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By Dave Muoio September 11, 2019
Personal training app Fitplan has announced a new $4.5 million funding round headlined by Corazon Capital, Major League Baseball veteran Alex Rodriguez’s A-Rod Corp and 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov. Prior investors Lerer Hippeau, Bullpen Capital, Imaginary and Advancit Capital also participated. WHAT THEY DO The Fitplan app delivers on-demand video workout sessions and exercise tracking...

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By Laura Lovett September 10, 2019
Startups can have a difficult time striking a balance between the fast pace of tech culture and healthcare’s slow-and-steady validation culture. In part, the culture clash is a West Coast-East Coast divide, with tech giants congregating for the most part in California and hospitals and pharma in the Northeast, according to a panel moderated by CNBC’s Christina Farr at the MassBio Digital Health...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2019
Apple today announced that it will be launching three new Apple Watch health studies in partnership with major healthcare and academic organizations, including the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and others. These upcoming studies will capture data regarding participants’ sound exposure, menstrual cycles, heart rate and physical activity. Each will be open to U.S. Apple...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2019
Vim, maker of a tech platform enabling value-based care for health plans and providers, has raised $24 million in a Series B round led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions have also backed the company. WHAT THEY DO Vim offers a patient-facing appointment booking platform that can be integrated onto payer and provider sites...

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By Laura Lovett September 10, 2019
Sleep tech company Dreem launched the second version of its AI-enabled sleep tracking headband and companion app, Dreem 2, in the U.S. today.  The technology includes an EEG, heart rate, respiration and movement tracker. A user’s information is then monitored and analyzed by the system for their review the next day. The headband has a companion app where the customers’ sleep data can be...

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By Dean Koh September 10, 2019
Singapore-based telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere today signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Bao Minh Insurance, one of the largest insurance groups in Vietnam, to bring online healthcare services to Bao Minh's customers throughout Vietnam. The agreement will bring a suite of online and offline healthcare services, including doctor video-consultation and medication delivery, online...
By Dave Muoio September 9, 2019
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring platform for health systems, has closed $10 million in new funding. The raise was led by Edison Partners. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, HRS offers a broad range of telehealth services that provide systems with real-time monitoring, virtual visits, messaging, patient engagement and education, image transfer and other remote...
By Dave Muoio September 9, 2019
Aural Analytics, a startup using speech analytics algorithms to gauge changes in brain health, has raised $4.3 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Morningside Ventures and Tamarisc Ventures, with additional support from Six Street Partners Group managing director Jamie Gates, Marc Abramowitz, Arizona Tech Investors and Desert Angels. The company also noted the recent receipt of a...
By Laura Lovett September 9, 2019
Despite the United States' leading reputation in innovation and healthcare, if you search hard enough in any U.S. city you can find a story of health disparity, with neglected demographics falling through the cracks. Perhaps the most unseen peoples are those currently being exploited and trafficked.   Human trafficking impacts roughly 40 million people worldwide, according to the The...

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