Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 06:30 amJune 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...
By Laura Lovett 02:00 pmMay 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...
By Laura Lovett 10:19 amMay 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...
By Laura Lovett 04:09 pmMay 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...
By Laura Lovett 01:52 pmMay 30, 2018
It's no secret that there is a demand for behavioral health providers in the country right now, and Denver, Colorado-based SonderMind is ready to cash in. A digital network of behavioral health providers, the startup has just raked in $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by Kickstart Seed Fund, with investments from Purple Arch Ventures, SpringTime Ventures, Service Provider Capital, and...
By Laura Lovett 10:28 amMay 30, 2018
Emerging out of stealth mode, health tech startup Robin Healthcare has just announced its voice-enabled AI device that is designed to help doctors and clinicians write clinical notes. The device, which looks similar to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice assistant, will sit in a doctor’s office and draft notes from doctors' spoken conversations.  “Through the natural conversation between the...
By Laura Lovett 04:25 pmMay 29, 2018
Members of a smoking cessation Facebook group were 2.5 times more successful in quitting than controls over three-month, according to a recent study published in Addiction. However, after a year, those in the intervention group actually had lower rates of cessation than the control group.  "We found that we could reach a hard-to-reach population, have short-term abstinence, and also have...
By Laura Lovett 01:38 pmMay 29, 2018
A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.  The study found that participants in the mobile health group were more likely to remain fully engaged in the eight-week study than those receiving traditional care. Researchers also found that...
By Laura Lovett 03:24 pmMay 25, 2018
This past quarter, Castlight Health continued to see a growth in revenue, as it looks forward to the release of its “Castlight Complete” platform, which offers customers an integrated digital health platform. Castlight announced that its total revenue was $36.5 million in Q1. That was an increase of 32 percent year-over year. The total year’s revenue is still expected to be between $150 and $155...

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By Laura Lovett 12:42 pmMay 25, 2018
Dexcom started out the year strong following the FDA clearance of its integrated continuous glucose monitor the G6. In its Q1 earnings call, the company reported a 30 percent increase in revenue compared to Q1 of 2017, bringing its total revenue to $184 million. When the FDA gave Dexcom the nod for the G6 it became the first interoperable CGM to get the designation. According to the earnings call...