Heather Mack

June 20, 2017
Across the consumer wearable landscape, many devices seem to be designed, first and foremost, for those who are already healthy and looking to get healthier. While a growing number of researchers are tapping things like fitness trackers or sophisticated sweat and heart rate monitors for use in clinical studies, the primary audience for many consumer devices remains those who want to take their...
June 20, 2017
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app. The technology company...
June 19, 2017
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay  $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. The company reports it has secured $360 in...
June 19, 2017
New York-based ClassPass, a virtual fitness membership network, has raised $70 million in Series C funding in a round led by Temasek. Existing investors Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also contributed to the funding, which ClassPass will use to expand operations and develop new products. ClassPass, which was founded in 2013, uses an app to connect users to fitness...
June 16, 2017
Diabetes management is among the most active, well-funded and rapidly-evolving areas of digital health. Connected tools that allow people living with diabetes to monitor their own blood glucose levels and work with digital coaching platforms to choose the best lifestyle practices to stay healthy abound, as do analytics platforms that enable remote monitoring and more detail-rich data...
June 16, 2017
Over the last five years, there has been considerable traction in two non-traditional approaches to healthcare: implementation of telemedicine, and the prescribing of marijuana to treat some health conditions. But some states are nervous about the two overlapping, choosing to specifically ban the use of telemedicine to prescribe medical marijuana at the same time as expanding legal use of the...
June 15, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which makes digital care coordination tools, has raised $16 million in new capital led by Cypress Growth Capital. ChartSpan’s platform runs the gamut of practice management software, mobile patient engagement and records management tools. The turn-key service is available to health systems and ambulatory practices throughout the...
June 15, 2017
Three years in the making, and Dreem has come true. The sleep-tracking wearable, made by Paris and San Francisco-based startup Rythm is now available for pre-order. Along with the public debut of Dreem, Rythm also announced the company’s funding to date stands at $22 million, an $11 million increase since they last raised money in March 2016. The $499 Dreem headband uses dry polymer electrodes to...
June 14, 2017
For families with a child who has complex medical needs, keeping on top of all the information associated with their care and day-to-day functioning can be tough. Seeing that pain point, Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke Health System came together to develop an Apple CareKit-based iOS app called Caremap, designed to help families securely track their children’s health and share that data with...
June 14, 2017
Houston, Texas-based medical device company Saranas has raised $4M to support continued development on their sensor-enabled bleeding detection device intended for use during cardiac procedures. Of the more than 20 million people in the United States who undergo vascular access procedures – where the femoral artery is used to get to the heart – about 1 million of them experience bleeding...