iBeat announces funding, partnership deals with insurers

San Francisco-based wearable tech company iBeat has announced new funding for its wearable continuous monitor, called Heart Watch. The investment comes from the life insurer funds SCOR Life & Health Ventures and Transamerica Ventures, and include strategic partnerships that will bring the Heart Watch to each insurer’s agents and policy holders.

Pharma enthusiastic for digital medicine, but some roadblocks remain

Stakeholders across healthcare are beginning to weigh the benefits and challenges digital therapeutics could bring to their businesses, and pharma is no exception.

During an afternoon roundtable session held Wednesday at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of digital medicine and pharmaceutical representatives discussed the impact that these novel medicines has had, and could have, on drugmakers, regulators, and those prescribing the medications.

Inside Apple's integration with Medisafe, the first test of the Apple Health Records API

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.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley talks healthcare's cultural stagnation, impact of Apple, Amazon

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 hopeful PBM disruptor RxAdvance.

Headspace launches subsidiary to focus on prescription meditation apps, digital health

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. 

Investors discuss booming, yet crowded, digital health industry at BIO 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. 

Hintsa Performance raises $7.6M for employee wellbeing platform

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.

With new API, developers can access Apple Health Records data

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.