Mallory Hackett

The first series, Headspace Guide to Meditation, will premiere globally on January 1, 2021, and will teach users the foundations of meditation.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:43 am December 10, 2020
Mindfulness and meditation app maker Headspace is coming to Netflix next year in the form of three new television shows intended to help viewers take a breath, relax and start the new year off on the right foot. The first series, "Headspace Guide to Meditation," will premiere globally on January 1, 2021, and will teach users the foundations of meditation. Each episode will tackle a different...
The study’s results suggest that social media data can be used in addition to clinical assessment to support decision-making.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:20 pm December 9, 2020
Facebook activity can be used to identify people with mood disorders and schizophrenia spectrum disorders more than a year prior to their first psychiatric hospitalization, according to research published in npj Schizophrenia. Although these findings are not meant to substitute for clinical psychiatric assessments, the results suggest that social media data can be used in addition to clinical...
Together, the two companies will provide healthcare teams across the continuum of care with access to real-time patient data at any stage of a patient’s healthcare journey.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:31 pm December 8, 2020
PointClickCare Technologies, a company focused on cloud-based software technology for the long-term and post-acute care market, today announced plans to acquire the cross-continuum coordinated care platform Collective Medical. Together, the two companies will provide healthcare teams across the acute, ambulatory and post-acute care settings with access to real-time patient data at any stage of a...
Welldoc’s platform already offers digital health solutions for diabetes, hypertension, heart failure and diabetes prevention.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:56 am December 7, 2020
The chronic condition management platform, Welldoc, has added a digital behavioral health program to its offerings. The program was designed to help users develop skills to solve real-world problems in a structured way, Welldoc said in its announcement. It will be available as part of Welldoc’s platform for chronic conditions and population health management. Users can get assistance in improving...
The platform offers end-to-end data management software solutions for the collection, analysis, visualization and archiving of ICU clinical data.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am December 3, 2020
Etiometry has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add enhancements to its clinical decision support platform for the intensive care environment. Its platform offers end-to-end data management software solutions for the collection, analysis, visualization and archiving of ICU clinical data. With its T3 Data Aggregation and Visualization software, clinicians get...
More than 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes, making up 29% of the country’s population.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am December 2, 2020
Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, the FreeStyle Libre 2, has been approved in Canada for adults and children four years and older with diabetes. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system continuously measures glucose data every minute and can automatically alert users when their glucose is high or low without needing to scan the sensor. It is worn on the back of the user’s upper arm for up to 14...
A person reclines on a bed and examines a Fitbit watch screen
By  Mallory Hackett 12:16 pm December 1, 2020
Consumer wearable devices can be key tools in predicting the onset of illnesses like COVID-19 by using health metrics like breathing rate, resting heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV), according to findings published in npj Digital Medicine from Fitbit. The paper outlines predictors for the severity of illness, symptom prevalence, illness duration among male and female participants and...
Also: Perfood picks up €5 million to launch digital therapeutics and Quantum Health receives an investment from Warburg Pincus.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:04 pm November 30, 2020
WithMe Health, a personalized medication guidance company, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round that closed last week. OMERS Ventures led the round, along with participation from existing investor Oak HC/FT and new investors Section 32, Shulman Ventures and MTS Ventures. The company also brought on Michael Yang, a managing partner at OMERS Ventures, to join the WithMe Health board...
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...