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By Dave Muoio December 4, 2018
Oulu, Finland-based Oura Health, maker of a sleep- and activity-tracking smart ring, today announced that it has surpassed $20 million in total funding. Based on its previous announcements, this would mean that the company has raised roughly $6.5 million or more in new funding since its most recent round in July. While the latest round was led by MSD Capital, it also featured YouTube cofounder...

Screengrab of the BookHA app.

By Dean Koh December 4, 2018
Yesterday, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority (HA) announced that their mobile application, BookHA, which provides new case booking services for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC), would be extended to cover the Clinical Oncology and Anaesthesiology (Pain Clinic) specialties for the convenience of patients starting from 3 December 2018. “From now on, patients can make SOPC new case bookings in...
By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
This morning, Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, announced that it raised $28 million in funding. The investment was led by LSP, with support from MTIP, Gilde, Amadeus Capital Partners and IPF Partners.  The company has developed what it calls a “care pathway management system,” which builds on EHRs and aims to lower healthcare costs by...
Blockchain illustration.
By Tom Sullivan December 3, 2018
HIMSS Analytics found health facilities more prepared for the distributed ledger tech than many might think, but that doesn’t mean they’re making forward progress just yet.
By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
Last week MedPilot, a patient financial engagement platform, scored $1.7 million in seed funding. The latest financing round was led by Hudson River Capital Partners, Valley Growth Ventures, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Techstars, and investor Tom Hirscheld.  The company said the new money will help MedPilot expand its workforce and launch new functionality to help providers engage with patients...
By Jonah Comstock December 3, 2018
The FDA has announced the winners of the opioid addiction innovation challenge the agency launched last May. Out of more than 250 applications from medical device developers, the FDA selected eight winners.  "While these products will not automatically receive marketing authorization from the FDA, the device developers will receive increased interaction with CDRH experts, guidance for clinical...
By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
This morning Tabula Rasa Healthcare, a digital health company focused on medication safety, announced that it has agreed to acquire Australian company DoseMe for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition, which is set to close the first quarter of 2019, means Tabula Rasa will be acquiring DoseMeRx, a platform designed to help clinicians and pharmacists figure out the proper dose of medication for high...
By Laura Lovett December 3, 2018
This morning ResMed, maker of connected respiratory devices, announced that it is acquiring Wisconsin-based digital respiratory health company Propeller Health for $225 million.  ResMed, a publicly traded company, is set to finalize the acquisition of Propeller Health by March 2019, which marks the end of its 2019 fiscal year.  Propeller is best known for its smart inhalers that help people...
By Jonah Comstock December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality. The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...

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