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Sarah Jones of Best Buy Health

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By  Laura Lovett 01:53 pm January 7, 2021
Best Buy has long been a staple of big box retail stores in the U.S. However, its efforts in the healthcare space span more than a decade. Today the retail giant is looking to the future and taking advantage of the new digital opportunities that have presented themselves within the last year. MobiHealthNews sat down with Sarah Jones, vice president for commercial product at Best Buy Health, to...
By  Laura Lovett 10:43 am January 6, 2021
There’s no denying that 2020 created major disruption in the healthcare space, the largest many have seen in a lifetime. During this time digital health came to the forefront. However, with vaccine distribution kicking into gear, 2021 may have its own advancements. MobiHealthNews sat down with healthcare veteran Paul Brient, SVP and chief product officer at athenahealth. Looking back at 2020, it’...
Color's COVID-19 testing kit
By  Laura Lovett 11:28 am January 5, 2021
This week population health and genomics company Color became digital health’s latest unicorn after scoring $167 million in Series D funding. General Catalyst led the round with participation from funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and Viking Global Investors. The company now boasts of $278 million in financing with a valuation of $1.5 billion. WHAT IT DOES Color created a...
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By  Laura Lovett 02:55 pm January 4, 2021
Digital biomarker company Sonde Health has named two new sales leads. In the U.S., Jim Bradley, who previously worked for MAMSI and Kaiser Permanente, will be joining the team as VP of National Sales. Meanwhile, Simran Kaur, who has worked a Medibuddy SRL Diagnostics and Reliance Communications, will serve as the VP of National Sales India. “At Sonde, we strive to enable any organization to...
23andMe
By  Laura Lovett 01:23 pm January 4, 2021
After a year of financial struggles, consumer genomics company 23andMe raised just under $82.5 million in equity funding, according to SEC filings. Veteran health tech investors Sequoia Capital and NewView Capital participated in this latest round, according to the Wall Street Journal. Historically, 23andMe has had a number of large investments, including a $300 million investment from pharma...
By  Laura Lovett 02:41 pm December 29, 2020
The life science world has continued to deepen its interest in the digital space. While the mainstream life science news of the year was research on the coronavirus vaccine, when it came to digital the industries efforts were more varied. We saw new partnerships between pharma and digital health around topics such as respiration health, cardiovascular conditions and real-world data.  This year we...
By  Laura Lovett 03:04 pm December 17, 2020
This morning health data company Diameter Health scored $18 million in Series B funding. Centene Corporation led the round with participation from Optum Ventures, LRVHealth, Connecticut Innovations and Activate Venture Partners. This new funding round brings the company's investment total to $30 million. WHAT IT DOES Founded in 2013, the company focuses on synthesizing clinical data sets. It uses...
By  Laura Lovett 02:02 pm December 17, 2020
Abbott landed an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new at-home coronavirus antigen test where users can perform the test on themselves via digital guidance and get results in 20 minutes. The test, priced at $25, is prescription based.  This isn't the first EUA for the testing product, known as BinaxNOW. However, the tool's first authorization designated that medical personnel conduct the...
By  Laura Lovett 11:53 am December 16, 2020
GoodRx is continuing to grow its telehealth services, offering a new program that gives discounts on virtual doctor's visits as well as free mail delivery to all of its subscription GoodRx Gold members.  Users will be able to tap into telehealth visits at discounted rates and can see a provider digitally for over 150 conditions, according to the release. The program lets members then transfer...
By  Laura Lovett 02:59 pm December 15, 2020
This morning nference, maker of a software platform that helps to synthesize biomedical information, scored $60 million in Series C funding. Matrix Capital Management led the round with participation from Matrix Partners, Mayo Clinic Ventures and NTTVC.  WHAT IT DOES The company has developed a software that makes it easy for researchers, doctors and industry players to search for biomedical...