December 22, 2016
Note: MobiHealthNews will be taking tomorrow off for the holidays. We'll be back on Monday with a week of special issues looking back at 2016 and ahead at 2017, and back to our normal coverage on January 2nd. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season.
While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
September 16, 2016
The market for women-specific digital health tools is ripe, buttressed by the growing number of women tech entrepreneurs, the desire for family planning data, and increasing call for accommodations for women in the workplace, according to a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. While women haven’t historically been the focus in technology – both in the workforce or in the consumer target...
June 29, 2016
Redwood City, California-based smartphone-connected breast pump startup Naya Health has received FDA clearance for its first pump system.
Naya Health's device is called The Smart Pump, and it uses a hydraulic system instead of air to collect breastmilk. As a result, the pump is more comfortable and quieter, according to the company.
Some data from the system, including how often a mother pumps,...
May 12, 2016
April was a big month for digital health funding, with 15 more deals coming through, totalling an impressive $220 million and bringing the total funding so far this year to $691 million. As we did in February with Oscar, we're excluding the largest deal, Bright Health's $80 million round, from the total because the company in question is a tech-saavy payer, but not a digital health company per se...
April 25, 2016
San Francisco-based Naya Health, which is developing health tech products for mothers, has raised $4 million in seed funding from Tandem Capital, S-Cubed Capital, NewGen Partners, Astia Angels, and Stanford’s StartX. It has also announced that its first product, a smartphone-connected breast pump, is available for preorder.
Janica Alvarez, Naya Health’s CEO and founder, first got the idea to...