September 6, 2013
Last week, Teladoc acquired Consult A Doctor for an undisclosed sum. This news marked the eleventh acquisition so far this year.
Four months ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of six acquisitions that had occurred so far in 2013, starting in January when athenahealth bought Epocrates for $293 million. Just a month after that, Jawbone acquired Massive Health to improve its wearable health device...
August 12, 2013
Cardiocom's Diabetes Management System.
Minneapolis-based implantable medical device maker Medtronic has acquired Chanhassen, Minnesota-based Cardiocom, a remote patient monitoring and disease management company, for $200 million in cash. As the Wall Street Journal reported, this acquisition represents a diversification for Medtronic, from it's core offering of implantable medical devices to...
July 30, 2013
Data liberation advocate Hugo Campos has scored a small victory in his ongoing battle to gain access to potentially life-saving data generated from the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in his chest. Campos now gets XML files of reports from his defibrillator after device manufacturer Medtronic agreed to supply Campos' doctors at Stanford Hospital & Clinics with a script to run in...
June 28, 2013
New surgeries, tools, and techniques are developed often, and medical device companies say it can be tricky to get surgeons to adopt them sometimes. After all, there are no unimportant patients, and no one wants to be their surgeon's first attempt at a new procedure.
Part of Minneapolis-based Medtronic's sales team's job is to encourage surgeons who have tried and true procedures to get trained...
May 1, 2013
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system
Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health announced that it had raised $62.5 million in its latest round of funding led by Oracle with participation from existing investors Otsuka, Novartis, Sino Portfolio and others. MobiHealthNews reported on the first $17.5 million that Proteus raised for this round a year ago, so the $62.5 million includes an...
April 22, 2013
Cambridge, MA-based health sensor developers MC10 announced an additional $8 million in its third-round funding, led by two new undisclosed strategic investors. The new investment brings the round total to $18 million and the company's total funding to $40.7 million, including investors like Aberdare Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Windham Venture Partners.
When the company raised...
March 9, 2013
At the HIMSS13 event this week, an executive from the automaker Ford recapped the company's now well-documented vision for how to transform the car into a next generation platform for mobile health apps, devices, and services. For the first time, however, Gary Strumolo, Ford’s global manager for health and wellness, interiors and infotainment research and innovation, drew a line between his...
December 17, 2012
MC10's CEO David Icke
The flexible, bendable digital health sensor company MC10 announced this week that two new strategic investors led a $10 million third round of funding in the company. MC10 named Medtronic as the first company but did not reveal the other -- only noting that it is a "consumer health company" that is a "clear leader" in its field. MC10 has previously announced a deal with...
October 9, 2012
Online medical advice, EHRs and the "quantified self" are converging.
Attendees at the sixth annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco got a taste of this Monday during a standing-room-only session on new tools for patient-provider communication, where entrepreneur Birju Shah showed off his latest venture, SugarCrew, a social networking site for people with diabetes.
Combining elements of...
August 9, 2012
IMS Research seems to pile on to growing number of research reports that point to wearable devices as an important trend in digital health: According to IMS by 2016 the "minimum revenue opportunity" for wearable devices will be $6 billion.
IMS Research notes that the current market for wearable devices is concentrated around a small group of products in the healthcare, medical, fitness, and...