Digital Health: Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor, To Infinity and Beyond!

Digital Health

The digital health rocket seems to have gotten supercharged lately, at least when it comes to fundraising. billion (Rock Health’s count) or $2.5 billion (Startup Health’s count) was plowed into digital health companies […]. Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor. That is my official blog post foreshadowing. Depending on who you ask, either $1.62 billion (Mercom) or $2.8

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Uncertainty abounds when managing digital health regulatory uncertainty regarding the FDA and other international regulatory bodies. When managing digital health regulatory uncertainty, the bottom line is whether your product is a medical device or not.

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

Health Populi

We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health.

Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. We’ll round out this journey in tomorrow’s Health Populi.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech.

Report: Digital health innovation stymied by poor data sharing

Mobi Health News

Patients and providers alike are interested in, and see major benefits from, increased access to digital health records, according to a new report from Royal Philips

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

Consumers are more bullish demanding virtual and digital health tools from their physicians than doctors are in providing it, based on the research findings in What can health systems do to encourage physicians to embrace virtual care?

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

Partnership expanded to support early stage digital health companies

Mobi Health News

Entrepreneurs have until 5 August to submit their applications for the RYSE Digital Health Call

AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook

Mobi Health News

The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources.

World Health Organizations releases guidelines for digital health adoption

Mobi Health News

WHO released 10 guidelines for how countries can use digital health tools to improve patient care.

What is holding back digital health innovation?

Mobi Health News

Reimbursement, data interoperability and risk aversion each have healthcare leaders second guessing technology-led innovations

World Health Organization releases guidelines for digital health adoption

Mobi Health News

WHO released 10 guidelines for how countries can use digital health tools to improve patient care.

Many digital health solutions lack evidence: How physicians can help

KevinMD

Technology makes this an exciting time for health care. Not only are technological advances making health care better, they’re also making it more affordable. Tech Cardiology Mobile health Pulmonology

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

54 digital health mergers and acquisitions in 2018

Mobi Health News

billion were spent on digital health acquisitions this year From Amazon's acquisition of PillPack to Best Buy's purchase of GreatCall, over $7.5

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

What exactly is a 'digital health IPO'?

Mobi Health News

A trend in health tech companies going public leads to a public conversation on terminology

Digital Health IPOs – 2 Down 2 to Go

Healthcare IT Today

It had been a while since any digital healthcare company had tested the IPO waters. Part of that is due to the downturn in the economy and other factors which led most digital health companies to sell rather than going public.

Garmin inks deal with BCBS, DrChrono teams up with Updox and more digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: IlumiCare teams up with digital health coach Pack Health; Sansoro Health partners with OpiSafe

Luba Greenwood leaves Verily to teach digital health leaders at Harvard

Mobi Health News

Greenwood, Verily's head of strategic business development and corporate ventures, discussed the importance of teaching the next generation about the convergence of industries within digital health.

Digital health’s big diversity problem

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyThis summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Within the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

MassBio talks what digital health can learn from biotech

Mobi Health News

MassBio's Luba Greenwood also discusses her decision to leave Verily in order to pursue teaching the intersection of life science and technology at Harvard.

71 digital health funding deals from Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

billion in digital health deals Over the quarter, MobiHealthNews tracked $3.3

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Caretech as the new Digital Health

33 Charts

When it comes to health and technology, language matters. Chrissy Farr of CNBC during WWDC: ” Quick note that it’s 2 hours in and Apple has not used the term “digital health.” I suggested that maybe ‘digital health’ is now just health again.

Validation key in digital health, but how do you get started?

Mobi Health News

Last night at a Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs event, industry players discussed the ins and outs of how to validate a digital health product, regardless of funding.

Express Scripts Formulary for “Digital Health” Offers Long Overdue Info

Healthcare IT Today

In mid-May, Express Scripts announced that it plans to introduce what it says is the healthcare industry’s first stand-alone digital health formulary. After all, Express Scripts is a Cigna company now, which makes this notice interesting from both a health plan […].

The 4 C’s of the disruptive digital health space

KevinMD

The United States spends more of their GDP on health care than any other developed nation, and yet it produces some of the poorest outcomes — notably in the field of maternal and infant health. The advent of digital health has presented the opportunity for a paradigm shift in the delivery of care, and support […]. Tech Mobile health Pediatrics

ANDHealth partners with leading institutes to drive digital health sector in WA

Mobi Health News

FDA and Digital Health Regulation

Health Blawg

The FDA had a digital health banner day on December 7, announcing one final guidance and two draft guidance documents (with a 60-day comment period). Collectively, these guidances cover a range of digital health issues, and it is worth reading FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s statement about them as well as each individual document: Clinical and Patient Decision Support Software (CDS and PDS) (Draft). Health Care Law and Consulting.

72 digital health funding deals from Q3 2018

Mobi Health News

billion in digital health deals Over the quarter, MobiHealthNews tracked $3.3

Women in venture: The case for increasing representation in digital health investing

Mobi Health News

percent of digital health VC partners, but many in the industry are discussing the importance of diverse viewpoints. Women make up 12.2

What digital health investors are seeing, seeking in 2019

Mobi Health News

The sector has undergone major changes in the past few years, and venture capitalists are still keen to dip their toes in