Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 03:24 pmNovember 1, 2017
Deven McGraw, former deputy director for health information privacy at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, has left public service for an unnamed Silicon Valley health technology startup, Politico reports. Iliana Peters, a senior adviser for compliance and enforcement in the Office, will at least temporarily step into the vacant position. While McGraw’s only hint as to her new destination was that the...
By Dave Muoio 01:19 pmNovember 1, 2017
Implantable continuous glucose monitor (CGM) maker Senseonics is still making the long trudge toward FDA clearance, but at least the company has plenty of European activity to keep it occupied in the meantime. On a Q3 earnings call, CEO Timothy Goodnow shared details on his company’s continued ramp-ups and rollouts across Europe, its first entry into an international market, and the receipt of a...
By Dave Muoio 04:26 pmOctober 31, 2017
Fitbit’s wearables are at the heart of recent announcements from diabetes self-management platform One Drop and the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Civic Wellbeing. The first reveals an upcoming integration that will allow users to view Fitbit device data from within the One Drop Mobile app, while the latter describes a public health initiative that will provide residents of the city with Fitbit...
By Dave Muoio 01:39 pmOctober 31, 2017
Humana has tapped Crestwood, Kentucky-based Revon Systems for a market-wide pilot of the latter’s mobile self-triage platform, the Revon Smart Symptom Tracker. The program aims to help a select population of Medicare Advantage members with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) better assess day-to-day variations in their symptoms. “COPD is characterized by exacerbation, and patients who...
By Dave Muoio 10:02 amOctober 31, 2017
Silicon Valley-based VitalConnect, a producer of wireless wearable monitoring devices, announced the closure of a $38 million Series C funding round. The funding round was led by MVM and Baxter Ventures, with participation from Mercy. VitalConnect is best known for its FDA-cleared, disposable peel-and-stick health sensor, the VitalPatch. Combined with a software platform, the wearable...
By Dave Muoio 05:11 pmOctober 30, 2017
Mountain View, California-based Second Opinion Health is seeing strong feedback since recently exiting stealth mode for release of its first product Migraine Alert, an app that provides personalized predictions of migraine episodes for people with intermittent migraines. The company's app, currently being offered direct to consumers, is being studied at the Mayo Clinic in trials backed by...
By Dave Muoio 02:44 pmOctober 30, 2017
While new healthcare technologies should be key resources for overwhelmed providers, American Medical Association President Dr. David Barbe said during a keynote address at the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week that his organization is concerned that past and upcoming solutions could be adding more fuel to the growing issue of physician burnout. “We listen to what physicians around...
By Dave Muoio 03:56 pmOctober 27, 2017
5G mobile networks may be years away, but that hasn’t stopped mobile health players from salivating over its potential — and perhaps for good reason. A newly released report from Qualcomm and the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the technology will become a “substantial enabler” of the future’s personalized health care ecosystem, and within healthcare alone will have a sales...
By Dave Muoio 12:14 pmOctober 27, 2017
MintHealth has announced the launch of its self-sovereign health record platform here at the Connected Health Conference in Boston. Powered by blockchain technology, the service allows patients to access their health records in real-time through a mobile or web app, and features a specialized digital currency as an incentive for preferred patient behaviors. “Blockchain is a buzzword that’s...
By Dave Muoio 04:25 pmOctober 26, 2017
As an opioid epidemic continues to threaten the US, the government is looking to its tech-savvy citizens for support. Here at the Connected Health Conference in Boston, Department of Health and Human Services’ Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein called for developers to participate in a government-sanctioned codeathon to devise a technological solution to the epidemic. “When the government...