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By Brian Dolan January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter. Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...
By Brian Dolan January 20, 2014
Brent Lang, President & CEO, Vocera Communications As MobiHealthNews reported last week Vocera Communications, one of the few public companies working in digital health, acquired alarms management company mVisum for $3.5 million. At the end of last week MobiHealthNews caught up with Vocera President and CEO Brent Lang to discuss the deal. mVisum was looking to raise money: Lang said Vocera...
By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2014
Phobious's augmented reality app. Correction: A previous version of this story identified this as DreamIt's third class, rather than it's second. DreamIt Health, a relative newcomer to the digital health incubator scene, has proven itself no slouch at recruiting big name provider partners. It launched its first Philadelphia-based class with the support of Independence Blue Cross and Penn...
By Jonah Comstock January 14, 2014
Healthcare Blue Book, a healthcare price transparency tool for consumers and employers, raised $7 million from a single, strategic investor, The Martin Companies, according to Jeffrey Rice, the company's CEO. Nashville, Tennessee-based Healthcare Blue Book has been around since mid-2007, but this is its first funding raise. Price told MobiHealthNews the money will mostly be used for scale and...
By Brian Dolan January 13, 2014
Vocera Communications announced this week that it had acquired alarm management company mVisum for $3.5 million. Vocera has yet to respond to a request for additional comment. Notably, in April 2013 mVisum settled a lawsuit filed by competitor AirStrip Technologies, which alleged mVisum had infringed on its patents for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. As part of the...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2014
Portland, Oregon-based Cambia Health subsidiary HealthSparq, an online shopping platform for healthcare services, has acquired ClarusHealth Solutions, an online provider search tool, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition triples HealthSparq's payor clients, bringing the number from 20 to 60 health plans, a total of 60 million consumer users. HealthSparq partners with small, regional health...
By Aditi Pai January 13, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has raised $4.1 million, according to an SEC filing, bringing the company's total known funding to $6.7 million. The company hopes to raise an additional $3 million. Noom's former investors include m8 Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, and former Nexon executives, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (through its iFund). The company raised $2.6 million...
By Brian Dolan January 10, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, one of the earliest and best known mobile health companies focused on diabetes management, has landed a $20 million round of investment that includes contributions from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Windham Venture Partners. The announcement marks WellDoc's first round of institutional money -- the company has long relied on angel investors and debt...
By Aditi Pai January 6, 2014
Fitness incentivizing app GymPact has rebranded, changing its name to Pact and raised $1.5 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures and PayPal alum Max Levchin. This brings their total funding to $2.5 million. Until now, Pact has offered users money only for exercising more, just so long as these users pay $5 if they don't make their goals. The money that users must pay for missing their goals...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2014
Chevy Chase, Maryland-based startup MyOwnMed raised $1.3 million in funding this past December, according to an SEC filing from late last year. The company, founded in mid-2013, is headed up by Founder and CEO Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, a former senior advisor of science innovation and policy to the FDA Commissioner's Office who has also worked in non-profit medical research circles, academia, and...

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