January 11, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery.
The white paper, written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and...
October 19, 2016
Accenture Federal Services has chosen Validic and Sutter Health to guide a pilot project exploring how patient-generated data can best be leveraged to improve research and healthcare. The goal is to capture information that Accenture can use to develop a research paper to inform government policy.
The pilot is the next step in Accenture’s two-year consulting contract with the ONC to help the...
April 25, 2016
Augmedix, a San Francisco-based startup that uses Google Glass to reduce the time physicians spend on documentation, has raised $17 million in strategic investments in a round that includes some of its largest health plan customers: Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), TriHealth Inc. and one other which chose to remain anonymous. Some traditional VCs also participated...
October 29, 2015
Ochsner Health System's O Bar
By and large, the barriers to integrating patient generated data into hospital systems are no longer technical, according to a panel of technology experts at the Partners Connected Health Symposium. Instead, the barriers are about physician workflow and organizational management.
"You need to have an organizational structure and a process that supports what you’re...
August 6, 2015
Fitbit sold 4.5 million activity tracking devices in the second quarter of 2015, resulting in revenue of $400 million, Fitbit CEO James Park reported in the company's second quarter earning call. He added that this compares to revenue of $114 million in the same period last year and represents year-over-year growth of 250 percent.
Since first launching, Fitbit has sold over 25...
June 24, 2015
Sunrise, Florida-based MDLive, which offers telehealth services including patient-to-physician remote visits via mobile devices, raised $50 million from Bedford Funding. This brings the company's total funding to at least $73.6 million.
Existing investors include Sentara Healthcare, Sutter Health, Heritage Group, and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.
The company said it would use some of the funds...
May 12, 2015
Pharma-related digital health news picked up this week. Boehringer Ingelheim has teamed up with Sutter Health to research COPD interventions; BioDelivery Science created an app to help users deal with prediction opioid addictions; and Canaan Partners' Julie Papanek talked to the Wall Street Journal about pharma's emerging role in digital health.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the...
February 17, 2015
California health system Sutter Health has launched a new iOS app that now includes telemedicine via MDLive, a company Sutter invested in early last year.
The app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, includes a symptom checker, access to a My Health Online patient portal via Epic, and the aforementioned video visit capabilities. It also has geographic locators for doctors, labs, and other care...
January 22, 2014
Sunrise, Florida-based MDLive, which offers telehealth services including patient-to-physician remote visits via mobile devices, has raised $23.6 million in nw funding led by Heritage Group with participation from Sutter Health and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The company's first strategic investor and connected care customer was Norfolk, Virginia-based healthcare system Sentara Healthcare,...
February 28, 2011
Each week the MobiHealthNews team picks a "quote of the week" (QOW) that we include in our free weekly newsletter. Since it's the end of the month, here's a roundup of the past two months' QOWs. Some are important for the content of the quote -- others are important simply because the person speaking is recognizing the potential of mobile health. US President Barack Obama, for example, recognized...