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By Dave Muoio October 9, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise backed the American Medical Association, announced today the launch of its second spin out company. Called First Mile Care, the new entity will use its $2 million in seed funding to build a scalable platform for connecting people with prediabetes to coaches and demographic-appropriate behavior change guidance. First Mile Care’s platform is being...
By Laura Lovett October 8, 2018
As technology pushes forward, innovators are often tempted to bring all the bells and whistles to their digital health product. But some are stopping to look at the human element in digital health before launching a new product.  “Human design for us … is essential. We spend a huge amount of time watching how people with varying degrees of challenge interact with our app,” Jim Cavan, CEO of...
By Dave Muoio October 8, 2018
Forward Health, a UK-based app maker aiming to improve messaging and communications between healthcare practitioners (and not to be confused with AI care-focused Forward) has raised $3.9 million in seed funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by Stride.VC, with additional support from Albion Capital and individual angel investors. Forward Health’s GDPR-compliant app...
By Jonah Comstock October 8, 2018
Mira, the women’s health startup that launched last month at TechCrunch disrupt and won a recent startup competition at Health 2.0, has moved fast. The three-year old company has 36 employees, a device nearly on the market, and FDA and CE Mark clearances. And almost unheard of for a tech startup, it does its own manufacturing. “We built 11,000 square feet of manufacturing facility ourselves,...
By Dave Muoio October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor. Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2018
This story has been updated to include Dexcom's acquisition of TypeZero Technologies. The third quarter of 2018 was a surprisingly good one for mergers and acquisitions. MobiHealthNews tracked 18 deals, from Best Buy’s monster acquisition of GreatCall, to positive exits for Boston area startups Herald Health and Circulation, to WebMD’s snapping up consumer healthcare reviews site Vitals. The...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2018
Editor's note: A previous version of this article said that the Aysa app would be sold with a $1.99 annual subscription. This has been corrected to $9.99.  Clinical decision support tool maker VisualDx officially launched Aysa, its first consumer-facing app, last month at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. The app allows users to upload pictures of skin lesions or rashes, enter some additional...
By Laura Lovett October 4, 2018
Yesterday the senate overwhelmingly passed a new opioid bill in a 98-1 vote, with only Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) voting against it and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) not voting. The vote expands telemedicine services to people with opioid abuse disorder, exempting it from certain requirements. It also modifies the provisions regarding electronic prescriptions and post-surgical pain management.  Further...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Basis, an app-based platform that connects consumers with mental health counselors, announced the launch of its service alongside a $3.75 million funding round. The investment was led by Bedrock, with support from Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Headlined by CEO Andrew Chapin, a former Uber executive, and Chief Science Officer Lindsay Trent, a clinical psychologist at Stanford,...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Solv, the San Francisco-based maker of an urgent care appointment booking app, has unveiled  a video call functionality that will allow providers to offer patients the option of a telemedicine visit. Video calls made through the Solv Video Telemed system are encrypted and entirely conducted within a mobile phone’s web browser, requiring no additional downloads for the patient. Integrating the...

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