Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 04:24 pmSeptember 26, 2019
Medisafe, maker of a patient-facing app that promotes medication adherence, has completed a large international pilot in which its software improved adherence to a partnered global pharma’s cardiometabolic therapy, MobiHealthNews has learned. Medisafe said that it was unable to disclose the identify of the international pharma partner, with whom the pilot’s success has resulted in additional...
By Dave Muoio 02:50 pmSeptember 26, 2019
This morning the FDA released two guidance documents relating to the regulation of various digital health software devices. The first is a draft guidance outlining categories of clinical decision support (CDS) products that would or would not require direct regulatory oversight from the agency. This is an update to a CDS draft guidance released in 2017, with the noteworthy addition of a risk-...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pmSeptember 25, 2019
Eko, maker of devices and platforms for monitoring heart function, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The raise was led by ARTIS Ventures, and also includes DigiTx Partners, NTT Venture Capital (NTTVC), 3M Ventures, Mayo Clinic, Seaph Group and XTX Ventures. Eko closed its previous rounds in February of last year and early 2015. Today’s announcement brings the company’s lifetime capital...
By Dave Muoio 03:43 pmSeptember 24, 2019
Fitbit and Belgium-based FibriCheck announced today that device owners living in certain UK countries now have access to a smartwatch app that uses photoplethysmography (PPG) to detect heart rhythm irregularities such as atrial fibrillation. Available in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland, the CE-marked tool is similar to FibriCheck’s smartphone app in that it uses light and sensors to...
By Dave Muoio 01:46 pmSeptember 24, 2019
New York City startup Voro has raised $2.5 million in seed funding for its “health care social network.” Floodgate led the round, which also included top names from Techstars, Flatiron Health, Tilt, Clover Health, Surion, Teamworthy Ventures, AVG Basecamp Fund, Ride Ventures, OneOncology and others. WHAT THEY DO Voro’s platform looks to inform patients’ care decisions by providing them with...
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pmSeptember 23, 2019
Reuters reported on Friday that Fitbit is weighing a sale of its business. While nothing is set in stone, the fitness wearables and health services company is said to have brought on investment firm Qatalyst Partners to explore its options, with the latter pushing for Alphabet or private equity firms as potential buyers. The report pins Fitbit’s new mindset on middling smartwatch success, which...
By Dave Muoio 02:33 pmSeptember 23, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls, announced today that it has acquired New York City-based Doctors on Call, a roughly 50-year-old provider of house call services for elderly patients. The acquisition allows Heal to expand its services — previously limited to the Atlanta, California and Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. areas — into the New York...
By Dave Muoio 01:25 pmSeptember 23, 2019
NexHealth, maker of a platform that allows doctors to manage online booking, billing and other patient-facing services, has brought in $4.2 million in a round led by Point Nine Capital. Rubicon Venture Capital, Scott Belsky, Josh Hannah and prior backer iSeed Ventures also participated. WHAT THEY DO Based in New York, NexHealth offers a tool that helps practices mange their communications and...
By Dave Muoio 03:49 pmSeptember 20, 2019
The US is wading into election season, and once again the healthcare system is a prime focal point for each campaign. And although the subject of “Medicare for All” was certainly present back in 2016, movements to overhaul the country’s insurance industry have gained some steam among voters over the last few years and now command considerable airtime during debates between presidential hopefuls....
By Dave Muoio 11:26 amSeptember 20, 2019
As if building the next big thing in healthcare technology wasn’t enough, simply getting an innovation in front of hospital leaders or other decision makers is a monumental task for entrepreneurs. With limited resources and the life of their companies at stake, it’s little surprise that vendors spam providers with countess messages in hopes that one will make it through the barricades of spam...