May 23, 2019
Two months after stepping down from his role as the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb has announced he is joining the venture firm NEA, Axios first reported. Gottlieb worked for the life science investing firm prior to his time heading the regulatory agency.
“I'm delighted to rejoin the venture capital firm @NEA where I worked for a decade prior to my most recent government service; and help...
May 15, 2019
Livongo’s acquisition last year of myStrength is bearing its first fruits, as the company announced today a new suite of behavioral health tools aimed at tackling the range of experiences that can come with pregnancy and early parenthood.
Through a mobile or web app, the program provides users with a range of resources and activities including guided meditations, quizzes and videos based on...
May 9, 2019
Working with pharma giant Eli Lilly and Company, chronic disease management company Livongo has completed a retrospective analysis of more than 10,000 paitents, which suggests that Livongo's diabetes program can prevent $88 worth of medical spending per person per month.
Citing an average cost to employers of $68 per person per month, including about $30 worth of diabetes management products,...
April 30, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services has recognized chronic disease management company Livongo as an enrolled provider for Medicare Advantage members, the startup announced this morning in a release.
And, to kick off its new designation, Livongo’s diabetes management offering will be available this June to Medicare Advantage members receiving care through a Cambia Health Solution...
April 4, 2019
Earlier this morning, Amazon announced in a blog post that its voice-based Alexa platform now supports the development of software that communicates HIPAA-protected health information through an invite-only Alexa Skills Kit program.
To kick off the new capability, the company also highlighted the launch of six new Alexa skills built by healthcare providers and other stakeholders. Each is designed...
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...
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...
February 28, 2019
Livongo previews hypertension chatbot. Chronic condition management company Livongo unveiled a new feature it plans to add to its hypertension offering: a voice-enabled chatbot, powered by Amazon Lex. Livongo announced new feature at the company’s SIGNUM conference for clients and members, which begins today.
With the new system, the voice assistant will deliver “Health Nudges”— such as nutrition...
February 4, 2019
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, formerly an acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services and the chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has joined digital venture platform LRVHealth as an executive advisor.
“My entire career has been focused on improving the health of people and communities by catalyzing solutions to address...
January 30, 2019
Chronic condition management startup Livongo has acquired MyStrength, a Denver-based digital behavioral health company. The company did not disclose the acquisition price, but Livongo CEO Glen Tullman told MobiHealthNews the figure is in the tens of millions.
“This entry into behavioral was to complete what we call the whole person platform, and to be able to go to someone and say ‘Whatever...