digital health

By Jonah Comstock 01:43 pm March 10, 2020
Ask 10 healthcare stakeholders what "digital health" is and odds are you'll get 10 different answers. It's an imprecise terminology, a reality that has vexed the industry and its press on more than one occasion. Last week, HIMSS (MobiHealthNews's parent company) posted its own definition that it hopes will provide useful clarity to the industry, along with a white paper that presents HIMSS' ...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:26 am March 5, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. Given the pace of scientific and technological advancements, Sweden, one of the early adopters of digital, is well-positioned to leverage the opportunities of the transformation that we're seeing around the world. But as Daniel Forslund [pictured on the right], chairman of the Stockholm region's innovation and development...
By Tammy Lovell 04:32 am March 2, 2020
Update: The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference has been postponed. Read more here. When Corporation Pop managing director Dom Raban’s 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, he was shocked by the lack of information for children about the condition. “The hospital care she got was really good, but she had virtually no information about the people she would meet, the...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:16 am February 28, 2020
Update: The HIMSS Global Conference in Orlando has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. As healthcare systems around the world come to the realisation that they need to take action in order to become sustainable and provide the services that citizens now expect, many have turned to the use of digital, data and technology. But it’s no secret that it's tough to crack the challenges...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:40 am February 10, 2020
There’s no denying that Finland is one of the go-to areas in Europe when looking at digital health. With a vibrant startup scene and an appetite for innovation, the Finns have built an ecosystem that many look to for learning and inspiration. The Kanta services, for instance, have grown to become one of the country’s most valued online brands, according to chief architect Dr Konstantin Hyppönen, ...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:21 am January 9, 2020
EIT Health. EU-backed healthcare collaboration network EIT Health announced in December that it awarded nearly €6 million in funding to startups working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions including heart disease and Parkinson’s. Over 100 early stage companies and SMEs from 14 countries in Europe received a grant last year to further their growth through the EIT Health Headstart...
By Jonah Comstock 11:28 am December 23, 2019
MobiHealthNews reported on 53 new acquisitions over the course of 2019. That doesn’t mean all of these deals closed this year: several of these deals were announced late in the year and won’t close until next year, while others may have closed in previous years but weren’t made public until 2019. And of course, definitions of digital health vary, and not every one of these deals will fit everyone...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:04 am December 12, 2019
Paris-based Chronolife has unveiled this morning the commercial launch of Nexkin, a CE-marked smart T-shirt that monitors six physiological indicators, designed for risk reduction and prevention programmes. The French company has also landed funding from startup studio and investment fund iBionext, French insurance company Adrea and Swiss family office Celeste Management. The amount secured was...
By Jonah Comstock 03:58 pm December 6, 2019
After 10 years investing in healthcare for Sequoia Capital, Mike Dixon is moving to Transformation Capital, a dedicated healthcare investor focused on supporting commercialized, growth-sized businesses. Dixon joins former fellow Sequoia investor Todd Cozzens and Jared Kesselheim, all three of whom hold the title of managing partner at the firm. MobiHealthNews caught up with Dixon to talk about...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 am November 29, 2019
As pressures on healthcare systems intensify, an increasing number of consumers are turning to the use of symptom checkers in the search for fast answers – or guidance – to any concerns that they may have. But although these tools have become popular, questions around their accuracy, and not only, are plaguing the digital health space. Last week, at Slush, Ada Health cofounder and chief medical...