acquisition

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...
By Tom Sullivan 12:13 pm March 7, 2018
HIMSS on Friday revealed that it has acquired Healthbox for its innovation consulting and fund management services. "Healthcare organizations look at us asking if we can help them think through concepts around digital health or how to bring innovation into their systems," said Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO.  Healthbox, in fact, specializes in two sets of services: innovation consulting and fund management...
By Laura Lovett 10:12 am February 13, 2018
This morning wearable giant Fitbit announced that it will be acquiring healthcare coaching platform Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition takes Fitbit more solidly into the healthcare space than it has been up until now. The Twine platform aims to help users manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension by using artificial intelligence technology and creating a way for...
By Jonah Comstock 12:56 pm October 5, 2016
Wolters Kluwer health, owner of physician-facing mobile products UpToDate and Lexicomp, has announced its intention to acquire Emmi Solutions, a patient engagement software company, for $170 million. Emmi works primarily with value-based providers and payers, and its business is built around using online and mobile engagement strategies to reach out to potentially expensive patients, including...
By Heather Mack 01:37 pm July 21, 2016
Amsterdam-based Royal Philips announced today that it acquired Wellcentive, an Atlanta, Georgia-based population health management software company, for an undisclosed amount.  Once the acquisition is complete, Wellcentive and its employees will become part of Philips’ Population Health Management business group. Under that sector, Philips currently offers enterprise telehealth, home monitoring,...
By Jonah Comstock 09:51 am February 12, 2016
Boston-based FitnessKeeper, maker of the Runkeeper app, has announced an agreement to be acquired by Japanese apparel company ASICS for $85 million, MobiHealthNews has learned.  "Partnering with ASICS to fulfill [our] vision together makes a ton of sense," Runkeeper founder and CEO Jason Jacobs wrote in a Medium post announcing the deal. "We both have deep roots in and focus on running as a core...
By Aditi Pai 05:46 am April 7, 2015
Weight Watchers has acquired Weilos, which offers users a picture taking app to document weight loss through selfies, according to a report over at TechCrunch. Weilos is not to be confused with Weight Watchers other acquisition, Wello. Weilos' only known investor is the startup incubator Y Combinator. TechCrunch's sources said that Weight Watchers bought Weilos for a price in the "single-digit...
By Aditi Pai 05:30 am March 31, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit acquired fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for at least $17.8 million, according to an SEC filing. FitStar had previously raised $5 million from Advancit Capital, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Floodgate, and Mesa Ventures, according to CrunchBase. In the filing, Fitbit selected "yes", when asked "Is this offering being made in connection with a business...
By Aditi Pai 08:23 am March 10, 2015
Irvine, California-based practice management software company Kareo has acquired San Francisco-based DoctorBase, maker of a mobile-based patient communications offering. DoctorBase has raised at least $360,000 to date. Kareo had raised a total of $72.5 million as of January 2014. DoctorBase developed a tool that both helps practices find new patients as well as communicate with their existing...
By Aditi Pai 04:32 am March 5, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit has confirmed that it will acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, to add more training features, according to a report from TechCrunch. The tech publication had previously reported the deal would be between $25 million to $40 million and include a mix of cash and stock. FitStar is backed by Google Ventures and Trinity Ventures. Fitbit already offers a premium...