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By Laura Lovett 10:53 am September 27, 2018
What Happened? In its first move outside of mainland China, CareVoice, a Shanghai-based digital health startup targeting the insurance market, has announced its plans to expand to the Hong Kong market. This move will enable public and private insurance customers in Kong Kong to access the service.  The Chinese startup also announced that it is teaming up with Inter Partner Assistance Hong Kong to...

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By Laura Lovett 01:40 pm September 25, 2018
What’s happening? This morning StartUp Health, a digital health group that supports, connects, and finances startups, announced that it raised $31 million in funding from Novartis, Ping An Group, Chiesi Group, GuideWell, Otsuka, Masimo, and other private investors.  Why it matters StartUp Health works with young digital health companies by coaching, mentoring, and helping them to network....
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By Laura Lovett 07:34 am September 20, 2018
Looking to the private sector, Eric Hargan, deputy secretary of Health and Human Services, yesterday announced a new program called the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit. The year-long program seeks to link innovation and investment professionals to HHS representatives, facilitating conversations between the public and private sector about the future of healthcare innovation and...
By Jonah Comstock 12:38 pm September 18, 2018
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD, which provides a variety of white-labeled virtual care tools to hospitals, has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Existing investors contributed to the Series B round, which brings the company’s total funding to $16.3 million. “With SnapMD’s recognition as the most advanced telemedicine platform in the world, our white-label telehealth solution enables...

Cohosts Matthew Holt and Lisa Suennen present the award to Mira cofounder Syliva Kang at Health 2.0's annual pitch competition. 

By Dave Muoio 01:44 am September 17, 2018
Women’s health tracking platform Mira and EHR-integrated ambulatory care checklist maker Avhana Health have surpassed dozens of competitors to be named the two victors of Health 2.0’ VentureConnect startup pitch competition. The companies faced off yesterday against four other Series A-ready competitors, and were selected by a panel of judges as the most impactful, robust, and likely to succeed...
By Jonah Comstock 02:50 pm September 12, 2018
Consumer health software maker Welltok has made another acquisition, this one a long-time player in the digital and mobile health spaces: Wellpass, the company formed in 2017 from a merger of Sense Health and Voxiva. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Wellpass is a natural extension of the tremendous work we have been doing to enable health entities to activate consumers by targeting and...
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By Dave Muoio 10:50 am September 12, 2018
Brainstorming, smart design, and clinical validation are all vital steps toward the deployment of any new health technology, but without regulatory approval many of the most groundbreaking innovations will never have a chance to make an impact on patients and consumers. In the US, these processes could see some shakeup in the future — FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been consistently...
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By MobiHealthNews 02:45 pm September 11, 2018
Since new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA precertification program, the agency has been moving full speed ahead to re-invent its process for clearing digital health products. Pre-Cert will emphasize a focus on evaluating “standards of excellence” for the company or firm, rather than focusing on specific products. The idea is that trusted shops will be able to iterate...
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By Bill Siwicki 04:35 pm September 10, 2018
Major electronic health record systems vendors are pretty innovative companies when it comes to keeping their products up to date with the changing requirements of delivering healthcare at health systems, hospitals and group practices. But there is only so much big companies can do, and further, sometimes the perspective from an innovative upstart developer can shed light on new features and...
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By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:18 am September 5, 2018
Innovation breeds choices and today consumers not only have options, but they expect them. At the same time, technology can't be the solution. It should be part of it, just not the whole plan. Providers must find partners, suppliers, tools, resources and developers who understand critically that this is all about the person. "When designing the IT product, the technology isn't the end-all be all...