Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 03:10 pm December 10, 2020
Cityblock Health, a startup using a tech platform to address health disparities and provide cost-effective care services, has announced a $160 million Series C round. General Catalyst led the raise, which also included Willington Management and unnamed prior backers. These investments come just a few months after the startup raised $53.5 million in a Series B+ round. The round brings the company'...
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm December 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic placing new strains upon in-person doctors' appointments, both clinicians and patients have increasingly relied on telehealth and other virtual technologies to maintain a connection to care. Beyond their immediate role in the public health emergency, these modalities have the potential to upend the delivery of care, said Dr. Katharine Lawrence, a healthcare delivery...
Dollar bills rolled into tubes
By  Dave Muoio 05:10 pm December 9, 2020
Blueprint, a Chicago-based startup building patient data collection software for mental health clinicians, has announced a $3.4 million seed funding round, bringing its lifetime raise to $4.7. Bonfire Ventures led the latest investment, which also included Lightbank and other unnamed angel investors. WHAT IT DOES Blueprint (not to be confused with the healthcare IT accelerator Blueprint Health)...
By  Dave Muoio 01:36 pm December 9, 2020
NowPow, a community referral network seeking to address social determinants of health, has partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to strengthen its local digital infrastructure and extend the department's contact tracing reach. In addition to using NowPow's platform to understand which resources a quarantined individual may need and connecting them to supportive services,...
Images of the Google Health Studies app and its Respiratory Health Study
By  Dave Muoio 08:00 am December 9, 2020
In a bid to improve clinical research participation and engagement, the Google Health team announced this morning the launch of a new Android app that streamlines study recruitment for consumers and shows them how survey and sensor data are being employed for health research. Off the bat, the Google Health Studies app allows users to view a list of open studies and review the inclusion criteria...
A green traffic light
By  Dave Muoio 03:50 pm December 8, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with quotes and additional information from Mahana's CEO and cofounder. The FDA has granted a De Novo clearance to San Francisco-based Mahana Therapeutics' Parallel, a prescription digital therapeutic for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The agency made its decision on November 25, according...
An Apple Watch Series 5
By  Dave Muoio 12:46 pm December 8, 2020
Roughly two years after Apple brought an ECG monitor to its wrist-worn devices, connected ECG device-maker AliveCor has raised a patent lawsuit against the tech giant. Filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the suit argues that the tools included in the Apple Watch Series 4 and later devices infringe on three patents held by AliveCor, all of which focus on...
Three reSET app screen examples
By  Dave Muoio 12:14 pm December 8, 2020
Prescription digital therapeutics startup Pear Therapeutics announced an $80 million Series D round this morning headed by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The raise included funds from new backers Forth Management, Pilot House, Sarissa Capital, Shanda Group and QUAD Investment Management, as well as from returning investors Temasek, 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Novartis,...
By  Dave Muoio 02:28 pm December 7, 2020
The Commons Project announced Friday that its free personal health record system for Android devices is supported by 230 U.S. health systems and is on track to add another 110 or so providers before the end of 2020. Called CommonHealth, the tool was developed and piloted by the University of California San Francisco and other systems as far back as September of last year and picked up an...
A mock-up of the Nanox.ARC prototype.
By  Dave Muoio 02:45 pm December 3, 2020
Put your X-ray where your mouth is. After fielding accusations of fraud that temporarily damaged the value of its stock, digital X-ray-imaging company Nanox gave a highly publicized live (but virtual) demonstration of its imaging technology at the Radiology Society of North America's annual meeting. The demo – a recording of which Nanox said will be available to the public later today from the...