Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 09:58 am August 18, 2020
Cecelia Health, a virtual diabetes and chronic disease management startup, has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Rittenhouse Ventures and Endo Investors co-led the round, which also saw participation from Boston Millennia Partners, SustainVC, G100 Capital and others. WHAT IT DOES The company was initially founded as Fit4D, and focused on access to certified diabetes educators (CDE) for...
By Dave Muoio 02:58 pm August 13, 2020
Driving digital diagnosis. Roche and Israeli life sciences investment firm aMoon announced plans this week to launch an early-stage investment program called StarFinder Lab. Focused on novel diagnostic technologies, in particular, with the help of AI data analysis and digital health tools, the program will provide funding, mentoring and other strategic support such as a physical office space...

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By Dave Muoio 01:33 pm August 13, 2020
Industry research and big data analyst firm CB Insights has published its annual list of what it considers to be "the most promising" private digital health startups. The 150-strong cohort hails from 18 different countries, and chosen from a pool of nearly 8,000 contenders. Their inclusion was judged by CB Insights based on a range of factors, such as market potential, investor profile, patent...
By Dave Muoio 04:15 pm August 12, 2020
A new investigation of roughly two million Medicare beneficiary claims suggests that machine learning (ML) could be used to predict which patients are at greatest risk of severe respiratory infections, and to place them in more appropriate care facilities in their area. The study was published online in the American Journal of Managed Care and funded by the HEALTH[at]SCALE Corporation, a...
By Dave Muoio 12:59 pm August 12, 2020
Eden Health has closed $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. Stone Point Capital principals also joined as new investors, while prior backers Greycroft, PJC, Max Ventures and Aspect Ventures took part as well. Eden Health is a direct-to-employer healthcare provider that specializes in virtual primary care, insurance navigation and workplace pop-up clinics. The New...
By Dave Muoio 02:37 pm August 11, 2020
Nurx, a startup known for online purchase and delivery of home health tests, birth control and other sensitive treatments for women, has tacked on another $22.5 million in Series C funding. Closed in May, the raise included new backers Trustbridge, Comcast Ventures and Wittington Ventures, as well as prior backers Union Square Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund. This brings the...
By Dave Muoio 11:57 am August 11, 2020
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system-maker Senseonics has cut a deal with Ascensia Diabetes Care and its parent company, PHC Holdings, outlining commercialization and distribution of the Eversense product line over the next few years. According to the companies, Ascensia now holds exclusive global distribution rights for the Eversense, Eversense XL and future CGMs. The duration of the...
By Dave Muoio 03:38 pm August 10, 2020
Lumeon, a Boston- and London-based care-management-automation startup, has announced $30 million in new Series D funding. Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision co-led the raise, which also included LSP, MTIP, IPF Partners, Gilde and Amadeus Capital Partners. WHAT IT DOES Lumeon's primary offering is its EHR-integrated Care Pathway Management platform. The tool incorporates clinical and...
By Dave Muoio 01:56 pm August 10, 2020
The past few months have seen tech companies, healthcare organizations, employee-benefits vendors and others toss their hat into a fast-growing market for "return-to-work" COVID-19 health-monitoring services. Today CVS Health and Salesforce, two of the bigger names in that race, have announced plans to integrate their offerings into a single digital, data-driven testing and monitoring program....
By Dave Muoio 03:54 pm August 7, 2020
Digital health prescription platform Xealth and health IT supplier Cerner have announced plans to incorporate Xealth's technology into Cerner's EHR and patient portal. By doing so, clinicians and care teams will be able to order and deploy more than 30 digital health programs supported by the Providence-St. Joseph Health spin-off's platform. The focus of these digital offerings includes chronic...