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By MobiHealthNews 04:10 pm August 23, 2019
If the recent trend of IPOs keeps up, more and more digital companies will have their revenue numbers out in the open. But in the meantime, for private companies, we have to take those numbers where we can find them, which is why each year MobiHealthNews parses Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out the digital health and health tech companies that...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:38 am August 23, 2019
A new app for asthma sufferers promises to provide another means of improving training and awareness of correct inhaler technique by using gamification and an augmented reality functionality released by Google (ARCore) and Apple (ARKit). Called MySpira, the app, which aims to help children aged six to 13, was developed by UK-based digital agency Orbital Media in conjunction with the University of...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:20 am August 23, 2019
Israel-headquartered MDClone, maker of a Synthetic Data Engine for healthcare, has raised $26m (€23.5m) in a Series B funding round led by aMoon, a VC fund focused on health tech and life sciences, it was announced this week. Existing backers OrbiMed Israel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the raise. WHAT THEY DO According to MDClone, its engine examines original...
By Laura Lovett 03:32 pm August 22, 2019
Participants of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us program — a national research project dedicated to collecting data from a diverse population for prevention and treatment of diseases — will now have access to more insights about their genes thanks to a partnership between the program and health tech company Color. The NIH awarded the California-based company $4.6 million in funding...
By Jonah Comstock 02:43 pm August 22, 2019
Thanks to some high-profile IPOs, 2019 has been something of a breakout year for digital health. Sector luminaries will be flocking to Santa Clara, Calif., next month for HIMSS’ annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference to look back on the year and, more importantly, look ahead to the future. The three-day conference kicks off Monday, September 16, with two all-day preconference events and two afternoon...
By Dave Muoio 02:40 pm August 22, 2019
Redwood, California-based Carrot has released new trial data supporting the performance of its digital smoking cessation program. Conducted by the company and published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth, they report that nearly a third of enrollees successfully quit smoking by the program’s end, with many who did not reporting a reduction in average cigarettes consumed per day. “Demonstrating a quit...
By Laura Lovett 12:07 pm August 22, 2019
This morning Shanghai-based CareVoice, a digital health startup targeting the insurance market, announced an eight-figure Series A raise totaling roughly $10 million, according to the startup. The new cash round was co-led by LUN Partners Group and an unnamed fintech fund with participation from DNA Capital, SoSV and Artesian Capital.  This comes about a year and a half after the company...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:34 am August 22, 2019
Few days left to apply for the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad programme. Innovators have until 26 August to submit their applications for a three-month programme of support announced at the beginning of this month by DigitalHealth.London, dubbed the Launchpad. The initiative will initially focus on helping between five to eight companies based in the capital develop and bring to market products...

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By Dean Koh 10:39 pm August 21, 2019
Fitbit announced yesterday that it will be collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programmes to improve the nation’s health, and a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH). This is Fitbit’s first major integration of...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pm August 21, 2019
Devices and sensors are getting smaller with each passing year, but some are still constrained by the need for bulky batteries or other inconvenient power sources. However, if a new proof-of-concept research projected headed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers pans out, the minuscule wearables of tomorrow could receive their juice via the wearer’s skin. “We’re using the human skin...

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