Dave Muoio

March 15, 2018
New York-based Parachute Health — a startup looking to digitize the ordering of durable medical equipment (DME) and other critical medical equipment for patients leaving the hospital — told MobiHealthNews that it has secured $5.5 million in seed funding over the past few months. The company’s investors include Greater New York Hospital Association Ventures, Loeb Holding Corporation, former...
March 15, 2018
Fitbit’s latest board member is Matthew Bromberg, COO of mobile and social media videogame company Zynga and former executive at games publisher Electronic Arts. Fitbit will be leveraging Bromberg’s entertainment background as it looks to increase consumer engagement across its devices, according to the company. “At Fitbit, we are focused on encouraging lasting behavior change that can lead to...
March 14, 2018
A six-month pilot program conducted by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego found that diabetes patients using Glooko’s care management platform were more engaged with their care and achieved better control of their blood glucose levels, according to a case study released by the company. From April to October 2016, Sharp Rees-Stealy care teams provided access to Glooko's platform to 50...
March 14, 2018
A study of more than 500 children in rural India suggests that pairing SMS reminders with incentives more effectively produces desired health outcomes than the mobile reminders alone. Published today in Pediatrics, the study was a collaboration between researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Indian nonprofit child health organization Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS) that sought to improve...
March 13, 2018
A recently released analysis report from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights that examines the US’s current and proposed software as a medical device (SaMD) regulatory landscape, and includes suggestions on how the FDA’s pre-certification pilot program and other initiatives could better serve this fast-moving industry. “The exponential advancement of digital health technologies presents a...
March 13, 2018
Patients at increased risk for atrial fibrillation wearing iRhythm’s Zio patch — a  continuous ECG monitoring wearable — were more likely to have their atrial fibrillation diagnosed early and receive subsequent preventive care, according to one-year results from a late-breaking study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting.  The mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (...
March 13, 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden-based Visiba Care announced that it has secured $3.8 million (3.1 million euros) in a new share issue. The funding round was led by Swedish investor Blue, with additional participation from investors Mattias Weinhandl and Lars Svensson alongside existing owners Simon Josefsson and Björn Mattson. “Over the past year, we have seen a 23 percent month-on-month increase in digital...
March 8, 2018
It’s still the early days, but the FDA’s approval of Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals’ Abilify MyCite has changed the discussion of digital technology in healthcare. The first approval of drug delivery via a sensor-equipped pill sparked debates over the tradeoff of privacy for medication adherence, and whether these types of technologies would find a role in future healthcare....
March 8, 2018
Sleep tracking tech company Eight (formerly known as Luna) has raised $14 million is Series B funding, according to a statement from the company. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator and Yunqi Partners. This latest round will be used to expand distribution of the company’s products, according to the company, and bring’s Eight’s total funding to $27 million....
March 7, 2018
A cadre of Canadian digital health startups were at the forefront of a special HIMSS session organized by the Canadian government’s department of foreign affairs, trade, and development.   Each of the six featured startups was a graduate of the Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT in Philadelphia, and tackled healthcare challenges ranging from medication adherence to inelegant data...