Laura Lovett

Walgreen's app
By  Laura Lovett 02:43 pm March 4, 2021
Walgreens has tapped some of the biggest names in digital health like Abbott, BetterHelp and Hinge Health to expand its offering on its Find Care platform. The pharmacy retail giant has now included 11 new digital health companies in the Find Care platform, which was first launched in 2018 to help connect customers to healthcare providers. As of today, a total of 45 digital health companies are...
Dispatch Health
By  Laura Lovett 02:38 pm March 3, 2021
In-home care provider Dispatch Health scored a whopping $200 million in Series D financing. Tiger Global led the round with participation from Alta Partners, Echo Health Ventures, Humana, Oak HC/FT and Questa Capital. This investment bumps the company’s valuation to $1.7 billion, making it part of the ever-expanding unicorn club. In June the company closed its $138.5 million Series C funding....
Ro Vaccine Drive
By  Laura Lovett 01:40 pm March 3, 2021
Virtual care provider Ro will now be making house calls to distribute vaccines to older people and those with disabilities in New York. The company teamed up with New York State’s Department of Public Health to launch its efforts called COVID-19 Vaccine Drive. Patients are able to schedule their appointment via the new Vaccine Drive website. The effort is currently focused on individuals 65 and...
Family telemedicine
By  Laura Lovett 01:49 pm March 2, 2021
Live video telemedicine is up during 2020, but utilization remains highest among high earners with high levels of education, according to a new Rock Health consumer adoption report. The research and venture firm surveyed a total of 7,980 from September 4, 2020 to Oct. 2, 2020 in its annual survey. Researchers noted that 2020 was an unusual year for healthcare because of the pandemic. “Therefore,...
Diabetes management
By  Laura Lovett 03:13 pm March 1, 2021
Diabetes management company Welldoc is teaming up with Eli Lilly on a new licensing and collaboration agreement that promises to integrate the former’s software into the pharma company’s insulin products, which are still in the pipeline. The partners plan on creating a new version of Welldoc’s BlueStar, an app-based diabetes management platform that will be able to integrate insulin dosing data...

Diabeloop system 

By  Laura Lovett 12:39 pm March 1, 2021
Swiss pharma company Roche’s insulin pump will be the next to support automated insulin delivery thanks to a partnership with French AI company Diabeloop. As part of the deal, users will be able to integrate Roche’s Accu-Chek Insights insulin pump with the Diabeloop monitoring system. This integration will result in a hybrid closed-loop system – a system designed to take the pressure off the...
Digital mental health
By  Laura Lovett 11:57 am February 26, 2021
It’s no secret that Click Therapeutics is on a roll with pharma partnerships. The mental health-focused digital therapeutic company made headlines this week when it announced a new clinical trial with Japanese pharma company Otsuka, based on a deal made in 2019. But this isn't the only deal the New York-based company worked on with the life science industry. In September, the company signed a $...
Health investments
By  Laura Lovett 02:43 pm February 25, 2021
Data-focused health startup Innovaccer has officially landed unicorn status after raising a whopping $105 million in Series D funding. Tiger Global Capital led the round with participation from B Capital Group and Steadview Capital. The round brings the company’s total funding to $225 million with a $1.3 billion valuation. Its Series C funding round was announced a year ago and raised $70 million...
Digital research
By  Laura Lovett 03:07 pm February 24, 2021
All around the world the coronavirus pandemic has led to an uptick in digital healthcare delivery models. While telemedicine is often touted as the poster child of digital success in 2020, digital therapeutics (DTx) also emerged as a player on the global stage. "What we are seeing is digital therapeutics, while they won’t directly treat COVID, they are really an integral component of this...
Google Care Studio
By  Laura Lovett 12:03 pm February 23, 2021
Google is looking to tackle EHR navigations issues with the creation of Care Studio, a clinician-facing search tool that helps organize patient’s medical records. The tool is meant to be used alongside the EHR in order to streamline workflows. Caregivers can use the platform to look through patients' records across different EHRs. The tool is also able to synch up data from various health systems...