Samsung sees a big opportunity in digital health, and wants developers to get on board by opening up its SAMI cloud platform and its Simband reference design wearable.
Startup Happify launches out of beta to apply the lessons of “positive psychology” through online and mobile games and exercises.
Ailbaba Group founder Jack Ma is the newest supporter of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, an award launched earlier this year by a group of technology leaders.
Ahead of the launch of the new health insurance exchanges on October 1, officials warn that private companies, interest groups and fraudsters are looking for ways to take advantage of consumers confused by the changes.
QuantiaMD, one of a handful of companies targeting doctors with an online social networking service, has raised $10 million in a Series B round.
Audax Health, a patient engagement startup backed by established technology and healthcare executives, has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding.
Startup EveryMove ranks national and regional health insurance plans according to how active they are on social media, whether they have mobile applications and other consumer-friendly features.
A report from the AARP shows that as Baby Boomers age, the number of potential caregivers will dramatically decrease. Policy changes are need to address the shortage, but technology could make a difference too.
A new study suggests that companies working to match medical care with a patient’s genetic makeup have some work cut out for them in educating consumers.
Electronic health records startup Modernizing Medicine has raised another $14 million to bring its software to new specialties.
Tennessee-based Change Healthcare has raised an additional $15 million for its web-based tools that help employees and health plan members comparison shop for medical procedures and services.
Medical device company Medtronic has purchased remote patient monitoring firm Cardiocom in a $200 million all-cash deal.
Another startup wants to save patients from a deluge of potentially irrelevant health information online with a service that customizes a regular feed of reliable research.
ZappRx, a Boston-area startup wants to bring more convenience to prescription medication with a new mobile app.
New York-based digital health accelerator Blueprint Health places its bets on a more mature group of startups.
I use the internet as my primary source of information about my pregnancy — and I’m not alone in that. But that’s not always a good thing. My story kicks off a new weekly feature on GigaOM called “A Digital Life.”
PayPal co-founder Max Levchin’s new startup Glow is the latest to bring big data to couples struggling to conceive. But it also effectively offers those couples an insurance policy on getting pregnant.
A new startup is using financial incentives and penalties to help employers encourage their employees to lose weight and lower their risk for chronic disease.
Do brain training programs actually work? While research is mixed, a new study finds that Lumosity exercises can improve mental functioning in patients who experienced cognitive impairment after chemotherapy.
Psychologists are studying the use of sensor-based devices to help treat people with substance abuse problems.
A monthly look at where health tech investors put their money.
A crop of new startups are beginning to replace the traditional shrink’s coach with computers and smartphones in an effort to increase access and overcome stigmas in mental health.
A new study finds that Facebook likes and interest data could be used to map obesity prevalence.
Treato, a startup based in Israel, uses big data analytics to unearth patient insights about drugs and medical conditions from thousands of online health communities.
U.K.-based activity tracker Fitbug has filed a complaint against rival Fitbit, alleging trademark infringement.
Google’s former Chief Health Strategist Roni Zeiger has launched Smart Patients, an online community for cancer patients.
New York-based health accelerator Blueprint Health graduated its third class of startups on Thursday. Check out five using technology to take on hospital infections, triage systems, doctor hygiene and more.
Meet the 13 startups selected to participate in GE and Startup Health’s inaugural entrepreneurship program in consumer health.
A number of health tech companies are using online and mobile platforms to help fight and prevent diabetes. But a review of several trials says that computer-based interventions have mixed outcomes.
Nationwide, the average doctor wait time decreased, but doctor reviews site Vitals reports that the general trend is toward longer wait times as more patients seek health care and doctors see more patients.
With $4.7 million in new funding, Omada Health says it will support its online program that helps people with prediabetes lower their risk, as well as expand into other disease categories.
How to answer women’s questions about digital health, pregnancy, and parenthood on mobile? One entrepreneurial couple decided to tackle these issues with a social approach in Pink Pad, Baby Bump and Kidfolio.
Rock Health, the startup accelerator that works with digital health companies, presented its fourth batch on Wednesday in San Francisco. The group of companies look to target different ways of improving health through technology.
Wello, a Kleiner Perkins-backed online personal training startup, has added group lessons to its online training options. The webcam-enabled live sessions let groups of up to five (including family and friends or strangers) workout together online.
Employee wellness startup Keas has announced a new management team and new product meant to make it feel even less like an enterprise product and more like a gamified consumer social network.
As doctors become more aware of the privacy risks related to electronic communication, San Mateo, Calif.-based Doximity, a secure, physician-only social network, said it’s attracted one in five U.S. doctors to its network.
LabDoor, a San Francisco-based startup backed by digital health accelerator Rock Health, on Thursday launched web and mobile apps to help people research dietary supplements.
As startups and consumer advocates push for more transparency in health care pricing, a study in the Journal of Consumer Research looks at how the price of medication can influence consumers’ perceived health risk.
SecondMarket, the online platform for trading shares in privately-held companies, is partnering with Startup Health to educate investors about digital health and allow them to invest in health tech companies and funds.