Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 04:11 pm March 2, 2018
 From syringes to workflow management systems, healthcare is no stranger to adopting new technologies into standard care. As digital and connected technologies continue to stake their claim in the industry, the last few years have seen the rise of a new type of health technology product — one that promises measurable health outcomes validated by traditional clinical trials.   “You had a little...
By  Dave Muoio 03:51 pm February 28, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Watson's contributions to the Teladoc platform. Watson does not offer diagnoses. With the acquisition of Best Doctors last summer, telemedicine vendor Teladoc has been providing specialist consultations through its remote platform. A less-publicized outcome of the deal, however, is that the company has also absorbed and implemented the...
By  Dave Muoio 03:38 pm February 28, 2018
Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that uses predictive analytics to match employees with programs, has raised $110 million in funding to scale operations. Participants in the financing round include existing investors NEA, Founders Fund, GV, and Maverick Ventures, as well as new investors Sun Life Financial and Mubadala Ventures. Word of the new funding comes amidst other headlines...
By  Dave Muoio 11:55 am February 28, 2018
Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer today announced the launch of UpToDate Advanced, a mobile-friendly physician tool that offers interactive guidance through clinical decision-making. The new offering builds on medical information and images collected within the company’s longstanding clinical reference information product UpToDate, which is used by 1.5 million physicians annually, according to the...
By  Dave Muoio 09:01 am February 28, 2018
Tagnos, maker of an AI-powered logistics platform for hospitals and clinics, announced today that it has raised $5 million in investment funding from Benhamou Global Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, and Zebra Ventures. “We are focused on delivering data-driven patient flow and patient experience solutions,” Neeraj S. Bhavani, CEO of Tagnos, told MobiHealthNews in an email. “The new funding we’ve...
By  Dave Muoio 10:03 am February 27, 2018
Apple will launch a group of internal health centers alongside a push to improve the health and wellness of its employees. The major consumer tech company quietly published a webpage for the program, called AC Wellness Network, which includes a description of the company’s goals as well as information about a number of open positions. “AC Wellness Network believes that having trusting, accessible...
By  Dave Muoio 02:52 pm February 26, 2018
The FDA has expanded its indication for Medtronic’s Guardian Sensor 3, allowing patients to wear the sensor on their upper arm. The sensor is part of Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G system, and is currently the only continuous glucose monitor approved by the FDA to control automated insulin delivery via a hybrid closed loop system. Along with the added convenience of the new sensor site, the company...
By  Dave Muoio 11:55 am February 26, 2018
Pillo Health has announced a deal with AI and voice assistant company Orbita to power the former’s in-home medication adherence robot. The partnership will allow the Pillo platform, set to debut at HIMSS 2018, to better assist users with complex therapy regimens and encourage adherence. “Combining voice-first technology with algorithms and architecture dedicated to healthcare is critical to...
By  Dave Muoio 10:32 am February 26, 2018
Telehealth technologies can connect patients and providers across miles, but some wrinkles still persist. Healthcare systems’ telemedicine devices often come in a slew of different makes and models, and a physician’s standard workflow can introduce a myriad of delays throughout the connection process. At this year’s HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, telehealth platform provider Avizia said that it...
By  Dave Muoio 04:08 pm February 22, 2018
As opioid abuse continues to make impact in the US, more and more tech-driven answers to the drug crisis are springing up that aim to reduce patients’ reliance on prescription opioids. Just yesterday, behavioral health therapy app maker 2Morrow threw its hat into the ring with the announcement that its services now include a digital chronic pain management program. Much like the company’s other...