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What Aetna’s $37B acquisition of Humana could mean for digital health From Mobil Health News

by Admin 07.03.2015

After weeks of rumors, this morning health insurance company Aetna announced that it is acquiring rival Humana for $36 billion in cash and stock. The news follows smaller health insurance company Centene’s $6.3 billion plan to acquire health insurance company Health Net, which would make that company the biggest private administrator of Medicaid programs in the US. […]

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UK startup Your.MD raises $5M for symptom checker app From Mobil Health News

by Admin 07.02.2015

London-based Your.MD, which has developed a health management app that includes a symptom checker, raised $5 million in a round led by Smedvig Capital, with participation from existing angel investors. This brings the company’s total funding to $7.3 million. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to explain what their complaints are to the app via […]

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Parks: 40 percent US broadband households want smartphone-based medical alerts From Mobil Health News

by Admin 07.02.2015

More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates. The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings. “About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home […]

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Nortek Security acquires Numera’s mPERS, telehealth businesses From Mobil Health News

by Admin 07.02.2015

Seattle, Washington-based Numera, a longtime mobile health company that offers mobile personal emergency response devices as well as other telehealth tools, has had its mPERS and telehealth assets acquired by Carlsbad, California-based Nortek Security and Control. According to a Nortek FAQ, Nortek funded the transaction, valued at $12 million “plus contingent consideration based on future sales”, from cash on hand. Numera […]

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