Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:45 pm October 7, 2020
Digital mental health company Cerebral announced that it closed its Series A funding round with $35 million. The investment was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Westcap, Liquid 2 Ventures, Gaingels, Air Angels and other unnamed investors.  WHAT IT DOES Cerebral is a membership service that offers clients telehealth visits with a provider and monthly chats with a care counselor. After a...
By Laura Lovett 12:04 pm October 7, 2020
Digital diabetes company Virta is rolling out a slew of new services focused on prediabetes, obesity treatment and provider-led Type 2 diabetes management.  As in its Type 2 diabetes program, patients will be able to use the Continuous Remote Care platform, which gives users access to telehealth and a dedicated health coach. The program also give users personalized nutrition regimen and ways to...
By Laura Lovett 03:04 pm October 6, 2020
A new startup called Abridge launched this morning, fueled by $15 million in funding. The new platform was designed to help patients follow their provider’s advice, and to educate users about their health.  The Seed and Series A round was led by Union Square Ventures and UMPC with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Pillar, KdT Ventures and angel investors.  The platform lets patients...
By Laura Lovett 02:02 pm October 6, 2020
A new oncology treatment company dubbed Spesana is emerging out of stealth mode with a new molecular diagnostic decision support tool. The platform is able to take information from a number of sources and synthesize information for providers. The way it works is Spesana’s tech can collect molecular diagnostic reports and coordinate them with EHRs, prior authorizations, payer processing, approved...
By Laura Lovett 03:07 pm October 5, 2020
Medtech company Masimo announced today that it is launching the Radius T Continuous Thermometer, a connected sensor system that can take a patient’s temperature over time in lieu of the manual process, for consumers.  The tool is able to send temperature readings and also warning alerts if there is a spike to a corresponding app. Users can customize the alerts and notifications functions. The app...
By Laura Lovett 12:07 pm October 5, 2020
This morning Your.MD, a digital symptom checker and personal health tool Healthily, scored $30 million in Series A funding. The latest round of funding was driven by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a consumer health company. WHAT THEY DO The London-based startup was founded in 2015. Its tool was designed to help patients make decisions about their health, including when to see a doctor and what level of...
By Laura Lovett 02:52 pm October 1, 2020
Like many in digital health Michelle Davey, cofounder of Texas-based vendor of telehealth services and staffing company Wheel, has her own connection to the space. She grew up in rural Texas with an autoimmune disease that was undiagnosed for 15 years, due to lack of access to care.  While this access issue remained in the back of her mind, she started her career in recruiting and operations,...
By Laura Lovett 02:30 pm September 30, 2020
While the economy has been volatile during the pandemic, digital health companies to strike deals with investors raking in more money than ever before.  "We’ve already surpassed $7.5 billion in funding and are on track for this year to be the biggest funding year yet in terms of US-based digital health companies," Megan Zweig, chief operating officer at Rock Health, said during a fireside chat at...
By Laura Lovett 05:00 pm September 29, 2020
Mega insurer UnitedHealth Group is now looking into the digital pharmacy space with reports that it has acquired DivvyDose. The acquisition, which was first reported by CNBC’s Christina Farr based on an anonymous source, is estimated to be worth approximately $300 million.  The company’s model is similar to Amazon’s PillPack. The startup is able to ship users their medications in pre-sorted packs...
By Laura Lovett 01:18 pm September 29, 2020
Last week, Best Buy Health announced its new senior-focused flip phone dubbed Lively Flip, as the big retailer continues to dive into digital health efforts. This news comes roughly two years after it purchased senior-friendly phone Jitterbug’s parent company GreatCall. The new phone is positioned as an “evolution” of the Jitterbug and is connected to Amazon Alexa voice services. This means that...