January 11, 2021
Biogen has announced a new multiyear research study on cognitive decline that will be conducted using the Apple Watch and iPhone.
The observational study is being conducted in collaboration with Apple, according to the announcement, and is set to kick off later this year. The project's primary goal is to establish digital biomarkers for monitoring long-term cognitive performance and to spot early...
November 30, 2015
Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched.
"I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have...
October 5, 2015
UCSF's PRIDE Study
The National Institutes of Health has awarded UCSF $9.75 million to develop a platform, over the next five years, that researchers can use to conduct digital health studies. This platform, called Health ePeople, will provide researchers with access to a large group of volunteers that have agreed to participate in research and the infrastructure to collect participant health...
December 8, 2014
Dr. Joseph Kvedar
Recently quite a few big name companies, including Apple, Samsung, and Google, have launched digital health-focused products and services. While this entry into the digital health space has sparked a lot of enthusiasm, or even exuberance, from the community, Center for Connected Health Director Joseph Kvedar points out that it may be irrational.
When Kvedar spoke at the...
December 4, 2014
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI) published a report on top trends for the health industry in 2015, which was based on findings from a survey of 1,000 consumers in the US and additional interviews with healthcare executives.
“With consumers leading the way, bearing more costs and making more decisions, change is erupting throughout the health industry,” Kelly Barnes, PwC's...
October 3, 2014
Despite the third quarter including two usually sleepy summer months, plenty of digital health news broke between July and the start of October. (Download a PDF version of this report right here.)
1. Mergers and acquisitions
M&A activity stayed strong with eight such deals -- only one less than Q2's nine M&A deals.
HCA buys PatientKeeper: The most recent acquisition deal -- just last week...
August 22, 2014
The second quarter of the year is oftentimes a slow one as the summer months approach, but Q2 2014 was surprisingly busy for digital health on all fronts. Investment dollars are up. FDA clearances averaged two per month and a surprising FDA deregulation proposal dropped during the quarter, too. M&A was even stronger than it was in Q1, which was already a record quarter for such deals....
May 8, 2014
This year MobiHealthNews started publishing longer form pieces each Friday -- both as our dedicated newsletter edition that day and as an "In-Depth" feature on our publication's site. So far our editorial team has put together a dozen of these reports on a fairly wide variety of topics. In case you missed any, here's a quick recap of our In-Depths to date:
In-Depth: The MobiHealthNews CES 2014...
April 15, 2014
Consumer-focused health technology companies raised $398 million from 103 investment deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.
When Mercom Capital Group broke this category down further, it found the majority of the funding came from mobile health companies, which raised $198 million in 61 deals. The second highest total was from telehealth companies, $...
April 14, 2014
For the past few years MobiHealthNews has published quarterly reports on the state of mobile and digital health, but moving forward those paid reports will take the form of Friday Exclusives -- the Friday edition of our daily newsletter -- and In-Depths on our website. They will be free for all to read thanks to our generous sponsors and advertisers.
Last week we published our Q1 2014 review and...