Dave Muoio

November 21, 2017
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. “We’...
November 21, 2017
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. Recent results from a Cognition Kit study presented at the CNS Summit Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest that brief cognitive and mood tests administered through the devices obtained results similar to those collected through standard testing and patient assessments. “...
November 21, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland-based Oviva Health, developer of a dietary intervention delivery platform, has secured $12 million in Series A funding. Participants in the round include Albion Capital, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners, Partech Ventures, and Walking Ventures. Oviva was founded in 2014 after observing dietitians’ need for improved patient engagement and is currently active in...
November 20, 2017
Just half a decade ago, Nike was among the driving forces bringing fitness wearables to the mainstream. The consumer footwear and athletic apparel company launched its FuelBand fitness tracker in 2012, and a year later stood alongside Fitbit and Jawbone as one of the only major players to hold a substantial share of the wearable retail market. Now, five years later, the wearable has been...
November 20, 2017
The FDA has approved hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited’s submission for a new remote feature that would allow specialists to perform follow-up programming on a patient’s cochlear implant remotely, a la a telemedicine platform. The feature for the company’s Nucleus Cochlear Implant System is indicated for those who have had at least six months of experience with their implant sound processor...
November 20, 2017
Nomad Health’s online freelance marketplace for healthcare professional staffing now includes postings for telehealth positions alongside traditional healthcare roles. With the updated service, doctors interested in telehealth practice will be able to view and apply to open position listings from several telehealth service providers, including American Well and First Stop Health. Current...
November 16, 2017
San Francisco-based Spire is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or otherwise adjusted, the company’s newly announced sensor can remain unobtrusively attached to any article of clothing with no need to worry about battery life or the laundry machine. “In our view, the fundamental user experience problem that wearables face...
November 15, 2017
Connected wearable patch makers will ship 35.1 million units annually by 2022, with 80 percent of these being used in clinical applications, according to a recent report from market intelligence firm Tractica. The report also forecasts a total $7.9 billion in revenue for the patch market by the same year, all of which suggests a substantial escalation from the 966,000 units the analysts wrote...
November 15, 2017
San Francisco-based patient engagement startup Catalia Health has announced an additional $4 million in pre-Series A funding from Ion Pacific and other investors. Building upon previously announced seed funding largely raised from repeat backer Khosla Ventures, the latest round brings Catalia’s total funding to $7.75 million. Catalia’s flagship product, Mabu, is a tablet built into a sculpted,...
November 14, 2017
During its Q3 earnings call, Israel-based DarioHealth announced a growing US install base for its smartphone-connected glucometer and increased revenues supported by increasing sales of the platform’s accompanying consumable test strips. While the company expects each of these to take an even larger bite from its cash burn in the coming months, CEO and Chairman Erez Raphael also highlighted...