February 15, 2018
This week Nokia Technologies announced both a strategic review of the digital health department and an update on its cost saving reduction plan, which could result in substantial layoffs. This comes not two years after Nokia created its digital health unit through the acquisition of French digital health company Withings for $191 million.
According to Nokia, however, the strategic review and job...
June 20, 2017
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app.
The technology company...
June 2, 2017
On Monday, June 5th Apple will present its worldwide developers' conference (WWDC), an annual event where the company announces new features and products it's launching in the near future. While the focus is usually on new iPhones, Macs, or iPads, it wouldn't be out of character for the company to announce news about its various healthcare ventures as well.
After all, it was at WWDC in 2014 that...
May 23, 2017
Two genetic testing companies are integrating the workflow of Boston startup FDNA, which makes a suite of apps for clinicians called Face2Gene that use facial analysis, artificial intelligence and genomic insights in hopes of improving diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases. Gaithersburg, Maryland-based GeneDx – which focuses on rare hereditary disorders – and San Francisco, Helsink and Dubai-...
May 23, 2017
Withings products are back on Apple Store shelves following the settlement of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia. The announcement comes with a suggestion that the two companies could be working together on a digital health project now that their relationship is restored.
"This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer...
February 26, 2017
Nokia is set to launch the rebranded Withings suite of consumer digital health tools this summer, including connected scales, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and activity trackers, which will all be under the Nokia name. At the same time, the company will debut the Patient Care Platform for chronic condition management and release an updated version of the Health Mate app, altogether...
December 29, 2016
Apple is booting all products from Nokia subsidiary Withings from its online and physical retail stores, which have been selling connected smart scales and blood pressure monitors. The move might seem straightforward, but it’s more complicated than the strategic sweep of consumer digital health tools during holiday season from Apple’s shelves.
Nokia – which has become increasingly invested in...
November 30, 2016
Arianna Huffington's new Thrive Global venture, which officially launched today, has selected Doctor on Demand as its primary partner for telehealth. The partnership will include a place on Thrive Global's curated e-commerce platform for health and wellness products as well as a place in a physical popup store that will exist in New York City from December 1 through January 15, 2017.
September 22, 2016
GE Healthcare has partnered with Trice Imaging, a cloud-based medical imaging solutions provider, to provide Tricefy, a new way for clinicians to connect with their colleagues. Tricefy allows image sharing, diagnostic collaboration, remote reviewing and archiving, plus EHR integration into GE Healthcare’s Ultrasound Women’s Health product portfolio (a one-click ultrasound sharing and secure...
September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...