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By Jonah Comstock June 21, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the...
By Jonah Comstock June 20, 2017
Is there room for small local players in the rapidly growing telemedicine market? That's a question that Boulder-based Hippo Health, which officially launches today across the state of Colorado, is hoping to answer with a telemedicine platform focused on the idea of recreating the trusted, local physician-patient relationship. "Hippo Health is 100 percent focused on improving the patient-provider...
By Heather Mack June 20, 2017
Denver-based telemedicine startup CirrusMD, which focuses on a text-first approach to virtual visits for large health systems and payers, has closed on $7 million in Series A funding led by Colorado Impact Fund. Bootstrap Incubation, Three Leaf Ventures, Rockies Venture Fund, Service Provider Capital, Sand Hill Angels and New York Angels also contributed. The company last raised money in March...
By Heather Mack June 20, 2017
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app. The technology company...
By Heather Mack June 19, 2017
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay  $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. The company reports it has secured $360 in...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2017
Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, has raised $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included hospital systems Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health. A spin-out from Providence St. Joseph Health's digital innovation group, Xealth...
By Susan Morse June 16, 2017
Cleveland Clinic is venturing into the health insurance business for the first time with Oscar Health. The organizations announced this week they will offer co-branded health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio, marking Cleveland Clinic's first entrée into the payer market with a product bearing its name. The health plans are expected to be sold on the Ohio health insurance exchange as...
By Heather Mack June 16, 2017
Diabetes management is among the most active, well-funded and rapidly-evolving areas of digital health. Connected tools that allow people living with diabetes to monitor their own blood glucose levels and work with digital coaching platforms to choose the best lifestyle practices to stay healthy abound, as do analytics platforms that enable remote monitoring and more detail-rich data...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2017
Earlier this week, Figure 1, a medical image-sharing network often referred to as an Instagram for doctors, raised $10 million in Series B funding. To some extent, that funding is going into ramping up the already impressive growth of the platform. But the company also has big plans to add some additional features: Fast Company reported on Figure 1’s AI plans this week, and CEO Gregory Levey told...
By Jonah Comstock June 15, 2017
Late last week we did a pre-conference roundup of news from the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Now that the show has concluded, here’s a few more notable stories from the show: Care4Life texting lowers A1C, but not as consistently as personal intervention One study presented at the conference looked at 166 Medicaid patients with Type 2 diabetes and an average HbA1c...