December 13, 2017
As announced in the final rule in November, starting in 2018, a new reimbursable Improvement Activity is being added to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which encompasses using digital tools to monitor patients outside the hospital. Three digital health companies that worked with the CMS to bring about the change weighed in today on the...
October 4, 2017
With just nine acquisitions, the third quarter of 2017 didn't set a record for number of digital health acquisitions — Q1 and Q2 of this year came in at 12 apiece. But it did feature some very high-profile deals, including the acquisition of digital health pioneer WebMD, a rare acquisition from Alphabet, and big deals in spaces from diabetes management to caregiving to health insurance.
September 13, 2017
Today was a big day in the world of diabetes management technology, with major announcements from Abbott, Livongo, and Senseonics. Read on below for a round-up of diabetes news.
Livongo acquires Diabeto
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the chronic condition management technology company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has acquired Diabeto, a diabetes management...
September 13, 2017
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the chronic condition management technology company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has acquired Diabeto, a diabetes management company based in Piscataway, New Jersey in the US and Maharashtra in India. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Though it was founded in 2012, Diabeto really hit the scene in 2015 with an...
September 7, 2017
Proteus Digital Health has made a high-profile addition to its board of directors: Dr. Regina Benjamin, who served as US Surgeon General from 2009 to 2013.
"I am honored and excited to join the board of Proteus Digital Health,” Benjamin said in a statement. “As a nation, we are facing increasing challenges with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis, behavioral...
March 2, 2017
Even when an employer or insurer offer their members innovative digital health products, for a healthcare consumer looking for a solution to a problem, it can be hard to know what's out there and what works.
Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that raised more than $100 million in VC funding in 2015, is aiming to solve that problem with the help of predictive analytics. Collective...
February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
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...
September 17, 2015
Google subsidiary Alphabet, has hired Dr. Tom Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), to spearhead the company's mental health efforts in its life sciences division. Insel has worked as director of NIMH for 13 years before he moved to Google. In a statement about his transition, Insel said, "The GLS mission is about creating technology that can help with earlier...
April 7, 2015
Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched last fall by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $20 million in second-round funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and DFJ Venture contributed to the round, as did previous investor General Catalyst Partners.
"With thousands of people now using Livongo for Diabetes, it's clear that the best way for people to...