December 12, 2014
The MobiHealthNews team spent the past week at HIMSS' mHealth Summit, which was located just outside of Washington D.C. In case you missed the event or were too busy to follow along while you were there and could use a review, we've got you covered. The in-depth report that follows is a collection of some of the more provocative comments we heard both on-stage and off. We've also rounded up much...
December 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Boxer
There's more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I moderated this week at the mHealth Summit.
Dr. Richard Boxer, the former chief medical officer of Teladoc, spoke about his new startup Pager, which literally sends doctors to the doors of patients who have...
December 11, 2014
Exco InTouch, the clinical trial technology vendor best known for its large-scale COPD program with AstraZeneca and the NHS trusts in England, has raised $5 million (3.2 million pounds). The round was led by Albion Ventures, according to British news site HealthInvestor. Scottish Equity Partners, Exco's largest shareholder, also contributed to the round.
The Nottingham, England-based company...
December 10, 2014
Kaiser Permanente now has 70 percent of its 9 million members as active users of its online and mobile offerings, according to Christine Paige, senior vice president of marketing and digital services at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Paige spoke about some of the lessons Kaiser has learned about the role it has to play in a customer's life as a healthcare provider and payer.
"One thing we’ve...
December 8, 2014
iTriage, the mobile health app company acquired by Aetna in 2011, has plans to become a personal virtual healthcare concierge, according to new President Jim Greiner, who told MobiHealthNews the move could include expansion into price transparency and even virtual visits.
"One of the things that differentiates us compared to all other connected apps out there is we’re really good at integrating...