Laura Lovett

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...
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...