July 8, 2015
At the end of 2013 MobiHealthNews published a long post called "Checking up on Dr. Google: How the search giant has tackled health and wellness" that looked at the history of Google's health moves, going all the way back to 2008 with Google Flu Trends and the failed Google Health PHR. Since we wrote that post, the company has launched nearly as many new health-related initiatives as it had in the...
June 4, 2015
Google has begun to test the first app that will be used in the wider rollout of its Google Baseline study, called the Study Kit app, according to a new report from TechCrunch.
"We are in the early stages of designing the Baseline Study and are exploring ways to make it easy for participants to share their health information and habits with researchers on a routine basis," a Google spokesperson...
May 13, 2015
Jawbone President Sameer Samat
Jawbone has hired Sameer Samat as its new president. Samat was most recently VP of Product Management at Google, where he was responsible for Google Shopping and Google Express. The news comes shortly after Jawbone announced it was working with American Express to add payment features to Jawbone devices.
Google has hired cardiologist Dr. Jessica Mega away from ...
February 2, 2015
Last week the White House provided more details about the new $215 million Precision Medicine program that President Obama briefly mentioned during his State of the Union address.
"Tonight, I'm launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes — and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our...