Jonah Comstock

November 7, 2018
By and large, Q3 2018 was a slow and steady quarter for pharma moves in digital health, at least in terms of publicly disclosed operations. At events during the quarter, the likes of Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Novartis and Sanofi discussed digital therapeutics and expressed a healthy mixture of skepticism and enthusiasm for the space. “These technologies have a tremendous opportunity to...

Photo credit: Tissue Analytics 

November 5, 2018
Sierra Madre, California-based Wound Care Advantage, a manager of outpatient wound treatment centers, has partnered with Baltimore-based Tissue Analytics to use the digital health startup's technology to measure wounds and develop improved treatment protocols. "Joining forces with technology companies at the forefront of innovation in healthcare is incredibly important as we tackle problems...
Livongo's hypertension management offering.
November 1, 2018
Chronic disease management startup Livongo announced a handful of new offerings and partnerships this week, all organized around the theme of “Applied Health Signals,” a framework for thinking about the technologies and capabilities Livongo offers. “Health Signals is really an enabling technology,” Amar Kendale, Livongo’s chief product officer, told MobiHealthNews. “Something that is part of all...
November 1, 2018
As open enrollment season begins, UnitedHealthcare has made updates to a slew of digital resources designed to provide employers insight on their employees’ health, as well as encourage those employees to better apply their health benefits. These include: Health Plan Manager, an interactive analytics tool for self-funded health plans; Digital Onboarding, an online plan enrollment system; PreCheck...
November 1, 2018
Just a short while after securing a CE Mark for its second generation device, Abbott has been granted FDA clearance for FreeStyle LibreLink, a companion mobile app for its 10 to 14-day CGM. The launch adds a long-awaited feature for US users that’s been available for some time in Europe: users will be able to scan their sensors with an app on their smartphone — and see their latest reading —...
November 1, 2018
AdhereTech, a seven-year-old digital health startup focused on smart pill bottles and medication adherence, has raised a round of growth equity funding, its first since 2014. The company didn’t disclose the amount of the investment, which came from New York-based Argentum. The company has deals with six top 30 pharma companies and all the major specialty pharmas, CEO Josh Stein told...

The digital health landscape, from the Digital Therapeutics Alliance's new report.

October 31, 2018
The precise definition of digital therapeutics has been a hot topic as the new technology category has been discussed and debated in event sessions and articles over the last few years. Now the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, a consortium of industry stakeholders, is hoping to put that to rest with an official definition, released this week in a whitepaper. The definition reads as follows:   "...
October 29, 2018
A new study in the journal Neurology shows that the NightWatch, a connected armband from Leiden, Netherlands-based LivAssured, detected nighttime epileptic seizures 85 percent of the time. The device has been under development for 20 years by a consortium that includes Kempenhaeghe epilepsy centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Foundation for Epilepsy Institutions in the Netherlands (...
October 25, 2018
This story has been updated with an additional deal. MobiHealthNews tracked 72 digital health funding deals in Q3 2018, totally $3.3 billion in investment (coincidentially the same number Rock Health came up with). Both Rock Health and Startup Health have pegged this quarter as the biggest ever for digital health investment, so we've rounded up the deals so readers can take a deep dive into the...
October 24, 2018
Care management software company SilverVue and software-enabled Medicare quality reporting consultancy Mingle Analytics have merged to form Mingle Health, a new company that will combine the strengths of the two firms. SilverVue currently offers a suite of tools that deal with transitions of care, post-acute care, and practice performance. Both companies work with all kinds of providers, but...