Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 01:54 pm November 20, 2017
The FDA has approved hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited’s submission for a new remote feature that would allow specialists to perform follow-up programming on a patient’s cochlear implant remotely, a la a telemedicine platform. The feature for the company’s Nucleus Cochlear Implant System is indicated for those who have had at least six months of experience with their implant sound processor...
By  Dave Muoio 10:19 am November 20, 2017
Nomad Health’s online freelance marketplace for healthcare professional staffing now includes postings for telehealth positions alongside traditional healthcare roles. With the updated service, doctors interested in telehealth practice will be able to view and apply to open position listings from several telehealth service providers, including American Well and First Stop Health. Current...
By  Dave Muoio 12:00 pm November 16, 2017
San Francisco-based Spire is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or otherwise adjusted, the company’s newly announced sensor can remain unobtrusively attached to any article of clothing with no need to worry about battery life or the laundry machine. “In our view, the fundamental user experience problem that wearables face...
By  Dave Muoio 03:40 pm November 15, 2017
Connected wearable patch makers will ship 35.1 million units annually by 2022, with 80 percent of these being used in clinical applications, according to a recent report from market intelligence firm Tractica. The report also forecasts a total $7.9 billion in revenue for the patch market by the same year, all of which suggests a substantial escalation from the 966,000 units the analysts wrote...
By  Dave Muoio 11:52 am November 15, 2017
San Francisco-based patient engagement startup Catalia Health has announced an additional $4 million in pre-Series A funding from Ion Pacific and other investors. Building upon previously announced seed funding largely raised from repeat backer Khosla Ventures, the latest round brings Catalia’s total funding to $7.75 million. Catalia’s flagship product, Mabu, is a tablet built into a sculpted,...
By  Dave Muoio 03:02 pm November 14, 2017
During its Q3 earnings call, Israel-based DarioHealth announced a growing US install base for its smartphone-connected glucometer and increased revenues supported by increasing sales of the platform’s accompanying consumable test strips. While the company expects each of these to take an even larger bite from its cash burn in the coming months, CEO and Chairman Erez Raphael also highlighted...
By  Dave Muoio 09:46 am November 14, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah-based patient management platform maker Collective Medical Technologies announced today that it has raised $47.5 million in a series A funding round led by investment firm Kleiner Perkins. Other participants in the round include Bessemer Venture Partners, Maverick Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Providence Ventures, Peterson Ventures, and Epic Ventures. According to...
By  Dave Muoio 04:31 pm November 13, 2017
Humana and Johnson & Johnson have each announced a new challenge competition for digital health students and entrepreneurs. The former seeks novel approaches to easy and understandable EHR management with a focus on Medicare-compatibility, and will award up to $10,000. The latter is offering up to $50,000 for new skin care strategies potentially incorporating tracking devices, adherence...
By  Dave Muoio 03:54 pm November 13, 2017
A software platform developed at Mount Sinai comprising of a mobile app for patients and a decision support dashboard for practitioners can improve inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients’ quality of care, according to clinical data recently presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference. By implementing tools that allow care teams to monitor symptoms and more conveniently...
By  Dave Muoio 03:31 pm November 10, 2017
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors — has announced a new non-contact sleep improvement device available for consumer purchase. From the user’s bedside, the SleepScore Max ($149.99) measures a number of different sleep-affecting variables including respiration, body movement, duration, and environmental qualities such as temperature and...