Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 03:04 pmOctober 4, 2017
Redwood City, California-based Carrot has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Carbon Monoxide Breath Sensor System, an over-the-counter, Bluetooth-enabled device that pairs with a smartphone app and is intended for commercial use in smoking cessation programs. “Smoking is the number one cause of preventable illness and death worldwide,” Dr. David S. Utley, founder and CEO of Carrot, said in a...
By Dave Muoio 12:17 pmOctober 4, 2017
San Francisco-based Amino has added a new cost ratings functionality to its online healthcare marketplace platform. Employers and employees subscribed to the paid version of Amino’s service, Amino Plus, will be able to compare the cost of treatment, surgery, and now chronic care with each nearby provider, and gauge these against the app’s previously implemented care quality ratings. “Across all 1...
By Dave Muoio 12:46 amOctober 4, 2017
Miami-based CareCloud, a developer of practice management software, and commerce technology company First Data have launched Breeze, a mobile and web platform that allows patients to flexibly view, manage, and pay for their care. The jointly-built platform runs natively on First Data’s Clover Mini and Clover Station, and allows practices to access and integrate over 300 business applications...
By Dave Muoio 02:57 pmOctober 3, 2017
Chicago-based Level Ex announced today that it has received $11 million in first round funding. The financing was led by 4490 Ventures, with additional participation from JAZZ Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and other unnamed investors. Level Ex develops video games that act as training simulators for medical specialists and are created using real footage of surgeries. The...
By Dave Muoio 11:38 amOctober 3, 2017
San Francisco-based Welkin Health and Community Health Center Network (CHCN) today announced strong one-year results of a pilot case management and care coordination program incorporating Welkin’s platform. The partnership, which was launched last year as part of an initiative from Health 2.0’s Technology for Healthy Communities, applied digital case management technology to the treatment of at-...
By Dave Muoio 07:54 pmOctober 2, 2017
A number of chatbot offerings were demoed at a special AI-focused session of the Health 2.0 annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Monday. Although each had a unique take on how best to insert smart conversations into patient care, the growing number of these technologies suggests a clear trend, panel moderator and Chief Product Officer at Seniorlink George Kassabgi suggested. “We’re in...
By Dave Muoio 12:21 pmOctober 2, 2017
Miami-based DermaSensor and NYC-based Klara have been named the champion startups among a pool of roughly 80 companies participating in Traction, Health 2.0’s startup pitch competition. The former unveiled a portable, handheld, highly accurate skin cancer sensor, while the latter demonstrated a secure and centralized platform for medical communications. Both companies were praised by judges for...
By Dave Muoio 01:22 pmSeptember 29, 2017
As wide swaths of the southeastern US work to recover from the recent spate of hurricanes, they won’t be reliant on local health care providers alone. Since Hurricane Harvey began threatening the Houston area in late August, telemedicine vendors and healthcare providers alike have opened up their lines to receive emergency calls and support relief efforts free of charge. This isn’t the first time...
By Dave Muoio 01:43 pmSeptember 28, 2017
A mobile hypertension prevention program (HPP) delivered through Noom’s mobile health coaching service appears to significantly benefit users with consistently high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by the company and recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. In fact, greater engagement with the HPP resulted in even higher reductions in weight and blood pressure,...
By Dave Muoio 05:21 pmSeptember 27, 2017
Garmin’s upcoming effort to woo younger customers will have the support of some big brands, as the company announced today that its vivofit jr. 2 wearable activity tracker will prominently feature Minnie Mouse, Captain America, and other Disney licensed characters. “Disney is committed to creating healthier generations, and we’ve worked with Garmin to make healthy living fun with a wearable...