May 30, 2019
For Health 2.0's Annual Fall Conference, coming up in September, Catalyst @ Health 2.0 is running two innovation challenges, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. One challenge will focus on social determinants of health (SDoH) and the other will seek innovations in home and community-based care.
1) For the SDoH Challenge, we are looking for digital solutions that help patients and/or...
September 19, 2018
The victors of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) pitch competitions were recently announced following a live judging session held at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. There, judges named Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education the winner of RWJF’s AI Challenge, while social addiction support platform Sober Grid claimed first prize in the organization’s Opioid Challenge....
May 22, 2017
Healthcare data company Vericred, which offers a platform with provider-network dataset, has raised $5.5 million in a round led by FCA Venture Partners. The company, whose centralized data platform allows individuals and business to enroll, understand and use health insurance and employee benefits, has raised nearly $10 million to date.
Vericred functions as a connector between health plans and...
May 16, 2017
More on Google DeepMind’s patient data misconduct. Google DeepMind’s partnership with the NHS is back in the news again as some new information emerged in the form of a leaked letter from National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott to the director of the Royal Free Hospital, where DeepMind’s apps were tested. The letter, published by Sky News, gives a glimpse into the UK government’s ongoing...
August 3, 2016
Zip code is often the best indicator of health outcomes, so in the age of digital health, it’s no surprise that those isolated from physical healthcare hubs are often also isolated from the technology that could fill those gaps. That's why the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force has launched a new mapping to tool that will try to identify where broadband could be...
July 27, 2016
Kognito, the New York City-based patient engagement company that provides simulations with virtual humans, has partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch a new series of conversation simulations aimed at getting people better at being, well, people, when it comes to talking about health.
The four new conversation modules are available to the public on a new website that uses the...
April 6, 2016
Innovation seems to be slower to come to the mental health field than other areas of medicine, and it’s not just limited to digital health innovation. At a panel at the HxR event in Boston yesterday, a number of experts questioned why that is and shared some aspects of mobile mental health apps they’re developing.
“Over a 10-year period of time, $9.1 billion went into oncology, while 0.9 billion...
February 3, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurer Humana is joining Propeller Health's Air Louisville public-private partnership. The project, launched in March 2015 in collaboration with the City of Louisville and funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, aims to connect sensors to 2,000 asthma inhalers and share that data, in aggregate, with city officials so it can be used to improve public...
December 16, 2015
OpenNotes, the initiative that launched in 2010 to encourage doctors to open up their clinical notes to their patients, has received $10 million in new funding to expand its movement to 50 million patients over the next three years. The funding comes from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Gordon and Bettye Moore Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
March 25, 2015
A screenshot from Share the Journey.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to public health, has always been a big supporter of mobile health projects. Lately, though, it seems like RWJF's funding is going further than ever in the mobile space. Notably, the organization backed two of Apple's premier ResearchKit apps and just gave $468,000 to Partners HealthCare for...