Dave Muoio

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-...
December 15, 2017
Adidas has ended the business unit responsible for development of its fitness watches, sensor-enabled footwear, and other wearable devices, the Portland Business Journal first reported earlier this week. The decision to close the unit will affect 74 staff positions within the company, according to the reports. Among these were data scientists, experience designers, algorithm developers, and...
December 14, 2017
Another telemedicine player enters. Careington International Corporation, an aggregator of non-insurance discount programs, announced that it will be launching a telemedicine company in January. DialCare will operate as an affiliate of Careington, and will offer employers, organizations, and consumers 24-7 access to health professionals over the phone or through video chat. “Telemedicine has...
December 14, 2017
Vida Health, which makes a digital therapeutic platform for employees with chronic physical and behavioral health problems, has announced two new hires. The first, Stephanie Peng, will come on board as the company’s new chief financial officer. Previously a member of Livongo’s team, the company said that her experience with digital health will help with ongoing expansion efforts. “Vida is on the...
December 13, 2017
Oakland, California-based Elemeno Health, which makes a virtual coaching software for healthcare teams, announced that it has concluded a $1.3 million round of seed funding. The financing was led by Launchpad Digital Health, which hosts Elemeno in its San Francisco accelerator. Other participants included Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator Y Combinator, and regulatory tech venture investor...
December 13, 2017
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based ActiveProtective, which makes a wearable airbag deployment belt for seniors at risk of a fall, has received more than $4.7 million in Series A funding, the company confirmed after a MedCity News article spread the word this morning. The round was led by Generator Ventures, with additional participation from the company's prior investors. “ActiveProtective was...
December 13, 2017
San Diego-based Xenco Medical, a provider of disposable, sterile-packaged spinal implant systems, is releasing an app that will allow medical teams to easily request and track new shipments of the company’s products on demand. “Though each hour is critical, healthcare providers eager to operate on [traumatic injury] patients often wait for more than five hours because of the internal logistics of...
December 12, 2017
International real estate franchise Keller Williams announced today that it will be incorporating Fitbit wearables into its employee national US wellness program. This will allow more than 157,000 of Keller Williams’ employees to purchase the devices at a special pricing and participate in organized fitness challenges. “The integration of Fitbit to our wellness program will allow our associates...
December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it. “Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
December 11, 2017
Workplace wellness program company Provant will be adopting Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Twine Health’s AI-assisted health coaching platform for its employee health programs, the companies announced today. “We’re always looking at ways to better engage our members and help them understand their health risks, and reinforce information that makes them aware and constantly working on their health...