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By Dave Muoio October 17, 2019
Fitbit will be working with the cardiovascular-focused Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance to develop “educational content and guidance” that will help device owners recognize if they are at risk of atrial fibrillation, as well as to seek appropriate support and diagnosis of the condition. A spokesperson for the companies noted that although the specifics of these programs are still in...
By Dave Muoio October 14, 2019
Australian digital medication management platform MedAdvisor has raised $11.5 million (17 million Australian dollars) through placement investment headed by Texas-based HMS Holdings, which now claims an approximately 13% ownership stake in the platform as a result of its $7.5 million strategic investment. MedAdvisor initially sought to raise just over $10 million (15 million Australian dollars)...
By MobiHealthNews October 4, 2019
Over a billion and a half venture dollars poured into the digital health space in Q3 2019. MobiHealthNews recorded 66 deals adding up to roughly $1.55 billion globally — less than half of the $3.3 billion recorded during the same period last year. Babylon Health, a UK-based digital chatbot that also links up to provider practices, topped the charts this quarter with a $550 million funding round...

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By Dave Muoio October 2, 2019
Machine intelligence and big data analyst firm CB Insights has put together a list of what it considers to be today’s 150 “most promising” private digital health startups. The full cohort spans a wide range of healthcare focus areas, business models, home countries and funding stages, and is accompanied by a report highlighting some of the key trends and characteristics shared by the digital...

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