Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 11:44 amMay 11, 2020
Carbon Health, a primary care provider blending in-person and virtual care services, has announced a $28 million Series B1 raise from prior backer DCVC. WHAT THEY DO San Francisco-based Carbon Health runs a series of clinics in California. These brick-and-mortar locations are supported by a Carbon Health mobile app, through which patients can view their health records, schedule appointments,...
By Dave Muoio 03:09 pmMay 7, 2020
A number of digital health companies have seen their businesses grow amid the COVID-19 crisis, and so far Livongo Health appears to be no exception. The company announced strong quarterly results headlined by revenue growth and a record number of client launches. Taking new agreements and the prospect of continued demand for virtual services into account, the company said that it has raised its...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pmMay 6, 2020
New York City-based home-lab-test startup LetsGetChecked said this morning that it has wrapped up an oversubscribed $71 million Series C round co-led by Illumina Ventures and HLM Venture Partners. The raise also included new backers Deerfield, CommonFund Capital and Angeles Investments, while investors Transformation Capital, Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA returned to further fuel...
By Dave Muoio 12:45 pmMay 6, 2020
Fitbit announced this morning the launch of a new atrial fibrillation research study aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of fitness-tracker and smartwatch owners. Called the Fitbit Heart Study, it will passively and continuously monitor wearers' heart rates using the devices' photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors. A proprietary algorithm will interpret these readings and flag potential...
By Dave Muoio 03:28 pmMay 5, 2020
The FDA has granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to VitalConnect that allows its VitalPatch wearable sensor to further monitor patients undergoing COVID-19 treatment. As per the agency's letter of authorization, providers may use the remote-monitoring device in a hospital setting to spot changes in patients' QT interval, which may be dangerously prolonged by experimental drug treatments...
By Dave Muoio 02:23 pmMay 5, 2020
Heal, the maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls and other virtual care services, announced today that is has launched a new telepsychology service for California residents. Heal Teletherapy will connect Heal's users to a licensed clinical psychologist via telehealth video chat. The virtual visits will cost $69 per 20 minutes, according to the company. ...
By Dave Muoio 03:43 pmMay 4, 2020
Following numerous reports of underperforming COVID-19 antibody tests, the FDA has raised the bar for these products in a revision to its emergency testing policy. As of today, commercial manufacturers that notify the agency of their intent to submit a test for Emergency Use Authorization are required to do so within 10 business days from the date of notification. Further, the FDA has recommended...
By Dave Muoio 03:07 pmMay 4, 2020
DrChrono launched today new telehealth capabilities that are fully integrated with its mobile EHR, billing and practice-management platform, and has additional plans to release a patient-facing telehealth offering next month, the company told MobiHealthNews. "We are aiming to help providers from around the world through technology to care for patients from anyplace. Using telemedicine...
By Dave Muoio 02:27 pmMay 1, 2020
Vida Health, a startup providing virtual chronic-conditions-management programs, has raised $25 million in new funding. Ally Bridge Group (ABG) led the raise, which also saw returning investors like AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, NGP Capital, Webb Investment Network and Workday Ventures. Vida's approach combines live health coaches and therapists with a data-driven mobile...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pmApril 30, 2020
When Teladoc Health wrapped up its last earnings call in February, the virtual-care company gave its revenue projections a modest bump and said that it was keeping an eye on COVID-19 cases in the event that it would need to scale the capacity of its telehealth network. Three months later, and Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic is sharing news of the company's "remarkable growth" across revenue, visit...