Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 01:05 pm February 9, 2018
Rockville, Maryland-based DrFirst, which is known for healthcare SaaS offerings ranging from medication management to clinical communications, has announced a relaunch of a mobile app designed to help physicians comply with state prescription drug monitoring program requirements when prescribing treatments. DrFirst acquired the original iPrescribe.net app back in early 2016, shortly after...
By  Dave Muoio 03:57 pm February 8, 2018
Telehealth platform InTouch Health, North Carolina-based Mission Health, and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health have announced a partnership to collaborate on new telehealth solutions to improve care and reduce costs. While each system has previously worked with the platform in the past, this five-year arrangement will see a collaborative team from the three groups working to create and test...
By  Dave Muoio 11:57 am February 8, 2018
Following a soft launch last year, the chemoWave disease companion app has now been fully released for chemotherapy patients interested in better managing their care, symptoms, and side effects. The app, which is available for free download on iOS, was heavily influenced by Treatment Technologies & Insights, LLC cofounder Matt Lashey’s experiences during the time his partner was undergoing...
By  Dave Muoio 03:40 pm February 7, 2018
Stephen Friend, a key driver of Apple’s recent healthcare efforts, appears to have quietly left the company in November 2017, according to a LinkedIn profile in which he refers to himself as “an independent entrepreneur.” Friend had been at the company for less than two years, and according to Apple Insider was providing security, privacy, and consent expertise to the company’s various healthcare...
By  Dave Muoio 02:43 pm February 7, 2018
For years, there has been a growing movement to consider patients’ time outside of the healthcare system as a key determinant of their health. As more and more technologies allow providers to apply new passive sensors, digital interventions, and other novel strategies, some experts are urging stakeholders in the health industry to remember those who may not normally be in a position to receive...
By  Dave Muoio 01:19 pm February 7, 2018
With influenza running rampant and several other infections waiting in the wings, some may be interested in knowing whether a specific disease is common in their community. With the recent release of the free Doctors Report Illness Tracker, the public has another resource where they can easily check how often doctors have reported a selection of 15 diseases within a specific US zip code. “...
By  Dave Muoio 04:34 pm February 6, 2018
Wellness program technology firm Vitality Group today announced the launch of its Gateway program, a series of partnerships that brings digital chronic care, mental health care, and other wellness offerings to its US corporate membership. Through the program, employee members will gain access to seven health companies’ offerings: Vida Health, a digital chronic care coaching company; Headspace, a...
By  Dave Muoio 12:16 pm February 6, 2018
In-vitro fertilization-focused machine learning company Univfy has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement released today. The funding round was led by venture firm Rethink Impact, and will be used to scale operations. "We firmly believe that Univfy is poised to transform and dramatically expand the [in-vitro fertilization (IVF)] space,” Heidi Patel, partner at Rethink...
By  Dave Muoio 11:24 am February 5, 2018
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Massachusetts-based Cam Med, a company specializing in microfluidic-based drug delivery technologies, announced a partnership today focused on development of a thin, flexible, patch-based insulin pump for artificial pancreas systems. "JDRF is excited to partner with Cam Med on improving insulin delivery hardware,” Jaime Giraldo, program...
By  Dave Muoio 04:50 pm February 2, 2018
As the calendar turns to February, the beleaguered US healthcare system continues to battle an influenza season considered by Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance officials to be among the worst of this decade. According to the public health agency’s most recent numbers, which include all cases of the disease reported to the CDC by January 20, this year’s flu season has seen a total of 11...