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By Dave Muoio May 15, 2019
Hydrow, maker of a connected rowing exercise product for consumers, has added an additional $7 million to a $20 million Series A round led by L Catterton announced back in February. The add-on funding came from Rx3 Ventures, Wheelhouse, The Raptor Group and The Yard Ventures. In addition, the digital fitness company said in its announcement that has begun shipping its product to 1,000 Indiegogo...
By Laura Lovett May 15, 2019
Digitizing medicine has become a priority all over the world. Driven by needs, budget and priorities, each country and region takes its own approach to integrating these tools.   “Our national agenda is very much digitizing everything. Even if you want to renew your driver’s license you cannot do that at a desk,” Dana Kassissieh, senior director for governance and patient experience at Cleveland...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2019
Livongo’s acquisition last year of myStrength is bearing its first fruits, as the company announced today a new suite of behavioral health tools aimed at tackling the range of experiences that can come with pregnancy and early parenthood. Through a mobile or web app, the program provides users with a range of resources and activities including guided meditations, quizzes and videos based on...
By Dave Muoio May 15, 2019
Solera Health, a digital marketplace for benefit and chronic disease management programs, has raised $42 million in a Series C round led by Health Care Service Corporation subsidy HCSC Ventures. Prior backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners/Sandbox Advantage Fund, Adams Street Partners and SJF Ventures participated as well. WHAT THEY DO Solera’s platform hosts a broad selection of digital...

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By Dean Koh May 15, 2019
Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, announced that it will be forming a strategic cooperation with Wyeth Nutrition, a nutrition and health company that is part of the Nestlé Group. What’s it about Both parties will utilise their strengths in their respective fields for an all-round cooperation in areas including the new healthcare services, new technology...
By Piers Ford May 15, 2019
Industry disruption by digital players is a major threat to the health insurance industry, but insurers themselves seem to be more dazzled by the oncoming glare than galvanised behind comprehensive strategies and best-practice development frameworks for digitising their businesses. While there is a general cohesion around CRM and the customer experience, the deeper benefits of digitisation –...
By Dave Muoio May 14, 2019
Fitbit and UnitedHealthcare are revitalizing their longstanding partnership with an update to the latter’s wellness-focused Motion Walking Program. Participants in the employer-sponsored program may use their Fitbit Charge 3 device to log daily activity and earn rewards, or obtain the device as a buy-up option. In addition, the companies announced that the Fitbit Inspire HR will also be available...

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By Tammy Lovell May 14, 2019
The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which hosts the NHS GP at Hand service, has proposed slashing urgent care centre hours due to a funding crisis. Hammersmith and Fulham CCG is consulting with residents over plans to cut the centre’s opening hours at Hammersmith Hospital and reduce the number of GP "hubs" offering out-of-hour appointments. Local MP Andy Slaughter has pointed the finger at...

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By Dave Muoio May 14, 2019
Wearable activity tracker maker Jawbone may have met its demise in 2017, but even then CEO Hossain Rahman was laying the groundwork for a pivot into the health services business. It now appears that investors are once again willing to back Rahman digital health ambitions, as a new SEC filing reveals that Jawbone Health — the new company founded from the ashes of Jawbone — has raised $65.4 million...
By Jonah Comstock May 14, 2019
The American Medical Association has always had an interesting relationship with digital health, vacillating between gadfly and cheerleader as it seeks to fulfill its role as the voice of physicians in industry conversations. At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, an event held in Cleveland this week and organized in conjunction with HIMSS, AMA Board Chair Dr....

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