Laura Lovett

January 14, 2019
Last week virtual behavioral care company Forefront Telecare closed its Series A funding round for an undisclosed sum. The round was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners with participation from Ziegler Link Age Fund.  In the same announcement the Novato, California-based telehealth company named Rob Rebak as its next CEO. Before joining the Forefront team he was the CEO of fellow behavioral...
January 14, 2019
Chicago-based remote virtual care company First Stop Health announced Friday a $6.5 million funding round led by Morningstar founder and CEO Joe Mansueto as well as Rich Gallun, cofounder and CEO of bswift. First Stop Health’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman also contributed to the latest funding round.  What they do First Stop Health is a virtual care provider that targets the...
January 10, 2019
Solera Health has tapped Dr. Andrey Ostovsky to fill the role as next chief medical officer and vice president of behavioral health. Ostovsky previously served as the chief medical officer of the US Medicaid Program.  “Over the past 12 months I’ve witnessed firsthand Solera’s incredible growth trajectory and the market’s validation of the company’s integrated network,” Ostrovsky said in a...
January 10, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital and school-based healthcare platform CareDox are teaming up to provide new digital care management services to K-12 schools, the organizations exclusively revealed to MobiHealthNews this morning.  Caredox specializes in working with schools and capturing students’ medical charts and medication, creates data and immunization analytics and gives parents and providers...
January 9, 2019
Yesterday Humana announced a slew of new resources available through its Go365 wellness and rewards program, notably offering its members the Fitbit Coach, which gives users workout videos and audio coaching services designed to meet them at their fitness level.  Members will also have access to other health apps and programs including DailyBurn, an app with video and audio workouts, MindSciences...
January 9, 2019
Look out Silicon Valley and the Big Apple — new cities are starting to gain steam in the digital health funding game. A recently released end of year report from StartUp Health shows that while San Francisco, New York and Boston are still leading the pack in digital health funding amounts and deals, the industry is beginning to see more action emerging in cities like Beijing, Nashville and...
January 8, 2019
This morning, consumer genomic giant 23andMe revealed that it is teaming up with Lark Health, an AI platform that helps users manage chronic conditions, on a new initiative that will integrate a user’s 23andMe genetic information into Lark’s Wellness Program and Diabetes Prevention Program. The idea is that Lark’s AI weight loss and wellness coach will be able to access a user’s genetic...
January 8, 2019
It’s no secret investors are actively pouring money into the digital health arena. This was particularly true in 2018, which saw a 42 percent increase from 2017’s digital health investments, with the industry raking in around $8.1 billion, according to a recently released Rock Health funding report. Over all, digital health investments have been steadily on the rise since 2011 (expect for 2016...

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January 8, 2019
The FDA unveiled new updates on the ongoing Pre-Cert program including a Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, Pre-Cert Test Plan for 2019 and a Working Model.  One of the big take aways from yesterday's announcement is that the FDA is looking to use the De Novo model to implement the next phase of the Pre-Cert pilot. The second is that the organization plans on setting up a parallel submission...
January 7, 2019
CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge. MobiHealthNews is keeping a running list of the technology being announced in Las Vegas this week, and we will update this as the week goes on.  RxPense is a smart medication dispenser. The technology is aimed at helping seniors and elder care facilities manage therapies and adherence. The...