Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 02:32 pmMay 16, 2019
Express Scripts will be releasing a stand-alone formulary in 2020 that highlights vetted digital health tools for the pharmacy benefit management firm’s payer and consumer customers, according to an announcement released this morning. The company said that it will be treating the new formulary in much the same way it would a similar resource for traditional medications. To be included, a digital...
By Dave Muoio 12:00 pmMay 16, 2019
Gozio Health, maker of a mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform for healthcare systems, has signed onto a strategic alliance with AT&T that will scale its service to more hospitals nationwide. To help patients navigate large or complex medical campuses, Gozio deploys an automated robot to traverse the halls and begin constructing a digital map of the facility. From there, the...
By Dave Muoio 03:01 pmMay 15, 2019
Aidoc, an Israeli provider of artificial intelligence products for radiologists, announced today that it has received FDA clearance for a tool that identifies potential cases of pulmonary embolism — a blockage in one of the lung’s pulmonary arteries — for expert review. “We chose to focus on this product because these are patients who might not necessarily have clear symptoms of pulmonary...
By Dave Muoio 11:37 amMay 15, 2019
Hydrow, maker of a connected rowing exercise product for consumers, has added an additional $7 million to a $20 million Series A round led by L Catterton announced back in February. The add-on funding came from Rx3 Ventures, Wheelhouse, The Raptor Group and The Yard Ventures. In addition, the digital fitness company said in its announcement that has begun shipping its product to 1,000 Indiegogo...
By Dave Muoio 09:04 amMay 15, 2019
Solera Health, a digital marketplace for benefit and chronic disease management programs, has raised $42 million in a Series C round led by Health Care Service Corporation subsidy HCSC Ventures. Prior backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners/Sandbox Advantage Fund, Adams Street Partners and SJF Ventures participated as well. WHAT THEY DO Solera’s platform hosts a broad selection of digital...
By Dave Muoio 02:43 pmMay 14, 2019
Fitbit and UnitedHealthcare are revitalizing their longstanding partnership with an update to the latter’s wellness-focused Motion Walking Program. Participants in the employer-sponsored program may use their Fitbit Charge 3 device to log daily activity and earn rewards, or obtain the device as a buy-up option. In addition, the companies announced that the Fitbit Inspire HR will also be available...

A Jawbone activity tracker device.

By Dave Muoio 11:52 amMay 14, 2019
Wearable activity tracker maker Jawbone may have met its demise in 2017, but even then CEO Hossain Rahman was laying the groundwork for a pivot into the health services business. It now appears that investors are once again willing to back Rahman digital health ambitions, as a new SEC filing reveals that Jawbone Health — the new company founded from the ashes of Jawbone — has raised $65.4 million...
By Dave Muoio 05:47 pmMay 13, 2019
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced yesterday that it has received an 510(k) clearance for an artificial intelligence tool that can read medical imaging to identify potential cases of pneumothorax — a build-up of gas between a lung and the chest wall. The HealthPNX product scans a chest X-ray or digital radiography scan for signs of the condition,...
By Dave Muoio 04:27 pmMay 13, 2019
Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to a patent describing a means of monitoring a user’s health while they sleep, without the use of a smart device like the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. The patent, registered with the European Patent Office and spotted yesterday by Patently Apple, incorporates sensors placed near or remote to the patient to monitor individual, environmental, physiological...
By Dave Muoio 11:38 amMay 13, 2019
Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics, maker of a connected device for diabetic foot ulcer detection, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding. Rock Health, Norwich Ventures and Scientific Health Development each participated in the round. WHAT THEY DO Podimetrics’ platform consists of a cellular-connected SmartMat for use in the home, and a corresponding clinician-facing dashboard....