July 12, 2017
Solera Health, the Phoenix-based company that has created a marketplace for digital and in-person diabetes prevention programs, has raised $18.3 million in a round led by Adams Street Partners, with additional participation from Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries and SJF Ventures. The round, Solera's largest to date, brings its total funding to $30.3 million.
June 28, 2017
PureTech Health subsidiary Akili Labs, which is working with pharma companies on health-oriented games like Project Evo, a video game for assessing and treating ADHD, has added some big names to its executive board. Former Cubist Pharmaceuticals CEO Robert J. Perez will move from advisor to executive chairman of Akili, while former DreamWorks Interactive CEO Glenn Entis, and former Chief Game...
May 18, 2017
As Scott Gottlieb kicks off his tenure as FDA commissioner, former commissioner Robert Califf has a new gig as well. Califf revealed in a blog post that he has taken a job at Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, as well as returning to professorial positions at Duke and Stanford. Although the details of his role are still unclear, Califf will work on Verily’s Baseline study, an effort to...
February 1, 2017
Chronic disease prevention and management company Solera Health has partnered with Blue Shield of California to offer Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs) to commercial health plan members.
Blue Shield members can access the Solera program – which offers both digital and in-person programs through a network of 1,000 CDC- recognized DPPs, – at no extra cost through Wellvolution, Blue Shield’s...
December 8, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a platform that acts as an integrator for chronic disease management programs and services, announced the launch of new app to augment in-person delivery of diabetes prevention programs.
Called SoleraONE, the app is designed for people who are participating in a community-based, in-person DPP. With the app, in-person DPP providers in the Solera...
December 7, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health, which offers a digitally-guided respiratory therapy platform, has teamed up with Medical International Research (MIR) to offer several of the Italian health technology company’s mobile and clinical spirometers alongside the Propeller system. The addition of sprirometers will give Propeller a more complete vision of the people using their platform, which...
September 20, 2016
Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans, a Toronto doctor who boasts 70,000 followers on his medical-themed YouTube channel. Evans was formerly a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. As CBC reported, Evans is a mobile health enthusiast who has talked on his YouTube show about a future in which he might precribe an Apple Watch app for high blood pressure. Apple doesn't typically comment on...
August 17, 2016
IBM Watson Health announced that its Watson for Oncology program, trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, will be rolled out to 21 hospitals throughout China. The initial 21-hospital introduction is the beginning of a multi-year partnership through which IBM's Chinese partner Hangzhou CognitiveCare will introduce Watson for Oncology to hospitals across China. More.
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August 9, 2016
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center is now partnering with the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences. By combining Nestle’s nutrition and biomedical science expertise with Samsung ARTIK IoT platform vision and deep semiconductor expertise, the collaboration aims to better understand the “voice” of the body, according to a statement from Samsung. Additionally, the collaboration aims to provide...
June 17, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health added another $4 million in funding from investors to help connect providers, payers and patients with diabetes prevention programs available in their area. The company announced $3 million in funding last November. Return backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Ventures participated in the new injection of funds as did new investor, social...