Dave Muoio

May 14, 2018
Verily researchers have built prototype devices for painless blood collection that uses a system of “exploding” micro-needles, magnets, and potentially a blood storage chamber, CNBC reports. Information on the device was received from several anonymous sources, who CNBC said did not want to be named as the project is still unannounced. “Several sources aware of the company's plans say the device...
May 14, 2018
Healthcare management tech platform Qventus announced this morning that it landed $30 million Series B funding in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mayfield Fund, and Northwest Venture Partners. This latest funding round brings the Mountain View California startup to a total of $43 million in funding. The company said in a statement...
May 11, 2018
Hello Heart — maker of an app-driven platform designed to help employees manage hypertension, heart rate, and cardiovascular health — has announced the release of a new service for diabetes management. Both the cardiovascular and diabetes services are housed within the larger Hello Heart app, explained CEO Maayan Cohen, a move that represent the company’s shifting approach from a single-disease...
May 11, 2018
Peerfit, a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced recently the appointment of Jason Parry as the company’s chief strategy officer. Parry has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive, and most recently held a role at GuideWell/Florida Blue.  “I’ve worked with companies to develop customer-focused strategies to grow and thrive throughout...
May 10, 2018
Avizia has announced a partnership with Regroup that will allow the telehealth company to offer comprehensive mental health services through its platform. The new telepsychiatry service will be staffed by Regroup’s provider network, and available to the health systems Avizia serves. “Like Avizia, Regroup was founded on the idea that no patient should have to worry about access to high-quality...
May 10, 2018
Of the hundreds of diabetes self-management apps currently available, very few have been evaluated with health outcome-focused studies, according to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Among this subset, even fewer have been shown to actually help diabetes patients significantly improve their HbA1c levels. Prior research has shown that 16 percent of the 318,...
May 9, 2018
Google has unleashed a tidal wave of product and feature updates through the ongoing Google I/O developers’ conference, and it’s no surprise that the intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare was a recurring spotlight among them. Through keynote speeches and simultaneously released online blog posts, the company highlighted a handful of tech-driven healthcare efforts that seem to be...
May 9, 2018
WeDoctor, an online healthcare services company serving the Chinese market and backed by Tencent Holdings, has raised $500 million from investors in a private share sale that places its value at $5.5 billion, according to reporting from Financial Times, Reuters, and others. The round was led by medical insurance company AIA Group and NWS Holdings, with additional participation from other unnamed...
May 9, 2018
This morning, Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs announced the closure of a $55 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by Temasek, with participation from Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, and Brooklands Capital Strategies. According to the company, this new funding will be used to support development, regulatory...
May 8, 2018
iRhythm Technologies, maker of the Zio XT and Zio AT adhesive heart monitors, announced first quarter financials boasting higher revenue and an improved gross margin during an earnings call for investors earlier this week. These promising numbers were paired with a net loss nearly double what was reported last year during the same quarter, although these were waved off by executives as the result...