Dave Muoio

June 20, 2019
HIV patients demonstrated greater adherence to their antiretroviral therapy (ART) following the use of a low-cost educational VR application, according to a new study published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research. Delivered in English and Spanish on a Dell Windows Mixed Reality headset, the seven-minute experience consisted of an interactive look at the cells and pathogens of a virtual...
June 19, 2019
In an effort to tackle in-home cardiac arrest, University of Washington researchers have devised a novel contactless system that uses smartphones or voice-based personal assistants to identify telltale breathing patterns that accompany an attack. The proof-of-concept strategy, described in an NPJ Digital Medicine paper published this morning, involved a supervised machine learning model called a...
June 19, 2019
Uber Health announced a new partnership this morning with Grand Rounds, a company that matches specialists with patients and other providers, that will provide members of the latter with non-emergency rides to and from appointments. Integrating Uber’s platform with Grand Rounds’ existing care coordination backend will not only allow the company to more easily manage its members’ bookings, but...
June 18, 2019
Home health testing platform LetsGetChecked has added three new members to its upper ranks. Dr. Robert Mordkin, whose more than 20-years of experience range from a residency at Georgetown University to a chief of urology position at Virginia Hospital Center, will serve as the company’s new chief medical officer. Richard Southern, who comes from Optum Ireland and Deloitte, is stepping into a chief...
June 18, 2019
This morning, consumer tech retailer Best Buy announced that it has expanded its arsenal of connected fitness products for consumers. Ranging from in-home exercise systems with live classes to smart exercise recovery devices, the new offerings are now available through the retailer’s online storefront, and will also be found in dedicated fitness spaces coming to more than 100 stores before the...
June 17, 2019
Quartet Health, a startup focused on behavioral health and primary care, has brought in another $60 million in funding, bringing its total raise to $153 million. The Series D round was headlined by Centene Corporation, with support from returning backers F-Prime Capital Partners, GV, Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. WHAT THEY DO Quartet’s integrated platform links providers, payers and services...
June 17, 2019
The past week has seen two FDA clearances awarded to Israeli companies building artificial intelligence analysis tools for medical imaging. The first, announced last Tuesday, was Aidoc’s tool for triaging cervical spine fractures. Much like the company’s prior offerings, the new product analyzes images to prioritize high-risk cases for review by a radiologist, and does so within the specialist’s...
June 17, 2019
Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that uses predictive analytics to match employees with programs, has raised $205 million in a Series E funding round led by SoftBank. New backers PSP Investments, DFJ Growth and G Squared also participated alongside returning backers Founders Fund, GV, Maverick Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, NEA and Sun Life. WHAT THEY DO Since its launch in 2013,...
June 14, 2019
ZappRx, a digital specialty prescription and prior authorization platform, has been purchased by EHR vendor Allscripts for an unknown sum. CNBC broke the news yesterday, which MobiHealthNews confirmed with Allscripts. CNBC’s sources said that the deal’s value did not exceed the total that investors poured into ZappRx, which Crunchbase pegs at $41 million. Founded in 2012 and based in Boston,...
June 14, 2019
Seeking to better reach aging patients in their homes, telehealth company American Well has partnered with Cisco Systems on an upcoming effort to deliver virtual care through home television sets, the companies announced today at American Well’s annual Client Forum in Boston. “This is a very, very different exercise than any of the tech health that we’ve done in the past, because this isn’t about...