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By  Dave Muoio 01:29 pm October 15, 2020
Text- and app-based primary care startup 98point6 has hauled in a $118 million Series E round led by the Growth Fund of L Catterton and Activant Capital. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and other unnamed investors also took part. The company's on-demand primary care services for consumers and payers use artificial intelligence and a text-based interface to collect information about the...
By  Dave Muoio 03:03 pm October 14, 2020
Press Ganey, a care-quality services firm best known for distributing patient satisfaction surveys, announced two purchases yesterday that it says will help form "the largest healthcare consumerism platform in the industry." The first of these is the outright acquisition of Doctor.com, a digital platform neck-deep in provider directories, online bookings, provider reputation analyses and other...
By  Dave Muoio 11:11 am October 14, 2020
Cue Health, a rapid diagnostics startup with a connected testing device platform, has been awarded $481 million from HHS and the Department of Defense (DoD) to expand production of a COVID-19 molecular test that received an Emergency Use Authorization back in June. According to announcements from the government and the startup, the money will be used to deliver six million COVID-19 molecular...
By  Dave Muoio 03:01 pm October 13, 2020
Digital check-in, insurance eligibility and automated patient collections technology company Clearwave today announced that it has purchased Odoro, the maker of a patient-scheduling and check-in tool. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal, but said that they plan to integrate Odoro's scheduling technology into Clearwave's platform so that both the patient and practice can...
By  Dave Muoio 01:30 pm October 13, 2020
Healthcare identity authentication company Imprivata and biometrics firm Keyo have introduced a no-touch device that scans a patient's palm to quickly confirm their identity upon check-in. Once their hand is placed over the device, the tool maps the veins in their palm within seconds and delivers its verdict to Imprivata's broader PatientSecure platform via a USB connection. Of note, the surfaces...
By  Dave Muoio 03:09 pm October 12, 2020
As healthcare becomes more digitized and clinical treatments shift away from one-size-fits-all therapies, the industry will need to become more critical about how it's employing and curating health data. For vendors and providers, it's about understanding what tools are at their disposal and how they can be implemented to maintain and improve the standard of care. But for regulators like the FDA...
By  Dave Muoio 11:32 am October 12, 2020
Datavant, a data sharing technology startup for providers and life science companies, last week closed $40 million in Series B funding. Transformation Capital headlined the raise, which saw contributions from new backers Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC and Cigna Ventures in addition to those of prior investors Roivant Sciences and Flex Capital. All told, the new funding brings Datavant's...
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By  Dave Muoio 02:43 pm October 8, 2020
A new proof-of-concept machine learning system outlined in npj digital medicine could provide Bluetooth-based contact tracing tools with the means to quantify the risk of coronavirus transmission when device owners are in close proximity. The approach, researchers from the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin write, measures whether the received signal strength of a second party's...
By  Dave Muoio 11:27 am October 8, 2020
Avail Medsystems, maker of a telemedicine platform fine-tuned for remote procedure room collaborations, has claimed $100 million in a Series B raise headed by D1 Capital Partners. 8VC and the company's existing investors – a list that includes Lux Capital, Coatue, Sonder Capital, Playground Global, Baidu Ventures and Refractor Capital – also participated. WHAT IT DOES The Palo Alto, California...
By  Dave Muoio 02:22 pm October 7, 2020
More digital health tools join the PBM party. Evernorth, a newly-established Cigna subsidiary that now acts as the parent of Express Scripts, announced today several new additions to the pharmacy benefit manager's Digital Health Formulary. Joining the lineup in 2021 will be: Wildflower Health's app-based women's health offering. Quit Genius's digital program for smoking and vaping cessation....