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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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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 »
Beyond Verbal raises $3.3M to bring emotion sensing to wearables, healthcare From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Tel Aviv, Israel-based emotions analysis company Beyond Verbal recently announced $3.3 million in new funding in addition to the launch of its Beyond Wellness API, which ... Read on »
Virtual visit company Teladoc raises $50 million From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dallas, Texas-based virtual visits company Teladoc raised $50 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to about $96.6 million. Existin ... Read on »
Nurse avatar startup Sense.ly raises $1.25M for follow-up care From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, East Link Capital, and five angel investors. The company was incubated in mob ... Read on »
New ONC consumer eHealth chief eyes low-income populations From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last week, as part of its Health IT week, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT announced that it had hired Lana Moriarty as its new acting director of cons ... Read on »
Omada Health raises $950K to serve low income populations From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy San Francisco-based Omada Health has received $950,000 from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and The Kresge Foundation to expand its prediabetes program, call ... Read on »
Barriers for digital health startups: Too many stakeholders, slow pace From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the biggest barriers to innovation in healthcare is that, unlike other industries, there are several key stakeholders who must be addressed before a company can su ... Read on »
Bug delays Apple’s HealthKit launch, partners’ updated iOS 8 apps From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Along with the official launch of the new iOS 8 operating system yesterday, a large number of health and medical app developers intended to launch apps that integrated wi ... Read on »
Verizon, Ginger.io pilot mobile intervention for high-cost Medicaid patients From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Verizon has teamed up with smartphone health monitoring startup Ginger.io and the Centerstone Research Institute to create a mobile health intervention that’s already bee ... Read on »
6SensorLabs raises $4M for connected gluten sensor From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the years, MobiHealthNews has written about various efforts to create consumer sensors for food allergies, but they’ve mostly been relegated to proof of concept or r ... Read on »
Survey: 48 percent of employers plan to offer telehealth services by 2015 From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Forty eight percent of employers will make telehealth services available to employees, in states where it’s legal, in 2015, according to a National Business Group on Heal ... Read on »
Comparing the Apple Watch and the Basis Band From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Apple’s big wearable announcement Tuesday was met with excitement by some and disappointment by others. While health and fitness is a major selling point of the device, i ... Read on »
Google acquires tremor-canceling utensil maker Lift Labs From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Google has acquired San Francisco-based Lift Labs, a company that is developing smart utensils for people with Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Lift Labs will join Googl ... Read on »
Survey: Four years ago half of baby boomers were interested in texting, video conferencing for... by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a group, about 35 percent of baby boomers were interested in using their smartphone to learn about and better manage their own health, according to results from a surv ... Read on »
Ex-Allscripts CEO launches new mobile health startup for diabetes care From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Glen Tullman, the former Allscripts CEO who left the company at the end of 2012 by mutual agreement, is back in the health field. His newest venture, Livongo, launched fr ... Read on »
Was Apple Watch’s health sensor team held back by battery concerns? From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Apple Watch, announced on-stage at an event in California yesterday, didn’t live up to the rumors that it would offer advanced health sensing rumors that built up ar ... Read on »
Wearable tracker for Parkinson’s disease gets FDA nod From Mobil Health News by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yet another clinically-focused, activity tracking wearable has now been cleared by the FDA, this one aimed specifically at the monitoring and treatment of Parkinson’s dis ... Read on »