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

Africa Is A Hotspot For Digital Health

The Medical Futurist

Digital health in Africa is booming, and that’s the greatest news since the invention of broadband internet connection. Africa has the world’s worst health record. Niger has just 288 doctors for a population of 14 million and one of the worst health crises in the world.

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?

HOW To Use Digital Health To Start Running?

The Medical Futurist

Others underpin their running efforts with health consciousness, overall fitness and to get in shape. I’m a data-geek, that’s why I love digital technologies, and that’s what brings me out of the house for a run every time even if I don’t want to. Advice on taking charge of your health.

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.

Using AI-Fueled Tech to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions

Duane Boise

In 2017, Babylon Health, a U.K. Now, partnering with NHS (National Health Services), the app allows over 1.2 However, Babylon Health isn’t alone. Over the past decade, more and more companies have joined the advancement of AI and digital healthcare.

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

If Data Is The New Oil in Healthcare, Will It Be Safe to Drink? The Accenture Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

With the vast majority of patients’ medical records now digitized in electronic health records systems, the opportunities to mine, learn from, and act on the findings are promising for U.S. But can we nudge stakeholders in health and healthcare to “do no harm?”.

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.”

A new digital divide is keeping older adults from accessing digital health

KevinMD

The digital divide used to be about who had internet access and who didn't, with broad implications for every aspect of life — especially health care. But digital health innovation is growing rapidly, with projections showing a $536.6

Israeli government dips into digital health with $33M grant

Mobi Health News

Israel is continuing to carve out its space as a digital health hub in the Middle East. Today the Israeli government announced a $33 million grant aimed at furthering the country's foothold in digital health, specifically in biotech and medicine, according to Reuters

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.

15 digital health mergers, acquisitions from Q2 2018

Mobi Health News

But that deal was just the capstone on a busy quarter with 15 digital health mergers and acquisitions. The area of digital health shaken up the most by deal activity this quarter was certainly telemedicine.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Aug 13, 2018 ? #338

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,275 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Roundup: Digital health payer news of Q1 2018

Mobi Health News

Digital health-focused news from payers during the first quarter of 2018 generally focused on employee wellness and app-focused member engagement strategies, with a handful of similar partnerships or deals announced around the edges.

Thiel Fellowship's newest cohort highlights digital health

Mobi Health News

Digital health is on the brain of some emerging entrepreneurs this year. Last week the Thiel Foundation announced its latest winners of its entrepreneurial technology fellowship, and among them were three candidates with a digital health focus

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? May 23, 2018 ? #327

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,032 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

FDA green-lights 14 digital health products, continues to evolve regulations

Mobi Health News

Interest in digital health is now sprouting up all over DC, from the president’s announcement of a new AI task force to FDA Commissioner’s shout out to digital health in his budget request.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

Blockchain was first developed as a means of transaction for the digital currency Bitcoin. now that it has entered the digital world (albeit tepidly) via EHRs and IT support. One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records. Herding a patient’s data from many sources into a single record has always been a lofty goal of digital health.

Rock Health: Slow gains for female leadership in digital health

Mobi Health News

The report, which includes a mix of online sources and survey responses of hundreds of women in the industry, found the percentage of women represented in digital health leadership particularly lacking.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Aug 6, 2018 ? #337

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,166 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Rwanda : The Digital Health Pioneer

Lloyd Price

This has translated into improvements in the health situation. All targets related to the three health-MDGs were met, with a notable success in reduction of child mortality and considerable improvements in maternal health. "Rwanda’s

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 27, 2018 ? #336

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 64,049 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 20, 2018 ? #335

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,919 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Digital health deals: HIMSS18 Edition

Mobi Health News

Predictive analytics platform Clew Medical has recently announced its partnership with WakeMed for its clinical trials in the eICU to detect patient deterioration in realtime.

Sanofi VP touts two-pronged approach to innovation, digital health

Mobi Health News

Sanofi’s approach to digital health is broad, but focused, Rachel Sha, the company’s vice president of digital business development and licensing, told MobiHealthNews in an interview ahead of next week’s BIO 2018 conference in Boston, where Sha will be speaking on a range of digital health-related topics

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 12, 2018 ? #334

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,790 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Unlocking the Exploding Field of Digital Health: A Framework for Understanding Digital Health

Mobi Health News

About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD, is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation-program design and optimization consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma, payers, and providers

The Digital Health Hype Cycle 2018

Lloyd Price

As we enter the 8th week of 2018, I wanted to share my thoughts on what I see as the cutting edge, emerging, developing and mature technologies from around the digital health world visualised in a "Digital Health Hype Cycle 2018" infographic.

Roundup: FDA digital health clearances and news in Q1 2018

Mobi Health News

In the last quarter the FDA gave the nod to 10 digital health devices. Innovations that aimed to help diabetes management were popular, ranging from the first integrated continuous glucose monitor, which was put out by Dexcom, to Glooko’s insulin titration tool.

Hinge Health gets $26M, plans to expand musculoskeletal digital health platform

Mobi Health News

San Francisco-based Hinge Health, which makes a digital health platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, has raised $26 million in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners.

With sales in decline Fitbit looks to partnerships, digital health for the future

Mobi Health News

Despite the expected declining sales numbers, Fitbit affirmed its focus on digital health, during its Q1 earnings call

Streamlining Healthcare Innovation: Working Together to Improve Digital Health Regulations

Mobile Health Matters

From leadless pacemakers to mobile applications that advance telehealth access , digital innovation is at an all-time high. For example, the FDA created a new unit within the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health , which focuses solely on digital health.

Canadian startups show off array of digital health tools

Mobi Health News

A cadre of Canadian digital health startups were at the forefront of a special HIMSS session organized by the Canadian government’s department of foreign affairs, trade, and development.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 4, 2018 ? #333

Story of Digital Health

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IoT is Reinvigorating the Engineering Medical Device Market

Duane Boise

The advancements in technology enable consumers to have mobile and wearable devices, which can also monitor and improve health. The information gained can now also wirelessly be transmitted to loved ones or health care providers.

Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Feb 19, 2018 ? #314

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 61,203 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn (97 are awaiting membership approval due to a LinkedIn technical issue). I also send out my Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? June 20, 2018 ? #331

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,460 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?

Wearable, Shareable, Virtual: The Demands of the Digital Health Consumer in 2018

Health Populi

The evidence for telehealth’s tipping point is rooted in new research published today by Accenture on Patients + Doctors + Machines, Accentures’ 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health. Three in four consumers in America say technology is important to managing their health.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? June 13, 2018 ? #330

Story of Digital Health

I made this announcement to 63,333 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. I also send out a weekly Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ?