Dave Muoio

August 1, 2018
Dr. Ashish Atreja is an unabashed proponent of digital health. As chief innovation and officer and associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he has contributed to a number of the organization’s digitally-focused initiatives and often speaks of the benefits these technologies can bring to care. However, for digital health and medicines to avoid major pitfalls during its...
August 1, 2018
Wearables do well for Apple. Apple posted strong numbers in its most recent quarterly financial report. Of the $53.3 billion it generated in quarterly revenue (a 17 percent increase over last year), more than half came from international sales. Of note, the company’s wearable revenue — which includes the Apple Watch as well as AirPods and Beats headphones — has brought in more than $10 billion in...
July 31, 2018
San Mateo, California-based health data analytics company Evidation Health announced today that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. In addition, the company has launched a new platform that marries smartphone, sensor, and medical data together for cohesive insights into patient behaviors and outcomes. Evidation’s latest round was led by new backer SV Health Investors and returning...
July 31, 2018
PatientWisdom, a digital health company specializing in real-world data collection tools, has raised $1 million in Series A funding from new investor OCA Ventures and other existing backers. This brings the company’s total funding to $3.45 million. The company’s software suite is comprised of three products: PatientWisdom, which collects data to improve patient experience and care delivery;...
Calfornia's doctor license status app
July 30, 2018
Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from the Medical Board of California regarding the app and its criticisms from a consumer advocacy group. Last week, the Medical Board of California launched an iOS app that aims to help consumers more easily learn of any changes to a practitioner’s license status, location of practice, or other records made available by the organization....
NHS drones
July 30, 2018
Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the country. While the technology could increase the testing speed and decrease costs for the UK’s National Health Service, the country would need to...
Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US

Credit: Adherium on Twitter

July 27, 2018
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA. “This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of...
July 26, 2018
San Francisco-based Lantern — a web and mobile platform offering cognitive behavioral therapy and mental health coaching to consumers, employers, and payers — will be laying off the majority of its staff as the company moves to taper its current commercial arrangements, CEO and cofounder Alejandro Foung told MobiHealthNews. While a small handful of the team will remain on board to pursue new...
July 26, 2018
Proteus Digital Health’ pitch to track adherence using sensor-equipped pills has found another audience in the HIV prevention community. Among the featured data presented at this week’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam was a trial that outfitted Gilead Sciences’ preventive HIV drug Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) with the tracking technology. Here, researchers found that the sensor-...
July 25, 2018
Clinical trial technology company Medidata boasted consistent gains in revenue and income for the second quarter of 2018 during yesterday’s earnings call to investors. Referencing these numbers, last month’s acquisition of Shyft Analytics, recent high-profile contracts, and increased recognition from industry analysts, Medidata CEO and Chairman Tarek Sherif said that his company is performing...