February 5, 2021
Maternal and child health are critical for digital solutions that positively impact pregnancy outcomes. As early as 2016, this category of app saw approximately 200 million downloads as the broader consumer marketplace looked to smartphone trackers for fertility and maternity education.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has added an additional reason to have care online that avoids an in-person...
October 22, 2020
The HIMSS Global Health Equity Network and Accelerate Health are working together to host the Global Maternal Health Tech Challenge, a worldwide call to action to create technology solutions focused on improving maternal health outcomes.
The challenge, which officially launches in January 2021, was announced this week during HIMSS’ Health Equity Week.
“This is HIMSS taking the opportunity to...
April 6, 2020
From me to you. Employee-wellness company Wellable has acquired assets from fellow digital-wellness product-maker MeYou Health, the companies announced. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it does transfer ownership of MeYou's Daily Challenge product to Wellable. This program encourages healthy eating, physical activity, stress management and other behaviors through daily email and...
January 30, 2020
Dr. Narmadha Kuppuswami has a long history of working in women’s health. Her first experience dates back to her early medical school years in India, during her first clinical rotation.
“I was only 18 or 19 ... [and] there was a patient and that was her sixth pregnancy,” she said. “She was transferred from a clinic with obstructed labor and a possible ruptured uterus, and doctors were scrambling...
April 4, 2019
This morning, maternal health focused femtech company Advantia Health announced that it has acquired Pacify, a live video chat platform for new and soon-to-be moms.
As part of the deal Advantia Health, which provides in-person care with a companion care coordination platform, will now be able to offer its members video chats. Advantia Health estimates that the services will be available to...
January 2, 2018
MedStar Health announced that it will begin offering expectant mothers a “Mommy Kit” containing an iPhone app, wireless weight scale, and wireless blood pressure cuff.
The not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, said it joined forces with startup Babyscripts .
The kit can be used to generate patient data that, in turn, is captured and transmitted automatically to...
February 1, 2012
Text4Baby has partnered with Benz Communications to develop a maternal health "toolkit" for employers that aims to help them promote the Text4Baby service and other maternity benefits to employees.
Text4Baby is a free, SMS-based health information service for new and expectant mothers. It is available in both English and Spanish.
Here's how the (former) White House CTO Aneesh Chopra described the...
November 10, 2010
This week at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC the West Wireless Health Institute unveiled its first engineering prototype, Sense4Baby, which leverages wireless health technology to measure fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. The prototype aims to monitor both maternal and fetal wellbeing anytime, anywhere.
“Sense4Baby is an evolution in standard cardiotocography, which typically...
May 25, 2010
At the Mobile Health 2010 event at Stanford University this week, Paul Meyer, CEO of Voxiva, skyped in to discuss the recent launch and progress of Text4Baby and plans for two new add-on services for Text4Baby: Quit4Baby and TextFit. Meyer said Quit4Baby will be a smoking cessation text message powered service for new and expectant mothers. TextFit is a text message service centered on nutrition...
March 17, 2010
Newly launched mHealth service Text4Baby just announced that they now have more than 22,000 registered users for the service, which White House CTO Aneesh Chopra officially launched last month: "We are excited to report that we now have 22,327 text4baby registrants, and a total of 537,087 messages have been sent to text4baby users!"
Text4Baby is a free public health service that aims to provide...