Mallory Hackett

With these funds, Well Health has now raised $75 million since its founding in 2015.
By Mallory Hackett 11:50 am November 25, 2020
This week, the patient communication hub Well Health announced that it had secured a $45 million Series C funding round led by Lead Edge Capital. Additional participants in the investment round were Martin Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures, Health Velocity Capital, Summation Health Ventures, Structure Capital and Freestyle Capital. With these funds, Well Health has now raised $75 million since...
Person observes Fitbit watch on wrist
By Mallory Hackett 11:56 am November 24, 2020
Using heart rate variability (HRV) data, wrist-worn health trackers can provide a range of predictive cardiovascular health metrics, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The study, which was funded by Fitbit and used its smartwatches, looked at how devices continuously gathering data from the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system could derive and describe diverse...
The device continuously monitors four significant vital signs: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and activity.
By Mallory Hackett 11:41 am November 23, 2020
VitalConnect has launched its latest cardiac monitoring patch, the VitalPatch RTM, for patients who require extended Holter monitoring. The wearable biosensor looks for 21 different cardiac arrhythmias by using an artificial intelligence electrocardiogram sensor. It continuously monitors four significant vital signs: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and activity. All of the...
 Digital health acceleration shows no signs of slowing down
By Mallory Hackett 12:21 pm November 19, 2020
This year has been like no other for many reasons, one of which was the unprecedented acceleration of digital health. The year 2020 has been marked with record-breaking fundings, mega-mergers and a wave of companies going public. In fact, the third quarter of this year brought in more than $6.6 billion in health innovation funding, making the total funding for the year to date around $16 billion...
By Mallory Hackett 12:00 pm November 18, 2020
Olive Union has released its latest smart wearable, the Olive Pro, which doubles as hearing aids and wireless earbuds. The Olive Pro looks like a set of traditional Bluetooth earbuds, but it comes equipped with artificial intelligence to isolate unwanted noises and enhance music, conversations, TV and other sounds. Users create their own hearing profiles through the Olive Union app, where they...
Also: Upfront Healthcare announces $11.5M in funding; Solv scores $27M and adds to its team; Levels gets $12M in a seed round.
By Mallory Hackett 12:49 pm November 17, 2020
AliveCor, a maker of artificial intelligence-enabled personal ECG devices, has announced its Series E financing round worth $65 million. The round was led by existing investors OMRON, Khosla Ventures, WP Global Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Bold Capital Partners. The capital will be used to enhance the growth of AliveCor’s remote-cardiology platform by adding telehealth, detection and condition...
 The cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia program is designed to be an end-to-end virtual experience.
By Mallory Hackett 11:18 am November 17, 2020
Pear Therapeutics announced today the availability of its prescription digital therapeutic for chronic insomnia in adults over the age of 22, called Somryst. Somryst uses cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) to train the brain and body to sleep. Over the course of the patient’s program, the therapy guides them through lessons and challenges, including algorithm-driven sleep...
Vorvida’s virtual cognitive behavioral therapy services displayed on smartphone screen
By Mallory Hackett 11:46 am November 16, 2020
Swedish pharmaceutical and digital therapeutic company Orexo has launched its digital solution for alcohol use disorder, vorvida, through the help of Accenture’s INTIENT Patient platform. The INTIENT Patient platform, which is powered by Google Cloud, supports vorvida’s virtual cognitive behavioral therapy services by providing secure data storage and artificial intelligence-enabled analytics. "...
Two people laughing while holding tablet device
By Mallory Hackett 02:13 pm November 13, 2020
The U.S. population is getting older every year as more adults from the Baby Boomer generation hit the 65-and-older milestone. Since 2010, the 65-and-older population has grown by over a third (34.2%), according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and by more than 3% between 2018 and 2019. This growth means that by 2030, one in every five Americans will be of retirement age. As the U.S. population becomes...
Springtide, a multimodal clinic for children with developmental delays, today announced the closing of its Series A equity round worth $18.1 million.
By Mallory Hackett 11:06 am November 12, 2020
Springtide, a multimodal clinic for children with developmental delays, today announced the closing of its Series A equity round worth $18.1 million. Deerfield Management Company and Optum Ventures led the round. Along with their monetary contribution, representatives from each company will join Springtide’s board of directors to provide strategic guidance and support. WHAT IT DOES With offices...