Dave Muoio

March 26, 2018
The average cost of development for a mobile health app from conception to launch is approximately $425,000, with nearly half of this expense outsourced to third-party app development agencies or freelancers, according to new research data recently released from a Research2Guidance survey of 2,400 mobile health stakeholders conducted over the summer. “The [$425,000] is just the average cost — for...
March 23, 2018
The FDA has launched a free mobile app version of its Drugs@FDA online database that offers consumers information on agency-approved drugs. The new app, called Drugs@FDA Express, is free and currently available for download on iOS and Android. “The FDA is continuously seeking ways to bring information to consumers in more accessible formats,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a...
March 22, 2018
Redwood, California-based Carrot, a digital health company that offers smartphone-paired smoking cessation device, has signed an agreement with Minneapolis-based RedBrick Health. The partnership will allow a portion of RedBrick’s clients early access to Carrot’s platform, and will give RedBrick category exclusivity to market the platform through 2018. "We obtained FDA clearance for our breath...
March 22, 2018
San Diego-based remote physical therapy company Reflexion Health today announced the launch of two digital rehabilitation products: the VERAHome for post-acute care physical therapy patients, and the VERAClinic for their clinicians. Both products are built upon the framework of VERA (Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant), Reflexion’s FDA-cleared platform, avatar assistant-driven program that...
March 22, 2018
A recently released survey of 411 healthcare executives, physicians, program managers, and other professionals conducted by telemedicine company Reach Health found that an increasing number of telemedicine programs are centrally managed or are transitioning toward an enterprise approach, as opposed to being managed within an individual department. Specifically, only 26 percent of those polled...
March 21, 2018
A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills. “What was unique and remarkable about the study is the participants using Sinasprite were completely self-directed and received no clinician...
March 21, 2018
Berlin-based digital health startup platform Heartbeat Labs announced that it has invested in two new companies: home visit platform Medlanes and app-based hearing test maker Mimi Hearing Technologies, both of which are also based in Berlin. Heartbeat Labs provides digital health startups with seed funding ranging from $614,450 to $6,144,500 (500,000 euro to 5 million euros). The company also...
March 20, 2018
Gatorade’s efforts to conquer dehydration have again entered the digital realm. Twice reports that the sports drink company and Northwestern University have developed a low-cost wearable skin patch that displays various colors to conveniently let the wearer know when they need to take a drink. The patches were developed and introduced in 2016 by Northwestern University McCormick School of...
March 20, 2018
Data from a team of Dutch researchers presented this weekend at the Endocrinology Society’s annual meeting in Chicago demonstrated how vital monitoring wearables could identify Type 1 diabetes patients’ hypoglycemic events by measuring heart rate. The pilot study outfitted 27 adult patients with VitalConnect’s HealthPatch MD, a continuous health monitor that the company has since replaced with...
March 20, 2018
Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners. In addition to the funding, the company also announced that it is looking to expand its services to more employer customers in the New York City and New Jersey markets. “Eden is a personal health platform that works...