Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 03:26 pm December 12, 2017
International real estate franchise Keller Williams announced today that it will be incorporating Fitbit wearables into its employee national US wellness program. This will allow more than 157,000 of Keller Williams’ employees to purchase the devices at a special pricing and participate in organized fitness challenges. “The integration of Fitbit to our wellness program will allow our associates...
By  Dave Muoio 01:05 pm December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it. “Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
By  Dave Muoio 04:29 pm December 11, 2017
Workplace wellness program company Provant will be adopting Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Twine Health’s AI-assisted health coaching platform for its employee health programs, the companies announced today. “We’re always looking at ways to better engage our members and help them understand their health risks, and reinforce information that makes them aware and constantly working on their health...
By  Dave Muoio 01:01 pm December 11, 2017
Increasing adoption of technology, the rise of remote care, and a growing number of smart living services available to the mass market are among the several ongoing trends transforming aging care, according to a newly released report from HealthXL and AARP. These developments and others provide players inside and out of healthcare a clear opportunity to improve the convenience and clinical...
By  Dave Muoio 04:55 pm December 8, 2017
Heads of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) recently penned a blog post describing their previous and ongoing efforts with closed-loop artificial pancreas manufacturers to ensure proper testing and validation of the devices.  In it, Courtney Lias, director of the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices at CDRH, and Stayce Beck, chief of the Diabetes Diagnostics...
By  Dave Muoio 04:33 pm December 8, 2017
Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical Eli Lilly and Company announced this week that the first Type 1 diabetes patient has been dosed in a feasibility study of the company’s investigational Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) system. The company’s hybrid closed-loop platform consists of an insulin pump with a dedicated controller for system inputs, a dosing algorithm, and a continuous glucose monitor (...
By  Dave Muoio 01:22 pm December 8, 2017
Microsoft may have pulled the plug on Kinect, but research applications for the gaming peripheral continue to trickle out. The latest, from University of Missouri researchers, constitutes a pair of studies suggesting that the technology can be used to power a cheaper alternative to the standard motion analysis equipment used by physical therapists and clinicians. "In testing the system, we are...
By  Dave Muoio 03:53 pm December 7, 2017
New York City-based Cedar, a startup offering patient-personalized medical billing, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Participants in the round include Founders Fund, Thrive Captial, Martin Ventures and SV Angel. Cedar promises a smart billing system that incorporates data points collected across the overall patient payment process. Its platform uses these to inform the method of...
By  Dave Muoio 02:37 pm December 7, 2017
Two left feet. The iPhone’s built-in pedometer misses approximately 1,340 steps during a user’s typical day, according to a study from the University of British Columbia that compared the smartphones to a purpose-built accelerometer attached to the waist. While some of these missed steps could be attributed to the study’s 33 participants accidentally leaving their phone behind, the researchers...
By  Dave Muoio 11:34 am December 7, 2017
Durham, North Carolina-based PatientPay announced today that it has received $6 million to expand its specialty care-focused patient billing platform. Teaghlach Family Office was the primary investor, with additional funds coming from Esping Family Office, Mosaik Partners, and other prior investors. “The most effective patient collections are those that offer flexibility, accuracy and...