December 22, 2016
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While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
July 28, 2016
San Francisco, California-based Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced the launch of its fertility tracking bracelet and companion app. Named simply “Ava,” the direct-to-consumer bracelet uses sensor-enabled technology to detect a woman’s fertility window in a given month.
The company, which was founded in Switzerland in 2014 and has raised $2.6...
April 28, 2016
Apple announced CareKit, its new development framework for clinical care apps, at a special event in March. Today the framework went live for all developers, but three had early access. Those three developers unveiled their CareKit-enhanced apps today too.
“CareKit is a framework of modules that are being open-sourced to the world,” Jeffrey Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, one of the initial...
January 29, 2016
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected.
For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post...
October 28, 2015
Updated with a statement from Glow
Wired Magazine splashed some cold water on fertility app Glow's assertion that a new study shows their users have a 40 percent higher likelihood of getting pregnant than those who don't use the app.
The problem, the magazine asserted after speaking with multiple fertility scientists not associated with the company, is based on a classic scientific aphorism:...
July 30, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, which has developed a suite of women's health apps, launched a new app today designed to help women manage their sex life and their menstrual cycle, called Ruby.
"We’re taught in school to avoid, delay having sex for as long as possible, and when the topic of sex comes up in the classroom, it’s introduced as something fearful: ‘If you have sex, you might get pregnant and...
April 23, 2015
Glow has announced that its fertility tracking app will now help men track and troubleshoot their fertility as well. Previously, women could add a partner account to their app for a man, but this account just helped the man support the woman who was tracking her fertility.
In the new update, a man can log his daily activities and enter lifestyle information into the app. Glow will then use this...
February 12, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, which develops digital health tools for women, has added a new feature to its pregnancy app, Glow Nurture, that helps women who have had a miscarriage.
"Having a miscarriage is a devastating experience," Glow wrote on its App Store description. "... Nurture 2.0 now contains a healing path for any user who experiences this significant loss."
The new feature includes ...
January 30, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, maker of digital health tools for women, integrated Walgreens' Prescription Refill API into its app so that Glow users can refill their birth control prescriptions directly from their Android or iOS app.
This refill feature extends to Walgreens subsidiary Duane Reade as well.
Walgreens first made its medication refill API available to developers in February 2013. The...
November 19, 2014
Fertility tracking app maker Glow has added a new feature to its app for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app will now offer postpartum support.
The postpartum period refers to the time immediately after the birth of a child and lasts for about six weeks. According to Glow, the emphasis during this time is generally on the baby, but the mother is also recovering. Postpartum depression...