Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 04:23 pm January 29, 2018
In 2016, Opternative, a Chicago-based telehealth startup offering online refractive eye exams, opened a lawsuit against South Carolina’s Board of Medical Examiners and Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation alleging that a newly passed law restricting online eye exams was protectionist, unconstitutional legislation. On Friday, Judge DeAndrea Benjamin of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in...
By Dave Muoio 03:24 pm January 29, 2018
Israel-based telehealth provider and device maker Tyto Care has raised $25 million in Series C funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Ping An Insurance Group Company of China’s Global Voyager Fund, as well as a collection of new and returning investors. Included among those returning are Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed, Fosun Pharma, and LionBird, whereas Israeli...
By Dave Muoio 03:04 pm January 28, 2018
Omada Health has made plans with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Wake Forest University to conduct the largest randomized controlled study of a digital diabetes prevention tool yet, according to the digital therapeutic company. “What’s really exciting about this clinical trial is that we also are studying how best to integrate effective, scalable preventive services,...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pm January 25, 2018
A team of South Korean researchers are the latest to tout a smart, glucose-sensing contact lens. In a research article published today in Science Advances, the team described soft lenses carrying a tiny LED light that automatically turns off in the event of high glucose levels, as well as their efforts to test the lens in vivo. “The reliability and stability of soft contact lenses have been...
By Dave Muoio 12:32 pm January 25, 2018
Brisbane, Australia-based M3DICINE is the latest device maker looking to distance physicians from their signature rubber-tubed stethoscopes. Today, the company announced the launch of Stethee, a wireless, artificial intelligence-boosted stethoscope that pairs with an iOS or Android app to quickly capture and analyze heart and lung data. “This most iconic and enduring symbol of healthcare is now...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pm January 24, 2018
The US Senate today confirmed Alex Azar as the next secretary of Health and Human Services. Formerly the Deputy Secretary of HHS under President George Bush, he has spent the past half of a decade as the president of Eli Lilly and Company’s US division. He replaces Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September amidst federal inquiries involving government-funded private charter flights. … Grand Rounds...
By Dave Muoio 01:58 pm January 24, 2018
Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. The paper, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, includes a list of 14 positional statements from the...
By Dave Muoio 02:56 pm January 23, 2018
Bio-Optronics — a producer of software and services focused on clinical research, automated scheduling, and patient safety — has announced $30 million in funding from growth equity firm Mainsail Partners. The new funding will be used to accelerate product development, improve customer service capacities, and boost sales and marketing efforts, according to the company. “Our business is founded on...
By Dave Muoio 02:55 pm January 22, 2018
Microsoft announced recently that it will be shuttering HealthVault Insights, the company’s app-based research project that used machine learning to help users analyze and access their personal health records. The app will be removed from the iOS, Android, and Windows storefronts before the end of the month, although users will still be able to access a summary of their generated data on the...
By Dave Muoio 10:42 am January 22, 2018
Sanofi has found yet another partner to help digitize its clinical trial processes. In a statement, TriNetX announced that it will be assisting the pharmaceutical company by using patient EHRs to optimize recruitment, streamline trial investigators’ workflows, and otherwise impact the design of investigational drug trials. Sanofi has made similar arrangements to bolster its clinical trials with...