digital health

By  Dean Koh 09:41 pm January 18, 2021
The recently launched HIMSS Insights Special Edition - APAC digital health trendbarometer report provides readers insights on the state of digital health developments in the APAC region. The findings are based on a survey conducted from October to December 2020 from 17 countries. The report includes insights from five healthcare technology experts on common upcoming priorities in digital health,...
 Digital health acceleration shows no signs of slowing down
By  Mallory Hackett 12:21 pm November 19, 2020
This year has been like no other for many reasons, one of which was the unprecedented acceleration of digital health. The year 2020 has been marked with record-breaking fundings, mega-mergers and a wave of companies going public. In fact, the third quarter of this year brought in more than $6.6 billion in health innovation funding, making the total funding for the year to date around $16 billion...
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By  Mallory Hackett 02:13 pm November 13, 2020
The U.S. population is getting older every year as more adults from the Baby Boomer generation hit the 65-and-older milestone. Since 2010, the 65-and-older population has grown by over a third (34.2%), according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and by more than 3% between 2018 and 2019. This growth means that by 2030, one in every five Americans will be of retirement age. As the U.S. population becomes...
By  Mallory Hackett 12:25 pm September 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and all of the sweeping changes it brought with it was something that almost no one, including CEOs of major healthcare organizations, saw coming. Sachin Jain, the president and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, shared his experiences and takeaways from the rapid digital health evolution during the keynote speech at HIMSS’ Accelerate Health digital series Tuesday. “For...
By  Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By  Laura Lovett 03:30 pm August 20, 2020
Historically, the majority of all venture capitalists have been white and male. Even today, according to the latest Rock Health report, only 12.6% of partners at digital health venture funds are women, and only 14% of digital health startup deals were closed by women in 2019. Maria Velissaris, managing partner of Steel Sky Ventures, is an investor looking to help change this paradigm. She got a...
By  Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By  Sara Mageit 05:09 am July 3, 2020
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Wild Card programme will bring together 45 participants to find solutions in areas of high unmet need within women’s health and digital therapeutics. The annual hackathon goes online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will run from 1– 10 July. Beginning with two challenges set by EIT Health, the annual Wild Card programme...
By  Anthony Pannozzo 04:20 pm June 25, 2020
About the author: Anthony Pannozzo is chief design officer (for North American and Asia) and global healthcare lead at frog, a design consultancy and a company of the Altran Group. Healthcare has often been accused (fairly and unfairly) of being too slow to change or adapt to new technologies and the ideas they inspire. While change is hard for everyone, in a space like healthcare change meets...
By  Mallory Hackett 01:42 pm June 17, 2020
Augmedics, a developer of augmented reality surgical image guidance tools, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by its U.S. staff. In this nearly unheard of money-raising strategy, the company’s employees formed AUG Management LLC, a limited liability company, and raised $4 million. The remainder of the funds came from existing shareholders AO Invest and Terralab Ventures, and undisclosed...