October 28, 2015
GreatCall's app Link
A number of companies and organizations focused on helping caregivers have formed a group, called the Caregiver Council, to raise awareness about family caregiver support tools, identify problems that family caregivers face, and create new tools that solve these issues. The council was coordinated by Great Call.
Members of this council include UCSD Center for Healthy Aging...
September 16, 2015
By 2018, 8 percent of health systems' acquisition volume will be made up of digital health startups, up from 1 percent in 2014, according to a report from Accenture, which made projections based on an analysis of 1,500 healthcare provider acquisitions between 2006 and 2015.
Accenture defines digital health startups as companies that are developing sensors, analytics, and cloud tools for offerings...
August 25, 2015
In the past few years, a variety of professional sports leagues, including the NBA, NFL, and FIFA, have tested and used digital health offerings with athletes while training and tracking performance. Now, the LA Dodgers, a baseball team, and ad agency R/GA have launched an accelerator with 10 startups, two of which are digital health focused.
The three-month accelerator works with startups that...
August 13, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Dispatch Health (formerly True North Health Navigation), which developed a doctor house call service, has raised $3.6 million from investors including EMP Holdings, which has previously invested in iTriage, which was acquired by Aetna in 2011, and StatHealth, which was acquired by Teladoc in 2015.
“Our care model has proven acute care can safely be handled in the...
July 6, 2015
Previous Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator participant, Yosko
Sprint has announced that its accelerator will no longer focus specifically on digital health technologies, and instead will accept startups that are focusing on any mobile technology.
The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, which first launched in September 2013, will now simply be referred to as the Sprint Accelerator. It will...
June 2, 2015
A new survey of more than 1,500 teenagers in the US by the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University shows that a majority of teenagers go online to look for health information, though considerably fewer use digital health tools or wearables.
According to the survey, 84 percent of teens have gotten health information online. Twenty-five percent say say they have gotten “a...
May 12, 2015
The top five markets for mobile health app companies in Europe include Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, according to a survey of 5,000 app developers, healthcare professionals, and digital health practitioners. The survey, which was conducted by Research2Guidance in collaboration with HIMSS Europe, found that 55 percent of respondents ranked the UK as the top market....
May 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital has partnered with seed fund Rock Health to test and possibly integrate technologies from companies in Rock Health's portfolio, according to a Boston Business Journal post.
The two organizations will launch the partnership this sumer and it is expected to last three years.
Brigham and Women’s Executive Director of Brigham Innovation Hub Lesley Solomon told Boston...
May 6, 2015
As more and more health sensors are built into mobile devices, the global biometrics market is ramping up. The most recent prediction is that the market will hit $14.9 billion by 2024, up from $2 billion in 2015, according to a report from Tractica.
The biometrics market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.3 percent and cumulative revenue of $67.8 billion for the ten-year period,...
May 5, 2015
Two thirds of insurance company executives said they expect wearable technologies to have a significant impact on the insurance industry, according to an Accenture survey of 200 insurance company execs. They survey included perspectives from all types of insurance companies, not just health insurance.
The survey found that 63 percent think wearables will be widely adopted by the...