March 10, 2020
Ask 10 healthcare stakeholders what "digital health" is and odds are you'll get 10 different answers. It's an imprecise terminology, a reality that has vexed the industry and its press on more than one occasion.
Last week, HIMSS (MobiHealthNews's parent company) posted its own definition that it hopes will provide useful clarity to the industry, along with a white paper that presents HIMSS' ...
February 27, 2020
The Nordics are seen as the drivers of innovation in many industries, and digital health is no different. According to a recent HIMSS study, professionals in the field look to the Nordics, as well as the Netherlands, to advance their own digital agendas and provide patients with better, more convenient services while putting a bigger emphasis on prevention.
But even the most highly-regarded...
February 5, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here.
It’s no secret that with tens of thousands of participants and five days of programming, HIMSS can be a little overwhelming. This year is no different — from former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) dishing out his advice on health investing to media guru Arianna Huffington’s talk on the humanity in healthcare, there's...
December 17, 2019
MobiHealthNews’ parent company HIMSS and Forrester Research announced today a new research partnership that will survey health system leadership on digital health adoption and measure its impact on patient experience and physician burnout. These findings will be presented at March’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.
“Uncovering emerging strategies for quantifying...
December 11, 2019
Funding. London-based My Online Therapy, which provides a digital mental health service, has announced this morning that it landed £4.2m in funding from the Lighthouse Investment Group. The startup, founded in 2018, now plans to use the funds to expand its product and engineering teams and enhance customer operations, according to a statement.
“Raising £4.2 million and reaching a post-money...
November 18, 2019
Health 2.0, a HIMSS subsidiary, is seeking startup applicants for two upcoming events in its VentureConnect series: a Startup Showcase on the sidelines of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco and a Startup Pitch Competition at the HIMSS20 Global Conference in Orlando.
Both of these opportunities afford startups a chance to present their decks in front of an audience of potential...
October 17, 2019
Neil Jordan has had a front row seat to the changing role of tech and consumer-focused initiatives in healthcare. For nine years he served as Microsoft’s efforts in this space as the general manager of health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector, and much more recently stepped into the role of its general manager for retail health innovation. Here, he’s looking to grapple with the growing trend...
April 25, 2019
Fast, efficient technology has become the norm this century. It’s no surprise that consumers have high expectations when it comes to ease, but, while e-commerce and banking continue to make strides, for some, healthcare technology is often the stodgy counterpart.
Just take comments from a recently-published evaluation of the three-month NHS App pilot in England, where patients expressed their...
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April 22, 2019
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in England is expanding an initiative to use robot technology for improving administration of medicines after a trial started on the Pendleton Suite before the end of last year indicated it could free up time for staff.
The project centres around the PillTime dispensary that features a robot and an optical checker, installed in the pharmacy department. It uses...
April 16, 2019
When Siddharth Sharma received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, his first reaction was to create a spreadsheet of health data.
“As an engineer, I did the most logical thing when I came back from the doctor with my insulin and my needles; I got out my laptop and opened a spreadsheet. I started logging everything to find out what was going on,” he tells MobiHealthNews.
However, Sharma knows that not...