Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 12:06 pmNovember 15, 2019
Livongo is touting new data regarding the efficacy of its device-and-coaching disease management platform, this time among those using its Livongo for Hypertension and Livongo for Diabetes products together. The results, which are set to be formally presented this weekend at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019, identified significant decreases in hypertensive blood pressure as...
By Dave Muoio 04:09 pmNovember 14, 2019
A new study suggests that Proteus Digital Health’s sensor-embedded pills can improve adherence among Hepatitis C (HCV) patients who are at a high risk for nonadherence. The data — presented this week at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ (AASLD) The Liver Meeting — indicate a 93% overall rate of medication adherence, and a 99.5% rate of sustained virologic response recorded...
By Dave Muoio 11:36 amNovember 14, 2019
Musculoskeletal digital health platform Risalto Health bagged $7 million in new funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management, the startup announced yesterday. WHAT THEY DO The New York-based company use artificial intelligence to find muscular and skeletal health providers in the user’s area. Patients navigate these selections through the company’s app, which acts as a digital concierge that...
By Dave Muoio 03:01 pmNovember 13, 2019
New health tracking features are on the menu for Fitbit’s next smartwatch OS update. Unveiled this morning and set to go live on December 3, FitbitOS 4.1 brings some of the sleep health capabilities promised by the company back in August, refines the heart rate tracking algorithm on Versa 2 devices and adds new features to its subscriber offering. In terms of the latter, Fitbit Premium users will...
By Dave Muoio 12:10 pmNovember 13, 2019
Elektra Labs, a startup looking to curate secured connected health technologies, has announced a $2.9 million in seed funding. Maverick Ventures led the round, which saw contributions from Arkitekt Ventures, Boost VC, Founder Collective, Lux Capital, SV Angel and Village Global. Sixteen angels also took part in the raise, including the heads of high-profile companies such as PillPack, Flatiron...
By Dave Muoio 03:59 pmNovember 8, 2019
Virtual reality treatment startup AppliedVR announced a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute that aims to explore whether or not the immersive technology can reduce anxiety among patients with terminal cancer. The phase 1 study will enroll patients from the institute’s designated cancer centers, and could yield a follow-up phase 2 investigation...
By Dave Muoio 02:15 pmNovember 8, 2019
Data-driven smart bed maker Eight Sleep (formerly known as Luna) has raised $40 million in its latest investment round, announced Wednesday. The funding was headed by Founders Fund, and included support from Craft Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, 8VC, Flexport’s Ryan Petersen and Eventbrite’s Kevin Hartz. Alongside its prior rounds, this week’s news brings the company to a total raise of...
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pmNovember 7, 2019
AiCure, a nearly decade-old startup using artificial intelligence to measure medication adherence and other behavior during clinical trials or normal care, has brought in $24.5 million in Series C funding. Palisades Growth Capital led the raise, which also featured new backers Singtel Innov8, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Accelmed Growth Partners, and SpringRock Ventures. The round also included all...
By Dave Muoio 02:33 pmNovember 7, 2019
Fitbit’s year-over-year device sales flatlined in Q3 2019, which combined with lower sales tag prices drove a decline in revenue, according to the wearables maker’s latest quarterly earnings. The reporting — which was bereft of an investor’s call, Q&A and any forward-looking statements due to the company’s pending acquisition — is the latest look at a wearables business Google apparently...
By Dave Muoio 10:34 amNovember 7, 2019
Telehealth giant American Well has struck a deal to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a vendor of telepsychiatry and behavioral health that services providers and payers. American Well says that this move will make it the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform operating in the US. At this time, the companies are not sharing any terms of the deal such as its price, official effective date or whether...