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By Laura Lovett 03:58 pm May 7, 2020
Yesterday morning digital health and fitness company Pear Sports announced its purchase of artificial intelligence exercise-coaching platform Performance Lab.  Performance Lab specializes in using AI to gain insights into athletic performance and then develop a personalized exercise program. Pear Sports plans to use this technology in its real-time interactive coaching tool. “The mission at Pear ...
By Laura Lovett 04:29 pm February 27, 2020
Caravan Health, a company that helps providers transition into accountable care organizations (ACO), has dipped into the digital space with the acquisition of patient engagement tech vendor Wellpepper, according to the startup’s former CEO Anne Weiler.  Founded in 2012, Wellpepper works with health plans to provide their patients with digital treatment plans, messaging services and an alert...
By Laura Lovett 10:29 am September 27, 2019
Shortly after acquiring telemedicine company HeyDoctor, GoodRx, a digital cost transparency tool for medication, announced it is launching its own virtual care platform dubbed GoodRx Care, powered by HeyDoctor.  The company is positioning the new platform as a primary care tool that will allow patients to see a board-certified clinician on the cheap — stating that “most visits” are about $20. Its...
By Laura Lovett 03:57 pm March 8, 2019
This week Zoll Medical Corporation, a medical device and software company, announced that it acquired patient charting and revenue cycle management company Golden Hour for an undisclosed sum.  The companies, which both offer charting and services related to the emergency medical services market, will now be able to combine its efforts, according to a statement.  “We have been looking at this...
By Laura Lovett 09:10 am January 7, 2019
Medical messaging company Medici announced late Friday that it will be acquiring Chiron Health, an Austin-based telehealth company. This comes on the heels of Medici’s last acquisition of health communication platform DocbookMD in November.  "These two acquisitions are really such great fits, both being doctor-driven organizations with several features that perfectly complement and fine-tune the...
By Laura Lovett 02:23 pm November 21, 2018
Medtronic has announced that it will acquire long-time partner Nutrino, an AI powered personalized nutrition platform for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal Medtronic will be integrating Nutrino’s AI-driven personalized insights and food database. The acquisition is set to specifically boost Medtronic’s offerings for people living with diabetes and offer the company’s predictive glycemic...
By Laura Lovett 08:37 am April 30, 2018
This morning telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.  The deal is expected to help American Well grow its acute care capabilities, which Avizia specializes in. The deal will give American Well access to Avizia’s hospital-based cart lineup and custom software workflows for over 40 clinical...
By Laura Lovett 10:26 am April 17, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Livongo today announced that it has acquired Retrofit, a company that specializes in weight-management and disease prevention programs.  “Retrofit and Livongo are like-minded in strategy, values and culture. Together, we will provide a comprehensive set of solutions for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions that address the whole person,” ...
By Laura Lovett 02:12 pm April 11, 2018
Yesterday, contactless sleep tracker maker SleepScore Labs announced that it has acquired Dutch company Sleep.ai, which makes snore and bruxism-detecting wearables and apps, for an undisclosed sum.  "We are only at the beginning of what we can do to help improve people's lives by diagnosing and improving their sleep health, helping them get better treatment and outcomes,” Michiel Allessie,...
By Jonah Comstock 02:59 pm April 3, 2018
Walmart is reportedly in talks to acquire PillPack, a New England-based virtual pharmacy with around $100 million in funding. According to CNBC, which broke the news, the retail giant is offering less than $1 billion for the startup. But the deal could still fall apart, CNBC's sources said. Founded in 2013, PillPack offers a virtual pharmacy experience for people who can't or would rather not...