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By Dave Muoio December 17, 2018
K Health, maker of an artificial intelligence-powered app for consumer health education and linkage to primary care, announced this morning that it has closed $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by 14W, with additional participation from Comcast Ventures, Mangrove and other unnamed angel investors. This latest gain brings the company’s total funding to $37.5 million. In addition, K...
By Mike Miliard December 14, 2018
Could distributed ledger technology offer the promise of real-time EHR updates, seamless interoperability and protection from from ransomware?
By Diana Manos December 14, 2018
European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum says that, while there are tensions and some uncertainty about how to protect data and use blockchain under GDPR, there are still ways to accomplish it.
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2018
Updated 12/21 with additional deals. MobiHealthNews has been tracking mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space since 2013, and with the exception of a small blip last year, the number has gone up every year. In 2018, we saw a record-breaking 56 acquisitions and mergers in the space, 13 of which had disclosed price tags totaling $7.6 billion. This year was notable not only for the...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett December 13, 2018
Owkin, the predictive analytics startup backed by Alphabet’s GV, has announced the launch of its AI-powered medical research network. Comprised of 30 US and EU hospitals and research institutions, the Owkin Loop Network looks to help researchers train their predictive health models on a greater scale of real-world data, as well as share any insights gained between participating researchers and...
By Laura Lovett December 13, 2018
Diabetes management startup Tidepool has just locked in a $6 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and JDRF in order to kick off develop an app for hybrid closed-loop automated insulin delivery.  Eventually the company plans to bring the software to market as an FDA-regulated mobile app. Right now the plans are to build an app that is specifically designed to help...
By MobiHealthNews December 13, 2018
Calling all startups — HIMSS has extended the deadline for applications for two investor-focused events. HIMSS is hosting the Health 2.0 VentureConnect Pitch Competition at the HIMSS19 Global Conference on February 13, 2019 in Orlando, FL. The Health 2.0 VentureConnect Pitch Competition puts "Series A ready" digital health companies center stage as they compete to be recognized as the most...
By Dave Muoio December 13, 2018
Onduo, a Verily-Sanofi joint venture focused on digitally-driven diabetes management, is looking to further protect its members from foot ulcers and limb loss. Orpyx Medical Technologies’ diabetic foot ulcer sensors for its members. Thanks to a newly announced deal struck between the companies, Orpyx Medical Technologies’ FDA-cleared SurroSense Rx system will be available to “select members” of...
By Laura Lovett December 13, 2018
A class action lawsuit against Teladoc and two of its executives, which includes allegations of misleading or false statements, insider trading and an inappropriate sexual relationship at the company, has put the publicly traded telemedicine company in the spotlight. The suit was filed on behalf of anyone who purchased shares in the company between March 3, 2016 and December 5, 2018.  At the...

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