January 8, 2019
Chicago-based SonarMD, which uses digital technologies to help payers improve the health of certain high-volatility patient groups, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The raise is a joint investment between BCBS Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures.
What they do
“What SonarMD does is we are providing care management services for what we call high beta chronic conditions,” CEO Devin...
October 27, 2016
Litmus Health, a company helping pharma companies use wearable devices to improve the efficiency of Phase I and II drug trials, is coming out of public beta and announcing a trial with the University of Chicago testing the effects of activity, sleep, and diet on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. The trial is funded via a grant from Takeda Pharmaeuticals.
"I see so many patients filling...
November 25, 2013
Patient empowerment often is about taking care into one's own hands. Usually that means making a lot of noise or at least asking a lot of questions. Less common is the entrepreneurial path in search of a technological fix to a personal health issue.
Michael Seres, co-founder of London-based 11 Health, took the latter approach.
As Seres tells it, he was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 12....
April 19, 2013
When Larry Smarr started exploring the biochemistry of his body, he turned to his microbiome to find answers. At TEDMED 2013, Smarr talked about the steps he took in the months before he discovered he had Crohn’s disease.
At first, Smarr used apps like Zeo and Fitbit to monitor his sleeping and exercise respectively. Eventually, Smarr delved deeper, turning his attention to blood work and stool...
September 18, 2012
The UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowl Diseases just completed the pilot phase of a program that equips patients who have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with iPads to help them track and monitor their conditions while staying in touch with their care team throughout the day as needed. Now that the pilot phase is over, UCLA is enrolling about 250 patients in the program.
"Using a tablet...
April 27, 2011
Mobile health startup WellApps is beginning to explore how its smartphone app, GI Monitor, which encourages its users to collect "observations of daily living" ODLs might be used to help some patient groups inform care providers on how best to treat their conditions. WellApps recently collected a set of data points from 50 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who use its GI Monitor, which has more...