Laura Lovett

April 2, 2018
Folks in need of physical therapy services may not have to leave the house for treatment. Therainc has just launched its latest product, TheraNow, an online platform that connects patients to physical therapists through teletherapy.  “Thousands of working individuals in the United States get injured at work, causing a huge loss in their earning and a poor quality of life,” Richa Kohli, cofounder...
April 2, 2018
Aneesh Chopra said that the healthcare industry needs to start looking at privacy and ethics, especially in the midst of recent Cambridge Analytics and Facebook problems.  That is as true among upstarts and innovators as anywhere else. Chopra, who is the president of Care Journey and formerly served as White House CTO under President Barack Obama, explained that it is important for digital health...
March 29, 2018
With artificial intelligence and augmented reality popping up around every corner in healthcare, players in the industry are beginning to reflect on how tech innovation in healthcare works, where it works, and whether these technologies themselves actually work.  At The Economist’s Healthcare Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts this week, experts sat down to talk about the future of healthcare...
March 29, 2018
Digital wound care company Swift Medical has just announced that it has secured $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Data Collective in Palo Alto, California, with participation from Montreal-based Real Ventures, Relay Ventures in Toronto, DHVC in Palo Alto, and Business Development Bank of Canadian Montreal.  “This growth funding enables us to expand our reach and bring Swift’s...
March 28, 2018
A diabetes startup that uses artificial intelligence, Bigfoot Biomedical, has just announced that it scored a total of $55 million in Series B equity financing with new investments from Abbott and other existing funders. This funding is the culmination of earlier round funding that the company has been raising since late last year, including $37 million that it raised in December and an...
March 28, 2018
Yesterday Dexcom got the nod from the FDA to market their Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system (iCGM), making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation.  “We are a company of firsts, almost everything that has been done in our industry has been done by us first,” Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer told MobiHealthNews, citing that Dexcom was the first company to have a...
March 27, 2018
The healthcare innovation industry is a multifaceted ecosystem: From the energetic new startup developing a product and the venture firm backing it, to the FDA regulating the new invention, there are plenty of forces working in concert. At The Economist’s Healthcare Forum in Boston today, healthcare industry leaders discussed the balancing act of working with key players in this system.  “It is a...
March 26, 2018
Good news for Winnie-the-Pooh — a new wearable device may be able to track exactly what that rumble in his tummy is.  Now a wearable device, developed by researchers at the GI Innovation Group out of the University of California San Diego, can track electrical activity in the stomach over a 24-hour period. The device works similarly to how an ECG would work for the heart, but instead it monitors...
March 23, 2018
Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others. The platform is designed to match patients with doctors that specialize in an area that meets their needs or interests. For example, if someone is an athlete specializing in weight lifting, the platform would match that patient to a doctor who has...
March 23, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated that PhysioWave connects to the user's smartphone. It has been updated to state the system uses a dedicated tablet interface.  University of Stanford spin-out PhysioWave has just received FDA clearance for its pulse wave velocity (PWV) cardiovascular analyzer scale, which measures the stiffness of the vessels transporting blood from the heart...