digital health engagement

By Dave Muoio 12:05 pm July 20, 2020
Sustained engagement is a key metric when determining whether a digital health-based intervention is finding its mark, but the industry has been anything but uniform in determining objective measures of user behavior and their relationship to clinical outcomes. A study published Friday in JAMA Network Open takes another approach and employs machine learning techniques to better describe...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pm March 12, 2020
Together in perfect harmony. Dexcom and Welldoc have kicked off a new collaboration that will provide Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor users with data-analysis insights from Welldoc's digital diabetes management product, BlueStar. These insights include information on how lifestyle factors such as activity, nutrition, sleep and medication adherence are affecting a user's glucose levels. “Now...

Investment in femtech initiatives has been rising significantly in the past few years.

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 10:08 am July 17, 2019
Evaluations made in 2019 suggest that €180bn is being spent on femtech products each year. Despite this, investment has predominantly focused on infertility and reproduction, as opposed to treating female medical issues. As Ridhi Tariyal, co-founder of Nextgen Jane highlights, “We wish we could go out there and say we just want to diagnose women’s diseases. But investors have responded with “...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:25 am May 20, 2019
Co-op returns to the health sector. After acquiring health tech startup Dimec last year, the UK’s Co-op has unveiled a digital pharmacy offering, the first in a series of initiatives expected to be launched by its new Health business.  The app reportedly links patients to their GP surgeries and allows them to order medication that is then dispensed from their distribution centre in Lea Green,...
By Brian Dolan 01:42 pm June 8, 2016
Mountain View, California-based digital health benefits platform Jiff added another $17.7 million to the $23.5 million it announced last year. Jiff has now raised a total of about $68 million from investors that include Rosemark Capital, GE Ventures, Aeris Capital, and Aberdare Ventures. “Jiff is tackling a massive problem: bringing together all the innovations in digital health an employer may...
By Brian Dolan 07:14 am June 24, 2014
Source: IDC Health Insights Health payers should look to the retail industry to improve their consumer health engagement strategies, a new paper from IDC Health Insights argues. "It is important to differentiate between consumer engagement and marketing," IDC's analyst Deanne Kasim writes. "The overall objective of engagement is to drive behavior change and personal accountability. By contrast...