Medisafe

By Jonah Comstock March 1, 2017
Medication adherence startup MediSafe has raised $14.5 million in a round led by Octopus Ventures and M Ventures (the venture arm of Merck Pharmaceuticals), with participation from existing investors Pitango Venture Capital, 7wire ventures, lool Ventures, TriVentures and Qualcomm Ventures. The company also announced that it will begin expanding into Europe using some of the funds.  "We’re...
By Bill Siwicki February 22, 2017
Medisafe, a technology vendor that markets a personalized medication management platform, has unveiled at HIMSS17 a new feature that alerts users of possible drug-to-drug interactions that may cause unexpected side effects and/or alter the way medications perform. The interactions feature also includes disclosures when medications have other lifestyle implications, such as interactions with...
By Heather Mack December 14, 2016
Washington, D.C research foundation RTI International has partnered with Validic to leverage consumer wearable and health sensor data for research. Validic – which has a platform that enables personal health information from consumer devices to be securely captured, standardized and delivered – will validate and deliver the patient-recorded data, and RTI will carry out the research from there....
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington may have been dealt a relatively short stint in the role, but he’s set on doing as much as he can in the time he has to advance to ONC’s interests of data sharing and interoperability. Washington was on hand at the Connected Health Conference this week in National Harbor, Maryland to show off a demonstration of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2016
Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has launched a new fund specifically focused on the digital health field, called OurCrowd Qure. They will work with Johns Hopkins University to provide validation of value, market access,  and on-going feedback on the startups. "I think that crowdfunding for digital health makes a huge amount of sense," John Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, told...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2016
As the connected medication adherence space matures, companies that have led the space for the past few years are fine-tuning their technology platforms, business models, and approaches to efficacy.  At the Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston today, representatives from Abiogenix, AdhereTech, AiCure, and Medisafe shared updates on their shared mission to combat the $290 billion...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2016
Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in partnership with Evidation Health, will test Medisafe’s medication adherence app in a randomized control trial of 390 patients taking medication for high blood pressure. Patients will be monitored with an at-home Bluetooth blood pressure cuff. “I see patients in an acute care setting and there’s a hope that the technology will help people but it’s unclear...
By Aditi Pai March 15, 2016
Just a week after Nestle announced a two-year clinical study with Medidata, the company announced a partnership with mobile medication adherence startup Medisafe help providers track patient adherence to a Nestle nutritional drink, called Impact Advanced Recovery. Physicians who recommend the drink to major elective surgery patients in the perioperative window will also ask them to download the...
By Aditi Pai January 29, 2016
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected. For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post...
By Aditi Pai April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps. At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18. Here are 18 more...