June 2, 2011
It follows: Health devices that are easier to use find greater acceptance among patients. Usability also impacts dosage compliance as well as health outcomes. Those are some of the findings that came out of a survey Cambridge Consultants conducted. The respondents included healthcare providers and 240 diabetes patients.
The more surprising findings? Those patients surveyed said they were mostly...
April 14, 2011
In the short three months since 2011 began already investors have announced or disclosed to the SEC nine investments in various mobile and wireless health startups. More than a year ago we tallied up the 15 venture capital deals announced during all of 2009. Clearly investment in mobile health and interest has come a long way since then -- this year also saw the planned launch of Rock Health Fund...
February 28, 2011
Each week the MobiHealthNews team picks a "quote of the week" (QOW) that we include in our free weekly newsletter. Since it's the end of the month, here's a roundup of the past two months' QOWs. Some are important for the content of the quote -- others are important simply because the person speaking is recognizing the potential of mobile health. US President Barack Obama, for example, recognized...
February 3, 2011
Three important stories broke on the same day this week: Epocrates went public and raised $86.4 million; Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong acquired GlowCap-maker Vitality for some unnamed tens of millions of dollars; A stealthy mobile-focused startup named Massive Health launched.
Which of these will prove to be the most important longterm?
Obviously the Epocrates IPO is a massive boon to mobile health,...
February 2, 2011
Massive Health CEO Sutha Kamal
Massive Health, a new mobile health startup we first mentioned back in December, announced today that it has raised $2.25 million from unnamed angel investors, Felicis VC, Greylock Discovery Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Charles River Ventures. Massive's co-founders are Sutha Kamal and Aza Raskin, the former creative lead at Firefox.
December 15, 2010
The innovative mind behind Mozilla's Firefox design, Aza Raskin, has left Mozilla to found a new healthcare startup: "With health-care costs rising faster than inflation, a crisis is on the horizon. We need to apply cognitive psychology, the principles of design, and tighter feedback loops to our own health. Health care needs to have its design Renaissance, where products and services are...