August 8, 2019
Practices using DrChrono’s digital EHRs will now be able to incorporate OutcomeMD’s patient reported outcome tool within their workflows, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. The functionality automatically pushes symptom and pain information submitted through patient devices to the clinician’s EHR medical note, is supported for 20 different medical specialties, including...
January 17, 2019
Dr. Bimal Shah and Courtnee Westendorf have been announced as the chief medical officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, of Livongo Health. Shah was promoted internally from a position of SVP of clinical strategy, while Westendorf previously served as the chief marketing officer of the Oakland Raiders football team.
“We are excited to have a leading marketing executive like Courtnee...
January 11, 2019
Once a health tech industry darling, Chicago-based unicorn Outcome Health has lately found itself on hard times.
Since the publication of a Wall Street Journal investigation alleging the point of care digital advertiser had misled its clients by providing inaccurate and manipulated performance data, Outcome has faced a lawsuit from its biggest investors, severed deals with major hospitals, and...
June 28, 2018
Dr. Joshua Mandel has left his position at Alphabet's Verily as health IT ecosystem lead for a position as chief architect at Microsoft Healthcare. Mandel isn't the only big name Microsoft just picked up; Jim Weinstein, former CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, joined the company at the same time as VP and head of innovation and health equity.
"Jim and Josh join us at an exciting time, as healthcare...
June 19, 2018
Earlier this month Fitbit announced that Bill Zerella will be stepping down as chief financial officer. The wearable giant has tapped Ronald Kisling, who was perviously serving as the chief accounting officer, to fill the role. Kisling comes to position with 35 years of experience in financial leadership.
“Ron has long been an important member of our senior leadership team and we will continue...
June 5, 2018
Adam Darkins has joined AristaMD and will take on the role of chief strategy officer, according to a statement from the health enterprise software company. Darkins previously spent over a decade at the VA and spearheaded the launch of its telehealth platform.
“The need for innovative solutions to solve our country’s worsening healthcare access problem has never been greater,” Brooke LeVasseur,...
April 27, 2018
UK insurer Aviva has just announced a partnership with Now Healthcare Group to offer large corporate health insurance customers access to over 1,000 general practitioners. The pair will provide customers with a mobile app called Aviva Digital GP, which will let customers book video consultations with general practitioners, get remote diagnoses, and obtain advice on simpler medical queries.
April 18, 2018
Novo Nordisk and San Francisco-based Sempre Health have announced their collaboration on a pilot program that will offer diabetes medications through the latter company’s monetary incentive and SMS-driven prescription refill platform. The partnership is hoping to engage 10,000 diabetes patients on Sempre’s platform within 2018.
“Looking at some of the metrics that Sempre has been able to provide...
April 9, 2018
Things aren't getting any better for Outcome Health, the digital health media company that recently settled a three-month legal battle over claims that the company misled its investors and defrauded its customers.
Now the company, which installs screens in waiting rooms and charges pharma companies and other stakeholders to advertise on them, has agreed to settle another court case, this one a...
February 1, 2018
In many ways, 2017 was a banner year for digital health funding, according to Rock Health's annual report, which puts funding for the year at a record $5.8 billion.
In other ways, however, the year fell short, with a drop in mergers and acquisitions and not a single IPO in the space all year.
"2017 saw the greatest amount of funding being poured into digital health to date, with a steady but not...