Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 01:40 pmJanuary 27, 2020
Abbott’s Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system has received an expanded clearance from the FDA that now permits the targeted stimulation of a new area of the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease symptoms. By now targeting the internal globus pallidus alongside the subthalamic nucleus and ventral intermediate nucleus, the company says that its system “is now the only directional DBS...
By Dave Muoio 05:01 pmJanuary 24, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. Pamphlets and binders are old hat when it comes to take-home patient education. Instead, a growing number of providers are referring their patients to mobile apps and other digital resources. It’s an approach that South Shore Health System’s Luke Poppish says comes with a number of major benefits for a health system — an...
By Dave Muoio 04:46 pmJanuary 24, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. Patient satisfaction is a laudable goal for any healthcare provider, but winning high quality ratings and patients’ trust goes well beyond courteous staff and warm bedside manners. Consistent record keeping, robust contingency plans, well-supported staff and strong end-to-end engagement all play a role in crafting the ideal...
By Dave Muoio 03:23 pmJanuary 23, 2020
A handful of fitness and workout chains will begin doling out monetary rewards to members who have connected their Apple Watches or other Apple-branded services to the partner company’s digital ecosystem, according to the Cupertino tech company. As part of the newly unveiled Apple Watch Connected program, Crunch Fitness, Orangetheory, YMCA and Basecamp have kicked off incentive programs with...
By Dave Muoio 12:04 pmJanuary 23, 2020
Nanox, the maker of a so-called “digital X-ray device” and an accompanying software platform, has raised $26 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total to roughly $55 million. The company highlighted the participation of its newest strategic investor Foxconn, as well as the support of previous backers such as Fujifilm and SK Telecom. WHAT THEY DO The Israeli company is developing a two...
By Dave Muoio 03:28 pmJanuary 22, 2020
DoctorLogic, a digital marketing software platform designed for healthcare providers, has closed a $7 million round of Series A funding. The raise was headlined by Unbundled Capital. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2015, the Texan startup’s platform includes a range of tools designed to increase website traffic, business awareness and patient acquisition for healthcare customers. Its repertoire includes...
By Dave Muoio 11:13 amJanuary 22, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with information from Verily's announcement of the clearance.  Verily, the life sciences research subsidiary of Alphabet, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an augmented version of its prescription Study Watch wearable that includes some form of arrhythmia monitoring. The Study Watch With Irregular Pulse Monitor is classified by the FDA as a “...
By Dave Muoio 02:43 pmJanuary 21, 2020
Gentem, a San Francisco tech startup looking to streamline reimbursement for smaller practices, has raised $3.7 million in seed funding. Susa Ventures headed the raise, which also saw support from Village Global, Vulcan Capital, Hustle Fund, 500 Fintech, Social Starts, Great Oaks VC and other unnamed backers. WHAT THEY DO In an effort to reduce the stress of payments for those working in small-...
By Dave Muoio 03:41 pmJanuary 20, 2020
Resting heart rate and sleep duration data collected from Fitbit devices could help inform timely and accurate models of population-level influenza trends, according to a new Scripps Research Translational Institute study published online in The Lancet Digital Health last Friday. “Currently, CDC [influenza-like illness (ILI)] data are typically reported [one to three] weeks late and reported...
By Dave Muoio 11:50 amJanuary 20, 2020
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly placed the raise at $5.1 million. We apologize for this error. Digital gastrointestinal health company Vivante Health has pulled in another $5.8 million, largely from Lifeforce Capital and Big Pi Ventures. NFP Ventures, FCA Venture Partners and Longmont Capital also took part in the Series A1 round. WHAT THEY DO Vivante’s GIThrive is a...