HIMSSCast: Apple's new sensor, digital therapeutics, and digital health diversity

MobiHealthNews editors share some highlights from last week's Apple Event, Digital Therapeutics East, and the Rock Health Summit.
By MobiHealthNews
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It's a bit of a pot pourri this week as the MobiHealthNews team shares some of what it's heard at a variety of (virtual, of course) industry events. First, host Jonah Comstock recaps what Apple announced at its product launch event last week, then Associate Editors Dave Muoio and Mallory Hackett discuss the Digital Therapeutics East event. Last, Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Jonah talk about the Rock Health Summit.

If you haven't gotten enough of events yet, we've got one of our own coming up next week. Visit https://www.himss.org/event-accelerate-health to learn more about Accelerate Health.

 

Talking points:

  • Apple Watch’s new blood oxygenation sensor.
  • New studies from Apple.
  • Apple’s “Peloton killer,” Fitness+.
  • The role of digital therapeutics in COVID-19 response.
  • Decentralized clinical trials in a pandemic world.
  • The importance of clinical trial efficacy data.
  • Pharma’s perspective on digital therapeutics.
  • The need for diversity in the digital health startup ecosystem.

More about this episode:

Apple adds SpO2 & V02 Max to Apple Watch Series 6, and launches three new studies

Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices

Apple plants a flag in the home fitness market with Fitness+ for Apple Watch

Apple Watch sleep tracking feature is more about habits than graphs (VIDEO)

Hands-on with Apple Watch's New Blood oxygenation sensor (VIDEO)

Why digital therapeutics are flourishing under COVID-19

Pharma companies don’t want unicorn digital therapeutic partnerships

DTx regulatory teams talk the power of research beyond ticking FDA's boxes

With many regulatory barriers clear, remaining roadblocks for digital therapeutics are cultural, logistical

To boost inclusivity, words matter in the healthcare world

What startups are missing when they talk about the 'consumer' experience

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