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Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health

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One of the next hot areas of digital investment is connected health management. The number of apps that help empowered patients take charge of their own conditions is growing, and investors are piling in. But that growth is uneven. Whilst the sector is taking off in the United States, Europe acknowledges...
Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health
Mango Health nabs $1.45M to build gamified mobile health apps
Health app makers to feds: Dithering on regulation is stifling innovation

The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs

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The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past — its victories and losses — we also begin looking ahead to the next, and in big ways or small, making plans to keep...
The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs

PatientSafe raises $20M for iOS-based, mobile health system for hospitals

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Most of the mobile health iOS (AAPL) apps you likely read about target consumers. But PatientSafe is among the companies leading the way in adapting consumer technology for clinical conditions. In the past couple of years, the company’s technology, which is largely intended for nurses, has rolled out to 65...
PatientSafe raises $20M for iOS-based, mobile health system for hospitals
Cornell’s Tech Campus Poaches UCLA’s Deborah Estrin for Its Technologist Dream Team

Why build a health tech biz? Software "hasn't taken a nibble out of healthcare"

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In health tech, you’d be hard pressed to find someone better positioned to advise entrepreneurs than Jeff Tangney. In 1999, he launched the now-public Epocrates , a maker of mobile health apps for doctors. And then in 2010, he founded the “LinkedIn for doctors,” formally known as Doximity. With twelve years...
Why build a health tech biz? Software "hasn't taken a nibble out of healthcare"

4 ways mobile health could save $400B in health costs

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The latest and greatest in mobile technology is on display this week at the Mobile World Congress (and you can see my colleagues’ coverage of that here). But so are the applications of that technology. Health care, education, urban planning and other social sectors stand to benefit from mobile technology...
4 ways mobile health could save $400B in health costs

5 Reasons You Should Attend IGNITION Mobile

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On March 21, Business Insider will bring together mobile visionaries at IGNITION Mobile in San Francisco. Attendees include mobile advertisers, app developers, hardware and software developers, platform representatives, mobile investors and service providers. You can register here.  Here's why you should attend: Mobile from A-Z. We'll tackle mobile from every angle: from...
5 Reasons You Should Attend IGNITION Mobile
Mobile | FDA Can't Hold Back Stream of Mobile Health Apps

FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

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Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue. Ars Technica points out that the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) group that works along...
FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security
Fitbit doubles down on mobile health with Zip and One trackers

Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

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VitaPortal, a Russian provider of online and mobile health tools and content aimed at helping people live healthier lifestyles, has closed $2 million in Series A funding, led by Russian investment firm Prostor Capital, and also backed by angel investor Esther Dyson. This follows a separate $4 million investment in Russian online...
Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

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Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google for your health queries or perusing WebMD, HealthTap launched last year to give people a way to connect...
With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

Four entrepreneurs share how to excel in emerging markets

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We asked these entrepreneurs: What are some of the challenges of operating in an emerging market, and how is your startup overcoming those challenges? Sticking to sustainable food “Our emerging market is sustainable food! The most challenging part of operating in this market is engaging people who aren’t necessarily interested...
Four entrepreneurs share how to excel in emerging markets
Coders win hackathon with virtual pet fitness app

Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App

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As smartphone adoption increases and mobile technology becomes more powerful, it’s changing the way in which people interact with health information. The popularity of health and medical apps has begun to explode, and the amount of health data along with it, much of it thanks to those increasingly wearable and...
Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App
CTIA conference highlights innovators in New Orleans

Ngmoco’s chief publishing officer resigns

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Ngmoco’s chief publishing officer Simon Jeffery has resigned. According to GamesIndustry International, Jeffery is not moving to another company, but will instead work as a consultant and advisor to developers working on mobile-social apps. Jeffery’s departure is the second high profile loss for Ngmoco this year. In February Ngmoco’s vice...
Ngmoco’s chief publishing officer resigns

Backed by ex-Facebook and Apple execs, mobile health app maker Glooko lands in Europe

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M-health startup Glooko is today launching two products in the European Union and North America to assist diabetes patients in keeping track of their blood glucose readings by utilizing apps on their iPhone or iPod touch devices. The company is today upgrading its mobile logbook solution with ‘Logbook Charts’ in...
Backed by ex-Facebook and Apple execs, mobile health app maker Glooko lands in Europe

House to meet on regulating mobile health apps

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A House committee this week is meeting to determine whether regulations, including a possible tax on mobile health apps may stifle innovation in healthcare....
House to meet on regulating mobile health apps

HealthTap, a platform for connecting patients and doctors, raises $24 million from Khosla Ventures and others

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HealthTap, a mobile health platform aimed at connecting people with doctors, has raised a $24 million Series B round of funding. It was led by Khosla Ventures and included participation by the company’s previous investors, Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures. With this new investment, HealthTap says it will undertake...
HealthTap, a platform for connecting patients and doctors, raises $24 million from Khosla Ventures and others

Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor's Heart Monitor For The iPhone

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The next time your doctor says, “I have an app for that,” try not to punch them in their stethoscope. Why? Because they just might be using AliveCor. For those unfamiliar, the San Francisco-based company is the maker of a low-cost, clinical-grade mobile heart monitor (fondly known as an electrocardiogram,...
Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor's Heart Monitor For The iPhone

Feeling tired? Mindbloom app helps increase your energy level with a smartphone

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Getting tired and feeling sleepy during the day is a common problem. Many of us resort to several cups of joe per day and some even try energy drinks, which are now reported as deadly. Mindbloom wants to help. The Seattle-based interactive media company today debuted its free new app...
Feeling tired? Mindbloom app helps increase your energy level with a smartphone

FitStar Raises $4M Round Led By Trinity To Make The Best iPad-Led Home Workouts

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FitStar, the San Francisco-based startup that just launched a workout app with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, just raised $4 million in a round led by Trinity Ventures to expand its line-up of fitness apps. Earlier investors like Google Ventures also participated. The round was put together a few...
FitStar Raises $4M Round Led By Trinity To Make The Best iPad-Led Home Workouts

Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office

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Thanks to a boom in digital health, the smartphone has assumed the role of everything from an ever-present fitness coach to FDA-approved heart monitor. And, as consumers move to mobile platforms, surveys show that more people are not only turning to their mobile devices for health information, they’re quickly imbuing the new technology...
Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office

Practice Fusion Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman-Backed Mobile Health Startup 100Plus

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With nearly $70 million raised since its inception in 2005, Practice Fusion has become the frontrunner in the multi-horse race to become the go-to electronic health record platform. When Josh spoke to the startup back in June, it had just closed a $34 million series C financing round, which put...
Practice Fusion Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman-Backed Mobile Health Startup 100Plus

Thinking Big About Big Data: GNS Tackles Personalized Healthcare

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One of the top four trends identified in Rock Health's report on digital health was data / analytics. Arguably, big data is the most important factor in transforming the healthcare system - given the vast amount of genetic and other medical data available today, combined with the increasing prevalence of...
Thinking Big About Big Data: GNS Tackles Personalized Healthcare

House lawmakers to examine regulation of medical apps

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House lawmakers said Tuesday that they will conduct a three-day series of hearings next week to look at how the Food and Drug Administration should regulate medical applications on smartphones and tablets. Lawmakers from the House Energy and Commerce committee will look specifically at how regulation affects patients, physicians and...
House lawmakers to examine regulation of medical apps
Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M
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