Laura Lovett

etectRx
By  Laura Lovett 03:03 pm January 15, 2021
Earlier this week DTx company Pear Therapeutics inked a deal with adherence tool etectRx to potentially develop a product that combines the former’s digital therapeutics with a digital pill offering. As part of the deal the two companies will meet quarterly to discuss potential collaborations with the pharma industry. “Here we are talking about how can we bring this to pharma... we are going to...
Geisinger Health system

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By  Laura Lovett 02:53 pm January 14, 2021
With the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts beginning to roll out across the country, it’s inevitable there will be yet another shift in healthcare. However, Dr. Karen Murphy, Geisinger executive vice president and chief innovation officer, cautions against reverting to pre-pandemic norms. “When we think getting back to normal, do we really want to go back to the healthcare delivery system...
By  Laura Lovett 11:46 am January 14, 2021
This week, digital health company Amalgam Rx announced it has acquired clinical-decision-support company Avhana Health for an undisclosed sum. This will mark a new service for Amalgam Rx, which has been expanding its services since it was founded in 2016, and spans multiple facets of digital health, including patient support programs, digital therapies and combination products. Avhana’s platform...
By  Laura Lovett 01:42 pm January 12, 2021
The digital health space is continuing to see the rise in women’s health companies. One of those bourgeoning companies is Nurx, which has already raked in a cool $113 million in venture funding. MobiHealthNews sat down with Nurx’s CEO Varsha Rao to talk about what we saw in 2020 and what she predicts will happen to the digital women’s health space in 2021. Looking back at last year Rao said she...
Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg
By  Laura Lovett 01:57 pm January 11, 2021
After years of telehealth investment and validation, 2020 finally saw the future of telehealth come to fruition. Across the board big telehealth companies reported a rapid adoption of the technology and financial numbers to go with it. Amwell specifically went through a metamorphosis this year, not only seeing new market growth, but also taking the company to the public market through an IPO. ...
By  Laura Lovett 01:59 pm January 8, 2021
In 2020 health tech finally had its day in the spotlight and made it into nearly every provider organization due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, as more and more Americans are vaccinated, some of that brick-and-mortar care will return.  Regardless, it's clear to see that digital health is here to stay. MobiHealthNews did our best to look into the crystal ball and made five predictions about...
Sarah Jones of Best Buy Health

Sarah Jones

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...