December 13, 2018
Owkin, the predictive analytics startup backed by Alphabet’s GV, has announced the launch of its AI-powered medical research network. Comprised of 30 US and EU hospitals and research institutions, the Owkin Loop Network looks to help researchers train their predictive health models on a greater scale of real-world data, as well as share any insights gained between participating researchers and...
May 8, 2018
US News & World Report has teamed up with Doximity, a social network for doctors, to develop a new tool that lets patients book appointments while they are looking at doctors’ profiles on USNews.com.
“For over 25 years, US News has helped patients in search of reliable health care information find the best hospital to treat their specific needs,” Evan Jones, vice president and general...
December 19, 2017
Dr. Manish Naik recently examined a patient in his office who was reluctant to get a flu vaccine because of a history of egg allergy. Naik conducted a quick search through his medical reference app and reviewed study data with the patient on the safety of flu vaccination in patients with egg allergy.
After seeing the latest study data and guidelines, the patient agreed to get both the flu and...
September 20, 2017
San Francisco-based Doximity announced today a collaboration to enable one-touch dialing of patients from directly within Haiku, Epic’s mobile platform for electronic health records.
The new integration will allow doctors to easily make calls while they are viewing a patient’s medical records, and will not display the caller’s personal cell phone number. Instead, patients’ caller IDs will display...
November 30, 2015
One of the tidbits in Ashlee Vance's much-talked about Elon Musk biography is that the Musk brothers conceived of, and quickly rejected, an idea that would have put them at the forefront of the digital health space way back in 1994. According to Vance, as they roadtripped to the Mojave Desert from San Francisco, Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal discussed starting a social network for doctors as...
May 19, 2015
Jawbone's UP2 device
Some 20 percent of investors said they expect Jawbone to go public this year, according to a Rock Health survey of 43 investors. Jawbone has raised an estimated $725 million, the seed fund reported.
Rock Health released the survey just a few weeks after activity tracker company Fitbit filed the initial paperwork that puts it on the path for an IPO. In the company's filing...
April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app
The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps.
At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18.
Here are 18 more...
August 14, 2014
By the end of the second quarter this year, digital health funding had already surpassed the total funding for 2014, according to a June 2014 report from Rock Health. This growth also shows in the top funded companies for the first half of the year.
While Proteus Digital Health received the largest investment in the first half of 2014 as well as the first half of 2013, last year Proteus raised $...
April 30, 2014
At startup accelerator Techstars' Boston demo day this week, three of the 12 companies showed off digital health-related products.
One startup, called Change Collective, is led by Ben Rubin, the former CTO and cofounder of defunct sleep monitor company Zeo. His new startup aims to help people make lasting, healthy changes to their lives.
"What we learned from what eventually became Change...
April 29, 2014
San Mateo-based medical communications platform and physician referral engine Doximity raised $54 million in a round co-led by DFJ and T. Rowe Price Associates. Morgan Stanley Investment Management as well as returning investors Emergence Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and InterWest Partners also participated in the round. This brings the company's total funding to $81 million.