Laura Lovett

By  Laura Lovett 03:08 pm February 15, 2021
Dexcom, a medtech device company best known for its continuous glucose monitoring systems, is launching a new venture fund aimed at investing in adjacent businesses. Called Dexcom Ventures, the new investor will be zeroing in on sensing technology, data analytics, remote patient monitoring and population health. In fact, the new venture is expected to fund companies working in glucose sensing...
By  Laura Lovett 02:01 pm February 15, 2021
This morning Cohort, a care management platform centered around at-risk populations, scored $11 million in Series B funding. F-Prime Capital led the round, with participation from Town Hall Ventures.  The company built an AI-enabled platform that works with health systems and providers with the aim of "closing the gap" in care. Historically, Cohort has worked with value-based care providers. "EHR...
Providers talking
By  Laura Lovett 03:24 pm February 11, 2021
It’s no secret that for caregivers the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how they work and communicate. Now health systems and plans are reflecting on the lessons learned that boosted staff connectedness. Nicole Cable, chief experience officer at InnovaCare Health, explained that her organization took a program originally designed for members in order to reduce isolation for seniors, and not only put...
Zocdoc app examples on smartphone screens
By  Laura Lovett 11:29 am February 11, 2021
This morning Zocdoc, a health tech company best known for its appointment-booking and doctor-search tool, announced a whopping $150 million raise, led by Francisco Partners. Zocdoc was first founded in 2007, which as digital health companies go makes it a veteran in the space. This isn’t the company’s first major raise. In 2015, it scored $130 million. WHAT IT DOES? Patients can use the platform...
By  Laura Lovett 03:10 pm February 10, 2021
Neurology-focused company Flow Neuroscience has purchased fellow med tech company Halo Neuroscience for an undisclosed sum. The pair both focus in brain stimulation technology to improve outcomes. However, historically Flow has zeroed in on the depression space, and Halo was best known for its movement performance enhancements. As part of the deal Flow will be purchasing Halo’s technology, R&...
Fitbit Ready for Work
By  Laura Lovett 01:35 pm February 10, 2021
NASA astronauts prepping for a space mission are about to get a new gadget thanks to a deal between the agency and Fitbit. The two inked a deal in order to provide a Fitbit devices to 1,000 NASA employees—including 150 astronauts, in order for the workforce to make more informed decisions about going to work onsite during COVID-19. With the deal, which is part of Fitbit’s Ready for Work program,...
Doctor talks to patient
By  Laura Lovett 01:44 pm February 9, 2021
Senior focused organization AARP inked a deal with the Older Adult Technology Services in order to help seniors navigate the digital landscape and improve their online literacy. This announcement coincides with the news that AARP is launching its a new online community to help elders find free online classes and events. The goal of the partnership is to help seniors boost their digital savvy in...
Mightier game
By  Laura Lovett 02:38 pm February 8, 2021
Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Mightier is teaming up with Magellan Health to study how the former’s video-game like therapy can improve emotional regulation for children, thanks to a $2 million National Institute of Mental Health grant. The pair will be launching a new study to evaluate the impact of Mightier’s biofeedback video game platform on improving behavior and in children with...
Plume Health welcome screen on smartphone
By  Laura Lovett 01:19 pm February 8, 2021
Colorado-based digital health startup Plume landed $14 million in Series A funding for its virtual platform designed to help members of the transgender community find health services. Craft Ventures led the round with participation from General Catalyst, Slow Ventures and Town Hall Ventures. This comes roughly a year after the company launched its product to the public with a focus on gender-...
Two Buoy app smartphone example screens
By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm February 4, 2021
Buoy Health, a Boston-based company best known for its AI triage chatbot, is turning to the vaccine distribution space with the rollout of a new tool that helps employers gauge their workforce’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine and design educational strategies around inoculation. Employers will be able to tap into the new tool and reporting dashboard via Buoy’s Back With Care and digital...