On Wednesday, mHealthWatch learned from the team at Validic — one of the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platforms — that the company has been selected by WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, to power the National On The Move Wellness Challenge.
If you’re not familiar, the On The Move competition is focused on fueling national corporate health initiatives to combat physical inactivity and initiate behavior change.
Here’s how it works:
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Some of the most prominent names in healthcare and technology are escalating their attention and focus on personalization in the healthcare space.
To that end, the first day of the second-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers concluded “with a discussion on the need for clear and innovative payment models in new connected health solutions.”
Day one was highlighted by executives from Kaiser Permanente, Humana, and AT&T delivering keynotes focusing — as a press release provided to mHealthWatch explains — “on the personalization of healthcare and its role in the Internet of Things.”
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According to Validic, one of the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platforms, the freshly published findings of a new global survey of healthcare organizations shows that many of them are lagging when it comes to digital progress.
Validic received responses from more than 450 healthcare organizations; the survey was designed to help researchers better understand the current state of digital health strategies across healthcare.
Digital health is information technology, inclusive of both hardware and software solutions, which enables the managing, tracking and analyzing of an individual or population’s health and wellness. They’re mostly focused on improving healthcare delivery, quality, and access. The hope is that they could also reduce costs and spur a more personalized approach to the delivery of healthcare services.
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Kaiser Permanente Southern California is bringing a brave message to the world.
As detailed in an announcement this morning, The Special Olympics Athlete Oath is “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
“What’s braver than athletes who have defied stereotypes and incalculable odds to compete, represent their community, and bring glory to a sport they love?” the respected healthcare company asks.
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This week at WWDC 2015, Apple used its annual developer conference to preview watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch.
The update, Apple says, gives developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch.
For example, developers can now take advantage of key hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences.
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This year’s mHealth Summit theme has been announced as “Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients.”
The goal of the 2015 summit will be to develop more dynamic, interactive, and patient-driven mobile health experience—particularly in rural and low income areas.
Once again, organizers of the mHealth Summit will be partnering with Global mHealth Forum and work to facilitate discussion on the roles that telemedicine can play in the global healthcare arena.
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Now that the Q1 2015 numbers are in, the amount of venture capital placed in mobile health technology ($282 million) has proven to be quite substantial. While funding fell within all other health technology groups, the mobile health investment was about the same as in Q4 of 2014.
Aside from the significant amount of venture capital, mobile health receive 65% of funding among consumer focused companies. This is accounts for an impressive 36% of the funding raised throughout all of the Digital Health and Health IT Groups.
According to MercomCapital, while total venture capital was down $2 million from Q1 of 2014, the number of deals made grew from 41 to 56. To break things down a bit more, mobile health companies brought in 35 of the 56 deals, totaling in approximately $220 million.
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