May 30, 2017
In addition to recently entering the digital health world with a prescription-checking app, online glasses retailer Warby Parker has also hired a new vice president of computer vision with a digital health background. Serial entrepreneur David Rose, who joined Warby Parker in March, was the founder and CEO of Vitality, maker of connected pill bottle cap brand GlowCap. Vitality was one of the...
January 5, 2015
Funding by category, from Rock Health's report
Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 as a record-breaking funding year for digital health in multiple categories.
Rock Health places the total digital health funding for 2014 just over $4 billion, while StartUp...
September 17, 2014
Chief executive officers from nine large American companies, healthcare and otherwise, released a 130-page report detailing a number of ways the private sector can help reduce the country's rising healthcare costs, including explaining a lot of the work their own companies are already doing. The CEO Council on Health and Innovation was formed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Five CEOS from the...
November 21, 2013
A non-health related demo of Fluential's software.
Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong's Nant Health is making a big investment in voice interfaces for healthcare. The company is investing $8 million in Fluential, a stealthy but longstanding company working on "of speech optimization and deep language understanding tools for mobile devices, wearables and consumer 'personal assistant'...
March 11, 2013
Last month, Vitality made their GlowCap pill container caps available for direct-to-consumer purchase from CVS. The company has also been quietly developing a new product, the Vitality GlowPack, a customizable pouch which provides similar functionality to the GlowCap. The advantage to the GlowPack is that it can be used it for medications larger than pills.
CVS Caremark and Vitality GlowCaps are...
January 18, 2013
Care4Today by Janssen Healthcare Innovation
For one reason or another, as many as half the patients in the United States don't take the medication that is prescribed to them at a cost to the US healthcare system of $290 billion a year in waste. That's according to NEHI, formerly known as the New England Healthcare Institute, which has been tracking the medication adherence problem for years....