April 22, 2019
Recovery Force will be testing out its upcoming wearables for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevention at Tufts Medical Center and Eskenazi Health thanks to a $1.8 million NIH grant, according to a recent release from the company. The Mobile Active Compressions (MAC) device is a light, wireless device worn on the calf that replaces tethered pumps or other tools often used to prevent clotting.
February 12, 2019
Progress in the healthcare industry often means a lot of back and forth between outside innovators and providers — and the two don’t always see eye to eye. But both are essential for progress.
“Most of the startups are in a hurry and most of healthcare is not, so how how do we navigate this?” Santosh Mohan of the HIMSS Innovation Committee said at the Innovation Symposium at HIMSS19.
But one of...
June 6, 2018
Athenahealth announced Wednesday morning that founder and CEO Jonathan Bush is leaving the company and that the board will consider “strategic alternatives.”
Those include hiring a new chief executive officer as well as a “sale, merger or other transaction involving the company as well as continuing as an independent company,” athenahealth said in a statement.
Bush’s departure follows negative...
May 9, 2018
Santosh Mohan, head of athenahealth's More Disruption Please labs, tells MobiHealthNews Editor Jonah Comstock about the potential open platforms bring to healthcare and he shares a few details on the EHR company's work with Apple.
March 22, 2018
Redwood, California-based Carrot, a digital health company that offers smartphone-paired smoking cessation device, has signed an agreement with Minneapolis-based RedBrick Health. The partnership will allow a portion of RedBrick’s clients early access to Carrot’s platform, and will give RedBrick category exclusivity to market the platform through 2018.
"We obtained FDA clearance for our breath...
March 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews spent the last week at the HIMSS18 annual global conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see all our HIMSS coverage on our website, but we don't always have time to write all the news from the show. Read on for some additional comments, case studies, and launches from the show.
Jonathan Bush says digital can save hospitals from becoming Blockbusters
March 1, 2018
athenahealth will be debuting Epocrates Connect, a mobile app that directly connects into a provider’s EHR system, at HIMSS 2018 next week. The system uses machine learning and language processing to give providers access to information and coordinate patient care no matter the EHR or care setting.
“Providers today spend nearly 50 percent of their time documenting in various EHR systems and...
August 3, 2017
GlaxoSmithKline has made a hire signaling its commitment to digital health. Karenann Terrell, former Chief Information Officer at Walmart, will start at GSK in the newly created role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer.
“The impact of technology on the healthcare industry is accelerating and requires us to rethink our approach,” CEO Emma Walmsley said in a statement. “As a member of the...
January 24, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, which makes APIs to create interoperability between healthcare organizations and developers, has raised $9 million in Series B funding in a round led by RRE Ventures. Existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners also contributed to the round. In 2015, the company raised $3.5 million, and this latest financing brings their total...
January 9, 2017
Telemedicine platform provider SnapMD raised $3.25 million in Series A financing, bringing the company’s total funding to date at $9.15 million. The funding will be used to advance SnapMD’s core offering, the Virtual Care Management platform, by expanding sales and marketing efforts as well as securing new partnerships.
SnapMD’s platform is a white-label software platform that offers a toolset...