June 22, 2016
Headlines during the first six months of 2016 included a hard look at how employers should approach employee wellness programs, increased provider acceptance of patient generated health data, drawn-out telemedicine regulatory battles, underwhelming efficacy data, the rise of AI, a new payment model for primary care, steady digital health investments, a handful of notable mergers and acquisitions...
June 20, 2016
At the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco last week, one panel discussion on patient-generated health data came back again and again to the idea of patient-centricity and the importance of incorporating patients into the design of digital health interventions.
“It’s really not just patient-generated data, it’s patient-focused data, which means everything from the collection of the data,...
March 28, 2016
As the first installment of the two-part series on digital health's impact on pharma, CEO Ryan Beckland addresses subject recruitment and patient data.
The recruitment and enrollment process for clinical trials for drug development is a major challenge for pharmaceutical companies. In fact, this phase alone consumes about one-third of the time allocated to the average clinical trial, and most...
January 7, 2016
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has announced a new technology at CES 2016 called VitalSnap. VitalSnap allows data from non-connected devices to be captured and digitized by using a smartphone's camera.
“We’re excited to announce this innovative technology that will provide a strong stepping stone for connected health strategies across healthcare,” CEO Ryan...
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...
July 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit.
Nearly 60 percent of healthcare organizations are either behind on their digital health strategy or lack one entirely, according to a new survey of 450 healthcare companies from Validic.
Specifically, 59 percent said they were behind on their strategy or didn't have one, while 41 percent said they were on track with their digital health strategy. Respondents...
June 22, 2015
A recent column in the Harvard Business Review says that two kinds of business strategies will dominate in the gold rush-like healthcare economy of the future: Goldminers and Bartenders.
"The Goldminer strategy will typically involve vertically integrated players (large institutions like insurers, hospitals, and physicians’ groups) creating medical value by better managing the health of the...
May 19, 2015
Headlines during the first six months of 2015 touted increasing provider acceptance of patient generated health data, new remote care reimbursement codes, the rise of the smartwatch thanks to a certain major consumer electronics company, a cooling digital health investment trend, notable mergers and acquisitions and much, much more.
If you haven't had time to keep up -- or could benefit from a...
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...