Dave Muoio

Advocate speaking to doctor.
September 25, 2018
Despite the best efforts of the tech sector, changes in medical practice don’t occur overnight. From design to validation to deployment, any novel health tech innovation comes with a number of challenges and considerations that requires a coordinated effort from every stakeholder. But while care providers, payers, and device makers all have a role to play in the process, it’s the patient who has...
September 25, 2018
What happened A new dual-arm randomized trial published this morning in JAMA Psychiatry found that use of Big Health’s Sleepio app as a digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) led to significant improvements in self-reported functional health, psychological wellbeing, and sleep-related quality of life among those with symptoms to insomnia. The trial, which included 1,711 participants...
September 24, 2018
What happened Teladoc Health has announced the launch of a virtual health service designed to accommodate companies whose employees span national borders. Called Teladoc Global Care, the new 24-7 service is delivered through the company’s mobile app and available in more than 20 languages, according to Teladoc. Why it matters A recent report suggests the global number of expatriates grew to more...
September 24, 2018
What happened Silicon Valley-area big data analytics company Palantir Technologies, founded by Peter Thiel, has signed a $7 million contract with the National Institutes of Health to supply its software platform to the organization. Specifically, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT) and its related groups will be using the tech to automatically aggregate research data...
September 20, 2018
For nearly two decades Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI), the hospital group’s commercialization arm, has looked to invest in and develop new medical technologies into market-ready products. While many of these innovations have been the product of in-house inventors, Pete O’Neill, executive director of CCI, said that his organization has found external innovation partnerships to be especially...
September 20, 2018
RapidSOS’ latest deal with Google will allow emergency communication centers using RapidSOS’ platform to more quickly and accurately pinpoint Android users’ location when they dial 911. Specifically, the system will utilize Android Emergency Location Service (ELS), a feature supported on 99 percent of Android devices, and comes after a January pilot conducted by the two companies. "Emergency...
The three finalists of the RWJF's AI Challenge pose together on stage at Health 2.0
September 19, 2018
The victors of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) pitch competitions were recently announced following a live judging session held at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. There, judges named Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education the winner of RWJF’s AI Challenge, while social addiction support platform Sober Grid claimed first prize in the organization’s Opioid Challenge....
September 18, 2018
Fresh Tri, a healthy behavior app developed through a partnership between neuroscience-focused design firm engagedIN and Walmart, will be rolled out this week for Walmart employees staffing 4,700 retail locations, the two companies announced here at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. The app, which has already been tested by thousands of Walmart associates, encourages users to set specific...
September 17, 2018
Today at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California, chronic disease management platform Livongo announced the launch of what it says is the US’s first cellular-enabled blood pressure monitoring system. The company said during a presentation that the system will allow users to take and report their blood pressure at home, which may offer more accurate readings for those who experience anxiety in a...

Cohosts Matthew Holt and Lisa Suennen present the award to Mira cofounder Syliva Kang at Health 2.0's annual pitch competition. 

September 17, 2018
Women’s health tracking platform Mira and EHR-integrated ambulatory care checklist maker Avhana Health have surpassed dozens of competitors to be named the two victors of Health 2.0’ VentureConnect startup pitch competition. The companies faced off yesterday against four other Series A-ready competitors, and were selected by a panel of judges as the most impactful, robust, and likely to succeed...