Dave Muoio

October 17, 2018
OptimizeRx, a software company focused on pharma-provider digital health messaging, has completed a $9 million deal to acquire medication adherence and care coordination messaging company CareSpeak Communications, OptimizeRx told MobiHealthNews. With this deal, OptimizeRx will be able to expand its EHR-embedded messaging platform so that phrama and providers can communicate directly with patients...
October 17, 2018
Devoted, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company that uses technology to blend health insurance with provider services, announced yesterday that it has landed a staggering $300 million Series B investment and is now enrolling Medicare beneficiaries living in eight southern and central Florida counties. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Premji Invest and Uprising also joining...
October 16, 2018
NowRx — an online pharmacy specializing in same-day, same-hour prescription deliveries — announced a $7 million Series A round raised through crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. The company said in a statement that it will use the new backing to continue developing its technology, and expand its service to additional areas within California. "This crowdfunding round provides fantastic validation of...
October 16, 2018
In April of this year, the FDA released a five-point action plan to improve medical device safety that included a clear focus to reduce cybersecurity existing vulnerabilities and promote strong practices for future devices. Since then the agency hasn’t dragged its feet — earlier this month FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a lengthy statement announcing the release of a cybersecurity...
October 16, 2018
Hero — a medication adherence system consisting of a countertop device, refill service, and connected app — has launched today to consumers on the back of $12 million in Series A funding. The three-pillar platform is built for patients as well as their caregivers, and looks to reduce the stress and difficulty that each side faces when daily drug regimens begin to escalate, Kal Vepuri, founder and...
October 15, 2018
Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical have expanded their partnership on digital therapeutics. On Thursday, Proteus announced that it received $88 million from the pharma company, which will go toward the continued development and commercialization of its ingestible sensor pill platform. Additionally, the five-year deal will also support the investigation of a wider digital medicine...
October 15, 2018
Apple has partnered with Zimmer Biomet to enroll 10,000 US knee and hip replacement surgery patients in a new trial involving the Apple Watch and a specialized app called mymobility, CNBC reports. The app includes educational tools and videos that will assist patients throughout their surgery experience, while the watch will allow for activity and heart rate tracking that can be shared with the...
October 12, 2018
The challenges of new technology adoption loom across every industry, and healthcare is by no means an exception. Between its risk-adverse culture, worn out workforce, and heavy value placed on establishing human connections, it’s little surprise that many technologies which could potentially isolate patients or introduce unnecessary tasks would be met with some resistance. “One of the hardest...
October 11, 2018
Optina Diagnostics, a Montreal-based company that uses spectral retinal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for early Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has raised $4 million in seed funding. Zoic Capital led the round with participation from Desjardins Capital, DigitalDx Ventures, Pallasite Ventures, Barney Pell, Barney Pell's AngelList Syndicate, Advisors.fund and Hike...
October 11, 2018
Pfizer recently detailed a number of C-suite shakeups coming in the wake of its incoming CEO Albert Bourla. Perhaps most relevant to Mobi readers is the appointment of the company's first chief digital and technology officer, Lidia Fonseca. Currently the CIO and SVP at Quest Diagnostics, Fonseca has also held tenure at the Laboratory Corporation of America, Synarc Incorporated and Philips...