Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 11:07 amNovember 25, 2019
On Friday, health navigation platform Rightway Healthcare announced a $20 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital.  This news comes less than a year after the New York-based startup scored $8 million in its Series A round to expand its sales team and grow its products in new markets. Since the winter raise, the company has hired 50 new staffers and opened a new office.  As part of...

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By Laura Lovett 04:35 pmNovember 21, 2019
Google Health has offered a peek at what it's planning for its next set of clinical digital tools. It includes a more integrated charting system that aims to make it easier for doctors to search for a variety of metrics and notes.  “With a single login, doctors can access a unified view of data normally spread across multiple systems. All the types of information clinicians need are assembled...
By Laura Lovett 02:44 pmNovember 21, 2019
Earlier this month Google announced its plans acquire Fitbit for roughly $2.1 billion, shaking up the wearable industry, opening up a number of questions about exactly what lies ahead, and what an integration of the two companies looks like.  But the wearables company has long planted its roots in a handful of different markets and business strategies — consumer trackers, health plan partnerships...
By Laura Lovett 03:51 pmNovember 20, 2019
This morning virtual medicine company MeMD announced that it added men’s and women’s health services to its suite of products. The company's tool now provides services that cater to specific sexual health needs for both genders including erectile dysfunction concerns for men and birth control needs for women. The service will also address skin concerns and hair loss.  Patients first take a...
By Laura Lovett 01:51 pmNovember 20, 2019
Yesterday Propeller Health, maker of digital management tools for patients with respiratory conditions, announced a new deal with CVS, Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid, allowing its members to tap into the retail giants’ pharmacy services through the Propeller app.  Propeller is best known for its sensor-enabled inhalers, which can give patients and providers insights about use, symptom triggers and...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pmNovember 19, 2019
This morning Wellframe, a patient engagement and care management platform, scored $20 million in a Series C funding round. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round with participation from Threshold Ventures, F-Prime Capital and Wellframe’s existing clients.  This funding news comes roughly two years after the company closed a $15 million Series B round.  In addition to the funding news...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pmNovember 19, 2019
Ada Health is expanding its services in East Africa with a new Swahili language version of its artificial intelligence assessment app.  The tool is pitched as a way for clinicians and patients to get more information about potential symptom causes as well as localized action steps about what to do next.  “The Swahili version of the Ada app can be accessed via smartphone, and offers support to...
By Laura Lovett 12:23 pmNovember 19, 2019
This morning Deloitte launched ConvergeHEALTH Connect, a new suite of four new healthcare products targeting a range of concentrations from public health care to personalized care, all of which runs on the Salesforce Health Cloud.  The full list includes tools for patient engagement, public health programs, providers and payers. The first tool specifically aims to help life science companies...
By Laura Lovett 02:55 pmNovember 18, 2019
This morning Toronto-based Winterlight Labs, a company that uses speech technology to assess cognitive health, landed $4.23 million (5.6 million CAD) in new funding. The round was led by Hikma Ventures with participation from First Star Ventures, Pacific Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and others.  WHAT THEY DO  Winterlight Labs makes a tablet-based technology that employs speech-based...
By Laura Lovett 11:49 amNovember 18, 2019
This morning Biofourmis, maker of an artificial intelligence-enabled monitoring and decision support platform, announced its plans to acquire Zürich, Switzerland-based wearable biosensor company Biovotion. The terms of the deal are not disclosed; however, we do know the deal is made up of a combination of cash and equity.  The acquisition will include Biovotion’s clinical grade-wearable...