Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 05:37 pmNovember 3, 2017
Aging care was a frequent topic among the panels and sessions hosted at last week’s Connected Healthcare Conference in Boston. Amidst conversations on remote care, new technology adoption, and other issues of wellness affecting seniors, speakers argued again and again that thoughtfully designed technologies will increasingly be needed to address a patient group that shows no signs of shrinking. “...
By Dave Muoio 04:32 pmNovember 2, 2017
Researchers at Portland State University have teamed up with Oakland, California-based dfusion, a health tech startup focused on behavior change research, to develop a mobile app for HIV prevention among transgender women. The app, which will be called Transwomen Connected, will also be designed as a resource for transgender women to speak with a network of supportive peers. The project is funded...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pmNovember 2, 2017
North Carolina-based Pneuma Respiratory has announced a fully digital soft mist inhaler device. The inhaler can deliver several different types of medicines directly to the lungs, and by syncing with a mobile app can be used to verify dose delivery in real-time. “What we’ve done is created the first electronically breath-actuated inhaler,” James Bauler, VP of business development at Pneuma...
By Dave Muoio 10:50 amNovember 2, 2017
WellCare Health Plans’ Nebraska subsidiary announced today that it will be launching an SMS-based newborn and postpartum care resource program for members who are new mothers. Developed through a partnership with patient engagement and marketing firm GoMo Health, the “Baby’s First” program is designed to directly provide new mothers with the answers to common childcare questions as they arise. "...
By Dave Muoio 04:50 pmNovember 1, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be continuing its partnership with Canary Health, maker of digital health self-management and behavior change programs. This collaboration is responsible for the Building Better Caregivers online workshop, a six-week anonymous, online program which is available for free to caregivers of VA-supported veterans. "VA recognizes the challenges caregivers face...
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...