Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 03:51 pmNovember 20, 2019
This morning virtual medicine company MeMD announced that it added men’s and women’s health services to its suite of products. The company's tool now provides services that cater to specific sexual health needs for both genders including erectile dysfunction concerns for men and birth control needs for women. The service will also address skin concerns and hair loss.  Patients first take a...
By Laura Lovett 01:51 pmNovember 20, 2019
Yesterday Propeller Health, maker of digital management tools for patients with respiratory conditions, announced a new deal with CVS, Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid, allowing its members to tap into the retail giants’ pharmacy services through the Propeller app.  Propeller is best known for its sensor-enabled inhalers, which can give patients and providers insights about use, symptom triggers and...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pmNovember 19, 2019
This morning Wellframe, a patient engagement and care management platform, scored $20 million in a Series C funding round. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round with participation from Threshold Ventures, F-Prime Capital and Wellframe’s existing clients.  This funding news comes roughly two years after the company closed a $15 million Series B round.  In addition to the funding news...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pmNovember 19, 2019
Ada Health is expanding its services in East Africa with a new Swahili language version of its artificial intelligence assessment app.  The tool is pitched as a way for clinicians and patients to get more information about potential symptom causes as well as localized action steps about what to do next.  “The Swahili version of the Ada app can be accessed via smartphone, and offers support to...
By Laura Lovett 12:23 pmNovember 19, 2019
This morning Deloitte launched ConvergeHEALTH Connect, a new suite of four new healthcare products targeting a range of concentrations from public health care to personalized care, all of which runs on the Salesforce Health Cloud.  The full list includes tools for patient engagement, public health programs, providers and payers. The first tool specifically aims to help life science companies...
By Laura Lovett 02:55 pmNovember 18, 2019
This morning Toronto-based Winterlight Labs, a company that uses speech technology to assess cognitive health, landed $4.23 million (5.6 million CAD) in new funding. The round was led by Hikma Ventures with participation from First Star Ventures, Pacific Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and others.  WHAT THEY DO  Winterlight Labs makes a tablet-based technology that employs speech-based...
By Laura Lovett 11:49 amNovember 18, 2019
This morning Biofourmis, maker of an artificial intelligence-enabled monitoring and decision support platform, announced its plans to acquire Zürich, Switzerland-based wearable biosensor company Biovotion. The terms of the deal are not disclosed; however, we do know the deal is made up of a combination of cash and equity.  The acquisition will include Biovotion’s clinical grade-wearable...
By Laura Lovett 11:27 amNovember 15, 2019
Following a slew of vaping-related deaths and other emerging health concerns, Apple has announced that it will pull down all 181 vaping apps from the App Store, Axios first reported.  "We take great care to curate the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps. We’re constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users’...
By Laura Lovett 04:08 pmNovember 14, 2019
Hims & Hers, an online mail-order health company that uses remote consultations to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products, has rolled out a new app for users.  The app will offer almost identical services and links as the original platform, and will give users access to asynchronous healthcare visits and prescription products such as birth control and erectile dysfunction medication...
By Laura Lovett 12:22 pmNovember 14, 2019
Digital chronic care platform Omada is deepening its relationship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), inking a new deal that provides the insurer’s commercial plan members access to the startup’s Type 2 diabetes care platform. As part of yesterday’s news, Blue Cross also announced it would be making a strategic investment in Omada; however, the actual value of this...