Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 02:06 pmAugust 14, 2019
Therapeutic virtual reality is not only an effective approach for hospital inpatients experiencing a wide variety of pain, but likely retains its impact when provided over multiple days under real-world circumstances, according to a new Cedars-Sinai clinical study published today in PLoS One. “There’s been decades of research testing VR in highly controlled environments — university laboratories...
By Dave Muoio 01:06 pmAugust 13, 2019
Baze, a subscription platform that ships personalized vitamin supplement packages based on home blood test results, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Supplement and wellness product manufacturer Nature’s Way headed the investment. WHAT THEY DO Looking to cut back on unnecessary supplement consumption and the costs it ensues, Baze’s direct-to-consumer service first tests the user to see...
By Dave Muoio 04:02 pmAugust 12, 2019
Todd Levy has taken the CTO position at telehealth and mail-order health product company Ro, a representative of the company told MobiHealthNews today. Levy comes off a nearly five-year stint as Buzzfeed’s CTO. Prior to this he served for four years as cofounder and CTO of bit.ly, and another half decade as senior software engineer at AOL. Dr. Andrew Trister, an early member of Apple’s health...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pmAugust 12, 2019
Last week Experian Health, maker of a healthcare revenue cycle management platform and other health IT enterprise tools, announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Nashville-based digital care coordination company MyHealthDirect. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Experian Health’s mission is to use data-driven insight to connect and simplify healthcare for all,” Jennifer Schulz,...
By Dave Muoio 01:23 pmAugust 12, 2019
Genneve, an online telehealth service serving women experiencing menopause, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by BlueRun Ventures. Maven Ventures, Startup Health and an unnamed angel investors also participated. WHAT THEY DO Founded by former Microsoft and Neutrogena executives, Genneve is a platform offering video appointments with practitioners specializing in menopause care. Users...
By Dave Muoio 02:22 pmAugust 9, 2019
Following another rough quarter, NeuroMetrix has sought outside help in an effort to restructure its business and is pivoting away from a direct-to-consumer business model for its wearable pain relief platform, Quell. “NeuroMetrix has good product lines and technology, and more broadly, the company has real value,” Dr. Shai Gozani, CEO and president of NeuroMetrix, told investors in a recent...
By Dave Muoio 03:08 pmAugust 8, 2019
Sensors from consumer-grade devices like iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Beddit sleep monitors capture enough data to spot mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease dementia, according to a new feasibility study conducted jointly by Apple, Eli Lilly and Company and Evidation Health researchers that was presented today at a research conference held in Anchorage, Alaska. “Over the past few...
By Dave Muoio 01:15 pmAugust 8, 2019
Brooklyn-based Dadi, a direct-to-consumer male fertility testing and sperm storage startup, has closed $5 million in investment funding. The raise was led by TCG, with participation from prior backers firstminute Capital and Third Kind Ventures. Additionally, Flatiron Health CEO and cofounder Nat Turner and GIPHY CEO and cofounder Alex Chung joined as new angel investors. WHAT THEY DO Launched in...
By Dave Muoio 02:54 pmAugust 7, 2019
Medical education and training game maker Level Ex is tackling the final frontier in its latest project for NASA, the startup announced today. With the help of a newly announced grant from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine, Level Ex will be working over the next 12 months to lay the groundwork for virtual simulations and scenarios that...
By Dave Muoio 12:20 pmAugust 7, 2019
Sitata, a service that supports international travelers with safety and health information relevant to their trip, has relaunched its platform with a host of new features, key among which is support for in-app telemedicine visits with a network of vetted travel physicians. “We knew we do a lot of preventative health information, but when it came to assisting someone in time of need, we weren’t...