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By Dave Muoio December 17, 2019
MobiHealthNews’ parent company HIMSS and Forrester Research announced today a new research partnership that will survey health system leadership on digital health adoption and measure its impact on patient experience and physician burnout. These findings will be presented at March’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. “Uncovering emerging strategies for quantifying...
By Laura Lovett December 17, 2019
This morning Kindbody, a tech-enabled women’s health startup, announced a $4.5 million investment from GV, bringing the company’s total funding amount to $32 million.  This comes half a year after the New York-based company announced its $15 million Series A round let by RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors.  WHAT THEY DO This female-led startup uses a hybrid approach to care. It combines face-to...

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By Dave Muoio December 17, 2019
Bright Health’s funding rounds keep getting bigger and bigger, with the health insurance startup announcing today the close a $635 million Series D. Led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with additional support from Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Declaration Partners, Flare Capital Partners, Greenspring Associates, Meritech Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Town Hall Ventures,...
By Dave Muoio December 16, 2019
Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics has bumped its $13.4 million Series B funding round up to $16.55 thanks to a new investment from Polaris Partners. The company, which makes a connected platform for diabetic foot ulcer detection, also announced the addition of five new names to advisory board: Dr. Kenneth Kizer, former Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health; Dr. Ronald Geraty, a...
By Laura Lovett December 16, 2019
This morning virtual behavioral health company NeuroFlow scored $7.5 million in Series A funding. The latest round was led by Builders VC with participation from Dreamit Ventures, Spring Point Partners, Red & Blue Ventures and AWT Private Investments.  This news comes a little over a year after the startup closed a $1.2 million round led by NJ JumpStart.  WHAT THEY DO  NeuroFlow uses a multi-...
By Dave Muoio December 13, 2019
It has been a tumultuous week in the realm of digital health partnerships. It started with word of Proteus Digital Health’s floundering business and failed investment round, which reports say was partially driven by cooling relations between the digital pill maker and its longtime patron Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. A few days later, Sanofi announced a company-wide strategy shift that found Onduo, its...
By MobiHealthNews December 13, 2019
Amazon has continued to make a splash in the digital health world in 2019. This year it has been particularly active in the voice space. Its efforts include everything from launching a new Amazon Alexa feature that reminds patients to take their medication to a medical transcription function that runs on Amazon Web Services.  But Amazon hasn’t put all of its eggs in the voice basket. In 2018, the...

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By MobiHealthNews December 13, 2019
It’s been a big year for Google’s parent company Alphabet. Once upon a time, Google’s role in the health world was chiefly associated with "Googling" symptoms, but much has changed for the Silicon Valley giant. This year Google made major moves in the health industry—making waves when it announced a plan to acquire Fitbit and even dipping into the EHR space by demoing a new search feature. ...

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By Dean Koh December 13, 2019
Ibex Medical Analytics, an Israel-based startup focused on AI-powered cancer diagnostics and the KSM Research and Innovation Institute at Maccabi Healthcare Services, announced the deployment of the Ibex Second Read System for breast at Maccabi's pathology institute, the largest pathology lab in Israel. WHAT IT DOES According to Ibex, their Second Read System is the first-ever system that detects...
By Dave Muoio December 12, 2019
About eight month after its unveiling, Express Scripts has now revealed the companies and programs it is including in the inaugural cohort of its digital health formulary — the first such resource from a pharmacy benefits manager designed to help clients review vetted digital health programs. The formulary is comprised of 15 clinically validated digital health programs addressing the management...

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