Mallory Hackett

The platform works to empower patients to be more active in their care journey – and also creates a database of clinical practices and protocols for the psychedelic research community.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:23 pm January 6, 2021
Mind Cure, a Canadian mental health company, has released a digital therapeutic tool designed to close the gaps between patients, clinicians and researchers. Called iSTRYM, the app provides close to real-time data regarding patient care, procedures and protocols. It’s described as a centralized management system that can be used for a variety of mental health treatments, including those in...
Digital health deals
By  Mallory Hackett 11:55 am January 5, 2021
Medical imaging company Nanox and USARD Holdings, a teleradiology service provider, have expanded their strategic collaboration agreement to offer radiology diagnostic services to healthcare stakeholders, including insurance companies, outpatient imaging centers and others. “This collaboration between Nanox and USARAD on advanced diagnostics has the potential to transform the quality of...
The program builds upon the WW method and gives members access to on-demand and live coaching, an online community of peers, and a variety of virtual events.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:14 pm January 4, 2021
WW International has released its latest approach to weight loss, a fully immersive digital membership plan called Digital 360. The program builds upon the WW weight loss method and gives members access to on-demand and live coaching, an online community of peers, and a variety of virtual experiences and events. Specifically, the Digital 360 program includes a personalized weight loss and...
MobiHealthNews takes a look at how payers supported their members during the pandemic and beyond.
By  Mallory Hackett 09:40 am December 30, 2020
Through all of this year’s tumultuous ups and downs, one trend that has remained unstoppable – and has even accelerated – is the healthcare sector’s adoption of technology. For years, MobiHealthNews has covered the payer space as it continually pushes further into the world of digital health, and 2020 proved no different. From traditional insurers embracing technology to massive expansions of...
Australian regulator rejects Google’s Fitbit undertaking, delays acquisition decision.
By  Mallory Hackett 02:35 pm December 23, 2020
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Tuesday rejected an undertaking proposed by Google to address competition concerns over its planned acquisition of Fitbit. The ACCC in June released a list of issues it had with the merger that included concerns that Google would be given too much access to people’s data, as well as decreasing competition in the wearables market. Google...
It offers direct-to-consumer health plans that seek out and guide members toward optimal and cost-effective care options.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:17 pm December 22, 2020
Insurtech company Oscar has confidentially filed to go public, it announced Monday. The New York City-based startup submitted a draft registration statement for its proposed initial public offering to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but the size and price range for the IPO has yet to be determined. Oscar must now wait for the completion of the SEC review process before its IPO can be...
 From expanding its employee health offerings to launching its first health wearable, Amazon had a busy 2020.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:08 am December 21, 2020
All eyes have watched to see what Amazon’s next move in the health space would be ever since its collaboration with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase was announced in 2018. The joint venture, however, has been fairly quiet since its announcement. It took more than a year for the company to announce its name – Haven. Other than that, the only word from Haven was the appointment, and eventual...
The round had participation from existing investors including Alphabet, Silver Lake, Temasek, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and others.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:28 am December 18, 2020
Alphabet’s life sciences and healthcare subsidiary Verily has raised $700 million in an investment round funded by its existing investors, including Alphabet, Silver Lake, Temasek, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and others. WHAT IT DOES Verily serves as Alphabet’s research arm that develops tools and devices to collect, organize and activate health data. It also creates interventions to prevent...
With the platform, Highmark will support patients and clinicians to increase their engagement throughout the healthcare journey.
By  Mallory Hackett 01:26 pm December 17, 2020
Highmark Health, in collaboration with Google Cloud, today announced its Living Health model and corresponding platform that aims to reshape how healthcare is delivered to be a more coordinated, personalized and technology-enabled experience. Throughout the companies’ six-year strategic partnership, Highmark will support its Living Health model through the development of the Living Health Dynamic...
It plans to unite stakeholders across the health spectrum to further policies, research practices and technology innovation for decentralized clinical trials.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:52 am December 16, 2020
The Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance (DTRA) recently launched to accelerate the broad adoption of patient-focused decentralized clinical trials and research. It plans to unite stakeholders across the health spectrum to further policies, research practices and technology innovation for decentralized clinical trials. The alliance is currently made up of more than 50 life sciences and...