Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 11:43 amSeptember 10, 2019
Vim, maker of a tech platform enabling value-based care for health plans and providers, has raised $24 million in a Series B round led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions have also backed the company. WHAT THEY DO Vim offers a patient-facing appointment booking platform that can be integrated onto payer and provider sites...
By Dave Muoio 02:49 pmSeptember 9, 2019
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring platform for health systems, has closed $10 million in new funding. The raise was led by Edison Partners. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, HRS offers a broad range of telehealth services that provide systems with real-time monitoring, virtual visits, messaging, patient engagement and education, image transfer and other remote...
By Dave Muoio 12:03 pmSeptember 9, 2019
Aural Analytics, a startup using speech analytics algorithms to gauge changes in brain health, has raised $4.3 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Morningside Ventures and Tamarisc Ventures, with additional support from Six Street Partners Group managing director Jamie Gates, Marc Abramowitz, Arizona Tech Investors and Desert Angels. The company also noted the recent receipt of a...
By Dave Muoio 03:05 pmSeptember 5, 2019
OptimizeRx, a software company that enables digital health messaging between pharmas and providers, has announced plans to acquire RMDY Health, a SaaS platform designed for digital therapeutics, within the next 30 days. According to the notice, RMDY shareholders will be receiving $8 million in cash and another $8 million in equity upon the deal’s closure. OptimizeRx said that additional details...
By Dave Muoio 01:08 pmSeptember 5, 2019
RocketBody, an app for the Apple Watch that uses ECG data and machine learning to guide workouts, has raised $1 million in new funding from Gagarin Capital and AltaIR Capital. WHAT THEY DO RocketBody is the product of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns that raised roughly $70,000 for its pitch of a $109 ECG wearable back in 2018. The readings from this device would inform an artificial...
By Dave Muoio 08:51 amSeptember 5, 2019
BrightInsight, maker of a platform that securely manages and analyzes data from various medical devices and software, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures. WHAT THEY DO BrightInsight — part of electronics manufacturing services firm Flex —sees itself acting as the infrastructure of a digital health ecosystem. Its...
By Dave Muoio 02:31 pmSeptember 4, 2019
Even more ECG. Electronics hardware company Asus pulled back the curtain on its latest health and fitness smartwatch today at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Engadget, TechRadar and others report that the VivoWatch SP includes a built-in ECG sensor alongside a PPG sensor, GPS tracking, an altimeter and roughly 14 days of battery life. The company is aiming for worldwide availability before the end of the...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pmAugust 29, 2019
An in-home cardiac rehabilitation program combining Samsung consumer devices, a custom patient-facing app and clinician dashboard integration achieved substantial lower rehospitalization rates among a cohort of 1,880 Kaiser Permanente patients than the national average, according to a writeup describing the program in NEJM Catalyst. “This program took a fresh, digital-first approach to cardiac...
By Dave Muoio 11:45 amAugust 29, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Biobeat has been granted 510(k) clearance for a remote monitoring device capable of measuring the wearer’s blood pressure, oxygenation and heart rate. Designed for use in the hospital or at home, the device is available as either a wristwatch or adhesive patch. Of particular note, the products differentiate themselves from other remote monitoring devices through a...
By Dave Muoio 03:31 pmAugust 28, 2019
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Catalyst @ Health 2.0 have named the finalists for two ongoing pitch competitions, one focused on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and the other on home and community-based care. Each competition’s three finalists will be demoing their digital approaches for judges and audience members at next month’s Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, with...