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By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
Medical messaging company Medici announced late Friday that it will be acquiring Chiron Health, an Austin-based telehealth company. This comes on the heels of Medici’s last acquisition of health communication platform DocookMD in November.  "These two acquisitions are really such great fits, both being doctor-driven organizations with several features that perfectly complement and fine-tune the...
By Laura Lovett January 4, 2019
This morning Alphabet life science subsidiary Verily announced a staggering $1 billion in new venture funding led by Silver Lake, with participation from Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan and other global investment management firms. As part of the deal, Silver Lake Managing Partner and Director Egon Durban will be nominated to the company’s operating board, as will Ruth Porat, chief financial...
Dan Gebremedhin and Isobel Rosenthal
About the Authors: Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a Partner at Flare Capital Partners, a Healthcare Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, previously served as a Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan and spent time as an entrepreneur in the health IT industry.  Isobel Rosenthal (@isobelrosenthal) was a...
By Dave Muoio January 2, 2019
As America rises to greet the new year, its leaders remain in a funding dispute over border security that has so far resulted in 13 days of a partial government shutdown. While the deadlock is certainly having a prolonged impact on more than 420,000 government employees who are working without pay, and the 380,000-plus who have been furloughed, each passing day threatens greater challenges for...
By MobiHealthNews December 27, 2018
*/ In Q4 2018, Devoted and Bright Health — two companies involved in the payer space — topped the funding list, raising $300 million and $200 million in funding respectively. This quarter MobiHealthNews reported on 52 digital health funding deals that raised approximately $1.18 billion. This is down from last quarter, which reported a record-breaking $3.3 billion in investments, but sets a...
blockchain investing
By Dave Muoio December 27, 2018
While blockchain’s overall impact might still be under contention, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t widespread interest among C-suites about just what the distributed ledger technology could bring to their businesses. Nearly three in four executives could see a “compelling business case” for blockchain, and roughly a third said that some manner of blockchain system was already underway at...
By Laura Lovett December 20, 2018
2018 revealed some of Amazon’s biggest moves into the healthcare space. The year kicked off with the major announcement that the retail and tech giant was teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to build its own nonprofit healthcare entity. As the year unfolded the public would hear more details about the leadership and location of the venture.  In addition to the venture, Amazon...
By Dave Muoio December 19, 2018
Digital behavioral health company Tridiuum has raised approximately $7 million in equity financing, as well as roughly $2.5 million in debt financing, a representative of the company told MobiHealthNews. Sopris Capital lead the Series B round, with Fresenius Medical Care Ventures acting as a strategic co-investor. Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt financing. Other participants included...
By Dave Muoio December 18, 2018
Change Healthcare — a provider of health IT software that ranges from network data analytics to revenue improvement — announced this morning the acquisition of several key assets from blockchain-focused API startup PokitDok, including its software, IP and employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to this, PokitDoc has raised just over $55 million in in funding GIS Strategic Ventures...
By Laura Lovett December 17, 2018
Last week MassChallenge HealthTech unveiled the 30 digital health startups that will make up its 2019 cohort. The program gives the startups co-working office space and a tailored curriculum, with the primary goal of connecting startups to advisors, investors, pilots and research opportunities. Startups can also apply for need-based scholarships for no cost and no equity. Eventually, the...

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