Connected Health

By Dave Muoio 02:26 pm March 3, 2020
It was another strong quarter for the ever-growing Livongo Health, which yesterday reported to investors a 137% rise in year-over-year Q4 revenue from $21.2 million to $50.2 million. Full-year revenues followed a similar path, growing 149% from $68.4 million in 2018 to $169.9 million in 2019. “Livongo finished the year with excellent momentum, exceeding all of our guidance metrics, achieving...
By Jonah Comstock 03:43 pm February 20, 2020
Insulin pump maker Insulin announced partnerships yesterday with two of the leading continuous glucose monitor companies, Abbott and Dexcom. Both involve the Insulet’s Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin Delivery System which uses a tubeless, wearable “Pod” to deliver insulin for 72 hours at a time. Abbott and Insulet have partnered to offer a new integrated digital health platform that will...
By Jonah Comstock 04:28 pm February 18, 2020
Last year Oklahoma Heart Hospital switched up its vendor for appointment scheduling to great affect. As HIMSS Media reported at the time, switching to Relatient took the hospital’s no-show rate down from around 6.5% to 5.1% and saved the hospital nearly a million dollars on an annual basis. Jonathan Minson, lead software architect at OHH will present at HIMSS20 last month along with Relatient...
By MobiHealthNews 03:39 pm February 7, 2020
In this grab-bag episode of HIMSSCast, Laura Lovett, an editor at MobiHealthNews, chats with host Jonah Comstock about three recent in-person reporting experiences here in the Boston area, where MobiHealthNews is based. They included an office visit to the Division of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Patient Safety in a Digital World symposium held at the Dana-...

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By Dean Koh 10:00 pm January 30, 2020
VivaLNK, a Santa Clara, California-based connected health startup, recently announced that Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) is using the startup’s continuous temperature sensor to combat the spread of coronavirus in China. Modeled after the previous SARS outbreak in 2003, SPHCC contains special wards designed to limit cross infection and to provide more efficient treatments. SPHCC...
By Laura Lovett 04:47 pm January 24, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and virtual technologies are quickly changing the patient experience. Today, provider organizations are grappling with questions about the best ways to integrate these tools into the practice. “Historically, we focused on human innovations in healthcare to really drive patient...
By Laura Lovett 10:00 am January 22, 2020
With an eye on prevention, chronic care management startup Lark Health revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it is launching a new AI-enabled program targeted at keeping at-risk patients healthy.  Dubbed Lark Prevention, the tool was created to help guide Lark Health's members through behavioral coaching to address weight management, smoking cessation, stress and overall general health....
By Jonah Comstock 09:49 am January 21, 2020
One of the biggest digital health success stories of the two decades is in the diabetes space, especially the continuous glucose monitor (or CGM). The first CGM was approved by the FDA in 1999, but in the last decade we've seen CGMs become smaller, longer lasting and more comfortable, and we've seen huge strides in datasharing as CGM-phone connectivity went from novelty to commodity.  Dexcom has...
By Dave Muoio 03:41 pm January 20, 2020
Resting heart rate and sleep duration data collected from Fitbit devices could help inform timely and accurate models of population-level influenza trends, according to a new Scripps Research Translational Institute study published online in The Lancet Digital Health last Friday. “Currently, CDC [influenza-like illness (ILI)] data are typically reported [one to three] weeks late and reported...