This Week in Mobile: July 28, 2017

With the FDA’s announcement yesterday regarding their pre-certification program, I figured this week would be a good one to focus on all things digital health. So if you’re trying to figure out what digital health means, or if you’re looking for info to help you on your digital health journey, kick back and check out this week’s This Week in Mobile (Digital Health Edition).

FDA Announces New Steps to Empower Consumers and Advance Digital Healthcare - FDA Blog, July 27, 2017
Today, the FDA announced the formal launch of the Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Program and published their Digital Health Innovation Action Plan.

The FDA did a good thing for digital health today – even skeptics agree - Christina Farr, CNBC, July 27, 2017
On Thursday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a pilot program to look into a “pre-certification” for medical software start-ups. And even the FDA’s harshest critics are excited about it.

FDA opens applications for digital health pre-certification pilot program - Jonah Comstock, mobihealthnews, July 27, 2017
The FDA is moving forward surprisingly quickly with its plan to create a pre-certification program for digital health app developers, originally announced in a blog post by new FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb last month. Now the agency has opened up applications for a nine-company pilot program to develop the program.

Digital Health Market Set to Register 25.9% CAGR During 2017-2024 - medGadget, July 28, 2017 adds a new Digital Health Market Research Report for the period of 2017-2024 that shows the growth of the market is rising at a 25.9% CAGR to 2024.

Digital Health Strategies: Transforming Care Delivery and Quality - Lexology, July 24, 2017
First blog in a series regarding digital health transformation.

Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships - Paddy Padmanabhan, CIO, July 28, 2017
Digital health solutions, especially those built on emerging technologies, face a conundrum of high investments and low returns in the near term. Crossing the chasm requires an understanding of key market factors.

Roundup: A bevy of digital health FDA clearances mark a busy second quarter in 2017 - Jeff Lagasse, mobihealthnews, July 21, 2017
The FDA has been a busy agency these past few months. The second quarter of 2017 has seen a flurry of clearances, many for technologies that continue the trend toward mobile, or even wearable devices.

Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care - Jamie Condliffe, MIT Technology Review, July 27, 2017
Because what else is there left for the company to try, really?

The most notable digital health trends of 2017 so far - Marco Ricci, PharmaPhorum, July 21, 2017
With healthcare and technology solutions continuing to merge, digital health is welcoming new innovations and partnerships at a quickening pace. But what have been the most notable digital health trends so far this year?

Digital Therapeutics: The Future of Health Care Will Be App-Based - Elad Natanson, Forbes, July 24, 2017
Digital therapeutics are a new category of apps that help treat diseases by modifying patient behavior and providing remote monitoring to improve long-term health outcomes.

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats - Lauren Silverman, NPR, July 26, 2017
Patient information can be vulnerable when health care facilities are the focus of cyberattacks.