November 24, 2014
New York City-based AiCure is launching a clinical trial to validate its smartphone camera-based approach to medication adherence. The company will work with the Cincinnati Addiction Research Center (CinARC) at the University of Cincinnati on a 12-month, 130-patient trial. (Correction: The original version of this article described the system as "video-based", but the company says that is...
September 23, 2014
Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a Johnson and Johnson company, is introducing a provider-facing component to its Care4Today mobile health manager application, the company announced from the stage at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California today.
"It’s called the patient dashboard, and it allows provider to manage patient adherence in real time," Janssen marketing director Fran Devlin told...
August 20, 2014
After MobiHealthNews spotted and reported on the departure of two Aetna executives on the CarePass team, Aetna has confirmed exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it will be phasing out the platform, and that the previously announced employer pilots will not be going forward.
"At this time, we have decided to make no further investments in the CarePass platform," an Aetna spokesperson told...
August 20, 2014
Norwalk, Connecticut-based medication adherence platform company HealthPrize has raised $3 million in a new round of funding led by Mansa Capital to help it expand globally. The investment firm has the option to invest an additional $2 million over the course of the next year, according to a report from Dow Jones. HealthPrize, founded in 2009, had previously raised about $4 million from angel...
August 7, 2014
Haifa, Israel-based MediSafe added a birth control pill tracking feature to its medication adherence app this week.
MediSafe, which was in Microsoft's Tel Aviv accelerator, offers a cloud-based app system for medication adherence. Patients using MediSafe get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or iPhone app, and are then prompted to record doses when they take them. If they don’t...
August 5, 2014
Proteus Digital Health
Proteus Digital Health published a paper on its ingestible sensor that explains the design of the sensor, the safety tests Proteus completed, and the clinical trials Proteus conducted with 412 patients who used the system over 5,656 days.
The Proteus digital medicine platform is a medication management and adherence system that includes unique measurement tools, like...
July 29, 2014
Digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised an additional $52 million from undisclosed investors following a whopping $120 million raise the company announced just last month. That brings Proteus' latest round of funding -- its seventh -- to $172 million. By our count the company's total known funding is now close to $400 million, which makes it one of the most-funded, private...
July 9, 2014
AdhereTech's first generation smart pill bottle.
Smart pill bottle maker AdhereTech has raised $1.75 million from undisclosed investors, the company's first non-seed round. CEO Josh Stein told MobiHealthNews the funding is for a very specific need -- redesigning the prototype bottle that AdhereTech has been using in its pilots.
"Basically we’re raising a series A because we want to redesign...
May 22, 2014
A randomized control trial of 99 elderly, Spanish patients suggests that a tablet app can improve medication adherence, even in patients with no prior experience with the internet, smartphones, or tablets. The study was published recently in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
"With the growth in use of tablets and smartphones, various interventions have been designed to improve adherence...
May 21, 2014
Mango Health, a startup using gamification principals to work on medication adherence, has raised $5.25 million in first round funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company, which participated in the Rock Health digital health accelerator in 2012, had previously raised at least $3 million in a seed round from Floodgate Fund, First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures, Bullpen Capital...