diabetes management

By Jonah Comstock 05:58 am October 30, 2013
WellDoc's BlueStar system. Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc has developed a model that can predict hypoglycemic events in patients with Type 2 diabetes 91 percent of the time based on once-a-day patient blood glucose testing. Predicting hypoglycemic events, a term for when people with diabetes are dangerously low blood sugar, up to 24 hours before they occur -- as...
By Neil Versel 01:24 pm October 21, 2013
Mobile health interventions developer Agile Health is moving beyond its roots in smoking cessation by releasing myAgileLife, a text messaging-based program to help people learn behavioral skills to manage type 2 diabetes. myAgileLife, the first product Nashville, Tenn.-based Agile Health has commercialized on a messaging platform acquired last year from the University of Southern California,...
By Brian Dolan 05:29 am September 3, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc announced a new board of directors this week to help the company further commercialize its recently launched BlueStar product. The new board members include two just retired PricewaterhouseCoopers executives and a Washington insider. Up until now WellDoc's board has largely consisted of the company's own management team, but the new board...
By Jonah Comstock 04:02 am June 27, 2013
Ayogo's Diabestes app for college students. Health gaming company Ayogo's CEO Michael Fergusson hinted at this week's Games for Health event in Boston that the company is working on a new game for a major pharmaceutical company, although he wasn't able to reveal any details. "I sure would like to show you this game but I didn't get clearance to show it. We're working with one of the five largest...
By Jonah Comstock 10:12 am June 3, 2013
Research firm ON World released new data from its mobile health and wellness sensor reports, which predicts that in 2017, 515 million sensors for wearable, implantable or mobile health and fitness devices will be shipped globally, up from 107 million in 2012. In March, the firm predicted 18.2 million health and wellness wireless sensor networks would ship in 2017. That number excluded sports and...
By Jonah Comstock 09:49 am January 29, 2013
Passive behavior monitoring and analytics company Ginger.io is now soliciting participants for a diabetes pilot study, building on the work that won them the Sanofi Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge in 2011. Ginger.io, which recently raised $6.5 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures, makes passive monitoring software for smartphones, with the goal of creating profiles for how...
By Jonah Comstock 07:57 am January 24, 2013
One thread MobiHealthNews has been following since 2010 is the changing role of the payer in digital health. The buzz at the mHealth Summit suggested that 2013 could be a big year for payers taking on more proactive, preventative measures to reduce their own costs and improve the health of their clients. Health insurer and self-styled "global health services company" Cigna has announced a...
By Neil Versel 02:28 am January 17, 2013
Dr Caroline Free also led the efficacy trial for Txt2Stop, a SMS-based smoking cessation service Despite all the hype and promise around mobile healthcare technologies, the scientific evidence supporting clinical efficacy of mobile health continues to fall short, according to two new papers in the journal PLOS Medicine. British researchers examined 20 years' worth of published studies on mobile...
By Brian Dolan 03:12 am October 4, 2012
This week Voxiva, which powers the technology behind the federal government's Text4Baby program, announced the official launch of Care4Life, a mobile-based diabetes education and support program that leverages text messaging, a mobile app and a web portal. HealthInsight, a multi-specialty care delivery network in the Utah Beacon community is currently evaluating Care4Life. "Since 99 percent of...
By Neil Versel 06:54 am September 26, 2012
Telcare Blood Glucose Meter Digital health management company Healthrageous is teaming with health insurer Highmark to test the latest iteration of its behavior modification program for type 2 diabetes. Highmark is sponsoring a six-month trial that started in July at Acosta Sales and Marketing, a self-insured company in Jacksonville, Fla., for diabetes self-management using Healthrageous...