Dave Muoio

November 9, 2017
Pfizer and the Friends of Haemophilia Society have launched an app game specifically designed to help boys aged four years and older learn about and manage their hemophilia.  Released in Qatar, “HemoHeroes” tasks players with guiding their ‘hero’ through different everyday scenarios, such as exercising, cooking, and bathing. While each of these are designed to be a fun challenge, they also focus...
November 8, 2017
Tel-Aviv, Israel-based Vaica, a producer of cloud-based medication adherence products, has announced a new in-home device to help patients stick to their treatments. The Capsuled device stores medications, and includes reminders, informational materials, and other features designed to better enable patients’ daily medication routines. "The Capsuled is a unique patient adherence product targeted...
November 8, 2017
Chicago-based digital healthcare advertiser Outcome Health’s troubles seem to be increasing with each passing month. In the wake of a recent Wall Street Journal investigation alleging that the company’s employees misled clients using inaccurate and manipulated advertisement performance data, a handful of Outcome’s top investors have filed a lawsuit against the startup claiming they were misled by...
November 8, 2017
Vancouver and Washington-based Claris Healthcare has launched an orthopedic medical device that allows patients and doctors to monitor recovery after total knee replacement surgery. The Claris Reflex consists of a wearable sensor, attached above and below the knee, and a software platform. Patients are provided a 4G-enabled tablet that includes pre-surgical preparation and post-surgical guidance...
November 7, 2017
Virtual dermatologists on call. Telemedicine provider MDLive has added dermatology consultations to its collection of virtual medical services. Through a deal with Iagnosis, customers who select the “dermatology” category within MDLive’s platform will be taken to partner site DermatologistOnCall, and then asked to provide a brief medical history and photos of their skin, nails, or hair. Users...
November 7, 2017
Although most appointment scheduling is still conducted over the phone, the majority of consumers will consult online sources as their primary resource when seeking and choosing a new healthcare provider, according to a recent survey report from Kyruus. This is especially true among younger generations, who are also more likely to book appointments online, place their trust in online reviews, and...
November 7, 2017
Fitbit devices will be the first wearables used in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an ambitious longitudinal study ultimately aiming to collect the baseline characteristics of 1 million or more Americans. The wearable manufacturer announced that The Participant Center — a unit led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) tasked with enrolling diverse...
November 6, 2017
Brown University researchers have announced a partnership with Hasbro to add medication reminders, basic artificial intelligence, and other capabilities to the toymaker’s Joy for All Companion Pets, a collection of animatronic cats and dogs intended to relieve loneliness and improve mental health among older adults. The Affordable Robotic Intelligence for Elderly Support (ARIES) project looks to...
November 6, 2017
Johnson & Johnson has announced a suite of digital tools designed for patients preparing to undergo or recovering from knee, hip, and weight loss surgery. The Health Partner platform consists of three tools — a website, mobile app, and care portal — all of which are interconnected to provide patients adaptive education and surgery support. Along with offering providers a means to interact...
November 6, 2017
With more and more mobile health apps releasing each year and slower growth in the number of users downloading, financial success is becoming less likely for developers without substantial backing, data from a recent market research report suggests. According to the mHealth Economics 2017 study — an annual Research2Guidance survey which this summer polled 2,400 mobile health stakeholders — there...