Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:38 pmJanuary 8, 2020
2019 closed out the decade with $7.4 billion in digital health deals and a spike of six health tech IPOs, according to Rock Health’s latest funding report.  Over the last decade the amount of yearly funding in digital health deals has generally been on the rise; however, 2019 saw a slight decrease in funding from 2018 ($8.2 billion). This wasn't surprising to Rock Health, which predicted this...
By Laura Lovett 03:41 pmJanuary 7, 2020
Oncology management platform OncoLens landed $2.5 million n a Pre-Series A round led by Atlanta Technology Angels and the Robbins Fund yesterday.  This news comes less than a year after the Atlanta-based startup announced a $1.35, which was also led by Atlanta Technology Angles, as well as BIP Capital.  WHAT THEY DO The startup has designed a platform that connects the care teams of patients with...
By Laura Lovett 02:12 pmJanuary 7, 2020
Telehealth is now reaching some of the most remote places on the planet, and even beyond just Earth. Recently the New England Journal of Medicine published a case study outlining a situation when telehealth came into practice in outer space.  Two months into a six-month space journey, a NASA astronaut was undergoing an ultrasound on the International Space Station (ISS) when a potential blood...
By Laura Lovett 12:06 pmJanuary 6, 2020
After months of rumors, the tech-enabled primary care provider One Medical has filed for an IPO. The company has tapped JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley to act as the lead bookrunning managers for the proposed offering.  While the stock price is not yet set, the company's SEC filing revealed that it is looking to raise around $100 million in the offering. The company plans to list itself on the...
By Laura Lovett 07:31 amJanuary 6, 2020
French digital health company Withings has unveiled its latest smartwatch dubbed ScanWatch, which will include an ECG and Sp02 sensor.  The watch comes with a PPG sensor, which will continuously monitor the user's heart rate and alert users if there is an irregularity. If any issues are detected, the watch will prompt the user to take an ECG reading. Watch wearers can read the ECG on the screen...

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By Laura Lovett 03:47 pmJanuary 2, 2020
Google’s artificial intelligence proved more accurate in identifying breast cancer from mammograms than doctors, according to a study published in Nature yesterday. The initial results of Google’s AI for breast cancer screening, found that the system was able to reduce the number of both false positives and false negatives in breast cancer detection. The study was born out of a collaboration...
By Laura Lovett 11:49 amJanuary 2, 2020
While the default in amateur diagnostics has become a quick Google search, increasingly innovators are looking to curb potential health misinformation pitfalls. New research published last week by JAMA found that Buoy Health's free chatbot helped decrease the rate of uncertainty among patients.  The study also found that patients using the platform were more likely to decrease their intended...
By Laura Lovett 03:59 pmDecember 31, 2019
This year provider organizations continued their dive into digital. Big names in the provider space including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ascension and Brigham and Women’s Hospital made major deals with well-known tech companies. We’ve also seen new technologies catching on in the provider space, notably voice.  Another major trend is the use of telemedicine. While the technology is...
By Laura Lovett 03:19 pmDecember 30, 2019
In late December Clinician Nexus, a startup focused on connecting students in healthcare fields with clinical rotations, picked up $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with participation from Great North Labs, Sofia Fund and Cedars-Sinai. This new funding brings the company’s total investment number to $2.3 million.  WHAT THEY DO  The Minneapolis-...
By Laura Lovett 03:04 pmDecember 19, 2019
Emilio Health, a tech-minded pediatric behavioral health startup, announced a $5 million seed round yesterday. The new cash infusion was led by Oak HC/FT.  As part of the investment deal, Annie Lamont, Oak HC/FT’s cofounder and managing partner, will be joining Emilio Health’s board of directors.  WHAT THEY DO  Emilio is taking a hybrid approach to behavioral health. Its services will include...