August 17, 2017
Jawbone's healthcare plans revealed?
Bloomberg may or may not have uncovered Hossain Rahman's plan for Jawbone Health Hub, the resurrected version of the now-defunct consumer wearable and speaker company. The outlet got ahold of documents the company was shopping around last year in pursuit of investors, which suggested plans for devices and apps that track and, in some cases address, hydration,...
June 22, 2017
Virtual reality has moved from science fiction to marketable consumer product astonishingly quickly, partly because the incorporation of the smartphone into the technology makes it accessible, if not ubiquitous. It’s looking more and more like those who bet that virtual reality is here to stay, and not a flash-in-the-pan trend, made the smart bet.
But what about in healthcare? Could a...
May 26, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia-based Sharecare, a wellness and patient engagement company known for its serial acquisitions, has received an investment from Summit Partners that brings the company’s total funding to $300 million. The company said a third of that figure was raised in 2017 alone, and Sharecare will use the latest capital to expand their workforce and invest in new strategies to continue growing...
April 27, 2017
Cohero Health, a New York City-based digital health company focused on chronic respiratory disease, has a new CEO: Joe Condurso, former CEO of PatientSafe Solutions.
“We are pleased to welcome Joe to the talented team at Cohero Health,” Cohero cofounder and president Melissa Manice said in a statement. “We all share a deep passion for the use of technology to improve health care and patient...
March 1, 2017
Sharecare has hired two new executives with impressive credentials: John Solomon, who formerly served as vice president of enterprise and government at Apple, will join the company in a strategic advisory role and Dale Rayman, a 27-year Towers Watson vet who also served as chief actuary at Zipongo, will join Sharecare as SVP of actuarial consulting and business development.
September 29, 2016
Sharecare has made another acquisition, buying virtual reality company BioLucid for an undisclosed amount. BioLucid's technology, which uses virtual tours of the body to educate patients, will be incorporated into Sharecare's growing stable of patient engagement tools, but the company will also continue to operate out of its Sarasota, Florida office under the name "Sharecare Reality Lab".
September 22, 2016
GE Healthcare has partnered with Trice Imaging, a cloud-based medical imaging solutions provider, to provide Tricefy, a new way for clinicians to connect with their colleagues. Tricefy allows image sharing, diagnostic collaboration, remote reviewing and archiving, plus EHR integration into GE Healthcare’s Ultrasound Women’s Health product portfolio (a one-click ultrasound sharing and secure...
September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
July 28, 2016
Nashville-based employee wellness company Healthways has agreed to sell its population health business to Atlanta-based Sharecare. In an interview with MobiHealthNews, Sharecare CEO Jeff Arnold called it "by far our biggest acquisition."
Sharecare will give Healthways $30 million in common stock in exchange for the population health business, which includes 1,700 employees and, according to...
July 14, 2016
Health engagement platform Sharecare is forming a joint venture with Guidewell, parent company to several health plans including Florida Blue, Florida’s largest health insurer. The as-yet-unnamed JV will combine member data and expertise from Guidewell with Sharecare’s digital health tools to create an all-in-one app for health plans, starting with Florida Blue, to provide to members.