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HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:52 pm April 16, 2018
Tech giants are seemingly launching an AI platform every other day, but does the UK health system have the capabilities necessary to help these advancements live up to the hype, with a large chunk of its organisations still running on paper or using fax machines and pagers? A recent HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) saw patients, entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers and scientists...
By Laura Lovett 02:08 pm April 16, 2018
Less than two years after Nokia ventured into digital health territory with its acquisition of French health tech company Withings, the Finnish company could be on the verge of selling off its digital health division, according to reports from a French publication, Les Echos.  Nest, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on smart home devices, is chief among those most interested in making the purchase...
Doctor Robert Wachter
By Teresa Bau 12:29 pm April 12, 2018
Two years ago Doctor Robert Wachter, Professor and Chair at the Department of Medicine in the University of California (San Francisco), published  “The digital doctor: hope, hype and harm at the dawn of medicine’s computer age”. The book, highly critical of the way EHR work in the US, quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In this moment of transformation, Wachter feels that some...
By Laura Lovett 02:12 pm April 11, 2018
Yesterday, contactless sleep tracker maker SleepScore Labs announced that it has acquired Dutch company Sleep.ai, which makes snore and bruxism-detecting wearables and apps, for an undisclosed sum.  "We are only at the beginning of what we can do to help improve people's lives by diagnosing and improving their sleep health, helping them get better treatment and outcomes,” Michiel Allessie,...
By Laura Lovett 10:39 am April 10, 2018
Nutrition analytics and data startup Nutrino just raked in $8 million, completing its Series A funding round. This round had participation by existing investor the New York Angels group and had new participation from Pereg Ventures, Nielsen Ventures and Gandyr Group. This latest funding round brings the company's total funding to $10 million.  “Digital Health is predicted to be worth several...
By Laura Lovett 09:35 am April 4, 2018
Consumer health software service company Welltok just announced it raked in $75 million in Series E2 funding. This round included new investors Future Fund Management Agency, Ziff Davis, NF Trinity Capital (Hong Kong) Limited and ITOCHU Corporation, as well as existing investors.  "We are continuing to invest in product development, expansion in new market segments and integration of other...
By Laura Lovett 02:43 pm April 3, 2018
Last week on-demand healthcare concierge for provider employers Accolade received $50 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, Carrick Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group, and McKesson Ventures, with participation from Cross Creek Advisors and Madera Technologies.  The company plans to use the money to grow its workforce, look at new market opportunities, and expand its Personalized...
By Laura Lovett 09:46 am March 29, 2018
Digital wound care company Swift Medical has just announced that it has secured $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Data Collective in Palo Alto, California, with participation from Montreal-based Real Ventures, Relay Ventures in Toronto, DHVC in Palo Alto, and Business Development Bank of Canadian Montreal.  “This growth funding enables us to expand our reach and bring Swift’s...
By Laura Lovett 03:38 pm March 28, 2018
A diabetes startup that uses artificial intelligence, Bigfoot Biomedical, has just announced that it scored a total of $55 million in Series B equity financing with new investments from Abbott and other existing funders. This funding is the culmination of earlier round funding that the company has been raising since late last year, including $37 million that it raised in December and an...
By Laura Lovett 04:08 pm March 23, 2018
Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others. The platform is designed to match patients with doctors that specialize in an area that meets their needs or interests. For example, if someone is an athlete specializing in weight lifting, the platform would match that patient to a doctor who has...