Dave Muoio

April 17, 2018
The Travelers Companies announced yesterday that it would be adding new digital resources to improve healthcare and claims access for employee customers who have experienced a workplace injury. Through the the web-based, mobile-friendly MyTravelers for Injured Employees tool, injured employees can use a two-way messaging feature to contact the insurance company’s claims teams. This service will...
April 16, 2018
In a cohort of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an online lifestyle modification-focused intervention was similarly effective to a group-based program in achieving weight loss and liver enzyme normalization, according to data from an Italian study recently presented at The International Liver Congress in Paris. “Lifestyle changes are mandatory for patients with NAFLD, but...
April 16, 2018
New York-based in-home senior care technology company Hometeam is shedding two of its top executives as it shifts from a consumer payment-focused business model to one accommodating reimbursement from payers. Recode first reported Thursday night that Hometeam President Matt Marcotte had left his role at the company in February, just five months after coming onboard in October. Marcotte, a veteran...
April 16, 2018
Chicago-based Level Ex has received an undisclosed investment from OSF Ventures, the investment arm of Peoria, Illinois-based 13-hospital system OSF HealthCare. According to a statement, the investor hopes to take advantage of mobile video game maker’s background in delivering digital clinical expertise and identify business opportunities for the two parties. Of note, the announcement suggests...
April 12, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Common Sensing, which specializes in connected containers for injectable medications, has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Waterline Ventures, with New World Health, Royal Philips, and Haselmeier also participating. The funding will be used to accelerate manufacturing and commercial operations for Common Sensing’s GoCap, a dose and...
April 12, 2018
Lending an ear. Planned Parenthood recently announced that it’s Chat/Text program, which connects young people with sexual or reproductive health questions to trained health educators, has facilitated more than one million text or instant message conversations. The program is designed to offer personalized guidance in the form of a live, responsive conversation and, according to data presented in...
April 12, 2018
The FDA has granted diagnostics company IDx’s De Novo request to market its AI-based software system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, called IDx-DR. This decision represents the first AI-based diagnostic system authorized by the FDA for commercialization in the US that can provide a screening decision without the need for clinician interpretation,...
April 12, 2018
ActiGraph activity monitors and a mobile app from Clinical Ink are are at the heart of a newly announced pilot study backed by Bayer, according to a statement released today by ActiGraph. The ongoing study is evaluating how these digital products and a Bluetooth-enabled weight scale are perceived by patients, and the feasibility of implementing such devices in future clinical trials run by the...
April 11, 2018
Melbourne, Australia-based Global Kinetics Corporation, maker of a wearable Parkinson’s disease monitor, has received a $7.75 million investment from the Australian Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund, according to news from the Australian Financial Review that was confirmed by MobiHealthNews. The investment came from Brandon Capital, which manages nearly half of the government fund...
April 11, 2018
A recent survey of 300 primary care physicians who use EHRs found that half of the respondents wanted better access to patient data. The survey, which was commissioned by electronic prescribing and health information company SureScripts and administered online by ORC International during October of last year, also investigated physicians’ opinions on the availability of medication adherence and...