January 5, 2015
San Francisco-based health behavior monitoring and analytics startup Ginger.io raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $28.2 million.
It's likely that Kaiser Permanente Ventures invested in the round because Ginger.io added Kaiser Permanente Ventures partner Dave Schulte to its board in the filing, as pointed out in a report over at ...
November 10, 2014
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based chronic care management app developer CareCam Health Systems raised $2.4 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $12.4 million.
The company's chronic care management offering, called vHealth, helps patients record videos of care management activities, like giving themselves a diabetic foot exam or using their...
September 10, 2014
Glen Tullman, the former Allscripts CEO who left the company at the end of 2012 by mutual agreement, is back in the health field. His newest venture, Livongo, launched from the stage of TechCrunch's Disrupt conference in San Francisco and has already raised a $10 million funding round from General Catalyst Partners.
"Our plan is to use the experience gained in Silicon Valley on consumer ...
March 20, 2014
Remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink received FDA 510(k) class II clearance for Beacon 2.0, a mobile-centric software system that integrates data from various home health devices. Beacon was previously cleared as a class I medical device (MDDS). HealthInterlink plans to begin commercialization of the device in the US immediately.
Beacon 2.0 works on tablets, smartphones and via...
March 5, 2014
The global mobile health market is expected to reach $49 billion by 2020, according to a study by Grand View Research.
In 2012, the global market for mobile health was valued at $1.95 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.6 percent from 2014 to 2020.
North America, accounted for 33.5 percent of the total revenue in 2012, dominating the mobile health global market...
February 12, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic has released a patient-facing iPad app to help users manage epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. The app, called MyEpilepsy, contains both educational materials and tracking tools for patients. According to the CDC, about 2.8 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
The informational features on the app include epilepsy...
February 7, 2014
Boston-based LifeGuard Games is gearing up to launch a mobile game to teach children to manage their asthma. Wellapets, which is due to launch at the end of February, follows the mold of recently popular virtual pet games like Club Penguin or Moshi Monsters, but with an extra element of chronic disease management.
"I think doctors see there's value to be gained and not a lot of downside in terms...
December 17, 2013
At the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, D.C. last week, Mike Shilling, director of business development at Exco InTouch, shared three examples of mobile-enabled clinical trials that recently finished up or are still underway. The trials each leveraged mobiles in different ways and helped highlight a few of the strategies for deploying them in support of a trial as well as the various...
July 25, 2013
OneHealth Solutions, a company that largely has focused on employer groups, is for the first time applying its mobile and Web platform for patient behavior change to primary care, courtesy of a partnership with Boston Medical Center.
The safety-net hospital, an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, is adopting the OneHealth system, originally to treat substance abuse, depression and...
April 17, 2013
A start-up from Orange Silicon Valley, the San Francisco development center of France Telecom-Orange, is preparing to launch a platform that combines wireless home monitoring, augmented reality, speech controls and motion capture to help patients manage chronic diseases and prevent hospital readmissions.
The platform, called Sense.ly, uses gesture capture based on Microsoft's Kinect as well as a...