diabetes management

By Jonah Comstock January 26, 2016
In late 2014, MobiHealthNews reported that Atlanta-based diabetes management company Rimidi was piloting its software in a 129-patient RCT with Desert Oasis Healthcare, part of Heritage California ACO, a pioneer ACO. Now the company has made public some of the preliminary results from the ongoing study, showing that patients who used Rimidi’s intervention dropped their HbA1c by 2 percentage...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2016
The diabetes management space has long held a commanding lead as the most popular target for mobile health developers, according to a new blog post from Research2Guidance based on their mHealth App Developer Economics report, for which the research firm surveyed 5,000 developers. "In each survey we have conducted since 2010, diabetes has consistently been considered the therapy field offering the...
By Jonah Comstock October 27, 2015
Livongo Health, the diabetes management startup launched last year by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, will roll out its platform to a large group of New Yorkers via the Mount Sinai health system. The program, which has already been available to Mount Sinai employees, will now start to be available to patients in the Mount Sinai network. "With several hundred thousand individuals covered...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2015
HelpAround, the Israel-based startup that raised $550,000 last year to bring the sharing economy to diabetes care, has launched a new app, Alert, which uses HealthKit data in realtime to provide support to patients. The app imports glucose data from HealthKit and, when it detects a reading outside of a predetermined range, a popup gives the user a one-touch option to contact a predetermined list...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
New York City and Austin, Texas-based Informed Data Systems has raised $8 million for its One Drop mobile diabetes management platform. The round was led by RRE, with additional contributions from BoxGroup, Capital Factory, and existing investors LAUNCH fund and Neu Ventures. One Drop is a direct-to-consumer app for diabetes management, currently available on iOS and Apple Watch. It allows users...
By Aditi Pai April 13, 2015
A diabetes management app developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is set to begin a pilot at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The app, called Sugar, aims to help people with diabetes manage their weight and blood sugar level as well as assess the status of chronic foot ulcers. Patients can use the app, available on Android devices, to integrate data from their...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2015
Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched last fall by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $20 million in second-round funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and DFJ Venture contributed to the round, as did previous investor General Catalyst Partners. "With thousands of people now using Livongo for Diabetes, it's clear that the best way for people to...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2014
Atlanta-based rimidi is piloting its diabetes management and population health software Diabetes+Me in a 129-patient randomized control trial (RCT) with Heritage California ACO, a pioneer accountable care organization. The platform, which includes a mobile device-based patient engagement component, will be vetted for both its ability to lower A1C levels and for softer metrics like patient...
By Brian Dolan October 21, 2014
For the second time since it announced its HealthKit plans, Apple has made a mistake related to blood glucose measurement units. Last week the company pulled the glucose tracking feature out of its Health app for users in some countries where glucose is tracked in millimoles per liter (mmol/L) and not milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) like they are in the US. "If you measure your blood glucose...

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