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By Laura Lovett April 17, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Livongo today announced that it has acquired Retrofit, a company that specializes in weight-management and disease prevention programs.  “Retrofit and Livongo are like-minded in strategy, values and culture. Together, we will provide a comprehensive set of solutions for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions that address the whole person,” ...
By Laura Lovett April 11, 2018
Yesterday, contactless sleep tracker maker SleepScore Labs announced that it has acquired Dutch company Sleep.ai, which makes snore and bruxism-detecting wearables and apps, for an undisclosed sum.  "We are only at the beginning of what we can do to help improve people's lives by diagnosing and improving their sleep health, helping them get better treatment and outcomes,” Michiel Allessie,...
By Jonah Comstock April 3, 2018
Walmart is reportedly in talks to acquire PillPack, a New England-based virtual pharmacy with around $100 million in funding. According to CNBC, which broke the news, the retail giant is offering less than $1 billion for the startup. But the deal could still fall apart, CNBC's sources said. Founded in 2013, PillPack offers a virtual pharmacy experience for people who can't or would rather not...
By Tom Sullivan March 7, 2018
HIMSS on Friday revealed that it has acquired Healthbox for its innovation consulting and fund management services. "Healthcare organizations look at us asking if we can help them think through concepts around digital health or how to bring innovation into their systems," said Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO.  Healthbox, in fact, specializes in two sets of services: innovation consulting and fund management...
By Laura Lovett February 13, 2018
This morning wearable giant Fitbit announced that it will be acquiring healthcare coaching platform Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition takes Fitbit more solidly into the healthcare space than it has been up until now. The Twine platform aims to help users manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension by using artificial intelligence technology and creating a way for...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2016
Wolters Kluwer health, owner of physician-facing mobile products UpToDate and Lexicomp, has announced its intention to acquire Emmi Solutions, a patient engagement software company, for $170 million. Emmi works primarily with value-based providers and payers, and its business is built around using online and mobile engagement strategies to reach out to potentially expensive patients, including...
By Heather Mack July 21, 2016
Amsterdam-based Royal Philips announced today that it acquired Wellcentive, an Atlanta, Georgia-based population health management software company, for an undisclosed amount.  Once the acquisition is complete, Wellcentive and its employees will become part of Philips’ Population Health Management business group. Under that sector, Philips currently offers enterprise telehealth, home monitoring,...
By Jonah Comstock February 12, 2016
Boston-based FitnessKeeper, maker of the Runkeeper app, has announced an agreement to be acquired by Japanese apparel company ASICS for $85 million, MobiHealthNews has learned.  "Partnering with ASICS to fulfill [our] vision together makes a ton of sense," Runkeeper founder and CEO Jason Jacobs wrote in a Medium post announcing the deal. "We both have deep roots in and focus on running as a core...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2015
Weight Watchers has acquired Weilos, which offers users a picture taking app to document weight loss through selfies, according to a report over at TechCrunch. Weilos is not to be confused with Weight Watchers other acquisition, Wello. Weilos' only known investor is the startup incubator Y Combinator. TechCrunch's sources said that Weight Watchers bought Weilos for a price in the "single-digit...
By Aditi Pai March 31, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit acquired fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for at least $17.8 million, according to an SEC filing. FitStar had previously raised $5 million from Advancit Capital, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Floodgate, and Mesa Ventures, according to CrunchBase. In the filing, Fitbit selected "yes", when asked "Is this offering being made in connection with a business...

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