Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett

By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 09:13 amDecember 30, 2019
The back half of 2019 saw an FDA in the midst of a transition — both in terms of personnel and in digital regulation strategy.  On the former, the agency seems to finally be regaining its legs since the unexpected March resignation of its former head, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. After a rotating door of acting commissioners — consisting of Dr. Ned Sharpless from the National Cancer Institute and more...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:45 pmSeptember 27, 2019
It’s been two years since the first software-only digital therapeutic got the FDA greenlight, but the industry is still very much in its infancy and continuing to evolve. New entrances are emerging from the world of health, pharma, tech and finance. As the industry matures, it's grappling with existential questions including regulation, reimbursement models and, as always, the definition of a...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 11:58 amJune 24, 2019
Four years after launching, the Canadian wellness platform Carrot Rewards announced that it will shut down its app-based service due to lack of investment. “It breaks our hearts to be saying farewell to you as we have closed down the Carrot Rewards app,” Andrea Soulvaliotis, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Carrot Insights, wrote in a statement posted on Carrot Rewards’ website last Wednesday. “...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:24 pmMay 28, 2019
  Microsoft recently detailed two partnerships with pediatric health research groups that have yielded tools and insights for clinicians tackling prevalent conditions. The first, with Seattle Children’s Research Institute, saw the two organizations teaming up on a data-driven partnership aiming to identify predictors and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). By collecting public...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:23 pmMarch 26, 2019
Aledade, a health tech startup that partners with providers to build primary care-focused ACOs, announced a trio of C-suite personnel changes. Among these is news that cofounder Edwin Miller has left his previous role as chief technology officer to become the company’s chief product officer. Replacing him is athenahealth alumnus Brady Richards, while Dr. Emily Maxson is slated to become the...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:07 pmMarch 6, 2019
Minneapolis-based Allina Health will be implementing PatientWisdom’s information and experience platform within its EHR system. The startup’s tool allows patients to upload information about their personal lives and healthcare expectations into the web portal, which is then surfaced for the provider during their normal workflow. “We are delighted to be working with Allina Health – I’m a big fan...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 04:05 pmDecember 13, 2018
Owkin, the predictive analytics startup backed by Alphabet’s GV, has announced the launch of its AI-powered medical research network. Comprised of 30 US and EU hospitals and research institutions, the Owkin Loop Network looks to help researchers train their predictive health models on a greater scale of real-world data, as well as share any insights gained between participating researchers and...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:07 pmDecember 12, 2018
Ride share company Lyft has brought on Megan Callahan as its first VP of healthcare to advance its business as a non-emergency medical transportation supplier for hospitals. Callahan’s resume includes a chief strategy officer position at Change Healthcare and an SVP of corporate strategy and business development role at McKesson. “During this time of incredible growth, we have a unique...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 04:24 pmOctober 11, 2018
Point-and-shoot wound imaging. Earlier this week, mobile imaging and AI platform Tissue Analytics has revealed a new feature that can generate a 3D image of a patient's wound from a five-second smartphone video. Once made, these images can be easily shared to EMRs through the platform’s integration Cerner, Epic, athenahealth, and Allscripts. "Tissue Analytics uses sophisticated algorithms that...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 04:11 pmOctober 9, 2018
A peak at Withings' next device? Rumor has it Withings is creating a new fitness tracker at a lower price point. Wearable reports  that a tracker listed by the company as Pulse HR in a recent FCC filing, which could indicate that it will have a heart rate monitor. For the last two year Withings has been part of Nokia’s digital health division. But the department faced challenges from the get go...