Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 03:32 pmAugust 22, 2019
Participants of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us program — a national research project dedicated to collecting data from a diverse population for prevention and treatment of diseases — will now have access to more insights about their genes thanks to a partnership between the program and health tech company Color. The NIH awarded the California-based company $4.6 million in funding...
By Laura Lovett 12:07 pmAugust 22, 2019
This morning Shanghai-based CareVoice, a digital health startup targeting the insurance market, announced an eight-figure Series A raise totaling roughly $10 million, according to the startup. The new cash round was co-led by LUN Partners Group and an unnamed fintech fund with participation from DNA Capital, SoSV and Artesian Capital.  This comes about a year and a half after the company...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pmAugust 21, 2019
Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient might be struggling.   “Beacon was created to improve the lives of those suffering from alcohol misuse and to help prevent alcohol use disorder from going undiagnosed,” Dr. Sarah Snider, CEO...
By Laura Lovett 02:09 pmAugust 21, 2019
The Gravity Project, a social determinants of health program, is now being rolled into the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The efforts, supported by the American Association of Family Physicians, will be focused on standardizing medical codes to be used for social determinants of health — meaning topics like work, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors. The program is also aiming to make data sharing...

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By Laura Lovett 10:09 amAugust 20, 2019
A recent study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that women using telemedicine for a medication abortion had comparable outcomes to those accessing an in-person provider for care.  In fact, researchers reported that the rate of ongoing pregnancy and aspiration procedures was lower in women who used the telemedicine services than in-person care. However, the team was quick to note...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pmAugust 19, 2019
When it comes to health records, patients have more access than ever before. At many healthcare systems patients can now download records on their smartphone through an API, thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act. However, a new study published in JAMA found that despite the availability of these technologies few patients are using the capabilities.  TOPLINE DATA Researchers found that on a month-...
By Laura Lovett 04:07 pmAugust 16, 2019
While voice has been touted as an emerging technology with the ability to lower the bar to entry, industry players are now starting to warn of privacy gaps. Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices are now becoming a frequent household item, used for everything from ordering a new wardrobe to helping with homework.  But when used in the medical industry, the technology needs to be administered...
By Laura Lovett 04:02 pmAugust 15, 2019
With a focus on healthcare cost transparency, CashMD is launching a new platform that will show consumers the expense of various procedures at local medical providers before they book an appointment.  Patients are able to search for a certain medical service and see the cost of the service along with the provider location. They will also be able to book an appointment with the provider through...
By Laura Lovett 02:44 pmAugust 15, 2019
New York-based startup Nomad Health, maker of an online healthcare job marketplace, announced Thursday that it raked in $34 million through a combination of new equity and debt financing. The round was led by Icon Ventures with participation from Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.  As part of this news Tom Mawhinney, a general partner at Icon Ventures took a...
By Laura Lovett 11:21 amAugust 15, 2019
This morning MyHealthTeams, a social network for chronic care patients, announced exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it landed $9.44 million in Series B funding. This round was led by Belgian pharma giant UCB, who has teamed up with MyHealthTeams on a number of initiatives in the past, notably on creating a spondyloarthritis focused social network.  Adams Street Partners, Qiming US Ventures, CVS...