Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 11:33 am November 28, 2017
Paris, France-based Doctolib, an online medical appointment booking app and management software company, announced that it has raised approximately $41.6 million (35 million euros) in additional funding from BPI France and Eurazeo. This round comes shortly after the startup raised roughly $28 million (26 million euros) in January from BPI France and others. Prior to this year’s funding — which...
By  Dave Muoio 04:33 pm November 27, 2017
EarlySense, a maker of continuous remote monitoring devices, has announced Karissa Price-Rico as its new chief operating officer. This will be a new position intended to support the company’s growth within the hospital, post-acute, and consumer health markets, with Price-Rico overseeing operations across all of the company’s divisions. "On the heels of our recent accelerated market traction, we...
By  Dave Muoio 02:41 pm November 27, 2017
International accelerator program Startupbootcamp has announced 13 companies that will comprise the 2018 class of its sole US-based program, Digital Health Miami. The cohort includes patient management platforms, cognitive function monitors, and adherence improvement offerings, among others. The accelerator participants were selected from a pool of 300 applicants, with the final selection made...
By  Dave Muoio 11:49 am November 27, 2017
Voice recognition technology employed by Google Assistant, Google Home, and Google Translate could soon become a transcription tool for documenting patient-doctor conversations. In a recent proof of concept study, Google researchers described their experiences developing two automatic speech recognition (ASR) methodologies for multi-speaker medical conversations, and concluded that both models...
By  Dave Muoio 03:48 pm November 22, 2017
All five of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas will be offering its members free telemedicine consultations throughout 2018 through LiveHealth Online’s web and app-based service. The service connects members with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24-7, and supports easy prescription through members’ local pharmacies. “LiveHealth Online can be a great option for consumers...
By  Dave Muoio 02:05 pm November 22, 2017
At their annual Innovation Day industry event, engineering design and development firm Cambridge Consultants demoed a number of early projects involving robotics, augmented reality, mobile devices, and other technologies. In between keynote presentations from industry executives, MobiHealthNews had some hands-on time with the following healthcare-focused prototypes: Mobile glaucoma screening...
By  Dave Muoio 05:29 pm November 21, 2017
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. “We’...
By  Dave Muoio 02:52 pm November 21, 2017
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. Recent results from a Cognition Kit study presented at the CNS Summit Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, suggest that brief cognitive and mood tests administered through the devices obtained results similar to those collected through standard testing and patient assessments. “...
By  Dave Muoio 01:26 pm November 21, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland-based Oviva Health, developer of a dietary intervention delivery platform, has secured $12 million in Series A funding. Participants in the round include Albion Capital, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners, Partech Ventures, and Walking Ventures. Oviva was founded in 2014 after observing dietitians’ need for improved patient engagement and is currently active in...
By  Dave Muoio 05:02 pm November 20, 2017
Just half a decade ago, Nike was among the driving forces bringing fitness wearables to the mainstream. The consumer footwear and athletic apparel company launched its FuelBand fitness tracker in 2012, and a year later stood alongside Fitbit and Jawbone as one of the only major players to hold a substantial share of the wearable retail market. Now, five years later, the wearable has been...