Laura Lovett

August 9, 2018
Floridian healthcare IT company Modernizing Medicine has tapped Patrick DeAngelo for the role of vice president and general manger of business services. DeAngelo has worked in revenue cycle, operational, and technical departments at major healthcare companies for 20 years. His new duties will include leading revenue cycle management (RCM) operations, the sales team, and value-based care services...
August 9, 2018
Not two months after getting the FDA nod for its implantable CGM, Eversense, Senseonics held its Q2 earnings call reporting a increase in year over year revenues. However, it continues to operate at a net loss. “In a matter of just six short weeks, we’ve accomplished a lot. We’ve received the authorization from the agency to commercialize in the US, we launched our US commercial activities...
August 9, 2018
Garmin wearable users now have the option to gain deeper insights into the their heart health, following an announcement that the consumer tech company' wearables will have the ability to integrate with heart health app Cardiogram. “Many users have asked Cardiogram to support Garmin wearables. By directly integrating through the Garmin Health API, Cardiogram has access to the wide array of...

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August 8, 2018
This morning Toronto-based home care platform AlayaCare announced that it scored $13.8 million in a Series B funding round led by inovia capital, with participation from Chrysalis and Fonds Innovexport.  Focused on providing home healthcare workers and clients with tools, the company’s software has several different platforms including a mobile app and clinical documentation tool. “We’re...
August 8, 2018
Buying a Fitbit is now cheaper for some Blue Cross Blue Shield members, following a deal between the major payer and wearable company.  The deal gives members special rates on Fitbit devices if they purchase through the Blue365 portal. It will also let employers buy Fitbit devices at a bulk or subsidized rate for their employees. According to the insurer, 60 million members are eligible for the...
August 7, 2018
Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick claim to have come up with a new wearable that can detect blood cell counts as well as particles in the air.  "Current wearables can measure only a handful of physical parameters such as heart rate and exercise activity," Abbas Furniturewalla, the study's lead author and a former undergraduate researcher in Rutger's Department of Electrical and...
August 7, 2018
Online vitamin retailer Care/of has just closed a $29 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners with participation from Goodwater Capital, Juxtapose, RRE Ventures, Tusk Ventures, Beth Kaplan, and Doug Hudson. Since it was founded in 2016, the company has raised $46 million, according to Crunchbase.  “Care/of combines data with a customer-centric orientation to...
August 7, 2018
The pentagon is clamping down on wearable fitness devices, following a discovery in January that troop’s secret or confidential locations were revealed by a fitness heat map.   The new restriction means that military personal deployed in operational areas will not be allowed to use wearable trackers or smartphone apps, government issued or otherwise, that can identify their location.  “The...
August 6, 2018
On Saturday, patient engagement company SmartER announced that it would be acquiring care coordination company ConciergeStat. As part of the deal SmartER will get ConciergeStat’s software and customer contacts, and now oversees all of its employees. Out of this acquisition, SmartER plans to offer a new system called SmartConcierge.  "The ConciergeStat software and on-site navigators add an...
August 6, 2018
Veterans as well as rural and low-income Americans may have more access to telemedicine in the future after the FCC unanimously voted to approve a proposal establishing a “Connected Care Pilot Program” on Aug. 2. The next step for the pilot, which is estimated to cost $100 million, is a comment period.  “Broadband-enabled telehealth services like these can significantly improve Americans’ health...