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By By Dave Muoio 01:46 pm June 24, 2020
Verily and CVS Health are among the latest big names lending their health and technology expertise to reopening businesses. Both companies have announced new enterprise offerings incorporating COVID-19 testing, symptom checking, clinical support, data analysis and app-based tools for employees. Verily's approach, called Healthy at Work, incorporates local, onsite and mail testing services into a...
By By Mallory Hackett 12:59 pm June 24, 2020
DispatchHealth, an in-home care provider, closed its $135.8 million Series C funding round yesterday. Optum Ventures led the financing with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. WHAT THEY DO DispatchHealth is like a mobile urgent care. Patients and their providers can request services by calling in by phone – or via the mobile app or website...
By By Laura Lovett 12:02 pm June 24, 2020
This morning a new digital-weight-management startup out of New York City called Calibrate launched with a $5.1 million boost in seed funding led by Forerunner Ventures.  Calibrate is a one-year telemedicine program focused on weight loss that combines both prescription medications and health coaching. The end goal of the program is to help customers “reset their metabolic health.” Users are...
By By Mallory Hackett 02:58 pm June 23, 2020
Quit Genius, a digital addiction-recovery program, has extended its platform to support alcohol and opioid addictions. The program is designed for enterprise and health plan customers in the U.S. to help their employees recover from addiction. Fees are paid for by the user’s employer or health plan. Employers are charged an annual fee for each participant that actually enrolls in the program. The...
By By Laura Lovett 02:55 pm June 23, 2020
Yesterday morning Cedar, maker of an intelligent patient billing platform, announced a whopping $102 million Series C funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.  The company has a record of major funding rounds – starting with a $13 million Series A round back in 2017, shortly followed by a Series B round worth $42 million in 2018.  WHAT THEY DO  The company focuses on helping to guide patients...
By By Dave Muoio 01:49 pm June 23, 2020
BrightInsight, which offers a platform that secures, manages and analyzes medical device and software data, has announced $40 million in Series B funding. Insight Partners headlined the raise, which also featured Series A investors New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures. WHAT THEY DO BrightInsight – a part of electronics manufacturing services firm Flex – sees itself acting as the...
By By Laura Lovett 01:16 pm June 23, 2020
Canada is the latest in a long line of countries looking toward contact tracing apps. Two of its tech giants, BlackBerry and Shopify, are joining forces to work with provincial and federal governments on the tools, according to a Reuters report.  The new tech, which employs Bluetooth technology, is expected to launch in July in Ottawa. Dubbed COVID Alert, its users can tell the system if they...
By By Dave Muoio 08:00 am June 23, 2020
Happify Health has developed and launched a new digital mental health program with the American Heart Association (AHA) that aims to reduce stress and encourage healthy behaviors among people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Patrick Burke, head of healthcare at Happify Health, told MobiHealthNews that his company's content team and the AHA's experts have been working together for...
By By Jonah Comstock 06:01 pm June 22, 2020
In addition to the features announced today at the WWDC opening keynote, Apple has also made some additional updates to health-tracking features in iOS14 and Watch OS7. The company unveiled the features — related to hearing health and functional capacity — in a press release today. The first feature is an update to the Noise app, originally launched in Watch OS6. Based on World Health...
By By Laura Lovett 04:02 pm June 22, 2020
For years, Dexcom has been one of the leading competitors in the continuous glucose monitoring space. While the company is focused on looking ahead, that’s not to say there haven’t been some bumps in the road along the way. In 2018, its Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system, got the green light from the FDA, making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation....