Dave Muoio

June 25, 2018
This weekend saw the kickoff of the American Diabetes Association’s 78th annual conference, and with it a slew of new data from diabetes management players. The meeting included presentation on studies covering a range of technologies, such as continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, apps, and other digital-backed management strategies. Among the studies highlighted by the association was an...
June 25, 2018
Babyscripts, a virtual care platform specializing in obstetrics management, announced today the acquisition of the provider-delivered pregnancy app iBirth in an effort to flesh out its enterprise offering and further drive patient engagement. As part of the deal, the iBirth team will be joining Babyscripts’ team with the app’s CEO and cofounder Judith Nowlin taking on the new role of chief growth...
June 22, 2018
Behavioral health technology company AbleTo has raised an additional $8.5 million in funding, according to an SEC filing released Wednesday. The company most recently brought in $36.6 million in September 2017, and with the additional backing has raised a total of $65.9 million. Its existing backers include Bain Capital Ventures, 406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon...
June 21, 2018
LifeBeam, a wearable health sensor and fitness device maker, has raised $20 million from Joy Ventures, Square Peg Capital, New Era Ventures, Cerca Partners, Triventures, Wellborn Ventures, and FGI Capital Partners to expand its business, VentureBeat reports. The company is best known for Vi, a set of connected headphones that include an AI fitness coach. Along with acting as a fitness tracker via...
June 20, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Omada Health announced today the launch of new programs designed to support individuals with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Accompanying these are a set of new features for the enterprise and health plan platform focused on medication adherence and remote monitoring, all of which comprise what a representative from the company described as “the...
June 20, 2018
The US’s struggle with opioid addiction rages on, and Facebook seems to have heard critics’ warnings about social media’s role in the epidemic. During an event yesterday, representatives from the company announced that users trying to purchase opioids or find addiction treatment through their platform will be redirected to information about a federal crisis helpline, according to reports from...
Walmart patent for blockchain, wearable, biometric scanner-based EHR system
June 19, 2018
Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the document, which was filed in December, the retail giant is seeking to protect a method that allows a patient’s EHR to be obtained from a...
Clinics on Wheels units will go to Puerto Rico

A new partnership will deploy three custom-built solar-powered mobile medical clinics to Puerto Rico. Credit: Clinics on Wheels

June 19, 2018
AI-based patient safety company MedAware has announced a partnership with Allscripts that will bring its medication decision support product to the latter company’s EHR system. With this, providers choosing a prescription for their patients in a live setting will receive notifications concerning medication-related risks, such as adverse drug events or opioid dependency, and can amend their...
June 18, 2018
To all of the people who work with machine learning and neural networks healthcare technologies, but can’t describe exactly how the gears are turning — don’t worry, you’re not alone. In a sold-out discussion hosted at Optum’s Boston office and organized by the Design Museum Foundation, Sanji Fernando, vice president and head of OptumLabs’ Center for Applied Data Science, explained how the ongoing...
June 18, 2018
Pasadena, California-based Embodied announced today it has raised $22 million in Series A funding to support its AI and robotics platforms for improved care and wellness. The investment is led by Calibrate Ventures and Jazz Venture Partners, and had participation from previous backers including Osage University Partners, Intel Capital, Grishin Robotics, and others. “We are developing a software...