Heather Mack

June 14, 2017
San Francisco-based Omada Health has raised $50 million in new funding, led by commercial partner Cigna. Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures also contributed to the round. Omada last raised money in September 2015, when it took in $48 million. This latest round brings the company’s total funding to $127.5 million. Along with the funding, Cigna will also expand its collaboration...
June 13, 2017
The ambitious vision of Portland, Oregon-based Zoom+ to offer a fully integrated, tech-enabled healthcare system under one roof appears to be more than the company could handle. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations of fraud Zoom+ may have committed in effort to avoid losing money from required risk adjustment payments. Allegedly, Zoom+ retroactively falsified medical...
June 13, 2017
Mountain View, California-based NowRx, an app-based pharmacy delivery company, has raised $2 million in seed funding.  The startup, which has been in operation a little over a year, plans to use the capital to expand their customer base. NowRx’s app, which works with all major insurance plans, basically functions as on-demand drug delivery service. The app allows people to upload a photo of their...
June 12, 2017
Israel and Palo Alto-based Art Medical, developers of smart intubation devices for use in intensive care, has raised $20 million in a round led by Advanced Medical Technologies. The funding comes at the same time as the company’s official transition out of stealth mode. Founded in 2009, Art Medical previously raised $7 million from a combination of funding from the Israel Innovation Authority and...
June 12, 2017
Health insurance startup Oscar Health has introduced a new tool to give doctors a more detailed overview of their patients: a virtual clinical dashboard that displays multiple steps of an Oscar member’s medical journey, with the goal being to offer a more readable profile of their health. Though it’s not quite an electronic health record in it’s own right, it’s more than just a user-friendly...
June 8, 2017
Westborough, Massachusetts-based EMR provider eClinicalWorks has added telehealth capabilities to its mobile app. The company’s device-agnostic platform also provides tools for practice management and patient engagement, and the addition of the TeleVisits feature aims to nudge eClinicalWorks into that one-stop-shop territory.  Using eClinicalWorks’ health and online wellness (healow) app,...
June 8, 2017
Novartis and IBM Watson are working together on a new initiative to improve cancer care. In what the pharmaceutical company called a “first-of-its-kind collaboration, the two will use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing tools to leverage Novartis’s portfolio of breast cancer compounds and real-world patient data. The goal is to use data analytics and machine learning to determine which combinations...
June 8, 2017
A little more than two years after the debut of ResearchKit, Apple has released a fresh iteration to drive the momentum and sophistication of app-based research projects. This comes on the heels of the company’s annual WWDC, during which Apple announced new health features to the Apple Watch. Along with audiovisual enhancements and improved user interface for both developers and study...
June 7, 2017
Austin-based Digital Pharmacist, a company that offers prescription management apps, has raised $6.5 million in new funding in a round led by Activate Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners. The company, which was formed in January from a merger of RxWiki and Telemanager, has raised $13.7 million to date. With mobile apps and telecommunication technology, Digital Pharmacist positions...
June 7, 2017
Sports-related talk may encourage one to go big (or go home), but sports-related injury assessment need not follow the same credo. At least, according to Philadelphia-based Trice Medical, which has developed a tiny, needle-based camera to triage joint injuries rather than doing so with a traditional MRI. The company just raised $19.3 million in Series C funding to take the device’s reach further...