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Phoenix, Arizona
Self-described geek-to-human translator Francine Hardaway bought her first Apple product in the... Full Bio
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Bright.md raises $1 million for doctor-patient communication tool From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md raised $1 million in a round led by Seven Peaks Ventures with participation from Portland Seed Fund and Oregon Angel Fund. This brings th ... Read on »
Vida raises $5 million for app-based health and wellness coaching From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based mobile-enabled health coaching services company Vida has raised $5 million in its first round of funding from Aspect Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Yahoo ... Read on »
Limeade raises $25M for employee wellness platform From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy New York City-based employee engagement platform Limeade raised $25 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $34 million. ... Read on »
Practice Fusion launches new mobile-optimized EHR From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Practice Fusion has released a new, overhauled version of its free electronic health record, optimized for mobile devices, particularly Apple and Android tablets. The upg ... Read on »
Tablet-based waiting room check-in company Phreesia raises $30M From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy New York City-based Phreesia, which offers a tablet-based patient check-in and payment service to healthcare providers, has raised $30 million in funding led by private e ... Read on »
Viewing patient engagement through the lens of pathology From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The key to cracking patient engagement isn’t better kinds of technology, it’s understanding patients better. That was the theme that emerged from a panel discussion at th ... Read on »
CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the US, Catholic Health East (CHE) Trinity Health has chosen Sharecare, the company founded by WebMD founder Jeff ... Read on »
What’s holding telemedicine adoption back? From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Telemedicine has been around for a number of years, but it’s not yet an everyday channel for patients to receive care. A panel of providers and vendors sat down at the Pa ... Read on »
Chicago mining Twitter to pinpoint food poisoning at restaurants From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Chicago’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) has conducted more than 150 restaurant and food service inspections in the past year that may not have otherwise happened as ... Read on »
How digital health can — and already does — help contain Ebola From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Although relatively few cases have been reported outside West Africa, Ebola is both a top headline and a public health concern in the Western world, with eight confirmed ... Read on »
Netpulse acquires Club Apps to expand customer base From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers fitness clubs software that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has acquired Atlanta, Georgia-based health club ... Read on »
Dexcom Share, a smartphone-connected CGM charging cradle, gets FDA clearance From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dexcom Share, a cradle device that will allow users to send data from a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor to multiple smartphones, has received 510(k) clearance from the ... Read on »
RWJF initiative to explore health data in communities From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has begun an initiative to explore how health data can best serve not just individuals, but communities. The new initiative, called Dat ... Read on »
Webinar today: The success of text messaging for health From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In just a few short hours today at 2PM ET (11AM PT) we’ll be kicking off the next complimentary MobiHealthNews webinar, Insights into the Success of Text Messaging for H ... Read on »
38 more health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of 23 health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third ... Read on »
Xmetrics raises $1M for virtual swimming coach device From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Italy-based Xmetrics raised $1.07 million (675,000 pounds) from Reply Breed, an accelerator spun out of Turin, Italy-based consulting firm Reply SpA, in exchange for 30 p ... Read on »
In-Depth: Is the road to healthcare price transparency becoming clearer? From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This week, a Massachusetts law went into effect requiring health insurers to make realtime cost information publicly available, an unprecedented move. As WBUR reported re ... Read on »
Report: 8 motivators for the adoption of digital health From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Commonwealth Fund published a report recently focused on how those working to bring digital health services to market can help such technologies overcome the market b ... Read on »
Is Fitbit’s opt-out drawing the battle lines against HealthKit? From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ever since Apple announced its HealthKit developer toolkit, which aggregates data from a number of different self-tracking apps and devices, it’s been a foregone conclusi ... Read on »
Study: Connected healthcare device sales to surpass $3B by 2019 From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Connected healthcare device sales will exceed $3 billion globally by 2019, according to a report from analysis firm Juniper Research. Juniper explains that the connected ... Read on »