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By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
This morning Thirty Madison, known for its online men's health platform focused on male patterned baldness Keeps, announced that it landed $15.25 million in Series A funding. This round was led by Maveron and Northzone with participation from Greycroft, Steadfast Venture Capital, First Round, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, HillCour and Two Rivers.  The company plans to use the new money to launch a...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
Hero — a medication adherence system consisting of a countertop device, refill service, and connected app — has launched today to consumers on the back of $12 million in Series A funding. The three-pillar platform is built for patients as well as their caregivers, and looks to reduce the stress and difficulty that each side faces when daily drug regimens begin to escalate, Kal Vepuri, founder and...
By Dave Muoio October 15, 2018
Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical have expanded their partnership on digital therapeutics. On Thursday, Proteus announced that it received $88 million from the pharma company, which will go toward the continued development and commercialization of its ingestible sensor pill platform. Additionally, the five-year deal will also support the investigation of a wider digital medicine...
By Jonah Comstock October 15, 2018
Columbus, Ohio-based Deep Lens, a digital pathology startup out of Nationwide Children’s Hospital focused on cancer clinical trials, has raised $3.2 million in seed funding. Sierra Ventures led the round with participation from Rev1 Ventures and Tamarin Hill Fund. With digital pathology, rather than examining a bio specimen with a microscope, a pathologist can study a large number of digitized...
By Laura Lovett October 15, 2018
Miami-based startup Papa,  an online service that links college students to seniors for practical services and companionship, has raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The latest round was led by Initialized Capital, with participation from Sound Ventures.  The new money is expected to help the platform grow throughout Florida and expand to new markets.  Through the service, seniors can...
By Jonah Comstock October 15, 2018
As digital therapeutics move to cross boundaries of regulatory approval and efficacy data, the healthcare industry will begin to move to a bifurcated world of digital health apps in the same way that drugs are now divided up into largely unregulated supplements and heavily regulated pharmaceuticals. At the Digital Health Innovation Summit last week in Boston, Sanofi Ventures Senior Director of...
By Dave Muoio October 15, 2018
Apple has partnered with Zimmer Biomet to enroll 10,000 US knee and hip replacement surgery patients in a new trial involving the Apple Watch and a specialized app called mymobility, CNBC reports. The app includes educational tools and videos that will assist patients throughout their surgery experience, while the watch will allow for activity and heart rate tracking that can be shared with the...
Cloud illustration with padlock.
By Jonah Comstock October 15, 2018
In the last few years, cloud computing has moved from an option for healthcare providers to, increasingly, a business necessity. By outsourcing data management to a cloud services company, hospitals can free up their own technical staff to do more work closer to their core competencies. “Microsoft coming along with a public cloud infrastructure, once upon a time, seemed like an unlikely...
Doctor making a phone call.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News October 15, 2018
The Trump administration wants Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” phone call with their patients. But many physicians say the proposed reimbursement will cover a service they already do for free. And the Medicare reimbursement — intended to motivate doctors to communicate with patients outside the office —...
Telehealth imaging appointment.
By Intel October 15, 2018
Centralized care, with a hospital as the “hub,” is the standard in the U.S. today. But this familiar model is changing rapidly, as providers embrace remote care at scale. After decades of experimentation, why now? "Five to seven years from now, we’ll look back on this time period as when the inflection happened, when remote care flipped from eclectic proof of concepts and pilots to become the new...

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