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By Brian Dolan 09:24 am March 16, 2015
Earlier this month Washington DC-based telehealth startup, Pacify, has raised $1.1 million from local accelerator Acceleprise and a dozen angel investors. The startup is initially focused on pediatrics and connecting new parents with lactation consultants, nurses, and dietitians via video visits through a mobile app. The company's service is not yet commercially launched but it is being used by a...
By Neil Versel 05:22 am October 11, 2011
Epocrates made an interesting move over the summer, naming Facebook's mobile chief, Erick Tseng, to its board of directors. Tseng is a hot commodity in IT, having jumped to Facebook last year from Google, where he served as senior product manager for the booming Android smartphone operating system. Tseng has worked for plenty of heavy hitters in the high-tech industry, including Microsoft, Yahoo...
By Brian Dolan 03:00 am October 14, 2010
This week GigaOM Pro posted a report penned by longtime global health analyst Jody Ranck -- who recently joined the mHealth Alliance's executive board -- on the rising trend of mobile health applications. Ranck's paper serves as a well-crafted, high level overview of activity in the global mobile health field. While it's 25 pages long, the report moves swiftly from one topic to the next and is a...
By Brian Dolan 08:45 am February 24, 2010
According to recent report from McKinsey & Company, "opportunities" in the global mobile healthcare market are worth about $50 billion in 2010. The consulting firm pegs the US mHealth opportunity at $20 billion, or nearly half the global market. McKinsey estimated the market opportunities after conducting a survey of 3,000 consumers -- 500 from each of the following countries: Brazil, USA,...