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By  Laura Lovett 01:42 pm January 12, 2021
The digital health space is continuing to see the rise in women’s health companies. One of those bourgeoning companies is Nurx, which has already raked in a cool $113 million in venture funding. MobiHealthNews sat down with Nurx’s CEO Varsha Rao to talk about what we saw in 2020 and what she predicts will happen to the digital women’s health space in 2021. Looking back at last year Rao said she...
By  Dave Muoio 11:48 am January 12, 2021
Digital health investment firm Rock Health is the latest market spectator to tally up and break down what's widely being considered an exceptional year in activity and fundraising. Per the firm's 2020 Market Insights Report, released yesterday, the space claimed $14.1 billion of investments spread across 440 deals. By their reckoning, this represents a respective 72% and 15% increase over 2018,...
By  Dave Muoio 02:01 pm January 11, 2021
Biogen has announced a new multiyear research study on cognitive decline that will be conducted using the Apple Watch and iPhone. The observational study is being conducted in collaboration with Apple, according to the announcement, and is set to kick off later this year. The project's primary goal is to establish digital biomarkers for monitoring long-term cognitive performance and to spot early...
Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg
By  Laura Lovett 01:57 pm January 11, 2021
After years of telehealth investment and validation, 2020 finally saw the future of telehealth come to fruition. Across the board big telehealth companies reported a rapid adoption of the technology and financial numbers to go with it. Amwell specifically went through a metamorphosis this year, not only seeing new market growth, but also taking the company to the public market through an IPO. ...
By  Dave Muoio 02:41 pm January 8, 2021
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information and quotes from Hinge Health. Hinge Health, a San Francisco company tackling musculoskeletal (MSK) health through digital programs with live virtual sessions, has wrapped up a $300 million Series D round that places its total value at $3 billion, according to a recent announcement. The "heavily oversubscribed" round was led by...
By  Laura Lovett 01:59 pm January 8, 2021
In 2020 health tech finally had its day in the spotlight and made it into nearly every provider organization due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, as more and more Americans are vaccinated, some of that brick-and-mortar care will return.  Regardless, it's clear to see that digital health is here to stay. MobiHealthNews did our best to look into the crystal ball and made five predictions about...
By  Chris Hogg 12:01 pm January 8, 2021
This is not a story about COVID-19, although COVID-19 is a key catalyst. This is the story of a new healthcare ecosystem, which will allow the development of new, diverse and creative healthcare experiences. Today I can acquire a user on Facebook, give them access to physicians via partnership with Wheel, have medicines seamlessly shipped to their homes via Truepill [Editor's note: Hogg is a...
An image of Amazon's headquarters
By  MobiHealthNews 02:57 pm January 7, 2021
Alexa, listen to me sleep. Hot on the heels of its Halo fitness, weight and sleep wearable, Business Insider reports that Amazon is also working on a contactless bedside device for tracking sleep apnea. The device in development reportedly uses millimeter-wave radar to watch breathing and movement. Codenamed "Brahms," the tracker is roughly the size of a palm, and would speak with other connected...
Sarah Jones of Best Buy Health

Sarah Jones

By  Laura Lovett 01:53 pm January 7, 2021
Best Buy has long been a staple of big box retail stores in the U.S. However, its efforts in the healthcare space span more than a decade. Today the retail giant is looking to the future and taking advantage of the new digital opportunities that have presented themselves within the last year. MobiHealthNews sat down with Sarah Jones, vice president for commercial product at Best Buy Health, to...
Franklin with a medical mask on a 100 dollar bill
By  Dave Muoio 11:19 am January 7, 2021
Mercom Capital Group has released its tally of 2020's digital health funding: $14.8 billion in equity raised across 637 deals, as well as $6.8 billion in debt and public market financing across 26 deals. These represent a respective 66% and 278% increase over the firm's count for 2019, according to the Mercom report released yesterday. In total, 1,694 different investors took part in these deals...