Laura Lovett

June 6, 2018
It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians. Headspace, maker of a mindfulness and meditation app, announced that it is a digital health subsidiary called Headspace Health. The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020.  “The...
June 5, 2018
It’s no secret investors have been pouring billions of dollars into digital health companies, and it seems the life sciences sector has taken notice. Today at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of investors sat down to take the pulse of the digital health industry and give their thoughts on the booming (and potentially crowded) market.  “The bottom line is that an immense amount of money has gone into...
June 5, 2018
New York-based musculoskeletal digital health platform Risalto Health has just landed $1.5 million in seed funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management, a venture capital firm focused on health companies.  The platform works as a concierge service using machine learning and AI to identify muscular and skeletal health providers in an area, such as physical therapists, doctors, and surgeons....
June 4, 2018
Scheduled to open later this month, New York’s newest children’s hospital and inpatient pavilion will have a focus on digital health and technologies. NYU Langone Health will launch the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, which will be part of the new inpatient Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, on June 24.  “We’re extremely proud of technological systems we’ve built and deployed,...
June 4, 2018
With its eyes set on a global reach, telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it was acquiring fellow virtual care platform Advance Medical for $352 million this morning. The acquisition is expected to help Teladoc expand its clinical services internationally, specifically to multinational employers, and cater to patients in more languages.  “[Teladoc provides] a full suite of services—everything...
June 4, 2018
Billerica, Massachusetts-based Insulet Corporation, maker of the OmniPod Insulin pump, has just announced that it received the FDA clearance to commercialize its latest product the Omnipod Dash Insulin Management System. “Omnipod Dash was inspired by Podders and embodies what users on multiple daily injections have been asking for in a diabetes management system,” Patrick Sullivan, chairman and...
June 4, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this arcticle misstated the location of company. This story has also been updated with additional information.  This morning Purchase, New York-based telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it is acquiring Advance Medical, a company that specializes in virtual care, for $352 million.   The move is expected to help Teladoc grow its global market into Latin America...
May 31, 2018
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that telemedicine services could lead to an increase in genetic counseling in community care centers, according to an abstract that will be presented tomorrow at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. Seventy-seven percent of participants in the study's remote group, who were offered genetic...
May 31, 2018
It's official — Eric Carreel, cofounder of French health tech company Withings, has bought back Nokia’s digital health division two years after it was sold to the Finnish tech giant. Carreel plans to relaunch the Withings brand by the end of 2018, according to a statement. “I am delighted to start working again with the brilliant teams that made the brand such a great success,” Carreel said in a...
May 30, 2018
Practice, practice, practice. Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform, is collaborating with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to convert some of the society’s procedural videos into interactive mini-simulations at the Digestive Disease Week.  ASGE members will get the chance to try out the mobile platform during the conference. The technology is a blend of digital...