April 23, 2019
Once a promising futuristic industry, digital health is merging into mainstream medicine. Now in the limelight, conversations around how these digital tools should be validated are starting to take place.
But for startups, getting validation often means securing money and partners, creating potential barriers for young startups. Last night at Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs digital health event,...
June 28, 2018
Over a year ago Partners Health and biopharmaceutical company UCB teamed up to tackle a moonshot goal: make Boston the best city to live in for people with epilepsy. So the team decided that in order to design a digital health platform to support this task, it was vital to go to patients for input and ideas.
“We want to be patient centric, but what does patient centric mean?” Dr. Kamal Jethwani...
October 26, 2017
At the Connected Health Conference in Boston this week, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina-based Validic announced the launch of its next-generation data platform, as well as a partnership with Partners Connected Health, one of the organizers of the conference.
The new platform, called Inform, is a complete re-engineering of Validic’s service, in which the company works with healthcare providers to...
March 3, 2015
Greg Barrett, VP Marketing and Managed Markets at Daiichi Sankyo
The partnership between Daiichi Sankyo and Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health to bring mobile device monitoring to atrial fibrillation patients is still in its early stages, so there's no data to share from the pilot. But Partners VP of Connected Care Dr. Joseph Kvedar and Greg Barrett, VP of Marketing and Managed...
October 1, 2013
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health in 2010, has closed up shop and sold off its assets. The once promising venture was based partially on the Center's SmartBeat blood pressure management program, which the provider piloted with EMC employees a few years ago to prove its efficacy.
For a short while the company was called HopSkipConnect....
October 15, 2012
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Health Care in 2008, has announced a $6.5 million second round of funding from North Bridge Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital, Long River Ventures, and an undisclosed investor. The health coaching platform company has now raised more than $15 million in funding, including a $6 million first round of funding, which it announced in 2010 at...
May 16, 2011
The Boston Globe has a high-level overview of some recent (small scale) efficacy studies about mobile health as well as a few updates on Boston-area companies and individuals working in mobile health today.
"Often patients come in, and they sort of expect some magic cure,’’ Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Kimberly Parks told the Globe. “The truth is, most chronic illness requires...
October 21, 2010
Our lead panel at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare at CTIA earlier this month debated whether Deloitte's prediction that the mobile personal health record is the killer app for mHealth and whether data collected by consumers can be trusted by healthcare providers.
Is the killer app for mHealth really the mPHR?
"According to a report from Deloitte last month, the killer app for...
September 1, 2010
Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the head of the Center for Connected Health, a part of the Partners Health Care system in Boston outlined three "wildcards" that face the connected health industry over the next ten years. Here's a quick redux:
How far will The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) push "true" payment reform? Health reform instructs CMS and other agencies to study other payment...
August 24, 2010
That is, at least, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Daily text message reminders did not help the 82 women in the study become more adherent to their birth control pill regimen. Both the text-receiving participants and the control group missed about 5 pills per month. (Worth noting perhaps that, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal about the study,...