June 6, 2018
Stakeholders across healthcare are beginning to weigh the benefits and challenges digital therapeutics could bring to their businesses, and pharma is no exception.
During an afternoon roundtable session held Wednesday at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of digital medicine and pharmaceutical representatives discussed the impact that these novel medicines has had, and could have, on drugmakers,...
February 7, 2017
Ashdod, Israel-based Integrity Applications, makers of noninvasive glucose monitor GlucoTrak, has hired a new chief financial officer, Sami Sassoun. A veteran CFO, Sassoun most recently worked at Bedrock Enterprises, a boutique consulting firm he founded.
"We are very pleased to welcome Sami as our chief financial officer and member of the executive team," Avner Gal, chief executive officer of...
November 4, 2016
Digital health companies offering virtual diabetes prevention programs – in the form of app or web education and coaching to support weight loss and other healthy lifestyle behaviors – have already proven their worth, as evidenced by their increasing popularity with consumers, the growing number of efficacy studies, and their partnerships with providers. But, in the eyes of the Centers for...
August 31, 2016
Researchers at Stanford Medical School just completed a study on the efficacy of Canary Health’s online, digital diabetes program that allows people living with diabetes to self-manage their health through online workshops, coaching, and medication adherence and emotional support. Working from a population of over 1,000 and spanning six months, the study found positive outcomes across five key...
July 11, 2016
CMS has proposed rule changes that would expand the Diabetes Prevention Program effective January 1, 2018. In March, CMS certified that the expansion of the program, including digital versions of the program, would reduce net Medicare spending, these new rules changes, announced last week, are the next concrete steps CMS needs to take to make the DPP reimburseable.
“Today's proposals are...
June 17, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health added another $4 million in funding from investors to help connect providers, payers and patients with diabetes prevention programs available in their area. The company announced $3 million in funding last November. Return backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Ventures participated in the new injection of funds as did new investor, social...
May 23, 2016
Los Angeles-based Canary Health, a startup that uses digital health tools to help populations prevent and manage chronic diseases, has acquired stress management app company bLife for an undisclosed amount.
Canary Health sells its disease-management programs to hospitals and health systems, whereas bLife was a direct-to-consumer app company that created direct-to-consumer stress management apps...