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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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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 »
Study: 8 percent of health system’s patients portal messaged MDs at least once in 2010 From... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Almost 37 percent of patients enrolled in a large academic health system’s patient portal sent at least one message to a physician in 2010, according to a study of 49,778 ... Read on »
Khosla invests $13M in wearable device that energizes, relaxes user From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Los Gatos, California-based Thync, which has developed a wearable device that aims to help people feel energetic, calm, or focused, raised $13 million in a round led by K ... Read on »
Survey: Mental health clinicians don’t use much software, but demand is high for apps From... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Seventy-three percent of mental health clinicians in the United States said they would find a mobile app useful in their practice, according to a survey of 401 mental hea ... Read on »
Inhaler sensor startup CoheroHealth begins pilot at Mt. Sinai Medical Center From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CoheroHealth, a New York City-based startup working on medication adherence tracking for asthma inhalers, is launching a small pilot with Mt. Sinai Medical Center. The co ... Read on »
In-Depth: Q3 2014 Digital Health State of the Industry From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Despite the third quarter including two usually sleepy summer months, plenty of digital health news broke between July and the start of October. 1. Mergers and acquisitio ... Read on »
Philips receives FDA clearance for two telehealth apps From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Philips received FDA 510(k) clearance for two of its telehealth applications, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion. Both apps are part of a Philips program called Philips ... Read on »
Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 ... Read on »
Health app market to reach $6.7 billion by the end of 2014 From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The mobile health market is expected to be valued at $6.7 billion by the end of 2014, according to a report from research firm Visiongain. London-based Visiongain defines ... Read on »
23 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 This week several companies announced that their apps now integrate with Apple’s new Health app, which is preloaded on all new iOS devices and any Apple device that downl ... Read on »
Bellabeat launches three connected devices for pregnant women From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mountain View, California-based Bellabeat has announced three new products for expecting mothers. The products include a redesigned smartphone-enabled fetal monitor, call ... Read on »
Netpulse raises $18.6M to integrate fitness apps, devices with gym equipment From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers software to fitness clubs that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has raised $18.6 million in a new round of f ... Read on »
Boehringer Ingelheim, Propeller Health team up for sensor-enabled inhaler pilot From Mobil Health... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Boehringer Ingelheim is a pretty familiar name to people who follow mobile health moves from pharma companies. The large, privately-owned German firm has been involved in ... Read on »
WiserTogether raises $9M for patient-facing treatment comparison tool From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare treatment comparison tool WiserTogether raised $9 million in a round led by Martin Ventures and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund with participation from Wis ... Read on »
Investors agree: Attractive M&A environment in digital health right now From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s no question that funding for digital health companies is high a recent report from Accenture predicted funding for digital health startups will reach $6.5 billio ... Read on »
Turkish mobile operator reports efficacy data for wireless-enabled glucose meter device From Mobil... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Turkish mobile operator Turkcell teamed up with Istanbul University researchers to study how its wireless-enabled diabetes device, Turkcell Healthmeter, would impact pati ... Read on »
Google, Wired vets team up to launch D2C drug data startup From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Former Wired executive editor Thomas Goetz and Matt Mohebbi, a former Google engineer, have teamed up to launch the drug-focused digital health startup Iodine, which Goet ... Read on »