More than US$4bn funds raised by accelerators & incubators investing in health. Why is only a small portion landing in the hands of start-ups?

Written by Markus Pohl on April 21, 2017
There is a large amount of money (US$4bn) managed by accelerators and incubators that invest in health. However, only a portion of this money makes its way into early-stage...

Most digital health accelerator and corporate start-up programs must refocus to survive

Written by Markus Pohl on March 29, 2017
The hype around programs that connect start-ups with corporates and investors in digital health has peaked. For two years running, the number of new accelerator programs has decreased. A...

Have your voice heard in the world’s largest mHealth App Developer Economics Study for 2017 by Research2Guidance. Take part today!

Written by David Ireland on March 14, 2017
Research2Guidance is excited to launch its 7th annual mHealth App Developer Economics Study for 2017. Your opinion matters; speak for today, influence for tomorrow. Aside from the usual mobile...

Mobile World Congress: the focus is shifting away from digital health

Written by Ralf-Gordon Jahns on March 7, 2017
For the last few years, digital health has been one of the top three major topics of the mobile industry. During this time, the world’s largest mobile industry tech...

Top 10 depression apps: there is more to them than simple relaxation and meditation features

Written by David Ireland on February 17, 2017
Depression is estimated to effect 350 million people globally – and rising (WHO, 2017). However, there were less than 20 million depression app downloads for the 2016 period on...

The 3 phases of the diabetes app market development and why publishers continue to struggle

Written by Audrone Skardziute on February 14, 2017
The diabetes app market has long been the go-to of mobile health app developers, but the uptake among People With Diabetes (PWDs) only recently showed some traction. The reasons...

How to develop a successful mobile health app business

Written by David Ireland on February 13, 2017
There are more than 250,000 mHealth apps listed on major app stores. The vast majority of the 58,000 mHealth app publishers are struggling to develop a substantial business out...

An underserved market: only 0.2% of migraine sufferers use migraine apps

Written by David Ireland on February 1, 2017
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world effecting 1 billion people worldwide.^ However, this demographic of migraine sufferers is heavily underserved by mobile health applications, with...

Members are ready for the digital future but HICs are not: What needs to be done?

Written by Ralf-Gordon Jahns on January 23, 2017
The vast majority (82%) of todays mobile health app publishers believe that health insurance companies should use apps to service their member base but their digital offering is far...