December 23, 2014
Below is a roundup of the 33 acquisitions that MobiHealthNews reported on during 2014. That figure marks a near doubling of M&A activity year-over-year: In 2013 we tracked 17 transactions in digital health. Read on for a chronological review of the year in acquisitions:
January 2014 -- HealthSparq acquires Clarus Health Portland, Oregon-based Cambia Health subsidiary HealthSparq, an online...
August 18, 2014
The transaction for Practice Fusion's acquisition of Ringadoc included a transfer of $2 million in Practice Fusion equity, according to an SEC document. It's unclear exactly how the equity sale fits in with the acquisition, but in all likelihood Ringadoc's investors and owners now hold a $2 million stake in Practice Fusion.
“Practice Fusion filed a Form D yesterday with the SEC in connection with...
July 16, 2014
In June 2013 Jawbone, makers of the UP fitness tracking bracelet, quietly acquired San Francisco-area startup Nutrivise for an undisclosed sum -- MobiHealthNews broke the news last summer. Now, more than a year later, Nutrivise's founder and Jawbone's nutrition and food-focus product manager Laura Borel has helped bring some of the Nutrivise app's features (and a few new ones) to the Jawbone UP...
March 27, 2014
San Antonio, Texas-based mobile healthcare company AirStrip has acquired the assets of wireless monitoring startup Sense4Baby and licensed the associated technology that the startup was founded on from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Sense4Baby raised $4 million from The West Health Investment Fund in early 2013.
March 19, 2014
Health management platform provider Welltok announced the acquisition of wellness app maker Mindbloom today. Welltok will incorporate Mindbloom into its CafeWell Health Optimization Platform. Financial details of the transaction were not released. Since its founding in 2008, Mindbloom has disclosed about $1.8 million in funding from Seattle-area angel investors.
"Welltok, for some time, has been...
March 10, 2014
Tomorrow Networks, a joint venture between mobile clinical resources company Physicians Interactive and New York City-based Remedy Systems, has been acquired in full by Physicians Interactive. Tomorrow Networks billed itself as a mobile advertising network that serve ads specifically targeted to healthcare providers and patients based on their specialties, conditions, and locations -- among other...
March 4, 2014
Basis Science, the activity tracker company that makes the high-end Basis B1 Band, has reportedly been purchased by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million, TechCrunch has learned. The publication had previously reported that Basis was soliciting Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft and was seeking a figure below $100 million.
If true, the buy would be a positive return for Basis...
February 19, 2014
San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal has acquired fitness coaching startup Sessions for an undisclosed sum. MyFitnessPal, a health and fitness data platform that now boasts 50 million registered users, is bringing the entire Sessions team onboard and, as a result of the acquisition, plans to begin offerings its users coaching programs.
While it has been in development for a few years, it's worth...
January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter.
Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...
January 13, 2014
Portland, Oregon-based Cambia Health subsidiary HealthSparq, an online shopping platform for healthcare services, has acquired ClarusHealth Solutions, an online provider search tool, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition triples HealthSparq's payor clients, bringing the number from 20 to 60 health plans, a total of 60 million consumer users.
HealthSparq partners with small, regional health...