chronic disease management

By Jonah Comstock March 18, 2019
At the American College of Cardiology this past weekend, chronic disease management platform Livongo reported on six-month results from its first major study of its hypertension management platform, which is already in use with many of its customers. The study looked at 708 individuals with both diabetes and hypertension. Patients whose blood pressure was higher than 130/80 mm Hg saw their...
By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2019
It's been a while since the digital health space has seen an IPO. But that's about to change, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports that chronic disease management startup Livongo Health is planning to go public this year.  According to the Journal, the company has hired Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as underwriters, and is looking towards a valuation over $1...
By Laura Lovett January 31, 2019
This morning diabetes self-management company One Drop announced its platform’s integration with Apple’s Health Records. As part of the integration patients who use the One Drop | Experts are able to share their EHRs with their personal diabetes coach. This gives patients the ability to share their vitals, lab results and medication history with One Drop coaches.  This news coincides with the...
By Dave Muoio December 13, 2018
Digital gastrointestinal health company Vivante Health has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to an announcement. New York-based NFP Ventures and Nashville-based FCA Venture Partners participated in the round. What they do Headed by Livongo founder Dr. Kimon Angelides, Vivante makes a digital program for digestive health and disease called GIThrive that includes, among other tools,...
Glen Tullman talking to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV September 19, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2018
Last week, Fitbit announced that it was acquiring Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The news came as a surprise to many who still think of Fitbit as primarily a consumer-facing wearable device company. But an increasingly large slice of Fitbit is Fitbit Health Solutions, the company’s employee wellness business. And for Fitbit Health Solutions, Twine Health — which itself pivoted toward the...
By Laura Lovett 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 Heather Mack September 28, 2016
Chronic disease management not only eats up upwards of 85 percent of US healthcare spending, it also accounts for seven out of 10 US deaths per year. So innovation in this sector is critical, but must take many forms, a panel of digital health companies said at Health 2.0. “We can quote, all day, stats for chronic disease spending, and if we don’t work to reverse this trend, that amount will...
By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2016
In rural Mississippi, where almost 65 percent of the state's counties are more than a 40 minute drive from specialty care and 68 percent of the providers are in urban areas even though 64 percent of the patients are in rural areas, telehealth takes on an added importance.  Michael Adcock, and administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth spoke at the Pop...
By Jonah Comstock 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...