digital health

By Dean Koh February 7, 2019
Digital therapeutics company Kaia Health has unveiled a feasibility study to examine the impact of its digital therapeutic treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Japan’s ageing population. This follows a German pilot study which successfully decreased symptoms. COPD is an umbrella term to describe chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow. According to the...

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By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2019
In 2009, the iPhone was a year and a half old. The iPad was just a rumor. The Apple Watch wasn’t even that. There was no such thing as a Fitbit. CMS didn’t have an innovation center and the FDA didn’t have any guidelines about apps. Telemedicine had been around for a while, but it was something that involved bulky carts. No one thought that Apple, Google, or Amazon would ever be thought of as a...
Beth Kutscher talking to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 24, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Jonah Comstock August 27, 2018
Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the past three years, Rock Health has surveyed 4,000 U.S. adults about digital health use and perceptions. “With data from 2015 to 2017, we see a clear upward trend of consumers taking control of their healthcare via the use of digital...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2018
Digital health companies raised $2.5 billion in VC funding in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Mercom says the quarter, with 187 deals, is only the second since 2010 to top $2 billion. “Digital Health VC is off to a record start in 2018 with $2.5 billion beating the previous record of $2.4 billion from Q2 2017. Several large deals over $100 million...
By Jonah Comstock February 27, 2018
The Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health Pavilion at HIMSS18 will once again feature “The Connected Health Experience,” a series of presentations and demonstrations of the latest connected health innovations. But this year the range of subjects will be even wider. “There’s some similarities and some differences from last year,” said John Sharp, senior manager at PCHA. “As before,...
By Naomi Fried February 21, 2018
About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers, and providers. Her previous positions include the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Biogen’s VP of Innovation and External Partnerships, and...
By John Gardner February 13, 2018
About the Author: @JohnGardner_VC has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum. He came to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, Gardner held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses. Gardner holds an...
By Dave Muoio December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it. “Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
By Dave Muoio October 25, 2017
While the startup ecosystem of 25 major US markets grew 35 percent from 2016 to 2017, investment into companies specifically looking to disrupt healthcare with digital care or other solutions remained relatively stagnant during the same period, according to data from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and 1776’s annual “Innovation that Matters” report. However, these data likely aren’t signs...