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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...
By Jonah Comstock September 6, 2019
Consumer healthcare businesses can describe their work a lot of ways: as wellness, as disease prevention or as healthcare outside the traditional health system. Or there's biohacking, a term that has emerged to describe all kinds of ways individuals can optimize their own health in the same way that tech-saavy folks optimize their computers.  At the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference this month in...
By Leontina Postelnicu September 6, 2019
High street pharmacy chain Boots UK has unveiled this week a partnership with Swedish startup LIVI, known as KRY in the Nordic markets, to provide an in-store digital GP consultation service to its customers and NHS patients. LIVI will initially be piloting an NHS service in a Boots store in north west Surrey, where it has already partnered with GP federations, followed by a private service in...

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By Leontina Postelnicu September 6, 2019
Home to around 40 museums, including Fondation Beyerel, Basel is famous for its vibrant art scene. But for the past 250 years, the country’s third largest city has also established itself as a hotspot for chemical and pharma innovation. It hosts the headquarters of two of the largest pharma companies in the world, Novartis and Roche. In fact, two predecessor companies of Novartis, Sandoz and Ciba...
By Abhinav Shashank September 6, 2019
Abhinav Shashank is the cofounder and CEO at Innovaccer Inc. Abhinav has led the San Francisco-based healthcare data activation platform company since its inception in 2014. Under his supervision, Innovaccer developed its proprietary healthcare data activation platform. We dream of a healthcare system that encircles all citizens and connects them to the common thread of care, which is built on...

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