Heather Mack

July 28, 2017
The second quarter of 2017 was full of news from hospitals and other providers. Read on for our roundup of partnerships, deployments, research projects and more. Hospital news Despite ongoing controversy about data management, DeepMind, the AI-focused, UK-based Google subsidiary, announced this quarter that it would roll out its Streams app in a second hospital. The deployment of the app at...
July 12, 2017
Boston-based Wellframe, makers of mobile patient engagement and care management software, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by F-Prime Capital. Existing investors DFJ also contributed, and the new capital brings the company’s total funding to date to $25 million. Wellframe teams up with health plans and providers to offer a suite of customizable care plans that are designed to keep...
July 11, 2017
With all the recent technological approaches to clinical trials as of late, it’s clear that the notoriously long, expensive and often inefficient traditional process could use an update. From AI-powered matching platforms to increasingly sophisticated software to streamline data collection during trials, the space is getting busier. Palo Alto-based monARC Bionetworks is one of the latest to make...
July 11, 2017
New York City-based Nomad Health, which makes a digital marketplace to connect doctors with freelance clinical work, has wandered in the world of nursing. Starting today in Texas, nurses can use Nomad to find and register for short-term clinical work in hospitals and health systems. The news comes a little less than a year after Nomad, which was founded in 2015, raised $4 million in early stage...
July 10, 2017
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Under a five-year, Strategic Research Agreement, the three entities will join forces to develop digital health products based on research from Oxford...
July 10, 2017
Overhauling the technological capabilities of the UK’s National Health Service is no easy feat. For Google DeepMind Health – which has positioned itself to handle much of the heavy lifting – an internal review panel has found plenty of room for improvement both on the company’s end as well as the clinicians who practice within the system.  “The digital revolution has largely bypassed the NHS,...
July 10, 2017
Digital health funding may have started off at an unremarkable pace in the first quarter of 2017, but halfway through the year, that is clearly no longer the case. According to Rock Health’s midyear report, the record-breaking number of deals and some of the largest investments ever made in digital health saw the second quarter taking the industry into what may end up being the higest-funded year...
July 6, 2017
San Francisco-based Mendel.ai, a startup that is developing an artificial intelligence-powered platform to match people with cancer to clinical trials, has raised $2 million in seed funding from DCM Ventures, BootstrapLabs, Indie Bio, LaunchCapital and SOSV. Medel.ai will use the capital to forge partnerships with hospitals and cancer genomics companies to bring the system into use. For $99,...
July 5, 2017
UK-based Push Doctor, a provider of app-based virtual visits, has raised $26.1 million in Series B financing in a round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures and Draper Esprit. Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners also contributed, bringing Push Doctors’ total funding to date to more than $37.5 million. The company last raised money in January 2016. Push Doctor, which was founded...
July 5, 2017
In another move to solidify its’ presence in consumer digital health, Royal Philips has acquired London-based Health & Parenting Ltd, a developer of healthcare and family-focused mobile apps. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will serve to bolster Philips’ uGrow digital parenting platform, which features a pregnancy and infant-tracking app that connects with a range of...