Google Buys Fitbit

Google Buys Fitbit

We don’t usually cover mergers and acquisitions here at Health Tech Insider, but this news warrants an exception. Fitbit has announced that it will be acquired by Google for about $2.1 billion. We won’t dwell on the fact that the company is only 12 years...
California Health Plan Includes House Calls

California Health Plan Includes House Calls

House calls by doctors feel may like a nostalgic part of a Norman Rockwell America, but what is old is new again. Instead of being an anachronism in an age of digital health technology, house calls are actually made practical by advances in health tech. Smartphone...
Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

For patients with chronic breathing conditions — such as asthma — an inhaler literally can be a lifesaver. The devices are small, portable, and provide nearly instant relief through a dose of medication. But they are not without their limitations. How well...
Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

We appear to be slowly leaving the Age of the Pill. The last few generations have been raised on the idea that there’s a pill for whatever ails you. While modern pharmaceuticals continue to perform medical miracles, it remains a fact that we as a society have...