Aditi Pai

April 15, 2016
Redwood City, California-based digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised $50 million from undisclosed investors. The company’s existing investors include Medtronic, Itochu, St. Jude Medical, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $450 million. The Proteus digital medicine platform, called Proteus Discover, is a medication management...
April 14, 2016
Redwood City, California-based Naked Labs has announced its body scanning mirror, called Naked 3D Fitness Tracker, is now available for preorder at just under $500. Naked Labs, which was founded last year, is backed by NEA and Three Leaf Ventures. “We believe the only fitness metric worth tracking is progress,” Naked Labs CEO Farhad Farahbakhshian said in a statement. “With the Naked 3D Fitness...
April 14, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has raised $550,000 in a round led by HealthX Ventures for its sleep data analysis software. The startup has already gone through a fellowship with Y Combinator and graduated from Gener8or’s gBeta accelerator. EnsoData CEO and Cofounder Chris Fernandez told MobiHealthNews that he and Sam Rusk, EnsoData’s COO and other cofounder, met as undergraduate students at...
April 14, 2016
Earlier this week, Facebook announced a new platform for its Messenger app that allows companies to create chat bots that communicate with users. Already about three dozen companies have launched Facebook bots, including CNN, weather tracking company Poncho, and 1-800-Flowers. Among the initial batch, one health-focused company, HealthTap, launched a chat bot. More than 900 million people use...
April 13, 2016
Electronics company Logitech has acquired wireless earbud company Jaybird for $50 million in cash, according to the Verge.  In addition to the suite of sporty wireless buds that Jaybird sells, the company also offers a wristworn activity tracker, called Reign, but that product line was not the focus for the acquisition. “We see it all around us everyday – people love to listen to music everywhere...
April 13, 2016
Cleveland Clinic providers will now offer online and mobile video visits to CVS Minute Clinic customers in Ohio. The partnership is powered by American Well’s video visits offering. American Well previously partnered with CVS and Cleveland Clinic in separate deals. “Our longterm view of telehealth is that it’s not only a new, welcome service that we can offer our existing patients, but it’s a way...
April 13, 2016
New York City-based CareDox has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Texo Ventures and Prolog Ventures for its online and mobile platform that stores student health data. CareDox also raised $1.5 million in venture debt agreement with Western Technology Investment. Existing CareDox investors include First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, Band of Angels, and Giza Ventures. This brings the...
April 12, 2016
Sweden-based Qbtech has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for an online tool, called QbCheck, that offers clinical decision-making support for diagnosing and treating children with ADHD. According to the company, the normal route for diagnosing ADHD is complicated, involves, administrative costs, and carries risk for bias. Qbtech’s process aims to make ADHD easier to identify, rule out, and...
April 12, 2016
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched two years ago by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $44.5 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Cowen Private Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Wanxiang America Corporation. This brings the company’s...
April 11, 2016
Anthem's CareMore Health System announced that its president, Leeba Lessin, will retire this week after working at CareMore since 2006. CareMore Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer Sachin Jain will take over as the new CEO. “With Dr. Jain in place, I know we have leadership and energy to lead us into the next era,” Lessin said in a statement. “Given CareMore’s focus on clinical...