Mallory Hackett

Panelists at Accelerate Health discussed this week what the pandemic taught them, how they’re adjusting for the road ahead and ways to make the changes last.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:23 pm January 15, 2021
Now that 2020 has come to a close, many are taking time to reflect on the lessons learned from the challenging past year to create a new perspective going into the future. The healthcare industry is no different, and several leaders in the space sat down this week at an Accelerate Health virtual panel to discuss what the pandemic taught them, how they’re adjusting for the road ahead and ways to...
After some called 2020 the “biggest year for IPOs,” analysts predicted the wave of digital health public offerings to last into the new year.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:49 am January 13, 2021
Last year’s surge of digital health companies hitting the stock exchange appears to be continuing into 2021, as both Amwell and Talkspace announced public exit plans this week. First up is Amwell, which announced Tuesday that it has created a proposed public offering to extend 11,280,647 shares of its Class A common stock to the public. Additionally, the underwriters will be given a 30-day option...
Experts at CES 2021 discuss how to overcome the barrier for trust in something that is hard to understand and visualize.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:40 pm January 12, 2021
By this point in time, artificial intelligence and machine learning are deployed by healthcare organizations for almost every aspect of the care journey. From clinical decision-making support to automating the revenue cycle, AI has become an integral tool in healthcare. A problem remains in how clinicians, staff and patients can trust something that they can’t see and oftentimes don’t understand...
The grants total nearly $7 million and support investigational partnerships between Talkspace, the University of Washington and Mental Health America.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:19 pm January 11, 2021
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the teletherapy platform Talkspace two grants worth nearly $7 million to research patients’ experiences with digital mental health services. The first grant is almost $4 million and comes from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. It will support a four-year randomized control trial that...
Since its launch, more than 12,000 members have joined the online alcohol treatment community.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:34 am January 7, 2021
The online alcohol treatment platform Monument closed its $10.3 million Series A funding round Wednesday that was led by San Francisco-based VMG Catalyst. With the completion of this round, Monument has raised a total of $17.8 million since its launch last May. WHAT IT DOES Monument was born out of cofounder and CEO Mike Russell’s journey with an alcohol use disorder. After years of having an “...
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.

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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...