March 13, 2018
A recently released analysis report from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights that examines the US’s current and proposed software as a medical device (SaMD) regulatory landscape, and includes suggestions on how the FDA’s pre-certification pilot program and other initiatives could better serve this fast-moving industry.
“The exponential advancement of digital health technologies presents a...
June 21, 2017
Headspace, maker of the eponymous meditation and mental well-being app, has hired Ross Hoffman as the company’s chief business officer. Hoffman joins Headspace after six years at Twitter, where he most recently held the post of SVP of global partnerships. The appointment comes at a time of change for Headspace, which recently laid off 13 staff positions in the marketing department but also...
October 14, 2015
Sixty-three percent of US adults who use fitness or health monitoring technology say that tech has led to significant behavior change, according to a survey of 3,616 US adults conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
They found that 28 percent of respondents had used technology to measure fitness and health goals and 23 percent had used technology to monitor a health issue, up from...
August 18, 2014
Welkin Health's iOS app.
Digital health accelerator Rock Health announced this week that it has added a half dozen new startups, along with three new corporate partners that will support portfolio companies through mentorship and other forms of guidance.
Rock Health companies receive a $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their stay in the program, including support from...
August 13, 2014
Global professional services firm Towers Watson says telemedicine could potentially save US employers $6 billion a year.
“While this analysis highlights a maximum potential savings, even a significantly lower level of use could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in savings,” Dr. Allan Khoury, a senior consultant at Towers Watson, said in a statement. “Achieving these savings requires a...
February 24, 2014
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini started his keynote at HIMSS here in Orlando, Florida with a simple fact: Aetna is doing well, but the healthcare system in general isn't. And for the latter problem, mobile is a big part of the solution.
"Inside my organization today, with record membership, our large staff of physicians, and record revenue, people would look at me and say 'Why would you want to change...
January 15, 2014
Mobile health strategies shouldn't be one-size-fits-all, Dr. Harry Greenspun, Deloitte's Senior Advisor on Health Care Transformation and Technology, wrote in a recent blog post. There are four dimensions that need to be considering in developing a mobile health intervention or technology. Greenspun breaks down the focus areas into four P's: People, Payment, Places, and Purpose.
December 9, 2013
Deloitte's Harry Greenspun
If behavior change is the next big thing to usher in consumers' adoption of mobile health, then the consumers must first trust their mobile technology, according to Deloitte physician Harry Greenspun and IMS Health's Matt Tindall.
"How many of you deposit checks using your phone?" Greenspun asked in a panel at the mHealth Summit event in Washington D.C. "And then how...
November 26, 2013
The year is drawing to a close, and as some take the time to look back on personal highlights, we've taken the time to compile some mobile health highlights, mostly through numbers. While bigger research companies have forecasted potential growth in the space four or five years ahead, other surveys and studies offer different takeaways on digital health today -- from iPad vs iPhone comparisons to...
January 15, 2013
The new year brings new forecasts. While it does seem as if the prognosticators are getting more accurate, or at least on the same page, forecasting an immature market like mobile health remains an inexact science.
Business market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., just came out with a report saying worldwide sales for mobile health technologies and services will...