July 24, 2020
Megan Zweig and Sean Day, chief operating officer and consultant, respectively, at Rock Health, join host Jonah Comstock for a discussion of digital health funding, M&A, and IPOs in the first six months of 2020.
Per Rock Health's recent report on the subject, U.S. digital health companies pulled in $5.4 billion so far this year, in spite of (or, perhaps, because of) a global pandemic that has...
July 17, 2020
Agility and innovation were always the name of the game for health tech startups, but the past few months of COVID-19 have shifted the demands of providers, payers and consumers in a way few could have predicted. Many entrepreneurial teams are fighting the clock to review or revamp their products or commercialization strategies – but what are their options, and what should they be keeping in...
June 26, 2020
In the newest episode of HIMSSCast, MobiHealthNews founding editor Brian Dolan, now founder and lead writer at Exits and Outcomes, joins the host, Jonah Comstock, Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Associate Editor Dave Muoio for a bit of a post-mortem on Proteus Digital Health, the sensor-enabled pill company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.
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June 19, 2020
Following up on last week's episode, host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Associate Editor Dave Muoio chat with Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. As well as picking up on the thread of COVID-19's effect on the burgeoning field of virtual medicine, Speigel also talks about some of his own experiences with therapeutic VR, lays...
June 12, 2020
Digital health spectators have long eyed therapeutic virtual reality's progression from an interesting research concept to an evidence-backed treatment for pain, phobias and other conditions. But with COVID-19 throwing a wrench into healthcare's status quo, will the virtual technology be seen as a key resource, or as a novelty to be sidelined until things can return to normal?
In this episode, VR...
May 29, 2020
Following up on our episode from a few weeks ago, host Jonah Comstock sits down (virtually of course) with Dr. Gustavo Kinrys, medical director and vice president of mental health services at Teladoc Health to discuss findings from a recent survey on COVID-19 and behavioral health, as well as his own experiences seeing patients via telehealth during the pandemic.
Here's a release from Teladoc...
May 14, 2020
Telehealth of all stripes has exploded since COVID-19, but one particular subset deserves further examination: telebehavioral health, an area in which the crisis has upended the norms of supply as well as demand as the crisis take's a toll on the world's collective mental health.
In this episode, host Jonah Comstock, Managing Editors Laura Lovett and Susan Morse and Associate Editor Dave Muoio...
April 14, 2020
Through its Healthbox subsidiary, HIMSS is facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of COVID-19 technology solutions and lessons learned on the COVID-19 Digital Think Tank. On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock chats with Healthbox President Neil Patel about how to use the platform, how it came about, and what he's seen on it so far.
Neil and Jonah also get to talking about the effect the current...
April 10, 2020
Even before today's big announcement from Apple and Google, it was clear that phone-based contact tracking was going to be an important weapon in the war against COVID-19. But might that weapon be a double-edged sword? In today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock is joined by the MobiHealthNews team – Managing Editor Laura Lovett and Associate Editor Dave Muoio – to discuss the various companies,...
March 30, 2020
These have been turbulent times for the FDA. On the one hand, the U.S. regulator has found itself carefully unravelling guidances to bolster COVID-19 testing and treatment – sometimes leading to confusion for companies searching for new ways to combat the global epidemic. On the other, the agency continues to push forward with broader initiatives to remap its processes so that novel software...