Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 10:46 amMarch 28, 2018
Tech-friendly, consumer empowerment-focused health insurance startup Oscar Health has closed a $165 million funding round led by Brian Singerman and Founders Fund, according to a recent blog post from the company’s cofounders. Other participants in the round included Verily Life Sciences, Fidelity, 8VC, General Catalyst, Capital G, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, and other unnamed investors. “...
By Dave Muoio 04:13 pmMarch 27, 2018
Iggbo — a Richmond, Virginia-based startup founded in 2015 known for its technology-enabled network for facilitating on-demand blood draws and medical testing — announced yesterday that it has changed its name to Workpath and secured $1.5 million in additional funding, according to a statement from company. Workpath, which was founded in 2015, also announced that it will be moving to a new office...
By Dave Muoio 02:42 pmMarch 27, 2018
Royal Philips and Innovative Imaging Technologies (ITT) have announced a new “tele-ultrasound” product that would allow clinicians to conduct two-way audio-video calls while streaming live ultrasound imaging. The technology, according to a release, is built on Philip’s Lumify — an FDA-cleared, smartphone-connected ultrasound system — and ITT’s multi-disciplinary healthcare collaboration platform...
By Dave Muoio 12:14 pmMarch 27, 2018
Israel-based DarioHealth has been granted 510(k) clearance for a version of its Blood Glucose Monitoring System that, alongside the Dario app, is compatible with iPhone 7, 8, and X, according to a statement from the company. “We’ve been working tirelessly to bring forth a solution that would meet the rigorous standards required to achieve the FDA clearance,” DarioHealth CEO and Chairman Erez...
By Dave Muoio 03:06 pmMarch 26, 2018
The average cost of development for a mobile health app from conception to launch is approximately $425,000, with nearly half of this expense outsourced to third-party app development agencies or freelancers, according to new research data recently released from a Research2Guidance survey of 2,400 mobile health stakeholders conducted over the summer. “The [$425,000] is just the average cost — for...
By Dave Muoio 01:35 pmMarch 23, 2018
The FDA has launched a free mobile app version of its Drugs@FDA online database that offers consumers information on agency-approved drugs. The new app, called Drugs@FDA Express, is free and currently available for download on iOS and Android. “The FDA is continuously seeking ways to bring information to consumers in more accessible formats,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a...
By Dave Muoio 04:19 pmMarch 22, 2018
Redwood, California-based Carrot, a digital health company that offers smartphone-paired smoking cessation device, has signed an agreement with Minneapolis-based RedBrick Health. The partnership will allow a portion of RedBrick’s clients early access to Carrot’s platform, and will give RedBrick category exclusivity to market the platform through 2018. "We obtained FDA clearance for our breath...
By Dave Muoio 03:09 pmMarch 22, 2018
San Diego-based remote physical therapy company Reflexion Health today announced the launch of two digital rehabilitation products: the VERAHome for post-acute care physical therapy patients, and the VERAClinic for their clinicians. Both products are built upon the framework of VERA (Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant), Reflexion’s FDA-cleared platform, avatar assistant-driven program that...
By Dave Muoio 11:50 amMarch 22, 2018
A recently released survey of 411 healthcare executives, physicians, program managers, and other professionals conducted by telemedicine company Reach Health found that an increasing number of telemedicine programs are centrally managed or are transitioning toward an enterprise approach, as opposed to being managed within an individual department. Specifically, only 26 percent of those polled...
By Dave Muoio 04:24 pmMarch 21, 2018
A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills. “What was unique and remarkable about the study is the participants using Sinasprite were completely self-directed and received no clinician...