Dave Muoio

January 29, 2019
This morning Aetna (which was recently acquired by CVS) and Apple announced a new wellness program that will leverage health data, a custom app and the Apple Watch. Called Attain by Aetna, the voluntary program will deliver personalized health goals, recommendations and rewards based on members’ daily activity. “From fitness enthusiasts, to casual gym-goers, to parents who get all their exercise...
January 28, 2019
A recent paper published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics describes the design, safety and basic efficacy of a device-agnostic smartphone app that can interface with continuous glucose monitors, insulin pump devices and dosing algorithms from various manufacturers. Run on an unlocked smartphone, the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System (iAPS) smartphone app was reliable and generally...
January 28, 2019
To complement its catalogue of connected hearing aids, New York City-based Lively has launched a telehealth service that will allow users to complete an online hearing assessment, conduct a virtual video consultation with an audiologist and have their device remotely tuned. According to Lively’s website, device owners in need of an appointment can now request a virtual consultation and receive a...
January 28, 2019
Old Saybrook, Connecticut-based Fertility Focus, maker of the OvuSense connected fertility tracking platform, has raised $2.7 million in a Series A round led by Foresight Group and Coutts Investment Club. Further, the company announced a global partnership with Cambridge, UK-based digital sensor company Sensiia, which it said in a statement will lead to the development of “additional sensor...
January 24, 2019
The acceptability, safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of Meru Health’s digital therapeutic for depression will be evaluated in a new two-year investigation conducted by Stanford Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System researchers. According to a clinicaltrials.gov listing, the research program will enroll older adults aged at least 40 years with depressive symptoms in two studies...
January 24, 2019
Royal Philips and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have announced a deal that will allow the academic health system to expanding its remote monitoring and patient management capabilities. With the deal, affiliated practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine centers and Columbia University Irving Medical Center will have access to Philips’ eCareCoordinator, a clinical dashboard that tracks patient-...
January 24, 2019
A Peerwell-funded study recently published in Annals of Translational Medicine found that the digital health company’s patient app for surgery preparation reduced total knee arthroplasty patient’s time in the hospital and discharge disposition. Peerwell’s PreHab app offers health lessons, step-by-step instructions and peer support to help patients facing knee or hip surgeries mentally prepare for...
January 23, 2019
Genomic and health data platform LunaDNA’s parent company, LunaPBC, has entered a partnership with Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit focused on delivering research and care opportunities to individuals and communities. Over the next year, LunaDNA will be merging its services with the Genetic Alliance’s engagement platform, strengthening both organizations’ efforts to solicit genetic research data...
January 23, 2019
While recent news of international product launches and recent M&As might suggest a cutthroat market, new data released this week by Research2Guidance suggest that there is still plenty of room in the digital respiratory health sector for both existing and new market players. According to “The Global Digital Respiratory Solutions Market 2009-2023” report, roughly 210 million asthma and COPD...
January 22, 2019
Laid to rest. A longstanding legal dispute between Apple and Valencell over infringement on four patents and deceptive trade practices was quietly put to bed last year. The two companies submitted their dismissal to the US District Court North Carolina in September, with no other details on how the settlement shook out. When this case (and a similar one against Fitbit) was first filed in early...