October 15, 2012
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Health Care in 2008, has announced a $6.5 million second round of funding from North Bridge Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital, Long River Ventures, and an undisclosed investor. The health coaching platform company has now raised more than $15 million in funding, including a $6 million first round of funding, which it announced in 2010 at...
September 26, 2012
Telcare Blood Glucose Meter
Digital health management company Healthrageous is teaming with health insurer Highmark to test the latest iteration of its behavior modification program for type 2 diabetes.
Highmark is sponsoring a six-month trial that started in July at Acosta Sales and Marketing, a self-insured company in Jacksonville, Fla., for diabetes self-management using Healthrageous...
September 24, 2012
Calling mobile health "one of the most significant health IT developments of the past five years" in terms of treating chronic diseases, a coalition of health IT advocates sees strong potential in mobile and wireless technologies to address the diabetes epidemic, even in "socially disadvantaged" populations.
The eHealth Initiative, a Washington-based group representing a wide range of healthcare...
August 21, 2012
Bethesda, Maryland-based Telcare, which offers an FDA cleared cellular-enabled glucose monitor and its cloud-based companion system, has scooped up $25.5 million in funding led by new backer Sequoia Capital with participation from its existing investor Qualcomm Life Fund. Telcare will use the funds to build out its marketing, sales, research and development. Telcare had previously raised about $4...
May 29, 2012
Telcare's mobile diabetes management offerings
By Padma Naggapan
Three diabetes device companies, Glooko, AgaMatrix, and Telcare discussed their wares and approaches to the wireless-enabled diabetes management market during at panel at last week's WLSA Convergence event in San Diego.
Glooko is a Silicon Valley startup that enables diabetes patients to collect and view their glucose meter...
April 12, 2012
PositiveID announced this week that its cellular-enabled iGlucose mobile health system, which adds cellular connectivity to a handful of commercially available glucose meters, is now available for pre-order. It expects to commercially launch the device sometime during this quarter. The company also claimed to be in the process of rolling out pilot programs with health insurers and home-healthcare...
March 19, 2012
Senior care company Independa has inked a deal with Telcare to add its cellular-enabled glucose meter to its remote management services for older people. Telcare's meter received clearance from the FDA last August, making it the first meter with cellular embedded.
The Telcare BGM device sends the glucose readings to the company's central server, which then sends it to Independa's cloud-based...
February 8, 2012
Boston-based Healthrageous has inked a co-marketing deal with Telcare, developer of the FDA-cleared cellular-enabled Telcare Blood Glucose Meter (BGM), to integrate blood glucose readings collected from the device into Healthrageous' "personal health improvement" platform. The companies plan to market the combined offering to health plans and self-insured employers.
Here's how the company...
January 5, 2012
Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, broke the news this morning that Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose meter will become commercially available next week. (Assumedly timed to launch at CES, the big consumer tech event in Las Vegas.)
Mossberg, who has Type 2 diabetes, also gave the device an overall positive review with very few caveats.
Telcare BGM is a 3G-...
September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far:
First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...