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By Laura Lovett January 8, 2019
This morning, consumer genomic giant 23andMe revealed that it is teaming up with Lark Health, an AI platform that helps users manage chronic conditions, on a new initiative that will integrate a user’s 23andMe genetic information into Lark’s Wellness Program and Diabetes Prevention Program. The idea is that Lark’s AI weight loss and wellness coach will be able to access a user’s genetic...
By Jonah Comstock January 8, 2019
Chicago-based SonarMD, which uses digital technologies to help payers improve the health of certain high-volatility patient groups, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The raise is a joint investment between BCBS Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures. What they do “What SonarMD does is we are providing care management services for what we call high beta chronic conditions,” CEO Devin...
By Laura Lovett January 8, 2019
It’s no secret investors are actively pouring money into the digital health arena. This was particularly true in 2018, which saw a 42 percent increase from 2017’s digital health investments, with the industry raking in around $8.1 billion, according to a recently released Rock Health funding report. Over all, digital health investments have been steadily on the rise since 2011 (expect for 2016...
By Jonah Comstock January 8, 2019
Omada Health will launch new programs for customers with depression and anxiety, the company announced yesterday. The company has entered into a perpetual licensing agreement with Lantern Health, a digital mental health company that shut down its commercial operations last August, and will integrate Lantern’s software into its existing infrastructure. Additionally, a few members of Lantern’s team...
By Dave Muoio January 8, 2019
VRHealth, a tech company focused on virtual reality products for various healthcare implementations, has launched a new set of apps that look to better facilitate remote monitoring and family caregiving. Developed in collaboration with AARP’s Innovation Lab and announced at CES 2019, the app-based platform employs in-home VR for a range of different use cases and capabilities, according to the...

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By Laura Lovett January 8, 2019
The FDA unveiled new updates on the ongoing Pre-Cert program including a Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, Pre-Cert Test Plan for 2019 and a Working Model.  One of the big take aways from yesterday's announcement is that the FDA is looking to use the De Novo model to implement the next phase of the Pre-Cert pilot. The second is that the organization plans on setting up a parallel submission...
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge. MobiHealthNews is keeping a running list of the technology being announced in Las Vegas this week, and we will update this as the week goes on.  RxPense is a smart medication dispenser. The technology is aimed at helping seniors and elder care facilities manage therapies and adherence. The...
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
This morning contact free health monitoring company EarlySense announced a $39 million funding round. Hospital bed manufacturer Hill-Rom and Wells Fargo & Company led the round with participation from BlueRed Capital, Israel Innovation Fund, Argos Capital and Hotung Capital.  This funding news comes just a month after the announcement that EarlySense’s contact free monitor will now be...
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
On Friday Boston-based Pear Therapeutics announced a whopping $64 million Series C funding. The latest financing was led by Temasek, with participation from Novartis, 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, The Bridge Builders Collaborative and EDBI.  This announcement comes just one year after the digital therapeutic maker landed $50 million in Series B funding.  What they do...

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