Most states with CMS-backed SHIP grants are investing in telehealth, digital tools From Mobil Health News

by Admin 01.22.2015

Nineteen states intend to invest more in telehealth this year as they roll out innovative health care delivery services for their Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP populations. Twenty-five states have created “innovation plans” backed by grants from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CCMI). This week Accenture published a report that analyzes the investment priorities of these 25 [...]

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Report: Fitbit expected to IPO in 2015, Jawbone experiments with brands From Mobil Health News

by Admin 01.22.2015

A pair of (worthwhile but lengthy) features running in Fortune and Forbes this week offered up an in-depth look at 16-year-old health and fitness tracking company Jawbone, makers of the UP line of wearable wristbands. Fortune chronicled Jawbone’s transformation from a Bluetooth earpiece device maker, to big name wireless speaker company, to a leading fitness [...]

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Ringly raises $5.1M for smart ring with health, fitness potential From Mobil Health News

by Admin 01.22.2015

New York City-based smart ring developer Ringly raised $5.1 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from High Line Venture Partners, Silas Capital, and PCH. Existing investors include First Round Capital, Mesa+, Social+Capital Partnership, and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The company has created gold-plated rings that connect to the wearer’s smartphone and alerts them about incoming calls, texts, [...]

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Health Recovery Solutions raises $1M for tablet-based patient engagement From Mobil Health News

by Admin 01.21.2015

New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions raised $1 million from undisclosed investors, the company’s COO Rohan Udeshi told MobiHealthNews. This brings the company’s total funding to $1.8 million. The company’s product, PatientConnect, aims to help providers prevent costly patient readmissions by engaging them with a tablet-based program. The hospital provides patients with a cellular-enabled Samsung tablet, with PatientConnect [...]

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