Dave Muoio

January 24, 2019
The acceptability, safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of Meru Health’s digital therapeutic for depression will be evaluated in a new two-year investigation conducted by Stanford Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System researchers. According to a clinicaltrials.gov listing, the research program will enroll older adults aged at least 40 years with depressive symptoms in two studies...
January 24, 2019
Royal Philips and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have announced a deal that will allow the academic health system to expanding its remote monitoring and patient management capabilities. With the deal, affiliated practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine centers and Columbia University Irving Medical Center will have access to Philips’ eCareCoordinator, a clinical dashboard that tracks patient-...
January 24, 2019
A Peerwell-funded study recently published in Annals of Translational Medicine found that the digital health company’s patient app for surgery preparation reduced total knee arthroplasty patient’s time in the hospital and discharge disposition. Peerwell’s PreHab app offers health lessons, step-by-step instructions and peer support to help patients facing knee or hip surgeries mentally prepare for...
January 23, 2019
Genomic and health data platform LunaDNA’s parent company, LunaPBC, has entered a partnership with Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit focused on delivering research and care opportunities to individuals and communities. Over the next year, LunaDNA will be merging its services with the Genetic Alliance’s engagement platform, strengthening both organizations’ efforts to solicit genetic research data...
January 23, 2019
While recent news of international product launches and recent M&As might suggest a cutthroat market, new data released this week by Research2Guidance suggest that there is still plenty of room in the digital respiratory health sector for both existing and new market players. According to “The Global Digital Respiratory Solutions Market 2009-2023” report, roughly 210 million asthma and COPD...
January 22, 2019
Laid to rest. A longstanding legal dispute between Apple and Valencell over infringement on four patents and deceptive trade practices was quietly put to bed last year. The two companies submitted their dismissal to the US District Court North Carolina in September, with no other details on how the settlement shook out. When this case (and a similar one against Fitbit) was first filed in early...
January 21, 2019
Fitbit has discreetly launched a new pair of wearable activity trackers well away from the public eye. Called the Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR, the devices are designed specifically for health plans, wellness plans, health systems and other enterprise partners — so much so that  the two are completely unavailable for consumer purchase. "Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR are the first...
January 21, 2019
Newly published data from a team of Rochester, New York researchers give credence to a cardiovascular health monitoring system built into a home toilet seat. Examined over an eight-week period, the system demonstrated clinical grade accuracy for measurements of blood pressure, stroke volume and blood oxygenation when compared with their respective gold standards. Topline data For measurements of...
January 18, 2019
San Francisco-based Limelight Health, a developer of digital tools for enterprises managing employee benefits plans, has raised $33.5 million in an oversubscribed Series C round. Principal Life led the fundraising, which also included participation from AXA Venture Partners, MassMutual Ventures, Aflac Ventures, Transamerica Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, LaunchPad Digital Health and...
January 17, 2019
Dr. Bimal Shah and Courtnee Westendorf have been announced as the chief medical officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, of Livongo Health. Shah was promoted internally from a position of SVP of clinical strategy, while Westendorf previously served as the chief marketing officer of the Oakland Raiders football team. “We are excited to have a leading marketing executive like Courtnee...