June 20, 2019
Providence St. Joseph health spinout Xealth, which aims to create a prescribing infrastructure for digital health apps, has raised $3 million in new funding, an add-on that brings its previously announced Series A up to $14 million and the company’s total funding to $22.5 million.
The three new investors in the round are all health systems who will be using the app with their doctors and patients...
April 3, 2019
A staggering number of health apps are being released with each passing year, many of which could have a lasting impact on patients entering the health system with stress, anxiety or depression. That sheer volume of options comes at a cost, however, as many therapists and clinicians who are interested in recommending a digital tool or service to their patients simply don’t have the time to comb...
May 9, 2018
A new overview of systematic reviews of published randomized control trials of mobile health apps found just 23 RCTs of currently-available apps have been conducted, and less than half of those showed a positive health effect from the app in question.
A group of researchers from the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University in Queensland, Australia conducted the review,...
February 12, 2015
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans made headlines last summer when it launched the O Bar, the first "Genius Bar-type" in-person center for learning about health and wellness apps. Now a report from WWL, a local CBS news outlet, says the hospital has a roster of two to three hundred apps it's recommending.
The apps run the gamut from food and nutrition tracking, to fitness and activity, to apps...
December 12, 2013
In the first quarter of 2014, WebMD will launch its fifth major iteration, which will include a marketplace for buying personal health devices and some FDA-cleared medical devices, thanks to a major partnership with Qualcomm Life and its 2net ecosystem.
"We wanted to do a few things that were unique and ground-breaking, so we did not want this to be fitness focused, we wanted it to be condition...
October 24, 2013
Alexandra von Plato
Patients of doctors who use mobile apps in the exam room are more likely to use apps themselves, and more likely to switch medications, according to a new study from communication firm Digitas Health.
In Digitas Health's study of 2,000 patients and caregivers, they found that 33 percent of respondents reported that either they or their physician had used a mobile device at...
July 1, 2013
A mobile app released last year by Pfizer.
A staggering 90 percent of chronic patients in the US would accept a mobile app prescription from their physician, as opposed to only 66 percent willing to accept a prescription of medication, according to a recent survey from health communications firm Digitas Health. Digitas presented preliminary research findings at a recent event in London, PMLiVE...