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By  Dave Muoio 12:16 pm January 21, 2021
Consumer telehealth and wellness brand Hims & Hers wrapped up its merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Oaktree Acquisition Tuesday, and today began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The deal was first announced in October, and was originally expected to close before the end of its Q4 2020. After Tuesday's approval, the deal has provided Hims with $279.5 million, $205...
Healthcare worker in a video conference
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm January 15, 2021
For all of the weight healthcare disruptors throw behind the idea of innovation, there's something to be said about moving too fast and breaking too many things. Adoption of new digital tools should never lead to an interruption in patients' care. COVID-19, however, wasn't the type of disruption that health systems had on their calendars. A shift away from in-person visits and a skyrocketing...
Dr. Anthony Orsini and Dr. Tanganyika Barnes
By  MobiHealthNews 01:24 pm January 15, 2021
The Orsini Way has been helping train doctors on handling patient relationships for a number of years, and New Jersey's Englewood Health has been a long-time user of the innovative teaching method. But last year, as doctor-patient interactions overwhelmingly went online, already difficult patient-doctor interactions became even more fraught. In today's episode, host Jonah Comstock welcomes Dr....
A telehealth visit via smartphone
By  Dave Muoio 11:45 am January 13, 2021
Teladoc Health has launched new pilots of its virtual primary care program and hopes to explore its take on a hospital-at-home offering with large health system partners before the end of the year, CEO Jason Gorevic said this week during a J.P. Morgan virtual presentation. Shortly after the talk, Teladoc also announced a new pilot with continuous glucose monitor (CGM) company Dexcom for eligible...
HealthHero, MyClinic

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By  Sara Mageit 06:53 am January 13, 2021
Ireland's holistic telehealth service, MyClinic has become the latest acquisition for London-based digital health provider, HealthHero. The acquisition will allow HealthHero to have a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees. WHY IT MATTERS? HealthHero provides a holistic approach to healthcare to...
By  Chris Hogg 12:01 pm January 8, 2021
This is not a story about COVID-19, although COVID-19 is a key catalyst. This is the story of a new healthcare ecosystem, which will allow the development of new, diverse and creative healthcare experiences. Today I can acquire a user on Facebook, give them access to physicians via partnership with Wheel, have medicines seamlessly shipped to their homes via Truepill [Editor's note: Hogg is a...
Franklin with a medical mask on a 100 dollar bill
By  Dave Muoio 11:19 am January 7, 2021
Mercom Capital Group has released its tally of 2020's digital health funding: $14.8 billion in equity raised across 637 deals, as well as $6.8 billion in debt and public market financing across 26 deals. These represent a respective 66% and 278% increase over the firm's count for 2019, according to the Mercom report released yesterday. In total, 1,694 different investors took part in these deals...
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm December 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic placing new strains upon in-person doctors' appointments, both clinicians and patients have increasingly relied on telehealth and other virtual technologies to maintain a connection to care. Beyond their immediate role in the public health emergency, these modalities have the potential to upend the delivery of care, said Dr. Katharine Lawrence, a healthcare delivery...
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By  MobiHealthNews 01:33 pm December 10, 2020
Host Jonah Comstock welcomes John Sharp to the show on the occasion of his retirement from HIMSS. Until recently the director of thought advisory at HIMSS, John has worn many hats in his career and become one of the most well-known, respected and beloved voices in the digital health community.  We talked about that community, John's career, and all the ways the space has changed and developed – ...
By  Dave Muoio 03:20 pm November 30, 2020
The back half of November saw two special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) announce merger agreements valued at more than $1 billion. First on the list is Butterfly Network, maker of the Butterfly iQ handheld ultrasound devices and a corresponding workflow platform. The well-funded startup will be merging with Longview Acquisition for a final valuation of $1.5 billion. The company's common...