digital health M&A

By Dave Muoio 03:15 pm June 24, 2020
FDA begins sharing patient's cancer drug experiences. The FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence has kicked off the first step of new pilot program that will increase the availability of patient-reported outcome data from cancer clinical trials. Project Patient Voice, as it's called, will start with making the data from a single trial accessible online while the agency solicits public feedback, but...
By Dave Muoio 02:34 pm June 18, 2020
Community care service-coordination platform Unite Us announced this week that it has acquired Staple Health, a social determinants of health analytics company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2017, Staple Health's specialty is predictive analytics regarding the role social factors can play in various health outcomes. Unite Us was interested in adding these strengths to its...
By Laura Lovett 05:14 pm June 15, 2020
In an effort to further its foothold in the healthcare space, Walmart announced that it has acquired digital medication management company CareZone’s tech platform, patents and “key intellectual property.”  While CareZone will remain a separate, unrelated company, some of its employees on the product and tech team will be joining Walmart in order to help integrate the system. The platform caters...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pm June 8, 2020
AireHealth, maker of an FDA-cleared portable nebulizer that pairs with a smartphone app for remote monitoring, announced Friday the acquisition of fellow respiratory health company BreathResearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merger agreement sees AireHealth adding BreathResearch's IP, research and patents, which include work on machine learning analytics for respiratory...
By Laura Lovett 02:32 pm June 4, 2020
This morning Sharecare, a digital health engagement platform, scooped up tech-enabled behavioral health platform MindSciences for an undisclosed sum.  As part of this acquisition, MindSciences programs will be available to Sharecare’s enterprise partners and consumers. Currently its offerings are split into three programs: Craving to Quit, a smoking cessation-based program; Eat Right Now, a...
By Laura Lovett 02:52 pm June 3, 2020
Digital women’s health platform Maven announced that it has acquired parent-child relationship app Bright Parenting for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Bright Parenting’s app will be embedded into Maven’s upcoming pediatrics and parenting program.  Bright Parenting is focused on helping parents form better relationships with their child. The tool specifically focuses on bonding with...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm June 2, 2020
Change Healthcare acquisitions target pharma customers. Nashville, Tennessee-based health IT company Change Healthcare has announced its second major digital pharmacy acquisition in as many months. Yesterday came news of its $208 million purchase of PDX, a decades-old integrated retail, specialty and outpatient pharmacy software maker. In early May, Change had picked up eRx Network, the maker of...
By Dave Muoio 11:51 am May 21, 2020
OptumHealth, the healthcare services and delivery business of UnitedHealth Group's Optum, has acquired naviHealth, a post-acute care management platform for health plans and providers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, and confirmed to MobiHealthNews by an Optum representative. While the terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Optum said...

Lauri Sippola, CEO of Kaiku, gives a demonstration in his Helsinki office. 

By Laura Lovett 11:33 am May 20, 2020
Swedish oncology-focused Elekta has announced its purchase of Kaiku Health, a Helsinki-based startup focused on patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services. As part of this deal Kaiku Health’s app, which allows patients to track symptoms over time and can alert doctors or researchers with updates, will be integrated into Elekta’s Mosaiq Oncology Information System. “Including...
By Dave Muoio 03:57 pm May 19, 2020
Digital chronic-disease-program company Omada Health is leaping into musculoskeletal care thanks to its acquisition of Physera, an app-based platform that includes remote consultations with physical therapists. Although the deal was announced today, Omada said it will "immediately" begin offering the MSK program to its employer, health plan and individual customers. “Integrating a digital...