Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 01:37 pmMarch 25, 2020
tDiligent Robotics, the maker of an autonomous robot helper for use in the hospital, has brought in a $10 million Series A round. DNX Ventures headlined the raise, and will see Q. Motiwala, a partner, joining the Diligent Robotics board. True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, E14 Fund, Promus Ventures and Grit Ventures also participated in the fundraise. WHAT THEY DO While...
By Dave Muoio 04:11 pmMarch 24, 2020
Digital pediatric-behavioral-health company Cognoa announced today the appointment of David Happel as its new CEO. He comes from biopharmaceutical company Chrono Therapeutics, which he led as president, CEO and director, as well as stints at Horizon Therapeutics, Raptom Pharma, Allergen Research Corporation and others. Brent Vaughan, Cognoa's cofounder and former CEO, will be serving in an...
By Dave Muoio 02:49 pmMarch 24, 2020
Apple's Siri has been updated to provide symptom-based guidance and, in some cases, telehealth-app download links to users seeking COVID-19 information from the virtual assistant. Now, when users ask Siri a question along the lines of "How do I know whether I have coronavirus?" or "I think I have coronavirus," the tool initiates a new conversation tree to determine the user's current symptoms....
By Dave Muoio 04:32 pmMarch 23, 2020
Last week saw a number of diagnostic testing startups, telehealth providers and others announce new services that would deliver at-home COVID-19 testing-kits to consumers. But the majority of these of offerings have since been rescinded or hang in doubt thanks to new warnings and regulatory clarifications issued this weekend by the FDA. On Friday evening, the agency released an alert to consumers...
By Dave Muoio 04:50 pmMarch 20, 2020
The FDA announced today a new policy that permits expanded use of connected, non-invasive remote vital sign monitors until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The agency is relaxing its prior guidance so that healthcare teams can monitor their patients outside of the hospital with certain devices that were previously cleared by the FDA, thereby freeing up space for the high volume...
By Dave Muoio 02:43 pmMarch 20, 2020
Editor's note: Since the publication of this story, the FDA has released an alert warning that it "has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19." MobiHealthNews has reached out to Scanwell Health, myLAB Box and others about their at-home services: read the updated story here. Scanwell Health and myLAB Box are the two latest at-home...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pmMarch 19, 2020
Evidation Health, a technology company that generates insights from real-world behavioral data collected through devices, has kicked off a new effort to better understand individuals' health behaviors and concerns throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday the company announced that it has recruited 100,258 people living in the U.S. into a longitudinal survey through the Achievement app,...
By Dave Muoio 11:31 amMarch 19, 2020
Rivet Health, a revenue cycle management and healthcare pricing transparency platform, has raised $8.25 million in Series A funding. Menlo Ventures headed the round, which also included prior investors Lux Capital and Pelion Venture Partners. WHAT THEY DO Rivet's technology platform helps providers give their patients a pricing estimate prior to their services, as well as the option to pay...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pmMarch 18, 2020
A collaboration between government organizations, research institutions and major tech companies has put out the call for artificial intelligence experts interested in generating new insights about coronavirus. As of Monday, a collection of machine-readable literature on the coronavirus group of viruses is now freely available for review on the Allen Institute for AI's SemanticScholar.org website...
By Dave Muoio 01:35 pmMarch 18, 2020
New York-based Vault Health, a men's health service combining at-home and telehealth visits, launched last week on the back of a $30 million funding round. Tiger Global Management headed the raise, which also saw investments from Redesign Health and Declaration Capital. So far the practice is active in New York, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. However, the startup has since posted a notification on...