Laura Lovett

Smartphone screens displaying the MyTherapy app
By Laura Lovett 02:56 pm November 24, 2020
Novartis is teaming up with smartpatient to launch a new app feature on the MyTherapy app for patients with wet macular degeneration (AMD) that is focused on educating patients and caregivers about treatment and management.  Called "See What’s Next," the section was specifically designed to help provide patients and their families with resources about navigating life with the disease and giving...
Interview, new hires
By Laura Lovett 08:30 am November 24, 2020
As Hims & Hers prepares for the public market, it’s adding new members to its board with backgrounds in investing and consumer tech. This morning it exclusively announced to MobiHealthNews two new board members Lynne Chou O’Keefeand David Wells.  O’Keefe comes from an investment background. She is the founder and managing partner of Define Ventures and served as a partner in the Life Sciences...
FDA
By Laura Lovett 02:25 pm November 23, 2020
Cardio-focused digital health company AliveCor landed FDA clearance for its new suite of interpretive ECG algorithms, dubbed the Kardia AI V2. This news comes just days after the company announced a $65 million Series E funding round. The new clearance will is able to capture sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions, sinus rhythm with supraventricular ectopy and a sinus rhythm with...
By Laura Lovett 02:43 pm November 19, 2020
The femtech world is beginning to venture out of the boundaries of reproductive health and into other areas of women’s health, according to panelists at Bayer G4A summit yesterday.  Over the summer, Rock Health report that about 65% of all femtech funding has gone into fertility, pregnancy or motherhood. Today innovators are looking beyond the reproductive umbrella, at how technology and research...
Money and digital health
By Laura Lovett 03:00 pm November 18, 2020
The healthcare field isn’t quite as complex as it’s made out to be, according Bryan Roberts, partner at Venrock. You just need to have the right ingredients.  “People talk about healthcare as being this complex minefield of insurers, and PBMs, and imaging centers, and providers, where unknowns crop up and unexpectedly stop you in your tracks ,whether you are an incumbent or an upstart trying to...
Person checks medication online
By Laura Lovett 02:58 pm November 18, 2020
Pharma giant Bayer is kicking off new digital collaboration efforts in the fields of cardiometabolic and renal disease, oncology and women’s health via a new initiative, dubbed the G4A Digital Health Partnership Program.  The program is split into two tracks, one for early-stage companies and another for more experienced companies. It tapped Caria, an AI and data company that matches people...
By Laura Lovett 03:09 pm November 17, 2020
Over the last decade, digital mental health has come into the spotlight, raising large amounts of venture backing, gaining interest from policymakers and seeing wider adoption. However, unclear efficacy standards, poor engagement and user trust have been obstacles that the community has often faced, according to panelists at WISH 2020 this morning.  “I’ll start by just saying that one of the main...
By Laura Lovett 12:00 pm November 17, 2020
Retail giant Amazon is building up its foothold in the digital pharmacy space by rolling out Amazon Pharmacy, a new digital shop that lets customers order and manage their prescription medications online and get them delivered at home. Patients can access the new store via the Amazon App or on a desktop. They can create a profile, which includes information like insurance and prescription...
Person with white jacket with AllianceRx logo speaks to another
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pm November 16, 2020
Home-delivery pharmacy AllianceRx Walgreens Prime is jumping into the oncology space with its new clinical assessment feature that lets cancer patients digitally manage their self-administered therapies. Specifically, the new feature lets patients with oncology conditions refill their prescriptions online as opposed to over the phone. The way it works is patients can log in to their account and...
Medicrea's platform examples on a smartphone screen and a computer monitor
By Laura Lovett 12:10 pm November 16, 2020
Medtronic has acquired French artificial intelligence company Medicrea, marking the med-tech-device company’s seventh acquisition this year. Medicrea specializes in using AI for surgical planning, as well as digitally constructed spinal implants and robotic assisted surgery.   The technology employs predictive modeling and algorithms to measure and digitally reconstruct a patient’s spine....