Do More Than Sell Medical Devices 

Medtronic is undergoing a transformation. So are GE Healthcare and Stryker.But if you thought that the conversion from device maker to integrated care partner was simply a trend meant for the largest medtech companies—think again. The entire industry is shifting toward offering more services and training to help customers optimize medical care.A recent report from[…]

Placed’s Proposition To App Users: Share Your Location, Get Frequent Flyer Miles

The persistent question about accessing consumers’ location data for the purposes of serving ads and gaining insights about the place-based patterns created by smartphone geo-data involves participation: can people be incentivized into sharing where they are and where they’ve been?A second question addresses accuracy: how reliable and specific is such information?Fly Me To The StorePlaced’s[…]

Humana taps eMindful to add online mindfulness training for members

Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurer Humana is now offering live, online mindfulness training programs to employers via wellness provider eMindful. The partnership will enable Humana to provide eMindful’s evidence-based mindfulness programs that aim to improve well-being for employees and reduce preventable risk factors that contribute to chronic health conditions.“In the fact-based world of today, the trend[…]

DarioHealth’s US market doubles revenue, reaches 5K users for connected glucometer 

Three months after DarioHealth launched its smartphone-connected glucometer in the US, the company reports more than 100 percent increase in growth, bringing in $669,000 in revenue in the second quarter for 2016.The increase is understandable, considering the US is the largest market for blood glucose markets. Israel-based Dario (which has rebranded itself, after previously operating[…]

Tablet Sales Flag But Pro Models Raise Average Selling Prices

The tablet market continues to mature as global tablet shipments declined 8 percent year over year in Q2 2016 to 46.7 million units.On the bright side for retailers, average selling prices (ASPs) went the other way, climbing 9 percent during the same period, as a result of strong sales of enterprise models such as the[…]

Banking Customers Still Want Human Interaction

Despite digital’s growing presence in financial affairs, many banking customers in North America enjoy handling their money matters the old-fashioned way. According to research, roughly half said they plan to visit physical branches in the next two years because they have more confidence in their bank when speaking face-to-face.Reasons that Banking Customers in North America[…]

Clinical trials, mental health, medication adherence, and more in 500 Startups’ new digital health class 

500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor, has announced its 18th cohort, a group of 46 companies total which includes, for the first time, a digital health track of eight startups.Despite the name, 500 startups has more than 1,500 startups in its network that have either been through the accelerator or received Series A[…]

Tech ‘utopia is creepy,’ according to Nicholas Carr 

Fully automated, self-driving cars are likely decades away from being a reality, says Nicholas Carr, the author whose books about technology and culture seek to curb the heady enthusiasm regarding the digitalization of everything.Nicholas Carr.“I think a lot of the visions of total automation assume that every vehicle will be automated and the entire driving[…]

85% Of Shoppers Unlikely To Go Back After A Bad Mobile Experience; 95% Want Issues Resolved On First Try 

As more people research and purchase via mobile, an increasing number of those shoppers are looking for direct help from the companies they are dealing with.Unfortunately, when mobile shoppers look to find contact details to get help in their purchase, many of them come up short and end up cancelling the transaction.More than half (53%)[…]