Jeff Lagasse

September 7, 2017
Harvard Health Publications, which harnesses the expertise of more than 11,000 Harvard Medical School faculty clinicians to create patient health engagement materials, is collaborating with Outcome Health. The latter seeks to improve patient outcomes by providing health intelligence and information at the moment of care using technology. The partnership will bring Harvard Medical School’s...
September 6, 2017
Truveris, a healthcare technology company focused cloud-based data analytics solutions for the $450 billion prescription benefits industry, today announced that the company has secured $25 million in a new round of funding to accelerate its growth strategies.   The Series D round was led by McKesson Ventures, and included Canaan Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, and...
September 6, 2017
Update: A previous version of this post included out-of-date information from an older draft of Talkspace's press release.  Online therapy company Talkspace is now flush with $31 million in new financing. Qumra Capital, an Israel-based growth stage fund, led the Series C round and was joined by existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Spark Capital, SoftBank, Compound Ventures, and FirstTime...
September 5, 2017
Healthcare analytics and decision support company Health Catalyst has just introduced a new engineering approach called the Health Catalyst Data Operating System, or DOS (not to be confused with the ancient PC operating system). DOS combines the features of data warehousing, clinical data repositories and health information exchanges into a single technology platform. Healthcare trails all...
September 5, 2017
Behavioral health technology company AbleTo secured $36.6 million in financing last week, led by Bain Capital Ventures, and all of its existing investors -- 406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, and Horizon Healthcare Services -- participated in the Series B round as well. Strategic investor Aetna also chipped in.   With the fresh investment, AbleTo plans on turbocharging the...
September 5, 2017
Swedish outfit Aifloo, which produces a smart wristband powered by artificial intelligence, has raised $6 million (€5.1 million) in new funding, according to TechCrunch. EQT Ventures led the Series A funding round.   Seniors are the target demographic for the wristband, as it’s designed to improve the quality of their lives and make things easier for caregivers. The product is equipped with...
September 1, 2017
One of the biggest hurdles to addressing the opioid crisis in the US is knowing what alternative, non-opioid medications to prescribe for the treatment of chronic pain. Physicians struggle with a complex, patchwork system of state guidelines and regulations that vary with each particular state.   Enter Avella, a Phoenix-based specialty pharmacy that has just launched a new mobile app aimed at...
September 1, 2017
Melbourne, Australia-based Adherium, a digital health company that focuses in improving medication adherence and patient outcomes, has just received FDA clearance for a new inhaler monitoring device for AstraZeneca’s Symbicort aerosol inhaler, dubbed the SmartTouch for Symbicort.   The SmartTouch is a device that grafts onto a patient’s inhaler to monitor and encourage medication adherence as...
August 30, 2017
Updated to include American Well's Harvey offerings The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its subsequent tropical storm has caused hardships for many living in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana. One of the many things extreme weather makes difficult is accessing healthcare services, a near impossibility when a deluge of rain has trapped people in homes and shelters.  ...
August 30, 2017
PriorAuthNow, a platform for connecting the healthcare landscape using prior authorization automation, has closed a $3.6 million investment funding round led by NCT Ventures, with participation from Detroit Venture Partners.   The company will use the extra money to advance its mission, which is essentially to disrupt the prior authorization industry, valued at about $31 billion. PriorAuthNow...