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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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GlaxoSmithKline is testing mobile health sensors for clinical trials From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is using mobile health tools in a small study just six subjects that could lead to there more widespread use in clinical trials. ... Read on »
Report: FTC, Apple discuss Apple Watch and health data privacy From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached out to Apple to confirm that the health data collected by Apple’s smartwatch, called Apple Watch, will not be sold to third ... Read on »
Could wearable tech change the way personal injury claims are assessed? From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Self-tracking data from wearable devices has gradually become important to your doctors, your employer, and your health insurer. Now it seems your lawyer wants in, too. V ... Read on »
Consumer startups abandon Google Glass, healthcare companies weigh alternatives From Mobil Health... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Two and a half years after Google Glass was first announced, its hype train may have lost some steam. According to a report from Reuters, a number of early developers for ... Read on »
Kobo founders raise $4M for their new mobile health startup, League From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The founders of Kobo, an eReader device company that rivaled Amazon’s Kindle, have raised $4 million in seed funding for their next venture: Toronto-based mobile health s ... Read on »
Samsung reveals 24 digital health partners including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, WellDoc From Mobil... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At the Samsung Developer Conference this week in San Francisco, the South Korean consumer electronics giant revealed much more about its digital health plans, including t ... Read on »
Survey: Hospital execs bullish on telemedicine, but slow to adopt From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A survey by the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP of 57 executives at provider organizations found a healthy interest in telemedicine, but that concrete adoption is still in t ... Read on »
Samsung offers up Simband device spec, Digital Health Platform to developers From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At the Samsung Developer’s conference this week, Samsung released the reference design for its wristworn wearable, called Simband, to developers. The company first reveal ... Read on »
New app scours baby pictures for eye health risks From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new app from Baylor University takes advantage of a smartphone’s camera and of the smartphone owner’s tendency to take a lot of pictures to potentially detect rare ey ... Read on »
University of Alabama researchers develop NIH-funded eating tracker that monitors chewing From... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Researchers at the University of Alabama have developed a diet-tracking sensor that collects information based on the wearer’s chewing. The sensor, called Automatic Inges ... Read on »
Connected kegel tracker Elvie now available for preorder From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy London-based Chiaro has launched a device, called Elvie, that aims to help consumers accurately do kegel exercises. Up to one in three women will experience pelvic floor ... Read on »
LifeNexus raises $12.6M to scale iChip digital insurance card From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy LifeNexus, a San Francisco-based startup looking to replace the traditional insurance card with either a smartcard or a mobile app, raised an additional $12.6 million in ... Read on »
Startup founders discuss when to engage patients outside of clinical settings From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Digital health startup founders who spoke at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston this week debated the nuances of engaging patients outside of the doctor’s ... Read on »
Jawbone adds heart rate sensor for UP3, takes on Misfit with Jawbone Move From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s that time of year again when all the major activity tracking device makers are announcing their next generation devices. And with the specter of the Apple Watch on t ... Read on »
Bed, Bath and Beyond stores now sell Beddit’s sleep monitor From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Helsinki-based sleep tracker company Beddit announced that its Beddit Sleep Monitor is now available in 1,000 Bed, Bath and Beyond stores across the US. “There is a lot o ... Read on »
Strategic corporate investments at record high in digital health From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While digital health funding in general has been growing enormously year-to-year, so too have strategic corporate investments, according to a new report by CB Insights. T ... Read on »
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 »