October 3, 2016
An Australian nonprofit aimed at preventing suicides by changing the conversation around mental health has launched an ambitious app-based research project with the goal of getting 7 million participants to log their mood within a one-week period. "How is the World Feeling?", an app by Spur Projects, will launch October 10th.
"Suicide is a worldwide epidemic, with over one million men and women...
May 8, 2014
This year MobiHealthNews started publishing longer form pieces each Friday -- both as our dedicated newsletter edition that day and as an "In-Depth" feature on our publication's site. So far our editorial team has put together a dozen of these reports on a fairly wide variety of topics. In case you missed any, here's a quick recap of our In-Depths to date:
In-Depth: The MobiHealthNews CES 2014...
April 15, 2014
Consumer-focused health technology companies raised $398 million from 103 investment deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.
When Mercom Capital Group broke this category down further, it found the majority of the funding came from mobile health companies, which raised $198 million in 61 deals. The second highest total was from telehealth companies, $...
April 14, 2014
For the past few years MobiHealthNews has published quarterly reports on the state of mobile and digital health, but moving forward those paid reports will take the form of Friday Exclusives -- the Friday edition of our daily newsletter -- and In-Depths on our website. They will be free for all to read thanks to our generous sponsors and advertisers.
Last week we published our Q1 2014 review and...
January 15, 2014
In 2013, Fitbits, Jawbone UPs, and Nike FuelBands accounted for 97 percent of all smartphone-enabled activity trackers sold at brick-and-mortar stores or through big ecommerce sites, according to NPD Group, which tracks the digital fitness device market at the point of sale. For the 52-week period beginning in early January 2013 and ending in early January 2014, Fitbit's devices accounted for 68...
December 17, 2013
At the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, D.C. last week, Mike Shilling, director of business development at Exco InTouch, shared three examples of mobile-enabled clinical trials that recently finished up or are still underway. The trials each leveraged mobiles in different ways and helped highlight a few of the strategies for deploying them in support of a trial as well as the various...
November 26, 2013
There are now more than 100 mobile medical apps registered with or cleared by the FDA as medical devices, according to MobiHealthNews' just-updated report, aptly named: The 103 FDA Regulated Mobile Medical Apps.
When we first published our extensive round-up of FDA regulated mobile medical apps in December 2012, we found 75 apps in FDA's databases. This time around we added those that received...
October 8, 2013
Next week MobiHealthNews will host a free, editorial webinar called Findings from MobiHealthNews Research. This hour-long presentation and Q&A is an opportunity for us to discuss findings from our 2013 paid content reports. It's open to our MobiHealthNews Research customers as well as those interested in becoming one. Since 2011 MobiHealthNews Research subscribers have included large...
July 2, 2013
It turned out to be an eventful second quarter. While the first three months of 2013 were peppered with notable launches, acquisitions, and shutdowns – for the first half of Q2 not much news was shaking in digital health.
In recent weeks health plans and providers launched important data sharing initiatives; a high-profile mobile health company secured reimbursement and – perhaps more importantly...
June 3, 2013
The volume of scientific research about mobile healthcare technology has grown as the field itself has exploded, but the quality and focus of academic studies has not kept pace with the speed of innovation, a review of 10 years' worth of published literature suggests.
"Mobile technology, with its diffusion and characteristics, holds a great potential for health care applications. However the use...