Jonah Comstock

February 28, 2018
On Apple’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook didn’t talk much about the company’s various healthcare overtures. But he did make a passing mention of the company’s working with LensCrafters, a division of Luxottica that sells eyeglasses — and eye doctor visits. “LensCrafters, one of the largest optical retail brands in North America, will be using over 7,000 iPad Pros to enable digital eye...
February 28, 2018
Berkeley, California-based smart stethoscope company Eko Devices has raised $5 million in new funding. Artis Ventures led the round, with additional participation from Strategic Partners, Dreamlt Ventures, 1812 Ventures, and Founder.org. This brings the company's funding up to $7.8 million — it last raised money in 2015. Eko Devices received FDA clearance last year for Duo, a smart heart monitor...
February 27, 2018
The Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health Pavilion at HIMSS18 will once again feature “The Connected Health Experience,” a series of presentations and demonstrations of the latest connected health innovations. But this year the range of subjects will be even wider. “There’s some similarities and some differences from last year,” said John Sharp, senior manager at PCHA. “As before,...
February 27, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans. The company will offer a monthly subscription to its mobile app, which contains interactive educational content around stress, anxiety, resilience training, alcohol and...
February 26, 2018
Nomad Health, a New York company that makes a platform for job-seekers and employers in the healthcare space, has raised $12 million in a new funding round led by Polaris Partners. Existing investors First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, and .406 Ventures also participated. “We’re building a marketplace for healthcare jobs,” CEO Dr. Alexi Nazem told MobiHealthNews. “We started out with just...
February 26, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis is bucking traditional telemedicine wisdom in two ways. One, the company has always worked to deliver telemedicine services to patients by working with their existing provider. Two, they are moving away from video visit as the default for telemedicine. “I always looked at phone and video as more of an analog model,” said Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis. “I said...
February 22, 2018
Medication management app maker Medisafe has a guiding principle when it comes to the difficult task of improving medication adherence: One size does not fit all. Patients miss medications for a range of different reasons, so a range of different approaches can be appropriate to help them. “We can understand different reasons for adherence for different people, activate different motivators, and...
February 22, 2018
At the HIMSS global conference, technology companies tend to use the gathering as an excuse to show off the latest features and advancements of their platform. But American Well co-CEO Ido Schoenberg says that the telehealth company is pointing that spotlight elsewhere. “What you’re going to see at HIMSS is we are really showcasing the enormous partners and clients that are developing on American...
February 21, 2018
Implantable glucose sensor company Senseonics has launched a remote monitoring app for its users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where its CGM system is distributed by Roche. The app, called Eversense Now, allows users of the sensor to select up to five friends or family members to view their glucose data, which is updated every five minutes. The feature is available for iOS users at the...
February 20, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD has received FDA clearance for NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier that transmits EEG signals to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth. The other half of MemoryMD's offering, a disposable EEG cap called NeuroCap, is still awaiting clearance. "Essentially we’ve innovated on existing EEG solutions in the market," MemoryMD Chief Quality...