As more of our lives go digital, a Philadelphia startup has a plan for making our flimsy paper insurance cards virtual.
New York-based health startup Greatist has acquired fitness class discovery app Sportaneous in a move meant to build the company’s tech chops.
New York-based Kinsa is trying to create a real-time picture of the country’s health with a smartphone and a simplified digital thermometer.
The “digital exhaust” from your mobile phones and other devices could give doctors a valuable window into your wellbeing.
As digital health technology booms, MDRevolution is a first stab at trying to show how mobile health tracking tools, genetic assessments and personalized coaching can work together.
From smart watches to devices that monitor health, wearables are hot items on the market today. In the latest GigaOM Research podcast, Michael Wolf and Jody Ranck discuss wearable’s place in the fitness and medical industries, challengers to growth, and the role of data.
Host: Adam Lesser
Speakers: Michael Wolf and Jody Ranck
- The market for wearables in connected health: Medical versus Fitness
- Potential for wearables in health care and research
- Smart watch potential
- Could the smartphone get disrupted as the key input/communications interface?
- Kinect, hearing aids, and the possibility of wearables that provide social context
- Regulatory challenges, privacy and the need for reliable research data for wearables in health care
Mango Health, founded by former executives from mobile gaming company ngmoco, is using game mechanics to get people to be more conscientious about managing their health.
This week, Congress held three days of hearings on regulating mobile health. The FDA hasn’t yet released its final guidance, but here are a few details on how it views the market so far.
WebMD and Qualcomm are partnering up to help consumers sync and analyze data from wireless health and fitness devices.
In its first major acquisition, electronic health records provider Practice Fusion has purchased 100plus, a personalized health prediction mobile startup.