Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 02:46 pmJanuary 16, 2020
Data and digital health tech were the focus of Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report. Released late last week, the research survey of more than 700 physicians, residents and medical students found that many of these respondents are looking forward to incorporating these new tools into their practice. “We found that current and future physicians are not only open to new technologies but...
By Dave Muoio 11:31 amJanuary 16, 2020
Bigfoot Biomedical, a diabetes startup looking to automate insulin delivery via a connected insulin pen, has kicked off its Series C round with an initial tranche of $45 million. The raise is headed once again by Abbott, with prior backers Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson and Cormorant Asset Management pitching in once again. Alongside the news of its raise, Bigfoot...
By Dave Muoio 03:39 pmJanuary 15, 2020
Concerto HealthAI, the maker of a clinical insight generation platform that employs real-world data in its analyses, has closed $150 million in aggregate Series B financing. Declaration Partners headed the investments, which also featured Maverick Ventures, AllianceBernstein PCI and SymphonyAI Group. Concerto boasts 90% year-over-year revenue growth for its business, and paired the funding...
By Dave Muoio 02:00 pmJanuary 15, 2020
Editor's note: The original version of this story claimed that STARS-ADHD Adjunctive enrolled 2016 subjects, instead of 206. We apologize for this error. Digital therapeutic company Akili Interactive has announced the first results of an open-label, multisite pediatric ADHD trial providing some patients with the company’s video game-like treatment alongside a stimulant medication. Called the ...
By Dave Muoio 02:45 pmJanuary 14, 2020
Following news of hardships at Proteus Digital Health, CEO Andrew Thompson has told STAT News that the company is winding down its high-profile $88 million deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and will be pivoting from its current primary focus on mental disorders toward cancers and infectious disease treatments. The pharmaceutical company has now acquired the full license for Proteus’ mental health...
By Dave Muoio 03:42 pmJanuary 13, 2020
This weekend, Teladoc Health announced its $600 million purchase of InTouch Health, a fellow telehealth provider focused on enterprise offerings. The big ticket move is an effort to build a single point of entry for integrated virtual care across conditions, and across provider and consumer markets, the companies wrote in their announcement. ''Today marks a bold leap forward in Teladoc Health's...
By Dave Muoio 01:24 pmJanuary 13, 2020
DrChrono — the maker of a mobile-friendly EHR, billing and practice management platform, has raised $20 million in a newly announced growth capital round headed by ORIX Growth Capital. WHAT THEY DO DrChrono was one of the first companies to offer an EHR that ran on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets natively, and in particular worked closely with Apple and others to ensure that its...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pmJanuary 9, 2020
Respiratory monitor maker NuvoAir (formerly Pond Healthcare Innovation) has picked up its first FDA 510(k) for Air Next, a portable and connected home-use spirometer device. According to the FDA’s premarket notification database, the Stockholm, Sweden-based company submitted its application in November 2018, and received the decision last Thursday. The Air Next is designed for patients with...
By Dave Muoio 01:57 pmJanuary 9, 2020
Digital chronic care management company Livongo and health kiosk startup Higi have teamed up for a new program that will bring a Livongo-branded on-stage program to nearly 500 retail pharmacies in Michigan, the companies announced today. Through these and other channels, consumers will be able to measure indicators of chronic disease, enroll in Livongo programs, participate in health surveys and...
By Dave Muoio 03:05 pmJanuary 8, 2020
Dr. Vindell Washington, the head on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT from August 2016 to January 2017, is the latest to jump on board at Alphabet's Verily, according to tweets from fellow ONC vet-turned-Googler Dr. Karen DeSalvo, as well as from Verily’s communications lead. He comes directly from a position as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s chief medical officer....