September 11, 2019
When it comes to clinical trials, oftentimes the majority of a patient’s experience happens “off stage” in their home or community. For example, medication adherence, or nonadherence, has been a major pitfall in medicine. Studies have found that roughly one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and of those filled up to 50% are taken incorrectly.
Startups have taken notice and the digital...
January 11, 2019
CES 2019 is in its waning days, and with its end comes a time for reflection. This year’s consumer tech expo boasted no shortage of health and wellness products on display, ranging from novel ECG-equipped wearables to novel approaches to skin care.
Meanwhile, the Digital Health Summit — CES’ sub-event focused exclusively on health technology — celebrated its tenth year at the show with two full...
September 4, 2018
With the percentage of smartphone ownership skyrocketing to around 77 percent in America, smartphones have become constant companions. Recently, mental health professionals have kickstarted the conversation about how smartphone usage can help gauge a patient's wellness and behavior.
Several apps have begun to emerge that will track a patient’s phone habits, behaviors, and even location through...
July 31, 2018
PatientWisdom, a digital health company specializing in real-world data collection tools, has raised $1 million in Series A funding from new investor OCA Ventures and other existing backers. This brings the company’s total funding to $3.45 million.
The company’s software suite is comprised of three products: PatientWisdom, which collects data to improve patient experience and care delivery;...
May 29, 2013
The Fitbit Flex.
The University of San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is teaming up with major quantified self thought leaders to launch Health Data Exploration, an initiative aimed at convincing the companies that make tracking devices, connected health devices, and fitness apps...