Dave Muoio

February 7, 2018
For years, there has been a growing movement to consider patients’ time outside of the healthcare system as a key determinant of their health. As more and more technologies allow providers to apply new passive sensors, digital interventions, and other novel strategies, some experts are urging stakeholders in the health industry to remember those who may not normally be in a position to receive...
February 7, 2018
With influenza running rampant and several other infections waiting in the wings, some may be interested in knowing whether a specific disease is common in their community. With the recent release of the free Doctors Report Illness Tracker, the public has another resource where they can easily check how often doctors have reported a selection of 15 diseases within a specific US zip code. “...
February 6, 2018
Wellness program technology firm Vitality Group today announced the launch of its Gateway program, a series of partnerships that brings digital chronic care, mental health care, and other wellness offerings to its US corporate membership. Through the program, employee members will gain access to seven health companies’ offerings: Vida Health, a digital chronic care coaching company; Headspace, a...
February 6, 2018
In-vitro fertilization-focused machine learning company Univfy has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement released today. The funding round was led by venture firm Rethink Impact, and will be used to scale operations. "We firmly believe that Univfy is poised to transform and dramatically expand the [in-vitro fertilization (IVF)] space,” Heidi Patel, partner at Rethink...
February 5, 2018
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Massachusetts-based Cam Med, a company specializing in microfluidic-based drug delivery technologies, announced a partnership today focused on development of a thin, flexible, patch-based insulin pump for artificial pancreas systems. "JDRF is excited to partner with Cam Med on improving insulin delivery hardware,” Jaime Giraldo, program...
February 2, 2018
As the calendar turns to February, the beleaguered US healthcare system continues to battle an influenza season considered by Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance officials to be among the worst of this decade. According to the public health agency’s most recent numbers, which include all cases of the disease reported to the CDC by January 20, this year’s flu season has seen a total of 11...
February 1, 2018
Professionals working day to day in care facilities will make an unmatched impact on their patients’ health, but much of that work is driven, for better or worse, by decisions made on Capitol Hill.  While many may feel ineffective when faced with sweeping decrees from lawmakers or health agencies, Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs at HIMSS, said that he wants to remind...
February 1, 2018
Yesterday, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from her position as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention following a Politico report that she had purchased shares of a tobacco company within a month of appointment. Since July, Fitzgerald has often been unable to attend several hearings due to conflicts of interest from other holdings, drawing ire from some of her colleagues in...
January 31, 2018
San Francisco- and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a bracelet capable of tracking women’s menstrual cycles, has announced an update that will better allow their device to track when, or even if, the wearer has ovulated, according to a statement from the company. Data collected by the Ava bracelet and companion app will be used to detect biphasic shifts among skin temperature, pulse rate, and other...
January 31, 2018
Halo Neuroscience, a device company that develops and sells the Halo Sport neurostimulation headset, announced yesterday that it has secured $13 million in Series B funding. Global private investment firm TPG led the round, which also had participation from prior investors Lux Capital, JAZZ Ventures Partners, and Xfund. The Halo Sport headset connects to a paired mobile app to promote brain...