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By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2018
Yesterday’s announcement that Apple would open the API for Health Records in iOS 12 will likely spawn a whole host of integrations with digital health companies in the coming months. But one company has the distinction of being named in the announcement, and of having its Health Records integration already complete: Medisafe. The Boston-based company has been making medication management and...
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush leaves company
By Bernie Monegain June 6, 2018
Athenahealth announced Wednesday morning that founder and CEO Jonathan Bush is leaving the company and that the board will consider “strategic alternatives.” Those include hiring a new chief executive officer as well as a “sale, merger or other transaction involving the company as well as continuing as an independent company,” athenahealth said in a statement. Bush’s departure follows negative...
Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP during the BIO18 event on Wednesday.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP during the BIO18 event on Wednesday.

By Dave Muoio June 6, 2018
When it comes to the challenges of raising an up-and-coming young company into a major player in its industry, former Apple and Pepsi CEO John Sculley is no spring chicken. A serial entrepreneur and investor across numerous industries ranging from consumer technology to data management to telecommunications, Sculley has set his sights on the healthcare and currently serves as the chairman of...
user accounts of MyHeritage genealogy website breached
June 6, 2018
Genealogy and DNA testing service site MyHeritage is notifying 92,283,889 users that their account information was compromised. According to the notice, a security researcher notified MyHeritage on June 4 after discovering a file containing user log-in and hashed password information on a private server not owned by the genealogy site. The site’s security reviewed the file and confirmed it...
By Laura Lovett June 6, 2018
It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians. Headspace, maker of a mindfulness and meditation app, announced that it is a digital health subsidiary called Headspace Health. The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020.  “The...
By Laura Lovett June 5, 2018
It’s no secret investors have been pouring billions of dollars into digital health companies, and it seems the life sciences sector has taken notice. Today at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of investors sat down to take the pulse of the digital health industry and give their thoughts on the booming (and potentially crowded) market.  “The bottom line is that an immense amount of money has gone into...
By Jonah Comstock June 5, 2018
Hintsa Performance, a Finnish employee wellness tech company that formed last year when H2 Wellbeing (makers of the HeiaHeia app) merged with Hintsa Performance in 2016, has raised $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in new funding. Life insurance company OP Insurance led the round along with Pontos Group. Previous investor Ilmarinen also participated in the round. Jussi Räisänen, CEO and cofounder of...
By Jonah Comstock June 5, 2018
Apple has followed up on its launch of Apple Health Records at 39 health systems with the announcement today of a Health Records API, which will allow developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from patients’ electronic health records to help people manage care, medications, nutrition, and more. “Medical information may be the most important personal information to a consumer,...
By Dave Muoio June 5, 2018
Hot on the heels of a $5.5 million seed funding announcement in March, New York-based Parachute Health — a startup looking to digitize the ordering of durable medical equipment (DME) and other critical medical equipment for patients leaving the hospital — has now brought in $9.5 million in additional backing. The new investment round was led by Insight Venture Partners’ Harley Miller and Dan...
By Laura Lovett June 5, 2018
New York-based musculoskeletal digital health platform Risalto Health has just landed $1.5 million in seed funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management, a venture capital firm focused on health companies.  The platform works as a concierge service using machine learning and AI to identify muscular and skeletal health providers in an area, such as physical therapists, doctors, and surgeons....

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