The third quarter of 2015 was another big one for digital health, with $689 million in funding raised by 49 different companies. Read ahead for an exhaustive recap of the quarter with links to MobiHealthNews coverage of notable events throughout. If you’d prefer to navigate to a particular section, here’s where you can find our digital health news round-up section for payor news, pharma news, government and regulatory news, mergers and acquisitions, funding announcements, and survey results, market data, and other industry metrics. Or read on below for our round-up of healthcare provider-focused digital health news.
Healthcare provider digital health news for Q3 2015
The quarter saw a fair about of digital healthcare provider news, mostly consisting of pilots, studies, and trials, including some using Apple’s new ResearchKit app.
This quarter, one big name provider, San Diego-based healthcare system Scripps Health, launched an app for patients. Given Scripps Health’s early involvement in digital health, it was almost surprising that the provider waited this long to launch an informational app for patients. The health system’s eponymous app, available for iOS and Android devices, allows patients and visitors to find information about Scripps physicians, hospitals, and clinics.
Another provider, Kaiser Permanente, reported usage results for its patient-facing tools in its 2014 annual report. The company found that around 4.9 million members in Kaiser’s 9.6 million member network are using Kaiser’s online health management platform, called My Health Manager. In 2014, through Kaiser’s online and mobile health services, 37.4 million lab test results were viewed online, 20 million secure emails were sent, 4.1 million online appointment requests were made, and 17.5 million online prescriptions were refilled. Keep reading>>