Mallory Hackett

By Mallory Hackett 11:58 am August 12, 2020
TestCard has announced its noninvasive at-home urinary tract infection test kit to be launched in the UK in August 2020. With the accompanying mobile app, users can detect a UTI through immediate testing results and choose to share information with a healthcare professional. To take the test, the first step is to scan the QR code with the TestCard app to inform it of the type of test being...
By Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By Mallory Hackett 11:37 am August 10, 2020
More than 60% of Medicare-eligible seniors say they’ve embraced technology more during the pandemic, according to a new survey from healthinsurance.com. The website hosted an online survey for Americans 64 years old or above between July 20 and July 21, 2020, to gauge seniors’ use of technology, their lives during the pandemic, their Medicare plans and more. More than 1,000 seniors responded to...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 6, 2020
Health and fitness technology company FitTrack launched today its new smart scale designed for moms-to-be, called FitTrack Beebo. The maternity scale is programmed with four modes – infant, pregnancy, athlete and general mode – and has 17 different health metrics that it can measure. Beyond telling users their weight and body mass index, the scale measures muscle mass, hydration level, obesity...
By Mallory Hackett 12:26 pm August 5, 2020
SCAN Health Plan and Rally Health have teamed up to launch an interactive digital platform for SCAN’s senior members. On the Rally platform, members will be able to join online social groups, set and work towards wellness goals and get information about relevant health topics. It offers a four-pronged approach towards health, which includes care, wellness, coaching and rewards. Within the...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 4, 2020
Despite femtech’s recent growth in the digital health sector, only 3% of the digital health deals in the U.S. since 2011 have focused on women’s health, according to a new report from Rock Health. Of that percentage, a majority of the funding has gone to companies targeting fertility, pregnancy or motherhood. Rock Health says that 65% of all femtech funding has gone to these areas, while less...
By Mallory Hackett 12:44 pm July 31, 2020
Dexcom President and CEO Kevin Sayer is “incredibly proud” of what the company is calling “resilient growth” in the second quarter of 2020, according to an earnings call on Tuesday. Despite having some uncertainty in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dexcom was able to produce significant year-over-year growth in Q2 2020. Sayer attributes much of the growth to a steady increase in knowledge...
By Mallory Hackett 11:54 am July 30, 2020
The WNBA is teaming up with the Oura smart ring for the upcoming season as part of the initiative to prioritize the players' and league staff’s health, safety and privacy. This comes just a month after the NBA announced it too would provide Oura rings to all teams and league staff members. Today the NBA announced another partnership, this time with Masimo, to supply players, coaches and staff...
By Mallory Hackett 12:01 pm July 29, 2020
After receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its professional defibrillator, the Tempus LS-Manual, Philips today launched its remote-monitoring and defibrillator system, Tempus ALS. The platform combines three Philips products to remotely monitor vital signs, restore heart functions with the defibrillator and wirelessly share data. It is now available for sale...
By Mallory Hackett 02:56 pm July 28, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro announced Monday it’s $200 million Series C funding round. With these additional funds, the company is now valued at $1.5 billion. The existing investor, General Catalyst, led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Torch, SignalFire, TQ Ventures, Initialized Capital, 3L, BoxGroup and the Chernin Group. Ro has raised $376 million since its...