Laura Lovett

March 19, 2019
Artificial intelligence has been making its way into nearly every facet of modern life from self-driving cars to tagging photos on facebook. In such a human-driven industry like healthcare, many are skeptical about where AI will fit in.   However, it doesn’t have to be human versus machine— rather, the future can be humans working with machines, according to panelists at the Women in Health AI...
March 19, 2019
As Nvidia continues its focus on the medical imaging space, last night the hardware company unveiled Clara AI, a toolkit for radiologists, which includes 13 classification and segmentation artificial intelligences and software tools.  At yesterday’s Nvidia’s GTC conference keynote address, the company’s CEO Jensen Huang discussed how artificial intelligence could be the key to helping...
March 15, 2019
When it comes to digital health, investors get a bird’s eye view and play a major role in steering the direction of the industry’s future. That is why many are stressing the importance of a diverse viewpoint for investors in an industry focused on bringing digital tools to the masses.  Traditionally this has been a challenge for the venture space, where women only account for 12.2 percent of...
March 13, 2019
This morning Concepta Diagnostics, maker of the take-home home fertility monitoring system myLotus, announced a deal with the Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell its product. This news marks the first commercial agreement for the system, which was officially launched in December. So far the system has been approved for a CE mark, allowing the London-based company to begin an EU roll out.  “Boots are...
March 13, 2019
This morning neuro focused digital health company Flint announced that it landed an additional $1.72 million in funding. The new money is a Eunice Kennedy Shriver grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Flint has had an ongoing relationship with the NIH since 2012. Including this latest funding round, the...

Photo credit: AHRQ

March 13, 2019
Figuring out the right questions to ask a doctor during a short visit can be stressful, but the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is attempting to help remedy this issue with a new app called Question Builder. The app is free and lets patients figure out the appropriate questions and medical information for them when they take a trip to their doctor. The technology was developed with...
March 12, 2019
Four months after landing FDA clearance POPS! one, a diabetes management system, is now commercially launching.  The system uses an algorithm to give users real-time personalized diabetes coaching. It also includes small glucose meter that attaches to the back of a user’s smartphone. Users can check their glucose levels on the meter and the results will automatically transfer to the app. The...
March 12, 2019
Yesterday morning British mental health startup Unmind announced a €3.4m (£3m) raise. Felix Capital led the round with participation from private investors Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce.  What they do The London-based startup focuses on promoting mental health in the workplace. Specifically, the company works with employers to provide digital tools to their workforce. The company stresses...
March 12, 2019
This morning Olio, a platform that links hospital teams with post-acute providers for care collaboration, landed $2.5 million in seed funding. While the company is not disclosing the individual investors, it did specify that Innovatemap Ventures was on the list of funders.  What they do  The care coordination platform lets the care team at a hospital including doctors and administrators get...
March 8, 2019
This week Zoll Medical Corporation, a medical device and software company, announced that it acquired patient charting and revenue cycle management company Golden Hour for an undisclosed sum.  The companies, which both offer charting and services related to the emergency medical services market, will now be able to combine its efforts, according to a statement.  “We have been looking at this...