Laura Lovett

Doctor texting.
October 17, 2018
Texting between doctors and patients has become more commonplace in recent years. But before the two parties start sharing every intimate detail, experts urge providers to take a step back and consider security. HIPAA guidelines HIPAA permits “readily producible”private health information to be transferred to a patient through their preferred medium, as long as the provider can do so in a way...
October 17, 2018
This morning the American Medical Association launched the Digital Health Implementation Playbook, a guide that spells out the steps for developing a digital health technology and best practices. The tool, which can be accessed online, also gives resources and an achieve of digital health adoptions.  “This is a step-by-step guide for all of the things you need to consider before you get to...
October 16, 2018
Hospitals in Hawaii are now turning their attention to using blockchain technology to help aggregate data from EHRs across the state. Austin-based Timicoin, a blockchain-as-a-service company, has teamed up with First Vitals Health and Wellness to employ the technology in aggregating data from EHRs across the state of Hawaii, according to a statement.  The plan, currently just in a development...
October 16, 2018
Last Friday seven companies and four men were charged with involvement in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme, where they allegedly filed false claims for payment and mislead doctors and patients in order to defraud private health benefit programs, according to the Department of Justice. The indictment claims that the telemedicine company HealthRight conducted a fraudulent scheme where it...
October 16, 2018
This morning Thirty Madison, known for its online men's health platform focused on male patterned baldness Keeps, announced that it landed $15.25 million in Series A funding. This round was led by Maveron and Northzone with participation from Greycroft, Steadfast Venture Capital, First Round, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, HillCour and Two Rivers.  The company plans to use the new money to launch a...
October 15, 2018
Miami-based startup Papa,  an online service that links college students to seniors for practical services and companionship, has raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The latest round was led by Initialized Capital, with participation from Sound Ventures.  The new money is expected to help the platform grow throughout Florida and expand to new markets.  Through the service, seniors can...
October 12, 2018
Designing apps and platforms for healthcare isn’t necessarily about ticking off how many downloads the product has. Most of the time the main goal is changing the end user’s behavior — whether that be a patient’s health habits or some outdated workflow process used by providers.  “We deal in the thing that is difficult about healthcare, or what is challenging and what is also really fun, that is...

CNBC reporter Christina Farr talks to Bob Sheehy, CEO of Bright Health.

October 11, 2018
As consumers become more involved in their healthcare, payers and providers alike are being forced to think about the industry differently. But this could give new insurers the opportunity to start looking at the consumer space, Bob Sheehy, CEO of Bright Health, said at Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston today.  “The thing about healthcare is often times we’ve forgotten about the consumer...
October 11, 2018
This morning Flo Health, an AI-enabled women's health platform, announced that it closed a $12 million Series A Extension funding round led by Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Flint Capital and Haxus. The company plans to use the new money for the startup’s next growth phase, as well as product improvement.  The Redwood City, California-based startup is focused on women’s health...
October 10, 2018
Children’s Health, a Texas-based pediatric health system, is teaming up with Proteus to pilot a new program aimed at tackling adherence issues in pediatric heart transplant patients by inserting ingestible sensors into prescribed pills, which can track when the medication was taken.  The system is made up of a wearable patch worn by the patient and the sensor-infused pill. When the pill is broken...