July 27, 2015
In the company’s second quarter earnings call, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank told investors that Under Armour is the ideal company to create a connected health dashboard for consumers.
“The fact that consumers have no barometer for their health today is a mistake and frankly that’s where we see this massive opportunity and we feel we’re the best ones to take advantage of it,” Plank said. “Really...
July 9, 2015
The annual Most Wired hospitals report and survey results are out, and they include a bevy of metrics about health IT adoption in the US today.
Some 63 percent of hospitals on the 2015 Most Wired list, which includes US hospitals that have reached a certain level of IT adoption, offer patients self-management tools for chronic conditions, according to a companion survey of 741 representatives...
June 23, 2015
Heart rate-tracking wearable
Health executives have already seen the benefits of patient-generated data, according to an Accenture survey of 601 doctors, 1,000 consumers, and 101 healthcare executives.
Some 73 percent of execs have seen positive return on investment from using technologies like wearables that track a patient's fitness and vital signs.
Accenture found that 85 percent of...
May 26, 2015
Cambridge-based online patient community business PatientsLikeMe is teaming up with Boston-area health system Partners HealthCare to provide information and insights from PLM's platform to Partners' patients.
“We’re excited to work with such an esteemed health system to help patients and their care teams have a more complete understanding of patients’ whole health experience, and to support...
April 28, 2015
A number of hospitals have already rolled out pilots that take advantage of the integration between Apple HealthKit and Epic. But Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has taken an interesting approach: opening up HealthKit functionality to all of its patients, and letting them tell doctors what data they want to share.
"For this particular tool, it made more sense to follow the patient,...
April 28, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has raised $12.5 million in a round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Last year the company closed out its $5 million first round, and in 2013 it raised a seed round that included investment from Mark Cuban.
This latest round brings the company's total funding to at least $18.5 million. Other existing investors include Greycroft...
April 8, 2015
Less than a month after announcing its deal with Cerner, health data company Validic has announced another EHR vendor customer, Westwood, Massachusetts-based Meditech. The deal will bring mobile health device integration to more than 2,400 Meditech customer institutions.
“Today's healthcare environment is value-based and outcome-driven, which means healthcare providers need to evaluate every...
March 18, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona-based Orb Health has raised $650,000 from incubator Health Wildcatters, Green Park and Golf Ventures, and others, according to a post from MedCity News.
Orb Health has developed a platform that helps patients and providers access a patient's lab data and wearable device health data. Patients can use the platform to sync data from their wearable devices and access their lab test...
March 12, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data company Validic has partnered with electronic health records vendor Cerner in a deal that will allow healthcare providers using the Cerner EHR to enable patients to import clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data from consumer devices into their records via the patient portal.
Validic told MobiHealthNews in an email that it is working with a number...
February 19, 2015
Walgreens is adding data from PatientsLikeMe to its online health dashboard, giving patients a view of possible medication side effects sourced directly from other patients. The deal represents a first for both companies: It's the first time PatientsLikeMe has allowed its data to be displayed on another company's website, and the first time Walgreens has featured externally contributed data on...