Dave Muoio

April 2, 2018
A study recently published in the BMJ’s Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry found that a digital interactive therapy tool designed for multiple sclerosis patients, Gaia’s Elevida, was effective in reducing MS-related fatigue. The randomized controlled trial included 275 participants with MS, and suggests that the intervention’s fatigue reduction effects could be sustained up to 12...
April 2, 2018
Smart inhaler company Adherium announced last week that it has received 510(k) clearance for over-the-counter sales of its inhaler monitoring device for AstraZeneca’s Symbicort aerosol inhaler, called the SmartTouch for Symbicort. Adherium — which is headquartered in San Mateo, California, but holds currently offices in Melbourne, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Amstelveen, The Netherlands...
March 30, 2018
In the first three months of 2018, MobiHealthNews tracked 30 digital funding rounds comprising approximately $1.2 billion in collective funding, as well as two rounds with undisclosed totals. While these numbers may fall short of 2017’s staggering first quarter (which consisted of 46 deals totaling $1.47 billion, including $800 million for Verily alone), the beginning of the year has still seen...
March 30, 2018
Under Armour has notified users of its MyFitnessPal food and nutrition app of a large-scale user data breach that occurred in late February. The company’s investigation into the breach is ongoing, according to a statement, but so far indicates that the usernames, email addresses, and passwords of approximately 150 million users have been compromised. “We understand that you value your privacy and...
March 29, 2018
San Francisco-based microsensor textile company Siren has announced the first product using its proprietary Neurofabric material. The Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System and its accompanying app monitor wearers’ foot temperature as an early warning sign of inflammation and, subsequently, diabetic foot ulcers. The company, which was founded in 2015, also announced that it has raised $3....
March 29, 2018
Physicians have touted the benefits of a good night’s sleep for centuries, if not longer, but it hasn’t been until recent years that a provider can see clear data on whether or not their patients have been hitting the sack. To investigate whether wearable sleep trackers could play a role in patient-provider conversations, researchers from Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute have launched a...
March 28, 2018
Alongside the launch of its administrative software designed specifically for independent primary care practices, San Francisco-based Canvas Medical has announced that it has raised more than $3 million in total funding with its most recently closed round. The latest fundraising was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from iSeed Ventures, Village Global, and other unnamed angel investors...
March 28, 2018
Patient engagement software company Relatient has launched MDpay, a patient-facing payment web and mobile platform. The service accepts all major credit or debit cards as well as Apple and Google Pay, and includes an integrated dashboard for billing managers, easy-to-respond electronic statements that don’t require a user account, and other accommodations. "We're proud to offer the ambulatory...
March 28, 2018
Tech-friendly, consumer empowerment-focused health insurance startup Oscar Health has closed a $165 million funding round led by Brian Singerman and Founders Fund, according to a recent blog post from the company’s cofounders. Other participants in the round included Verily Life Sciences, Fidelity, 8VC, General Catalyst, Capital G, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, and other unnamed investors. “...
March 27, 2018
Iggbo — a Richmond, Virginia-based startup founded in 2015 known for its technology-enabled network for facilitating on-demand blood draws and medical testing — announced yesterday that it has changed its name to Workpath and secured $1.5 million in additional funding, according to a statement from company. Workpath, which was founded in 2015, also announced that it will be moving to a new office...