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A time of change in US HCIT? Trump wins US Presidency

Digital health is an area which has potential to bring disruptive change to healthcare. Two key facets which have supported this in the last decade have been the progression of digitization, as well as activities of the US government from the ACA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, etc…. With the win of Donald Trump as the next US President, this also is a s...

Digital Health M&A Deals You Need to Know from 1H 2016 - Mattel & Sproutling

Digital health is an area rampant with competition, winners, losers and promise. With that brings heavy interest in watching funding activities given the startup environment, as well as over time how those companies move to the next phase of lifecycle. According to StartUp Health, Digital Health funding has reached record levels of $3.9 Billion in ...

Digital Health M&A Deals You Need to Know in 1H 2016: Pick 1 Mars Petcare & Whistle

Digital health is an area rampant with competition, winners, losers and promise. With that brings heavy interest in watching funding activities given the startup environment, as well as over time how those companies move to the next phase of lifecycle. According to StartUp Health, Digital Health funding has reached record levels of $3.9 Billion in ...

Predicting the Future of Healthcare and the Evolving Role of Doctors

Expect Not a Doctorless Future but a Future with Less Doctors While the traditional doctor-patient relationship and mode of interaction has many positive benefits, it is a highly expensive and inefficient model (at least in the US) that denies access to medical care to a large swath of the population. Why? Because a) there are not enough doctors...

Health Data Moonshot: IBM Takes it to the Next Level with Truven Acquisition

  Truven Health Analytics may well be the jewel in the crown for IBM Watson Health Nancy Fabozzi, Principal Analyst, Connected Health 25 February 2016 The health IT industry is gearing up for its biggest event of the year next week when Las Vegas hosts the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exh...

athenahealth Acquires RazorInsights

In line with its strategy of “connecting care”, athenahealth has acquired RazorInsights, a vendor of cloud-based clinical and financial solutions for rural, critical access, and small community hospitals. With this acquisition, ATHN continues its foray into solutions for in-patient care, and extends its presence into the 50-bed-and-under inpatient ...

Aetna CarePass Meets Harsh mHealth Reality: What Does this Mean for Digital Health?

The closure of Aetna's CarePass illustrates the struggles companies in the digital health space are experiencing and facing in developing and sustaining users, and business models to scale. No less, the mobile health platform is still a goal, especially in regards to solving problems in cross-application interoperability for users and vendors alike...

First Week of April 2014 - Good News, Bad News Week for the Health IT Industry

First, the bad news (and it IS bad). On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (HR 4302). The new legislation provides a temporary (one-year) fix for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) which calls for cuts in Medicare reimbursement to physicians. On March 27, a proposal to delay the start of ICD-10 to Oc...

[VIDEO] Connected Health Markets - Landscape, Value Creation, and the Future of Healthcare

Daniel Ruppar, Global Research Director of Frost & Sullivan's Connected Health program was recently interviewed by HandsOnTelehealth CEO Nirav Desai on a variety of points regarding telehealth, mHealth and other important transformative markets in healthcare. In this interview, Daniel talks in depth about why there is such an interest in connected...

Medtronic Advances Healthcare Services and Solutions Strategy with Acquisition of Cardiocom - The Analyst Perspective

http://newsroom.medtronic.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251324&p=irol-newsArticle&id=1846808 Medtronic, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of Cardiocom, a privately held developer and provider of integrated telehealth and patient services for the management of chronic diseases, in an all cash transaction valued at $200 million. The Analyst’s Per...

Welldoc Receives Approval for BlueStar - mHealth, prescribed with reimbursement, and in your car!

Source: Digital Health Summer Summit 2013, Welldoc, BlueStar, June 13-14, 2013 As the sister event to the Digital Health Summit (DHSS13) at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Summer Summit is a premier, intimate, and unique forum devoted to the business of digital health. At this year’s event, Welldoc announced the approva...

Connected Health: Global Perspectives on Identifying and Establishing Your Markets

Frost & Sullivan Growth Opportunity Briefings in Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore). Covered by the Korean media in Seoul, Korea. Speakers: Daniel Ruppar, Ajay Sunder from Frost & Sullivan giving combined perspectives from our Healthcare and Information/Communication Technologies groups on this important area of cross-industry convergence and h...

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