digital health efficacy

By Brian Dolan June 6, 2016
Evidation Health has raised at least $11.6 million, according to an SEC filing posted last week. The filing lists Raj Ganguly as a director of the company, indicating his venture capital firm, B Capital, participated in this recent round. Ganguly co-founded B Capital with Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and it just raised its newest fund. A little over a year ago GE Ventures and Stanford...
By Jonah Comstock April 22, 2016
Propeller Health’s connected inhaler technology helped to reduce usage of a rescue inhaler in a recent study of 495 asthma patients conducted at Dignity Health.  “The research demonstrates that the benefits of telehealth go beyond monitoring medication adherence, but can also identify patterns of risk and impairment. This additional information may allow more timely interventions and enhanced...
By Aditi Pai April 15, 2016
Redwood City, California-based digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised $50 million from undisclosed investors. The company’s existing investors include Medtronic, Itochu, St. Jude Medical, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $450 million. The Proteus digital medicine platform, called Proteus Discover, is a medication management...
By Brian Dolan April 4, 2016
Proteus Digital Health announced interim study results from a randomized control study of its Proteus Discover timed with the American College of Cardiology event, ACC.16, in Chicago this week. The study included 96 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and type 2 diabetes and showed that a majority of the patients using the digital offering achieved the blood pressure target at week four. The...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2016
Digital devices for collecting patient data — from connected blood pressure monitors to Ginger.io's voice analysis software — are creating a new category of medical data, digital biomarkers. According to a new report from Rock Health, these biomarkers have the potential to deliver new health insights, but there are challenges to incorporating these biomarkers into the existing efficacy landscape...
By Jonah Comstock November 19, 2015
Ochsner Health System's O Bar Evidation Health, a company launched by GE Ventures and Stanford Health, which works with various companies working in healthcare to develop a body of robust clinical evidence for digital health interventions, has announced a partnership with Ochsner Health System. Ochsner Health, based in New Orleans, was one of the first hospitals to work with Apple's HealthKit...
By Brian Dolan September 22, 2015
Mobile health company WellDoc's former chief strategy and commercial officer Chris Bergstrom has joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an associate director in the company's healthcare practice. Bergstrom left WellDoc, where he remains an investor, at the beginning of 2015 but served as an advisor for some months afterward. As a member of WellDoc's founding team, Bergstrom was instrumental...
By Aditi Pai June 22, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Jonathan Bricker, a behavioral scientist and faculty member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, with a five-year, $3.1 million grant to conduct a randomized controlled trial of SmartQuit, a smoking-cessation app. SmartQuit is based on acceptance and commitment therapy, or an ACT-based program, that "focuses on increasing one’s willingness to accept...
By Aditi Pai June 18, 2015
Patients with diabetes may be more likely benefit from a mobile phone-based health coaching program with remote monitoring than patients with heart disease, according to a study of 267 heart patients and 250 diabetes patients, which was conducted in 2012 by researchers in Finland and published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The trial lasted one year and examined whether using a...
By Aditi Pai May 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital has partnered with seed fund Rock Health to test and possibly integrate technologies from companies in Rock Health's portfolio, according to a Boston Business Journal post. The two organizations will launch the partnership this sumer and it is expected to last three years. Brigham and Women’s Executive Director of Brigham Innovation Hub Lesley Solomon told Boston...

Editor's Pick