Jeff Lagasse

July 27, 2017
Cardiogram, a startup working on algorithms to make the Apple Watch’s heart rate data clinically actionable, is launching two new features for the Apple Watch that aim to help people stay more active this summer: Leaderboards and Workout Zones. Leaderboards is geared toward those who want to inject some friendly competition into their active lifestyles. Friends can compete with one another and...
July 27, 2017
Now Healthcare Group has become the first --  and to date, the only -- telehealth GP service provider in the United Kingdom to be declared “safe,” by the UK's Care Quality Commission, meeting all regulations put forth by the commission's new digital health reporting guidelines.   Following a recent inspection on June 14, Now Healthcare Group was found to be meeting all necessary criteria across...
July 27, 2017
More than 500,000 births occur each year in the state of California, but deciding where to get care can often be a difficult process for consumers. That’s where a new partnership between Yelp and the California Health Care Foundation comes in.   Thanks to the partnership, maternity care measures are now being displayed for the roughly 250 hospitals that deliver babies in the state. These measures...
July 26, 2017
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has demonstrated in the past that it’s effective at helping people lose weight, but The Journal of Internet Medicine recently published a study from the University of California San Francisco that quantifies this efficacy. Almost 29 percent of participants lost an average of 9.5 percent of their body weight; 86 percent of those with...
July 26, 2017
Cochlear Limited, which creates implantable hearing devices, has taken a technological leap forward with a device that syncs up with various Apple products. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, which was approved by the FDA in June, is the first cochlear implant sound solution made specifically for use with iPhones, iPods and iPads; it also has the distinction of being the smallest and lightest behind-...
July 26, 2017
Bose may be known mainly for high-end speakers and audio systems, but the company has recently become an investor in the healthcare space, contributing to $2.5 million in a Series A funding round for Signature Medical Inc., an Allied Minds portfolio company. Allied Minds is also an investor, as is Riot Ventures, an early-stage investment group focused on emerging technologies. Signature Medical...
July 25, 2017
Circulation is looking to change the way non-emergency patients are delivered to the hospital, and those efforts were bolstered Tuesday by the news that it raised $10.5 million in Series A financing from a group of leaders across the healthcare system.   Flare Capital Partners and The Providence Service Corporation co-led the investment and were joined by Boston Children’s Hospital, Echo Health...
July 25, 2017
As a concept, using artificial intelligence to monitor the health of ambulatory patients got a boost on Tuesday as physIQ, an AI-centered healthcare outfit, closed $8 million in Series B financing, led by 4490 Ventures. Joining 4490 is the Global Health Sciences Fund through Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities, along with existing investor LionBird and others. Dan Malven, managing partner at...
July 25, 2017
New York-based Maven, a digital women's health clinic, has raised $10.8 million in a Series A financing round that brings the company’s total funding to more than $15 million, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Spring Mountain Capital with participation from 14W, DGNL, and Colle Capital. All existing investors, including 8VC, Great Oaks Venture Capital, The Box Group, and Female...
July 24, 2017
New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care.   Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to...