Laura Lovett

February 7, 2019
This morning Seattle-based startup KenSci, maker of a risk prediction platform for healthcare, announced that it has scored $22 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $30.5 million. Polaris Partners led the round, with participation from Osage University Partners and Mindset Ventures.  What they do KenSci uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify...
February 7, 2019
Yesterday Embleema, a healthcare blockchain startup that lets patients share their data with stakeholders, announced that it landed $3.7 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Pharmagest and Techstars.  The news coincides with the announcement that Embleema will be joining the Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator, a three-month program that gives startups access to...
February 6, 2019
This morning Omron Healthcare announced that it has inked a deal with PhysIQ to integrate the former’s wearable blood pressure monitor HeartGuide into the remote monitoring platform pinpointIQ.  HeartGuide just launched in January, after getting FDA clearance in late 2018. The system includes a flexible synthetic band that is designed to inflate and maintain its shape when taking a blood pressure...
February 6, 2019
When it comes to telemedicine adoption in Latin America, the numbers vary dramatically from country to country. A new study published in Health Affairs Global Health Policy found that 65 percent of hospitals in Chile reported using the technology; however, move further north to Colombia and only 25 percent of hospitals had adopted the service.  Topline data While Chile and Colombia were the two...
February 5, 2019
This morning Healthy.io, maker of a take home urine analysis test kit, announced a new $18 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Aleph, with participation from Samsung Next and private investors.  What they do The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company’s signature product is Dip.io, a home-based urinalysis kit that turns a smartphone into a clinical-grade diagnostic device. The kit...
February 5, 2019
This morning PerfectServe, a Tennessee-based medical communication and collaboration platform, announced two new acquisitions in the digital health space. The first is CareWire, which is a mobile patient communication platform. The second is Lightning Bolt Solutions, an artificial intelligence-run physician shift scheduling technology designed for hospital and healthcare system.  CareWire can...
February 4, 2019
This morning Google unveiled two new apps aimed at tackling accessibility issues for people living with hearing loss. One focuses on quickly translating everyday speech into text, and the second focuses on amplifying sounds for the user.  The first, called Live Transcribe, is app that uses a phone’s microphone to turn real-world speech into captions, according to a blog post released by Google. ...
February 1, 2019
  Yesterday morning addiction-focused telemedicine company Workit Health announced a new Series A funding round led by Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners for an undisclosed amount. Other funders include Endeavor Catalyst, Montage Ventures, Lux Capital, Wakestream Ventures, Invest Detroit and RRE Ventures.  This marks the second funding round for the Californian startup. Originally founded in...
January 31, 2019
This morning diabetes self-management company One Drop announced its platform’s integration with Apple’s Health Records. As part of the integration patients who use the One Drop | Experts are able to share their EHRs with their personal diabetes coach. This gives patients the ability to share their vitals, lab results and medication history with One Drop coaches.  This news coincides with the...
January 31, 2019
This morning San Francisco-based telemedicine platform HeyDoctor announced that its customers will now be able to receive naloxone, including Narcan, through its website and mobile app.  Users will first go through a text chat-based consultation with a physician on HeyDoctor about how and when to use the medication, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The prescription can then be...