mHealth News Briefs
Announcements by digital health companies and brief news reports.

How a Crowdsourcing Contest Mapped out AED Locations in a Major City

mHealth Researchers from the Periman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting an abstract at this years American Heart Associations Scientific Session on how they managed to map the placement of AEDs throughout the city of Philadelphia. Over an eight week period, participants utilized the 'My Heart Map Challenge' App to record locations of AEDs, including images and GPS c... [Read more]

Less than two weeks to apply for the ONC Blue Button Mash Up Challenge

Less than two weeks to apply for the ONC Blue Button Mash Up Challenge There is less than two weeks remaining for developers to submit their entries for the ONC Blue Button Mash Up Challenge. The final day for submissions is September 5th with the top three entries announced at the Health 2.0 San Francisco Fall Conference.The three winners will receive a total of $75K in awards; $45K for first place, $20K for second, and $10K for third.Below you can review the submis... [Read more]

Rock Health Announces 100K Investment for Startups Accepted to Fourth Class

Rock Health Announces 100K Investment for Startups Accepted to Fourth Class Rock Health, the non-profit digital health startup incubator, has just sweetened the deal for applicants to  their already competitive fourth class. Each startup will now receive a $100,000 investment made possible by Kleiner-Perkins Caufield and Byers alongside longtime supporters Aberdare Ventures, Mohr Davidow, and the Mayo Clinic. Perhaps this will intensify the migration of skilled tec... [Read more]

Rock Health Health Innovation Summit Begins Today in San Francisco

Rock Health Health Innovation Summit Begins Today in San Francisco The digital health accelerator and non profit foundation Rock Health kicks off their second annual Health Innovation Summit today in San Francisco. The two day event brings together up and coming entrepreneurs and thought leaders in medicine, venture capital, and technology.   Notable speakers include: Andy Grove, Senior Advisor and Former Chairman of Intel   Vinod K... [Read more]

Rock Health Mid-Year Report Predicts Record Year in Digital Health Funding

Rock Health Mid-Year Report Predicts Record Year in Digital Health Funding By Rebecca Coelius, MD Rock Health, the digital health incubator based in San Francisco, has released its Digital Health 2012 Midyear Report with very good news for health tech entrepreneurs. As of this month, cumulative investments for 2012 come in at 675 million dollars, or 73% more than this time last year. The report notes that 68 companies raised more than 2 million dollars from 9... [Read more]

Ginger.io wins the Alzheimer’s Challenge 2012

mHealth Ginger.io has been announced the winner of the Alzheimer's Challenge 2012, earning the Cambridge, MA-based startup another $175K to use toward further developing their revolutionary smartphone technology. The winning idea is the Ginger.io Behavioral Analytics Platform, which is a combination of a smartphone applications and a web-based dashboard used to passively track Alzheimer's patients beha... [Read more]

Submit your application to Healthbox Boston by June 24th

Submit your application to Healthbox Boston by June 24th Time is running out for startups hoping to participate in Healthbox Boston this fall. Applications will close June 24th and the Healthbox Boston program will run from August 2012 through October 2012, concluding with an Investor Day in November 2012. If you are interested in being considered complete the application on the digital health accelerator's website. Companies will be admitted on a r... [Read more]

Blueprint Health alum Procured Health tapped for Catapult Chicago

mHealth Catapult Chicago exists somewhere in between an accelerator and a shared office space. Located in the coveted River North neighborhood of Chicago, the not-for-profit group uses a peer admission process, not unlike a secret society, to help early-stage startups work together to overcome the barriers that often derail good ideas from becoming good businesses. With its second class of startups,... [Read more]

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopts rules for proposed medical body area networks

mHealth By: Joe McMenamin, JD, MD Yesterday, FCC unanimously adopted the proposed medical body area networks ("MBAN") rules discussed on iMedicalApps on Wednesday. FCC's decision opens up frequencies for such networks, allowing patients to rid themselves of some of the wires that presently connect them to medical monitors. It is expected that this decision will stimulate innovation in the development o... [Read more]

Watch videos and vote for best finalist at Data Design Diabetes Challenge #DDDemoDay

mHealth DataDesignDiabetes Challenge finalists presented their products this week at the competition's Demo Day hosted by Blueprint Health. You can vote for one of the following startups at the challenge website between now and May 23rd. These videos are very well produced and are worth the time to watch if you are passionate about using technology to fight obesity and diabetes. Sanofi-Aventis deserves... [Read more]

Ryan Luce presents Corengi’s solution for clinical trial patient engagement

mHealth I recently interviewed Ryan Luce, co-founder of Seattle-based digital health startup Corengi (@corengi), about the solution they are developing to improve the way patients find and use information about ongoing clinical trials relevant to their specific condition. Corengi is a graduate of Healthbox, the Chicago digital health accelerator founded by Sandbox Industries, which culminated with invest... [Read more]

Watch the DataDesignDiabetes Challenge Demo Day Live Wednesday May 16th #DDDemoDay

mHealth Demo day presentations for the five finalists in the DataDesignDiabetes Challenge will be broadcast live on the challenge website Wednesday May 16th beginning at 5:30pm EST. You can also follow the social media buzz via the hashtag #DDDemoDay on Twitter. ... [Read more]