digital health

By Brian Dolan May 30, 2013
Each year technology analyst and Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker shares her take on the state of the internet, the adoption rates of various technologies, and her predictions for the coming years. These days, this sweeping presentation often takes place at The Wall Street Journal's AllThings:D conference, and it serves as a pulse check of sorts for those in tech circles. This year Meeker...
By Brian Dolan May 21, 2013
During the last few years health insurance companies have shifted from an employer-focused mindset to one that is increasingly consumer-, member-, or individual-focused. The move toward consumer engagement, Cigna's Director of IT Strategy and Innovation Willis Gee told MobiHealthNews, is being driven by cost and quality pressures, new benefits models and growing information intensity. Nearly all...
By Neil Versel May 6, 2013
Former Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO Glen Tullman confirms to MobiHealthNews what has been rumored for weeks: He is working on a mobile health startup through his 7Wire Ventures investment vehicle. While he won't fully tip his hand now, Tullman says he is involved in a venture that will help mobilize treatment of chronic diseases both from the consumer side and for the purpose of population...
By Aditi Pai April 24, 2013
Better's health app Over the past week, the launch of two startups -- Smart Patients and Better -- with high-profile founders (Roni Zeiger MD and Geoffrey Clapp, respectively) sparked a couple of interesting comments from MobiHealthNews readers. The Smart Patients launch encouraged readers to ask questions about how to manage the information shared in the community, while the Better launch...
By Aditi Pai April 3, 2013
MobiHealthNews curated some of our favorite tweets from this past week related to mobile health and digital health news and analysis below. Share some of your favorite tweets with us @MobiHealthNews or in our LinkedIn group and we might feature a few in our next Twitter round-up. Here's our list in no particular order. [<a href="//storify.com/MobiHealthNews/top-tweets...
By Jonah Comstock March 26, 2013
It's possible that folks in the industry can be a little too quick to call out signs of the times that mobile health has "gone mainstream" or "hit the big leagues." But there certainly have been some strong signs lately. Samsung announced mobile health features as a key part of its release strategy for the Galaxy S4. The House of Representatives hosted three days to holding hearings on mobile...
By Brian Dolan March 20, 2013
We are live blogging day two of the Congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps. Hit "refresh" on your browser every few minutes for updates! (Liveblogging is now concluded!) 1200PM: With that Rep. Pitts concludes the hearing after saying it has been a very interesting hearing on an important issue. Members may have follow-up questions and they have 10 business days to submit...
By Jonah Comstock February 7, 2013
Frog Design Executive Creative Director Fabio Sergio has published a must-read essay on healthcare innovation over at Frog Design's site, arguing not only that developments like Big Data and wearable devices will improve healthcare, but also that they will -- and should -- fundamentally change the healthcare system and the meaning of roles like patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional....
By Neil Versel January 25, 2013
Circa 2009: Topol (middle) hanging out with Seal at a GQ Magazine photo shoot. Digital health is ready for prime time. Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of San Diego-based Scripps Health and one of GQ's 2009 "Rock Stars of Science", was featured Thursday night on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, and he showed off a number of...
By Brian Dolan January 17, 2013
Digital health apps and services for health issues related to pregnancy, fertility, and conception have been available for years now. Even way back in early 2009 when we conducted our very first health and medical apps report we found that already 250 apps related to women's health issues were available for iPhone users. Our most recent count puts the figure closer to 1,000. Beyond apps there is...