Laura Lovett

M&A

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By  Laura Lovett 01:23 pm April 16, 2021
Fitness-focused digital health startup Pear Sports is buying fellow exercise company Pilates Metrics for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Pear will be able to integrate Pilates Metrics digital tools into its coaching and wellness offerings. Pilates Metrics brings to the table a digital platform that lets Pilates teachers and studios track, chart and share student progress. The tool is...
ActivSight device

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By  Laura Lovett 02:49 pm April 15, 2021
Last week the FDA gave the green light to Boston-based Activ Surgical's intraoperative imaging module ActivSight, which is aimed at improving surgical visualization. The company has developed a technology that is able to give surgeons real-time intraoperative visual data. ActivSight is a small hardware-agnostic device that connects to an endoscope and a camera system. The system is able to...
Lyft ride

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By  Laura Lovett 11:49 am April 15, 2021
Ridesharing app Lyft is furthering its foothold in the medical transportation space with the launch of Lyft Pass for Healthcare, a tool that lets patients plan their own rides to providers. The new program lets partnering health plan members, including those enrolled in select Medicaid and Medicare programs, as well as patients from client health organizations, request a ride to their medical...
Omada MSK program

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By  Laura Lovett 12:15 pm April 14, 2021
Chronic care management company Omada Health is rolling out a new tool that uses computer vision technology to help physical therapists virtually measure a patient's movement and range of motion. The new technology will be integrated into Omada's musculoskeletal (MSK) services and will be able to provide therapists and patients with a set of longitudinal data. Omada CEO Sean Duffy said that PTs...
Omada app

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By  Laura Lovett 12:12 pm April 14, 2021
Omada's new Physician-Guided Care Program is looking to help patients cut down on frequent trips to the doctor with its virtual cardiometabolic clinic, which provides telemedicine consultations to Omada members. The new service is able to help integrate prescription, medication management, lab orders and patient support. After the company inked a deal with Abbott back in 2019, members using the...
Piggy bank

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By  Laura Lovett 12:08 pm April 13, 2021
This morning, Vericred, a digital data company focused on the insurance and benefits space, announced a $23 million Series B funding round. Aquiline Technology Growth led the round with participation from Echo Health Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Guardian Strategic Ventures, Riverside Acceleration Capital, FCA Venture Partners and First Health Capital Partners. The company, which was founded in...
NVIDIA research

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By  Laura Lovett 10:58 am April 12, 2021
Silicon Valley giant NVIDIA is teaming up with pharma company AstraZeneca and the University of Florida on new artificial intelligence research projects aimed at boosting drug discovery and patient care. This morning NVIDIA and AstraZeneca revealed a new drug-discovery model called MegaMoIBART, which is aimed at "reaction prediction, molecular optimization and de novo molecular generation."...
Money

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By  Laura Lovett 02:50 pm April 9, 2021
Fitness focused digital health company Moxie announced a $6.3 million seed round. Resolute, Bessemer, Greycroft, Gokul Rajaram and other investors contributed to the raise. WHAT IT DOES The company has developed a virtual fitness platform. Moxie works with fitness coaches in order to provide a turnkey platform where they can deliver classes. The tool is designed to help coaches set up a fitness...
Health funding

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By  Laura Lovett 11:55 am April 9, 2021
Tech-enabled, value-based primary care provider VillageMD is looking to public markets, according a Bloomberg report. The Walgreens-backed company uses a team-based model to provide care for patients. Teams include pharmacists, lab techs, behavioral health counselors, nurses, physicians and other care givers. The company has a hybrid approach to care that includes in-person clinics, virtual care ...
Heart Health
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By  Laura Lovett 02:12 pm April 8, 2021
Direct-to-consumer ECGs could have a role in care for patients post atrial fibrillation ablation, according to a recent study published in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal.   Cleveland Clinic researchers found that patients using AliveCor Kardia Mobile required fewer follow up EGCs or cardiac monitoring than their peers in the control group. In the study, patients were able to record...