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Glen Tullman (second from right) at work with the Livongo team. Photo courtesy Livongo.

By Jonah Comstock 12:38 pm September 11, 2019
Livongo isn’t the first company in the digital health space to IPO — at least, depending on how you define “digital health” it isn’t. But even if your definition is broad, Livongo stands out as one of the first companies to go public that’s really focusing on delivering healthcare, not just wellness, using consumer digital technologies. “People expect us to represent this whole new industry that...
By Jonah Comstock 03:34 pm September 6, 2019
Consumer healthcare businesses can describe their work a lot of ways: as wellness, as disease prevention or as healthcare outside the traditional health system. Or there's biohacking, a term that has emerged to describe all kinds of ways individuals can optimize their own health in the same way that tech-saavy folks optimize their computers.  At the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference this month in...
By Jonah Comstock 02:43 pm August 22, 2019
Thanks to some high-profile IPOs, 2019 has been something of a breakout year for digital health. Sector luminaries will be flocking to Santa Clara, Calif., next month for HIMSS’ annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference to look back on the year and, more importantly, look ahead to the future. The three-day conference kicks off Monday, September 16, with two all-day preconference events and two afternoon...
a screensnap of Do No Harm trailer about doctor burnout

The panel will include a discussion with ‘Do No Harm’ documentary filmmaker Robyn Simon. Credit: Screen snap of film Do No Harm

By Jonah Comstock 02:34 pm August 23, 2018
Eight years ago, Eliza CEO Alex Drane came up with the idea for “The Unmentionables,” an annual panel at Health 2.0 where participants would address difficult but important topics in healthcare. “Her bullet point was that there are things in healthcare that drive health outcomes that we don’t mention,” Health 2.0 cofounder and CEO Indu Subaiya told MobiHealthNews. “She started with topics like...
By Jonah Comstock 03:43 pm August 17, 2018
Health 2.0's 12th Annual Fall Conference kicks off in just over a month in Santa Clara, California, and MobiHealthNews will be onsite covering the show, along with HIMSS TV. The conference will once again feature a Provider Symposium on Sunday, September 16th, keynoted by UPMC Chief Innovation Officer Rasu Shrestha and Virta Health CEO Sami Inkinen. Throughout the half-day event, speakers from...
Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

By Jonah Comstock 02:47 pm August 9, 2018
Telemedicine options for employers in the United States are approaching ubiquity — a National Business Group on Health survey last year found that 96 percent of employers planned to offer telemedicine services to employees this year. Indeed the question for employers has moved from “whether to offer telemedicine” to “how to maximize the value of a telemedicine investment.” That gives big...