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Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics

Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Osman Akhtar, former COO of Fairview Health Services in Minnesota, will take a top job related to AC Wellness, healthcare clinics for Apple's employees.
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At Last, a Fitness Class That Delivers Electric Shocks While You Exercise 

At Last, a Fitness Class That Delivers Electric Shocks While You Exercise  | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Lauren Mechling on Shock Therapy, a boutique-fitness studio on the Upper East Side that offers group classes with electronic muscle-stimulation technology, or EMS.
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Fitbit Is Finally a Real Apple Smartwatch Competitor

Fitbit Is Finally a Real Apple Smartwatch Competitor | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The Versa smartwatch has elevated the fitness device maker into a contender.
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How Fitbit is trying to transform healthcare, and itself

How Fitbit is trying to transform healthcare, and itself | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Your physical and even mental health is a growing focus for Fitbit as it tries to fill the revenue gap left by a stalled business in fitness trackers.
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Fitness Startups, With The Help Of Investors, Go For Gains

Fitness Startups, With The Help Of Investors, Go For Gains | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Obsessions with fitness, combined with a need for immediacy, convenience, and flexibility, has given rise to a generation of fitness-obsessed millennials. Yes, we’ve moved on from at-home jazzercise VCRs and into a world where every third person teaches a yoga class.
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Don't Shut the Door on Fitness Wearables Just Yet 

Don't Shut the Door on Fitness Wearables Just Yet  | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Juniper Research sees strong growth ahead for specialized fitness wearables.
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Disconnect between employers, employees when it comes to digital health offerings 

Disconnect between employers, employees when it comes to digital health offerings  | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A new digital health survey released by Castlight Health showed that while both employers and employees are enthusiastic about the future of digital health, there is a gap between what tech is being provided by employers and what the employees actually want. 
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People love fitness trackers, but should employers give them out?

People love fitness trackers, but should employers give them out? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
People worry about data security when using wearables at work
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Mirror raises $13 million for virtual fitness classes

Mirror raises $13 million for virtual fitness classes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

It may seem like there are already enough on-demand fitness classes, but one startup has an idea for something a little different. Mirror is debuting an at-home device that looks like a mirror, but also lets you see the instructor and classmates for fitness routines like barre, yoga, boxing and Pilates.

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Nine digital health mergers and acquisitions from the first quarter of 2018 

Nine digital health mergers and acquisitions from the first quarter of 2018  | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The first quarter of 2018 was light on mergers and acquisitions compared to previous quarters, but those that did crop up were significant, including major companies like Fitbit, Allscripts, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson.

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Theranos CEO Holmes, ex-president Balwani charged with massive fraud

Theranos CEO Holmes, ex-president Balwani charged with massive fraud | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes will be barred from serving as a director or officer of a public company for 10 years.

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Fitbit pushes into employee health care and coaching with Twine Health acquisition

Fitbit pushes into employee health care and coaching with Twine Health acquisition | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Global wearables juggernaut Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, a health coaching platform aimed at helping employers manage chronic disease in the workforce. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Is it time to ditch the Fitbit?

Is it time to ditch the Fitbit? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
I have been pushing myself to hit 10,000 steps a day. But a new study shows I have probably been wasting my time
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Future of Fitness

Future of Fitness | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Whether it’s the invention of the treadmill or the arrival of wearables, fitness has never stood still. To see what the future holds, we studied the most unusual patents filed for new fitness-related products by some of our favorite brands. From data-tracking shoes that use your steps to charge themselves, to gym gear that releases therapeutic chemicals into your skin and even an underwater punchbag – this is the future of fitness.

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Facebook Kills 3 Apps: tbh, Moves and Hello

Facebook Kills 3 Apps: tbh, Moves and Hello | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Due to poor traction among users, Facebook says it's ... killing Moves -- a fitness tracking app it bought year later -- and Hello, which it launched in 2015 for people using Android in the U.S., Brazil and Nigeria.

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With AI, Your Apple Watch Could Flag Signs of Diabetes

With AI, Your Apple Watch Could Flag Signs of Diabetes | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The connection between heart rate and diabetes is poorly understood. But that’s not stopping a deep learning tool from finding one in your wearables data.
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What Role Do Humans Have in Digital Well-Being Strategies?

What Role Do Humans Have in Digital Well-Being Strategies? | Digital Health | Scoop.it

HR and benefits executives, in making the right platform choices, can play a profound role in creating healthier people, cultures and organizations. Eric Zimmerman, CMO at RedBrick health discusses why understanding your employee base, and offering high-tech and high-touch options in your company’s well-being initiatives is key to making the right benefits platform choice.

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The US Opioid Crisis: Technology Solutions Poised to Take on The Killer Drug Epidemic

The US Opioid Crisis: Technology Solutions Poised to Take on The Killer Drug Epidemic | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The United States is in the midst of the worst drug crisis in the nation’s history, a toll measured in fatalities on a scale never seen before. With a record-setting 42,000+ drug overdose deaths involving an opioid in 2016.

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Healthcare Is On The Brink Of A Digital Revolution

Healthcare Is On The Brink Of A Digital Revolution | Digital Health | Scoop.it

At the Fast Company Grill in Austin, Merck and other industry leaders offered a glimpse of what’s to come—tech that could “change almost everything.”

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The Easiest Way to Ruin a Company's Digital Health Program 

The Easiest Way to Ruin a Company's Digital Health Program  | Digital Health | Scoop.it

A new report describes how employers can use digital health to achieve better employee health and financial outcomes.

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Amazon Business not selling drugs, but other Amazon groups might

Amazon Business not selling drugs, but other Amazon groups might | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Amazon is no longer considering pharmaceutical sales through Amazon Business, its marketplace for business customers, CNBC has learned.
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Successfully Onboard Health Club Members (and Employees) Using Technology 

Successfully Onboard Health Club Members (and Employees) Using Technology  | Digital Health | Scoop.it

A strong onboarding strategy leads to strong member and staff retention down the line. This webinar will teach you how technology can help.

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OP-based motion capture startup DARI Motion sells to Omaha firm

OP-based motion capture startup DARI Motion sells to Omaha firm | Digital Health | Scoop.it

DARI Motion, a startup that created a motion capture platform that provides biomechanical analysis of athletes, patients and more, recently was acquired.

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Uber Health Lets Doctors Call Cars for Their Patients

Uber Health Lets Doctors Call Cars for Their Patients | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The ride-sharing company is launching a service that allows doctors to hail cars for their patients.
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A little-known technology that Fitbit and Apple are exploring could be the answer to healthy eating and peak performance 

A little-known technology that Fitbit and Apple are exploring could be the answer to healthy eating and peak performance  | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Recently, Fitbit gave $6 million to a San Francisco startup called Sano, which is creating a CGM without a needle.

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