Dave Muoio

January 3, 2018
A newly announced collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Corindus Vascular Robotics may pave the way for off-site coronary procedures. The partnership, backed by a recent grant awarded to the clinic, will take the form of a multi-phase preclinical investigation of the feasibility of telestenting — robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures conducted remotely. PCI is a non-...
January 2, 2018
Boston- and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics, maker of a prescription digital therapeutic platform, announced today the closure of $50 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Singapore-based investment company Temasek, with participation from returning investors 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, and JAZZ Venture Partners, as well as new partners Novartis, EDBI, and the Bridge...
January 2, 2018
Following some confusion, a Survey & Certification Letter sent last week has reaffirmed CMS’s stance on texting patient information, specifying that messages sent among clinicians are permissible so long as healthcare teams use a secure platform. Texting patient orders, however, is still prohibited across all platforms. CMS’s clarification comes shortly after a December 18th report from the...
December 21, 2017
Beyond fielding an ever-increasing number of digital health clearances, the FDA had a full plate in 2017 as it sought to revise its regulatory processes for the shifting healthcare landscape. The beginning of the year saw a new administration take the reins, and with it the nomination and appointment of a new commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. By the year’s end, the new guard already had announced...
December 21, 2017
Adherence reports self-generated by bowel surgery patients through an engagement and care management app strongly agreed with those recorded more traditionally by clinical auditors, according to a study recently published in Surgical Endoscopy. In addition, researchers from the McGill University Health Centre noted that 89 percent of study patients in an enhanced recovery program (ERP) who used...
December 20, 2017
Telehealth adoption may be increasing with each year, but the majority of consumers still aren’t onboard with the technology in healthcare, according to a recent report backed by telehealth provider Avizia. Nearly half of these consumers reported that they would be less comfortable during a telehealth visit in comparison to an in-person visit, and two-thirds said that they were unsure whether the...
December 19, 2017
London-based Fiit announced that it has secured $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in funding for its app-based fitness coaching service with an accompanying wearable tracker. The round was led by London-based Connect Ventures, with participation from JamJar, Rooks Nest Ventures, and Westminster Capital. “Traditional gyms and studios have limitations for most people because they haven’t successfully...
December 19, 2017
Boston-based PatientPing, which makes a care coordination platform that alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere, has announced a partnership with Catholic healthcare ministry Mercy Health that will bring the service to Ohio and Kentucky care teams. The healthcare system will be using PatientPing’s platform to better share data outside of their network, supporting...
December 18, 2017
Milpitas, California-based diabetes management device maker Bigfoot Biomedical has raised $37 million in Series B funding in a round co-led by funds from Janus Henderson Investors and Quadrant Capital Advisors. Additional participants included Cormorant Asset Management, Senvest Capital Inc., Senvest Management LLC, Visionnaire Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, and T1D Exchange. Bigfoot previously...
December 18, 2017
San Francisco-based Stitch Health announced the completion of a Series A funding round for its care coordination platform. The amount of the investment was undisclosed, but was led by Benchmark and its general partner Bill Gurley with participation from the Y Combinator. Stitch is another player looking to remove paper and pagers from the healthcare setting. According to the company, its cross-...