Aditi Pai

May 10, 2016
Livongo, the mobile-enabled diabetes management company, has raised a strategic investment from Humana to support the company’s growth. Update: Humana invested $5 million in Livongo. Prior to this investment, Livongo has raised at least $82.5 million to date. Just last month, the company announced a $44.5 million raise. Existing investors include Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Cowen Private...
May 9, 2016
Doctor On Demand has hired Hill Ferguson, a former PayPal senior executive, as the company’s CEO. Ferguson will replace Doctor On Demand’s current CEO Adam Jackson. According to the press release, Jackson and the Doctor on Demand board decided the company needed a CEO with a different set of skills to grow its enterprise and direct to consumer businesses. “Over the last three and a half years,...
May 6, 2016
Akili Interactive Labs will soon launch a clinical trial, called STARS-ADHD, that will evaluate the efficacy of its video game intervention for children with ADHD. The company plans to enroll a minimum of 300 children aged 8 to 12 years for its double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. “Project: EVO has shown early promise to help improve attention and neurocognition in cognitive disorders like...
May 5, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Somnoware, which offers a sleep management software system, has raised $9 million in a round led by TransLink Capital with participation from World Innovation Lab (WiL) as well as existing investors. Subath Kamalasan, Somnoware’s CEO founded the company in 2011. Before founding Somnoware, Kamalasan managed multiple sleep centers. He realized that creating a system...
May 5, 2016
As of March, 12 percent of US consumers own a fitness band or a smartwatch of some kind, according to a Kantar Wearable Technology report. The majority of them, about 75 percent, own a fitness band. Kantar's market data is pulled from a combination of consumer purchase tracking and ongoing surveys. “For both smartwatch and fitness band buyers – brand, ease of use, and functionality are the top...
May 4, 2016
Rock Health Founder and Managing Director Halle Tecco has left the seed investor and former startup accelerator. “After nearly six years of helping build @Rock_Health, I’ve made the difficult decision to move on,” Tecco wrote on Twitter today. She added that she will continue making angel investments this summer via Techammer, an angel investment fund she founded with her husband. Tecco launched...
May 4, 2016
Deutsche Telekom has launched a mobile game, called Sea Hero Quest, designed to help researchers improve their understanding of spacial navigation. The app was built in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, a charity, University College London, the University of East Anglia, and game developers Glitchers. A loss of spacial navigation is one of the first symptoms of dementia, but according to...
May 3, 2016
Richmond, Virginia-based patient engagement company Envera Health has raised $14 million in a round led by Harbert Venture Partners and Noro-Moseley Partners with participation from New Richmond Ventures. Envera Health offers a program with a number of features including care management, remote patient monitoring, a care coordination call center staffed by Envera nurses, decision support tools,...
May 3, 2016
The Joint Commission has revised its position on sending orders of care via text message. Effective immediately, The Joint Commission said health organizations can send patient orders via text message as long as the messaging service and message components meet certain criteria. “In 2011 The Joint Commission published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document stating that it is not acceptable...
May 2, 2016
Brecksville, Ohio-based healthcare services company MedData (not to be confused with Medidata) has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based patient engagement company Duet Health. “This is a game changer for our clients,” MedData CEO Ann Barnes said in a statement. “This acquisition immediately gives hospitals and providers access to some of the best tools available and a technology platform that will...