October 9, 2019
"Data" may well be the buzzword of the early 21st century, but the health field is still trying to figure out how to use it. From claims data to wearables and EHRs, physicians are struggling to incorporate it into practice. This has led to the rise of tech startups looking to tackle this very issue.
“Data is king. The more data we have, the more precise we can be,” Lori Evans Bernstein,...
Glen Tullman (second from right) at work with the Livongo team. Photo courtesy Livongo.
September 11, 2019
Livongo isn’t the first company in the digital health space to IPO — at least, depending on how you define “digital health” it isn’t. But even if your definition is broad, Livongo stands out as one of the first companies to go public that’s really focusing on delivering healthcare, not just wellness, using consumer digital technologies.
“People expect us to represent this whole new industry that...
June 25, 2019
As part of the extensive Health eHeart Study, University of California, San Francisco researchers found smartphone camera-based heart rate measurements often employed by apps to strongly correlate with in-clinic results collected via ECG.
From there, the researchers employed their app-based approach to record the heart rates nearly 70,000 individuals worldwide, and paired these with health and...
April 2, 2019
Blueprint, a startup building software for mental health data collection and clinician review, has raised $1.3 million in a funding round led by Lightbank and Hyde Park Angels.
What they do
Blueprint’s app-based platform distributes standardized clinical assessments to patients and automatically logging behavioral factors such as sleep or exercise with the smartphone’s sensors. Data from both of...
Moshe Bar Siman-Tov speaks at MedInIsrael 2019 in Tel Aviv. Photo by Roy Habani.
April 1, 2019
With a population of just 9 million, Israel is not a large country. But its contributions to health innovation, in particular digital health, are outsized. The country boasts 500 digital health startups as well as hospitals like Sheba Medical Center, which has recently been ranked in the top 10 in the world by Newsweek.
What does the country have going for it? A mostly interoperable, fully...
February 21, 2019
Patients are still turning to Dr. Google to answer their health questions in the days before their condition takes a turn for the worse, according a study recently published in BMJ Open.
However, that same online behavior could be an opportunity to anticipate and improve care, with the study’s authors noting that a substantial number of ED patients with a Google account are open to their search...
February 18, 2019
We are living in a time when there is increasingly more data being collected, opening up more opportunities for researchers. As the industry begins to see patients become consumers, the conversation around this data has begun to include questions of ownership and compensation.
“What we really want to do is empower patients to take back full control of their data,” Nicolas Schmidt, chief product...
January 18, 2019
Last week, MobiHealthNews attended JP Morgan Week for the first time. While we took a pass on the eponymous conference, we talked digital health at the bevy of conferences, meetings, and cocktail parties that have sprung up around the investment bank’s annual life sciences event.
The distributed nature of JP Morgan makes it hard to pull out one overarching themes, but a few trends and topics of...
November 1, 2018
Focus on Artificial Intelligence
In November, we take a deep dive into AI and machine learning.
October 29, 2018