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By By Dave Muoio 01:35 pm August 18, 2020
U.S. consumers want to understand how and why their personal health data is being used by organizations, and may change their data sharing behaviors if they believe the information is being used to improve health outcomes for themselves or others, according to recent survey from health data intelligence firm W2O. Conducted in two 1,000-person waves in September 2019 and May 2020, the poll...
By By Mallory Hackett 11:04 am August 18, 2020
MassChallenge HealthTech in partnership with Anthem have announced the winners for the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator 2020 program. The three companies recognized as Diamond, Platinum and Gold Award winners are ianacare, DynamiCare and Karuna Health, respectively. The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator program matches global entrepreneurs with representatives from Anthem to find innovative...
By By Dave Muoio 09:58 am August 18, 2020
Cecelia Health, a virtual diabetes and chronic disease management startup, has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Rittenhouse Ventures and Endo Investors co-led the round, which also saw participation from Boston Millennia Partners, SustainVC, G100 Capital and others. WHAT IT DOES The company was initially founded as Fit4D, and focused on access to certified diabetes educators (CDE) for...
By By MobiHealthNews 02:02 pm August 17, 2020
Each year, Inc. publishes its list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies – and each year, MobiHealthNews combs through the collection to pull out as many health tech companies as we can find.  Although much of the draw of the Inc. 5,000 has been the chance to get an inside peek at the yearly revenue data of private companies, this year the publication has changed its format so that only...
By By Mallory Hackett 11:08 am August 17, 2020
Digital health company Thirty Madison recently announced the closing of a $47 million Series B funding round. It was led by Polaris Partners, but also had participation from new investor Johnson & Johnson Innovation and existing investors Maveron and Northzone. With the closing of this round, Thirty Madison has now raised $70 million. The company also announced the appointment of Amy Schulman...
By By Dr. Jossy Onwude 12:07 pm August 14, 2020
About the Author:  Dr. Jossy Onwude is the cofounder and chief medical and product officer at Bold Health. He is a medical doctor, Health informatics fellow and a serial entrepreneur. To date, he has cofounded four digital health startups, with three still active and one successful exit. Currently, he leads the research and product development efforts at Bold Health – a digital therapeutics...
By By Isobel Rosenthal and Sofia Noori 10:37 am August 14, 2020
About the authors: Isobel Rosenthal (@isobelrosenthal) is a psychiatry resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. Rosenthal was the 2019 winner of American Psychiatric Association Innovation Prize, and is a cohost of the podcast Well Rounded. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) is the chief resident of digital psychiatry at Yale Department of...
By By Dave Muoio 02:58 pm August 13, 2020
Driving digital diagnosis. Roche and Israeli life sciences investment firm aMoon announced plans this week to launch an early-stage investment program called StarFinder Lab. Focused on novel diagnostic technologies, in particular, with the help of AI data analysis and digital health tools, the program will provide funding, mentoring and other strategic support such as a physical office space...

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By By Laura Lovett 02:06 pm August 13, 2020
Last week the digital health world was taken by storm when news broke that virtual health giant Teladoc was set to acquire chronic care management platform Livongo in a whopping $18.5 billion deal.  Livongo has had quite a year in a half. Last July, it went public with a listing price of $28 a share. At the time of the acquisition, each share was valued at roughly $159. Its news has also included...

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By By Dave Muoio 01:33 pm August 13, 2020
Industry research and big data analyst firm CB Insights has published its annual list of what it considers to be "the most promising" private digital health startups. The 150-strong cohort hails from 18 different countries, and chosen from a pool of nearly 8,000 contenders. Their inclusion was judged by CB Insights based on a range of factors, such as market potential, investor profile, patent...