Anthem BCBS Ohio rolls out Propeller Health's sensors, Desert Oasis Healthcare to adopt Proteus' adherence tech, and more digital health deals

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has partnered with Propeller Health to provide sensor-equipped inhaler attachments to plan members with COPD. The rollout will give members access to Propeller’s medication tracker app, while providing an online provider portal for the insurer’s care management team.

European fitness app Freeletics raises funds to bring brand to US, founders sell stakes to FitLab

European online fitness startup Freeletics has raised a new round of funding from US investors that will bring the company deeper into the US market. Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures (created by the LA Dodgers), Causeway Media Partners, JAZZ Venture Partners, and contributed to the round. The amount of the investment wasn’t disclosed.

Small study links behavioral, neural changes in ADHD boys receiving video game intervention

A recent small study published in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD.

Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 18 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11 participants (mean age 9.45 years).

RDMD raises $3M to tackle rare diseases with personal EHRs

RDMD, a Bay Area startup leveraging personal health records to accelerate clinical research of rare diseases, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Support for the company was led by Lux Capital, with participation from Village Global, First Round’s Healthcare Co-Op, Garuda, Shasta Ventures, and other unnamed angel investors.

According to the announcement, the new funding will be directed toward platform development, leadership hires, potential research partnerships, and expansions into new diseases.

Fitbit unveils Charge 3, adds SpO2 tracking in preparation for potential sleep apnea, a-fib features

Fitbit has unveiled the third device in the Fitbit Charge family, the Fitbit Charge 3, and the new version adds SpO2 tracking among other health tracking improvements. The device will be available starting in October.

Evidation Health CEO: For better clinical outcomes, look to patients' data, devices

Deborah Kilpatrick has spent some time on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry — her decade-spanning career has included a director position at Guidant Corporation’s vascular intervention accelerator (now part of Boston Scientific) and the chief commercial officer role at genomic diagnostic company CardioDx.

Now serving as the CEO of Evidation Health, a company investigating how everyday behavior and health interact, she believes that the healthcare industry is on the verge of a major technology-driven shift in how care is designed and evaluated.

Healthy Interactions, Merck launch digital diabetes management, engagement platform

Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling programs.