship: startups need enterprise partners to test and validate their technology, and enterprises turn to startups to bolster innovation efforts beyond what they’re equipped to do in-house. According to Rock Health Director of Research Megan Zweig, speaking this week at a Rock Health event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this...
By Laura Lovett 02:40 pm June 6, 2019
Looking to the chronic care space, Innomar Strategies, a Canadia-focused arm of AmerisourceBergen, has developed a new mobile app dubbed Chronically Simple. The new tool was designed to help individuals with complex need and chronic conditions manage their care.  The patient-facing tool will allow users to view appointments and communicate with healthcare providers. Patients using the system can...

Quil Health CEO Carina Edwards speaks with Cooley LLP Partner Geoff Starr at BIO 2019 in Philadelphia.

By Dave Muoio 02:25 pm June 6, 2019
In April of 2018, Comcast and Independence Blue Cross announced plans to develop a nebulous consumer-focused healthcare platform that would use technology to engage patients in the midst of their care journey. The effort, now an independent joint venture known as Quil Health, might have seen like an unlikely pairing at the time. But according to newly appointed CEO Carina Edwards, the two...
By Dr. Daniel Yazdi 10:43 am June 6, 2019
About the Author: Dr. Daniel Yazdi is an Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School interested in the intersection of digital health and clinical medicine. He can be followed on Twitter @DanielYazdi. Medicine is reaching a problem of epic proportions: without any changes to how primary care is delivered, in 2030 there will be a projected deficit of 14,800 to...
By Dave Muoio 12:35 pm June 5, 2019
Department of Veteran Affairs clinics that offered HIV patients telehealth programs found modest improvements in population-level viral suppression despite a low utilization rate of roughly one in eight patients, according to a study published last month in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. “Our findings describe the impact of HIV telehealth programs implemented as quality improvement programs in...
By Laura Lovett 03:54 pm June 4, 2019
Digital health is still in many ways the new kid on the block within the healthcare industry. Within a short amount of time, the new field has turned the heads of investors and providers alike. But now the industry is beginning to grapple with questions around how to implement a sustainable economic business model.  “In the next five to six years or so the market is estimated to be $120 billion...
By Jonah Comstock 03:28 pm June 4, 2019
Innovation: Everybody wants it for their organization, but it's easier said than done. Healthcare organizations are often risk- and change-averse, and with good reason — a smooth workflow in a hospital can be a matter of life or death. "Physicians are not here to stand in the way of innovation," AMA Chair Jack Resneck said at a recent event. "Frankly we have embraced innovation for decades if not...
By Laura Lovett 01:45 pm June 4, 2019
On Friday the American Diabetes Association is set to kick of its annual scientific session in San Francisco. Diabetes focused organizations have already begun to make announcements ahead of the show. MobiHealthNews compiled a roundup of the diabetes-related news coming out this week.    GLOOKO, T1D TEAM UP This morning, diabetes management platform Glooko announced that it is teaming up with...
By Dave Muoio 12:09 pm June 4, 2019
Since it was first announced, fans and critics of the FDA’s Pre-Cert program for medical software developers have mused on the benefits and burdens that might come with participation in the experimental program. What to expect from Pre-Cert The question has only become more pertinent since the agency released its 1.0 Working Model in January and, just a couple weeks ago, began seeking new De Novo...
By Dave Muoio 11:40 am June 3, 2019
T1D Exchange, a Boston-based nonprofit that promotes Type 1 diabetes research, has announced the launch of an open online patient data registry. By collecting information from children and adults with the condition, the group hopes to build a substantial longitudinal cohort that will drive new treatment development research and influence new policy or reimbursement decisions. After creating an...