Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 04:15 pm August 12, 2020
A new investigation of roughly two million Medicare beneficiary claims suggests that machine learning (ML) could be used to predict which patients are at greatest risk of severe respiratory infections, and to place them in more appriate care facilities in their area. The study was published online in the American Journal of Managed Care and funded by the HEALTH[at]SCALE Corporation, a precision...
By Dave Muoio 12:59 pm August 12, 2020
Eden Health has closed $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. Stone Point Capital principals also joined as new investors, while prior backers Greycroft, PJC, Max Ventures and Aspect Ventures took part as well. Eden Health is a direct-to-employer healthcare provider that specializes in virtual primary care, insurance navigation and workplace pop-up clinics. The New...
By Dave Muoio 02:37 pm August 11, 2020
Nurx, a startup known for online purchase and delivery of home health tests, birth control and other sensitive treatments for women, has tacked on another $22.5 million in Series C funding. Closed in May, the raise included new backers Trustbridge, Comcast Ventures and Wittington Ventures, as well as prior backers Union Square Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund. This brings the...
By Dave Muoio 11:57 am August 11, 2020
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system-maker Senseonics has cut a deal with Ascensia Diabetes Care and its parent company, PHC Holdings, outlining commercialization and distribution of the Eversense product line over the next few years. According to the companies, Ascensia now holds exclusive global distribution rights for the Eversense, Eversense XL and future CGMs. The duration of the...
By Dave Muoio 03:38 pm August 10, 2020
Lumeon, a Boston- and London-based care-management-automation startup, has announced $30 million in new Series D funding. Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision co-led the raise, which also included LSP, MTIP, IPF Partners, Gilde and Amadeus Capital Partners. WHAT IT DOES Lumeon's primary offering is its EHR-integrated Care Pathway Management platform. The tool incorporates clinical and...
By Dave Muoio 01:56 pm August 10, 2020
The past few months have seen tech companies, healthcare organizations, employee-benefits vendors and others toss their hat into a fast-growing market for "return-to-work" COVID-19 health-monitoring services. Today CVS Health and Salesforce, two of the bigger names in that race, have announced plans to integrate their offerings into a single digital, data-driven testing and monitoring program....
By Dave Muoio 03:54 pm August 7, 2020
Digital health prescription platform Xealth and health IT supplier Cerner have announced plans to incorporate Xealth's technology into Cerner's EHR and patient portal. By doing so, clinicians and care teams will be able to order and deploy more than 30 digital health programs supported by the Providence-St. Joseph Health spin-off's platform. The focus of these digital offerings includes chronic...
By Dave Muoio 02:24 pm August 6, 2020
Ginger, the San Francisco-based behavioral health startup formerly known as Ginger.io, announced today a $50 million Series D funding round. Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners headed the raise, which also saw participation from Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner. With this, the company said it has raised more than $120...
By Dave Muoio 11:55 am August 6, 2020
The first U.S. COVID-19 contact tracing app built on Apple and Google's Exposure Notifications system tools has launched in the state of Virginia. The free COVIDWISE app for Android and iOS smartphones is supported by the Virginia Department of Health. Much like others built on the API, the app passively uses Bluetooth to anonymously determine whether an individual has come into contact with...
By Dave Muoio 10:01 am August 6, 2020
Alongside yesterday's reveal of the Galaxy Watch3, Samsung announced that it has received regulatory clearance from the FDA for its ECG monitoring app. But while the watch – which also has built-in sensors enabling blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation – is slated for release on Aug. 6, the company did not say specifically when the new Samsung Health Monitor app that enables these features...