Aditi Pai

April 22, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan Medical Technologies has raised $3.2 million from a Texas-based syndicate of investors. This brings the company’s total funding to $6 million. ChartSpan will use the funds to hire more than 300 clinical and technology professionals in the next year. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan's previous...
April 21, 2016
Although 76 percent of caregivers in US broadband households own a smartphone, just 40 percent of this group use an app to help them with caregiving tasks, according to a report from Parks Associates. Parks explained that the low adoption of caregiving apps was in part because of the age distribution of caregivers. Some 27 percent of caregivers are aged 45 to 54 and just 16 percent of caregivers...
April 21, 2016
The number of people in Europe and North America that will use mobile telcare systems, also known as personal emergency response systems (PERS), will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 450,000 in 2015 to almost 3.4 million by 2021, according to a report from Berg Insight. Berg defines a mobile telecare system as one that uses a portable device with cellular connectivity and...
April 21, 2016
Humana has launched an Apple Watch-enabled version of its existing mail order pharmacy app, called the Humana Pharmacy App. The iPhone version of the Humana Pharmacy app allows users to refill prescription by scanning a barcode, take a picture of the pill bottle to switch to Humana pharmacy or watch a video about the medication, update communication preferences, and manage prescriptions....
April 20, 2016
Australia-based ResApp, a public company, has raised $9.74 million ($12.5 million Australian dollars) for its product, a smartphone-based system for diagnosing respiratory conditions. The company sold 62.5 million new ordinary shares at $0.16 ($0.20 AU) per share. ResApp’s offering essentially uses the smartphone microphone as a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s breathing. But instead of...
April 20, 2016
Santa Monica, California-based Brighter has raised $21 million in a round led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from DAG Ventures as well as existing investors Mayfield, Benchmark, and Tenaya. Brighter has developed a site that helps users find and compare dentists. The service allows users to compare out-of-pocket expenses based on the user’s health plan, view provider profiles...
April 20, 2016
Some 82 percent of recreational athletes use fitness tracking technology, which includes smartphone apps, fitness tracking devices, GPS watches, and heart rate monitors, according to a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) survey of 2,000 recreational athletes in the UK. The poll was fielded by Censuswide in March. The survey also found that 62 percent of respondents said they use two or more devices....
April 20, 2016
Austin, Texas-based EverlyWell has raised $2.5 million for an at-home lab test service and announced its public beta launch. "Diagnostic testing is a subpar experience for the individual," EverlyWell Chief Medical Officer Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi said in a statement. "EverlyWell has developed an innovative platform that places the consumer at the center, empowering the individual to order, understand...
April 19, 2016
About a year after pharmaceutical company Roche announced an investment in diabetes app company mySugr, the companies announced an integration partnership. MySugr offers a handful of apps, but its flagship is called Diabetes Logbook, which is designed for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and includes logging, graphing, analysis, and Apple Health integration. If users sign up for a month-to-...
April 19, 2016
Global shipments for health wearable devices will reach 97.6 million units in 2021, up from 2.5 million in 2016, according to a report from Tractica. The report also predicted that health wearable revenues will reach $17.8 billion yearly at that time. “The market for healthcare wearables is very much in its infancy, though there is a considerable amount of activity across the healthcare value...