Laura Lovett

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By  Laura Lovett 02:54 pm February 1, 2021
This morning digital mental health and wellness company Modern Health announced that it scooped up fellow behavioral health startup Kip for an undisclosed sum. Kip’s tool was designed to digitally match up clients with qualified therapists. Once a patient is matched, it kicks off Kip’s hybrid model of care. The client can meet the therapist one-on-one in-person. After that, the client can get...
By  Laura Lovett 02:15 pm January 28, 2021
Patient engagement platform GetWellNetwork announced it has acquired patient-messaging company Docent Health for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, GetWellNetwork will be able to offer Docent Health’s tool as a combined offering with its other services. The messaging service uses artificial intelligence to message patients about their care. Additionally, its platform is able to collect...
Coronavirus tracking
By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm January 27, 2021
Twitter could play a role in predicting COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe, according to a new study published in Nature. The research compares the winter of 2019-2020 to the last five winters and found an uptick in levels of concern about pneumonia in regions that soon after became coronavirus hot spots. “[W]e have analyzed data from Twitter across a number of European countries to show that...
Calibrate
By  Laura Lovett 02:53 pm January 26, 2021
Weight management platform Calibrate announced a $22.5 million in Series A led by Threshold Ventures, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and Redesign Health. This comes roughly six months after the company launched with a $5.1 million boost in seed funding from Forerunner. WHAT IT DOES Calibrate’s goal is to help its users reset their metabolism. Users start the program by getting a...
By  Laura Lovett 03:07 pm January 25, 2021
Digital mental health startup Hurdle, previously Henry Health, scored $5 million in seed funding today for its platform that focuses on culturally competent therapy. The latest round was led by 406 Ventures and Seae Ventures, with participation from F-Prime. WHAT IT DOES The company pitches itself as a virtual mental health provider that specializes in culturally competent care. Patients can...
Google vaccine info examples on two phone screens
By  Laura Lovett 01:39 pm January 25, 2021
Google is now focusing its coronavirus efforts on vaccine distribution, with a new vaccine information and location search and a $150 million investment in vaccine education and access. In the next few weeks patients will be able to tap into Google's search and maps to find COVID-19 vaccination locations. The program is starting in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with more states on...
My Arthritis
By  Laura Lovett 02:40 pm January 21, 2021
Looking to the rheumatology space, UK-based digital health company Ampersand Health is rolling out a new product called My Arthritis DTx to support patients with inflammatory arthropathies. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis can use the tool to self-manage their condition. It provides users with educational resources and courses, and can connect to...
mobile phone user
By  Laura Lovett 01:07 pm January 21, 2021
Guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) outperformed both unguided iCBT and treatment as usual for treating depression, according to a new meta-analysis of 39 studies published in JAMA yesterday. Additionally, researchers found that unguided iCBT also reduced depression symptom compared to treatment as usual and waiting list. The difference between guided and unguided iCBT comes...
Dina's care coordination platform on a laptop screen
By  Laura Lovett 12:15 pm January 20, 2021
This morning in-home care coordination platform Dina announced a $7 million Series A funding round. Osage Venture Partners led the round with participation from First Trust Capital Partners. This comes roughly four years after the company raised $4 million from Chicago Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Beverly Capital and Meridian Capital. WHAT IT DOES The platform uses artificial...
By  Laura Lovett 02:35 pm January 19, 2021
This morning Royal Philips announced its plans to acquire med tech Capsule Technologies for a whopping $635 million from Francisco Partners. Capsule is best known for its suite of connected medical devices and its data integration platform that can combine device integration, vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance services. The tool was designed to link up medical devices and EHRs via a...