Dave Muoio

November 13, 2018
Knowtions Research, the maker of an artificial intelligence insights platform for heath insurers, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Information Venture Partners, with additional support from Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund. The company said in its announcement that the new financing will be put toward scaling the deployment of its Lydia AI platform and doubling its team...
November 13, 2018
GreatCall, a tech company for aging individuals that was recently acquired by Best Buy, has partnered with Lyft to launch GreatCall Rides, a service that allows seniors to book rides without the use of a smartphone app. Instead, seniors with Jitterbug phones press a single button to be connected to an operator that will coordinate the ride. The service was piloted in five markets, and is now...
November 12, 2018
Driver, the pricey mobile app designed to link cancer patients to appropriate treatment or relevant clinical trials, appears to have bitten off a bit more than it could chew. This morning STAT reported that the service, which only launched in September, ran out of funds and released its entire 85-employee staff in mid-October, effectively shuttering the business. Driver CEO and cofounder Dr....
November 12, 2018
New data from an international study of AliveCor’s smartphone app and accompanying two-wire ECG found the mobile tool to be on par with a standard 12-lead ECG among patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In the study — which was conducted in conjunction with AliveCor and presented this weekend at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Session in...
November 8, 2018
Clinical diagnostic and workflow software maker MaxQ AI has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for Accipio Ix, an artificial intelligence workflow tool designed to help clinicians prioritize adults patients likely presenting with acute intracranial hemorrhage. The company received notification from the FDA of its decision in late October. Results generated by the algorithm-based software are...
November 8, 2018
Online refractive eye exam company Opternative has announced $9 million in investment financing. Trust Ventures and Pritzker Group Venture Capital led the round, with additional support from prior backer Jump Capital. According to the announcement, the company will put toward two major goals: doubling the size of its engineering, product, sales and marketing teams; and building awareness among...
November 8, 2018
GetWellNetwork — a company offering tools to drive patient engagement and support clinical care teams — has acquired the digital engagement platform HealthLoop, the companies announced this morning. The deal was closed on November 6. While the terms of the acquisition remain under wraps, GetWellNetwork CEO and founder Michael O’Neil told MobiHealthNews that his company plans to keep on, and...
November 7, 2018
Less than half a year after its prior investment announcement, RapidSOS, a startup looking to update emergency response systems with its data collection platform, has raised another $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Playground Global, with additional participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12, Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, The Westly Group and CSAA IG. RapidSOS...
November 7, 2018
Editor's note: The headline and body of this article has been edited to clarify that Samsung's integration with the Omnipod Dash have not yet been implemented. Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be serving as the controlling device for Billerica, Massachusetts-based Insulet Corporation’s tubeless insulin pump devices, the two companies announced today. Insulet’s recently FDA-cleared Omnipod Dash...
November 6, 2018
Apple’s healthcare patent update. A new Hong Kong and European trademark updates the classification of Apple’s AirPods to include health, fitness, exercise and wellness sensors (kudos to Patently Apple, which spotted the update). The updated classification also includes language concerning the transmission of biometric data, heart rate, body movement and burned calories. Despite this and other...