Dave Muoio

September 25, 2017
Sanofi and Innovation Health — an insurance company jointly run by Inova and Aetna —have announced a pilot program examining the impact of digital health strategies to improve care for Type 2 diabetes patients. The program will tap One Drop, a diabetes self-management app and Bluetooth blood sugar monitor, and Gocap, a mobile-friendly device and insulin dose management platform that emphasizes...
September 25, 2017
PatientSafe Solutions, the San Diego, California-based developer of the PatientTouch workflow-optimizing platform, announced that it has secured $25 million in its latest round of funding. Private investment firm HighBar Partners was the primary contributor, with additional capital coming from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG. PatientTouch is a...
September 22, 2017
Early adopters left behind on Apple Watch. The upcoming Apple watchOS 4 may be overhauling the wearable’s heart rate detection capabilities, but those who picked up the smartwatch when it first launched in 2015 will have to make due without the added health and fitness features. The Verge attributes this divide to the faster hardware and larger batteries of the Series 1, 2, and 3 watches, which...
September 22, 2017
Swiss hospitals will soon have a self-coordinating drone courier network to deliver lab samples between facilities. Menlo Park, California-based Matternet’s newly announced autonomous drone logistics platform, Matternet Station, is smartphone-operated, delivers samples across urban settings within half an hour, and will be operational sometime next month, according to recent reporting from the...
September 22, 2017
Smartphone apps designed for those with depression can significantly reduce users’ symptoms, according to the results of a recently published meta-analysis. While the findings are limited to those with mild-to-moderate depression, the apps’ consistent effect across age and gender suggest that the benefits are wide reaching. "The majority of people in developed countries own smartphones, including...
September 21, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based HealthRhythms has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to continue investigating smartphone-based behavioral health interventions. By passively collecting various areas of users’ daily patterns, such as physical activity, sleep, and frequency of social interactions, the company aims to combat users’ depression or anxiety with behavioral suggestions customized...
September 21, 2017
Singapore-based startup MyDoc has collected $5.2 million in Series A funding. The investment was primarily received from Aliso Viejo, California-based digital and IT services provider UST Global, with additional funds coming from venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners and others. The money will continue financing development of MyDoc@Work, the startup’s digital healthcare platform designed for...
September 21, 2017
Fitbit’s wearable devices and services will soon be included in Japanese tech company Fujitsu’s corporate wellness program. The program will offer 10,000 employees of Mitsubishi Motors Health Insurance Society a chance to earn redeemable fitness points using the Fitbit Charge 2 and a cloud-based data system, thereby making it one of Fitbit’s largest corporate wellness agreements in Japan....
September 20, 2017
Analyte Health, a Chicago-based lab networking platform active in telehealth, has raised nearly $26.8 million, according to a recent SEC filing. The document lists three unnamed investors. MobiHealthNews has reached out to Analyte Health for confirmation, and will update this story if the company responds. Through arrangements with local diagnostic labs, Analyte Health offers quick-turnaround...
September 20, 2017
Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo Clinic First Aid skill (Amazon’s version of apps) need only voice their concerns to receive answers to dozens of everyday health issues or other self-care instructions. “Mayo Clinic produces trusted, evidence-based health guidance to empower people...