Global Edition news

By By Mallory Hackett 03:11 pm July 9, 2020
AliveCor released today KardiaCare, a digital subscription service for managing heart health at home. The service offers a suite of features that helps users interpret their heart data, monitor risk factors, identify symptom triggers and measure the impact of lifestyle changes. It will expand upon the features already provided with the company’s other ECG products, KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile...
By By Laura Lovett 02:10 pm July 9, 2020
Pharma giant Otsuka is rolling out a new kidney focused platform called NephU that provides online resources about nephrology conditions and a place for clinicians to collaborate and share information amongst themselves, and with patients.  Users will be able to tap into an online library of resources that include video, audio, webinars and podcasts. According to the site, the “community”...
By By Dave Muoio 12:01 pm July 9, 2020
Kindbody, a women's health startup combining virtual care with face-to-face visits, raised $32 million in Series B funding. Perceptive Advisors led the round, which also saw support from prior backers RRE, GV and Freemark Capital, as well as new investors Rock Springs Capital, Goodgrower, Claritas Capital and NFP. The startup said it would be using its new funding to expand its owned physical...
By By Dave Muoio 03:01 pm July 8, 2020
A new app announced this morning by PureTech Health spinout Sonde Health will listen to employees' voices to determine whether they have a potential respiratory condition and shouldn't return to work. The Sonde One app combines a COVID-19 questionnaire, user-reported temperature and a six-second voice sample to render its judgement and provide guidance to the employee. These guidances can be...
By By Laura Lovett 02:54 pm July 8, 2020
Chris Hogg, chief operations officer at digital respiratory company Propeller Health, announced on Twitter last week that he is leaving the company. “After 6 incredible years @PropellerHealth, today it is with very mixed emotions that I am saying goodbye,” he wrote on Twitter. “Propeller has been, by far, the best career experience of my life. I am proud of the team and all that we accomplished...
By By Mallory Hackett 01:49 pm July 8, 2020
CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020. These smart labels can be scanned by the Spoken Rx feature in the app and then read out loud in either...
By By Laura Lovett 01:33 pm July 8, 2020
Infertility is a fairly common problem in the US. The CDC reports that about 10 in every 100 women in the country has difficulty becoming or staying pregnant. This has given rise to the emerging ‘FemTech’ industry, and in particular fertility tech, digital products designed to support individuals looking to get pregnant. Recently, venture capital firm Octopus released a report outlining the...
By By Dave Muoio 01:04 pm July 8, 2020
Telehealth provider Doctor On Demand today announced $75 million in Series D funding. The raise was led by General Atlantic, and also included the company's prior investors. The round puts Doctor On Demand's lifetime raise in the neighborhood of $239 million. WHAT IT DOES The San Francisco-based company provides virtual care services directly to consumers as well as through arrangements with...
By By Laura Lovett 03:10 pm July 7, 2020
Novartis and respiratory health company Propeller Health, a ResMed subsidiary, have teamed up to co-package the latter’s digital health platform with the pharma giant’s new asthma medication Enerzair Breezhaler.  This news come shortly after the product landed European Commission clearance. The co-packaged product will be launching in the EU during 2020. However, it is not yet available in the U....
By By Mallory Hackett 02:23 pm July 7, 2020
FraudScope, an artificial intelligence platform that detects heatlhcare fraud, waste and abuse, completed a $7 million Series A round of funding last week.  With this financing, FraudScope now has $10.5 million in total funding.  QED Investors, Brewer Lane Ventures and the GRA Venture Fund participated in the funding round, with support from existing investors Spider Capital, Mosley Ventures and...