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By Laura Lovett June 27, 2019
Cardiogram, maker of a smartwatch app that uses deep neural network technology to detect various heart conditions, has inked a deal with Fitbit allowing its application to be integrated with the tech giant’s wearables.  As part of the integration Fitbit users can now download the Cardiogram app and use it to monitor heart rate and sleep tracking. Users will also have access to Cardiogram’s...

Members of the MassChallenge HealthTech team pose with the team from Diamond Award winner 1UP Health. (Photo courtesy MassChallenge).

By Jonah Comstock June 26, 2019
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the startups' total revenue generated. MassChallenge HealthTech, the mentorship-based healthtech accelerator, graduated its third class at an event in downtown Boston yesterday, as well as awarding $200,000 in prizes to startups. “Today we’re recognizing and celebrating entrepreneurship that thinks and acts outside the box, and that...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2019
Digital chronic disease management startup Livongo is making the jump from patients’ pockets to their wrists with new integrations that will bring some of the mobile app’s alerts and features to consumer smartwatches. Starting today, certain models of Apple Watches, Fitbits and Samsung Gear wearables will surface individualized “Health Nudges” that encourage the wearer to perform certain...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2019
Tech-enabled urgent care provider Remedy this morning announced a $10 million Series A funding round led by Santé Ventures, an Austin, Texas-based firm with a focus on healthcare and the life sciences.  As part of the deal, Dr. Joe Cunningham and Doug French, both managing directors at Santé Ventures, will be taking seats on Remedy’s board.  WHAT THEY DO Remedy provides both video conferencing ...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2019
San Francisco-based digital chronic disease management company Omada Health has closed a $73 million funding round led by Wellington Management Company. Cigna Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, Civilization Ventures and Providence Ventures also contributed. WHAT THEY DO Omada offers a slew of digital...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2019
Lyft is moving into the Medicaid space following an announcement this morning that the rideshare company has landed approval as a Medicaid provider in Arizona, specifically as a non-emergency medical transportation service. This new approval means that Arizona Medicaid patients will have the option to use Lyft to get to and from medical appointments.  The company claims that this makes it the...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2019
DayTwo, an Israeli company that analyzes gut microbiomes to assist with nutrition and glycemic control, has raised $31 million in Series B financing. Ofek Ventures and aMoon led the round, with additional support coming from prior backers Seventure Partners and Johnson & Johnson. With this, the company brings its total backing to $48 million. WHAT THEY DO DayTwo’s platform asks patients to...
By Laura Lovett June 25, 2019
Brooklyn-based Call9, a company focused on connecting nursing home residents with emergency room doctors, is joining the list of fallen digital health startups as it shared with CNBC its plans to wind down its services.  Founded in 2015, the startup was created based on the idea that nursing home residents are some of the most frequent emergency room visitors, but among the least equipped for a...
By Dave Muoio June 25, 2019
Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and can be embedded into diaper. The autonomous sensor activates upon exposure to urine, checks for compounds often associated with the infection and then wirelessly transmits the results to a smartphone if positive. “We have at least two big...
By Laura Lovett June 25, 2019
There is no denying that high tech has made its way into hospitals across the nation. Amazon Alexa apps are cropping up in patient rooms and virtual reality headsets are making their way to clinic shelves. While these tools may look shiny on the outside, providers are now starting to have serious discussions about what tech makes business sense, and they're doing it from the get-go of the...

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