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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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Spectrum Health shuts down, reabsorbs digital health startup Ideomed From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Michigan’s integrated health system Spectrum Health announced at the end of the year that it would shut down Ideomed, a mobile health app developer that spun out of the p ... Read on »
Fitlinxx crowdfunds its direct-to-consumer heart rate tracker, AmpStrip From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Shelton, Connecticut-based Fitlinxx, maker of the BtoB activity tracker Pebble, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its newest device, a bandaid-like he ... Read on »
Ginger.io raises $20M for passive, smartphone-based health tracking From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based health behavior monitoring and analytics startup Ginger.io raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to ... Read on »
More than $4B invested in digital health startups last year From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 ... Read on »
Round-up: 33 digital health acquisitions in 2014 From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Below is a roundup of the 33 acquisitions that MobiHealthNews reported on during 2014. That figure marks a near doubling of M&A activity year-over-year: In 2013 we tracke ... Read on »
Bam Labs gets $3.5M for clinical and consumer sleep monitoring From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sleep monitoring company Bam Labs raised $3.5 million according to an SEC filing. The company has never formally announced rounds of funding or its investors, but previou ... Read on »
Samsung Canada’s new app helps coach kids with autism on eye contact, social skills From... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Samsung Canada has partnered with Autism Speaks Canada to launch “Look At Me”, an Android tablet app designed to help children with autism improve their eye contact and s ... Read on »
Round-up: 31 FDA clearances for digital health in 2014 From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This year, MobiHealthNews covered many digital health milestones, including four IPOs, about $2 billion in funding, 33 merger and acquisition deals, and the entry of some ... Read on »
Apple to add glucose tracking back into Health From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Apple’s newest software update, iOS 8.2, will bring back HealthKit’s blood glucose tracking feature, according to a report from 9to5mac. The feature was removed from Heal ... Read on »
University of Kansas Medical Center partners with Sprint, Techstars for accelerator From Mobil... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the company’s second Mobile Health Accelerator, a three-month program in Kansas City powered by Tech ... Read on »
Parks: 41 percent of caregivers use a digital health device From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives. According to Parks, 41 percent of US caregivers in ho ... Read on »
AliveCor’s third generation is thinner, lighter, and less than half the price From Mobil... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy AliveCor launched its new third generation smartphone-connected EKG device, a model that is both slimmed down and considerably cheaper than its predecessors. The device w ... Read on »
Hi.Q raises $5.5 million for health literacy assessment app From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mountain View, California-based Hi.Q raised a $5.5 million seed round led by Charles River Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners, Menlo Ventures, First Round ... Read on »
ATA rolls out accreditation program for virtual visits providers From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The American Telemedicine Association today rolled out a new service for accrediting live, direct-to-consumer telemedicine services. Applications open today for ATA membe ... Read on »
Texas Medical Center, Village Capital launch program for digital health startups From Mobil Health... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Health system Texas Medical Center has partnered with investment firm Village Capital to launch a program for early stage digital health companies, called VilCap USA: Hea ... Read on »
Physician-founded Together Clinic raises $500K for patient-provider app From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Together Clinic, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based startup that is working on an app for connecting patients and providers, has raised $500,000 in seed funding, 60 percent of whi ... Read on »
Exco InTouch raises $5 million as it widens its scope from mobile-enabled clinical trials From... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Exco InTouch, the clinical trial technology vendor best known for its large-scale COPD program with AstraZeneca and the NHS trusts in England, has raised $5 million (3.2 ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic partners with Techstars for post-accelerator program From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Startup accelerator Techstars has launched a post-accelerator program, called Techstars++ that provides exposure for entrepreneurs who have completed the Techstars accele ... Read on »
CellScope’s iPhone-enabled otoscope, remote consultation service launches for CA parents... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Parents in California who have children who get chronic ear infections will soon have a more convenient way to get their kids care. San Francisco-based CellScope, a Khosl ... Read on »
Pager, University of Rochester offer two takes on a 2014 house call From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I m ... Read on »