Mallory Hackett

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...
By  Mallory Hackett 02:51 pm July 28, 2020
Zebra Medical Vision has announced its latest Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for HealthMammo, an artificial intelligence tool that helps radiologists identify suspicious mammograms. The AI tool works by automatically sending mammograms to the analytic platform to be searched for breast lesions. HealthMammo then marks each mammogram as either “suspicious” or “not suspicious” for the...
By  Mallory Hackett 02:36 pm July 27, 2020
Anthem has released its COVID-19-tracking and predictive digital platform, C19 Explorer, in partnership with CloudMedx. The tool has five data categories: public health, hospital, economy, social and preventative. Users can view information on a national, state, county and city level with data on cases, deaths, unemployment, food insecurity and testing. C19 Explorer also includes future hot spot...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:14 pm July 17, 2020
A parable used in public health goes, if there is a group of people who’ve fallen into a river that need saving, the traditional treatment method would be to rescue them from drowning downstream. However, going upstream to find the cause of why these people were falling into the river in the first place would follow the preventative method. The story is used to illustrate how addressing social...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:22 pm July 16, 2020
Today the remote and continuous-monitoring platform Vitls announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The Vitls Platform uses a single wearable device called Tégo that records vital signs. The device itself is wireless and waterproof, and it has a battery life up to 6 days. It records body temperature, pulse, heart rate variability, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, sleep and...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:30 pm July 15, 2020
Tabula Rasa HealthCare today launched MedWise on its PrescribeWellness platform for pharmacists to cumulatively compare how different medications interact with each other.  The company, which focuses on improving medication safety, developed this service to allow pharmacists to see how medications will work together on a larger scale than one-to-one. By doing this, Tabula Rasa says adverse drug...