Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 12:03 pmOctober 28, 2019
Chronic care management company Livongo is now looking to integrate virtual care into its platform, announcing a new deal with telemedicine giants MDLive and Doctor on Demand. As part of the deal, Livongo members will be able to tap into telemedicine services through the platform. Livongo for Behavioral Health will be the first service to get the virtual integration starting in January 2020. The...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pmOctober 25, 2019
With more than 200 million people, Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. This translates to a lot of healthcare needs.  Driven by the size, local needs and a growing innovation market, Brazilian health tech startups are beginning to emerge. The Brazilian market is unique for startups as it has both a public system, which serves everyone, and a...
By Laura Lovett 03:28 pmOctober 24, 2019
Healthcare AI company Viz.ai announced that it landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding this morning. This latest infusion of cash was led by Greenoaks, with participation from Threshold Ventures, CRV, GV and Kleiner Perkins.  The new funding comes a little over a year after the Israeli company raised $21 million from Kleiner Perkins and GV.  WHAT THEY DO  Viz.ai focuses on using AI to...
By Laura Lovett 01:38 pmOctober 24, 2019
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Type 1 diabetes patients using a closed-loop system spent a higher percentage of time in their target glucose range than their peers using a sensor-augmented pump.  Researchers also found that the glycated hemoglobin level of patients using the closed-loop system improved during the study. Conversely, on average patients in the...
By Laura Lovett 04:05 pmOctober 23, 2019
While 2019 is projected to have fewer digital health deals than 2018 — the first dip in five years — the estimated amount of funding pouring into the space continues to grow year over year, according to a new report by the Silicon Valley Bank.  Last year digital health companies worldwide raised a total of $7.21 billion, according to the report. This year the projected amount is up to $7.88...
By Laura Lovett 02:42 pmOctober 23, 2019
The expectations and lifestyles of baby boomers are quickly shaping the way new technologies are developing, and this includes hearing aids and related devices.  “They are the largest consumer of healthcare services, and they are very avid consumers of healthcare information and seek out information themselves,” Daniel Shen, founder of hearing aid company Eargo, said at the Connected Health...
By Laura Lovett 04:25 pmOctober 22, 2019
Yesterday an SEC filing revealed that AliveCore, mobile ECG maker, raised $5.78 million in new funds. The filing, which was first spotted by Exits & Outcomes’ Brian Dolan, lists the company’s total offerings at $9.1 million, leaving roughly $3.4 million left on the table to be sold to potential investors. This investment grows on the $30 million it raised in 2017, which was led by the Mayo...

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By Laura Lovett 03:33 pmOctober 22, 2019
Increasingly, patients are looking for more digital tools and ease from their healthcare providers. Health systems are under pressure to keep up with the growing demands of patients and the needs of their system.  At Providence St. Joseph Health in California, the digital team continues to prioritize tech when tackling the system's healthcare problems. Sara Vaezy, chief digital strategy officer...
By Laura Lovett 03:39 pmOctober 21, 2019
Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with American Well to launch a joint venture dubbed The Clinic, a telehealth service that specializes in comprehensive and high-acuity care. The idea is to merge the health system’s care services with the telehealth company’s technology.  Users of the new system will be able to access Cleveland Clinic physicians and specialists through the American Well technology...
By Laura Lovett 01:28 pmOctober 21, 2019
More than half of Americans are using at least one digital data collection tool to monitor their health, according to a new survey released by ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices.  The report, which came out last Friday, was based on the survey results of 3,001 participants based in the U.S. In June, responders over the age of 18 years took the 15-minute survey. The results comprised...