March 18, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona-based Orb Health has raised $650,000 from incubator Health Wildcatters, Green Park and Golf Ventures, and others, according to a post from MedCity News.
Orb Health has developed a platform that helps patients and providers access a patient's lab data and wearable device health data. Patients can use the platform to sync data from their wearable devices and access their lab test...
March 12, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data company Validic has partnered with electronic health records vendor Cerner in a deal that will allow healthcare providers using the Cerner EHR to enable patients to import clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data from consumer devices into their records via the patient portal.
Validic told MobiHealthNews in an email that it is working with a number...
February 19, 2015
iGetBetter, a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based company that aims to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement, has raised $1.1 million from undisclosed private investors.
The investors were a mix of private angels and members of the company's management team according to the company. This brings the company's total investment to $2.6 million...
August 13, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has raised $5 million in first round funding, co-led by Greycroft Partners and SJF Ventures. Existing VCs and angels also contributed, according to Validic CEO Ryan Beckland. Beckland says the funding round, which brings Validic's total funding to a little over $7 million, will help them keep up with fast growth and tremendous...
July 9, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic announced this week that it had acquired its partner Mountain View, California-based Infometers for an undisclosed sum. Validic's CEO Ryan Beckland told MobiHealthNews that his company bought Infometers for its technology capabilities and for its team. All full-time Infometers employees have joined Validic, Beckland said, but the...
June 24, 2014
On Friday the FDA issued a draft guidance document that revealed the agency intends to further deregulate medical device data systems (MDDS) and some medical image transfer systems. The FDA wrote that these types of devices are so low risk that they won't be regulating them at all.
Examples of health software platforms that have class 1 medical device clearance as an MDDS includes Validic's...
March 17, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based Validic recently announced a $1.25 million convertible note from SJF Ventures and undisclosed angel investors. Validic CEO Ryan Beckland told MobiHealthNews that the new investment brings the company's total up to $2.1 million to date, but really serves as a bridge to get it to its series A round, which it is in the process of raising now.
Validic describes itself as...
January 7, 2014
Which trends will shape mobile and digital health in 2014? As the new year kicks off, it's a good time to reflect on recent events and look to the year ahead. Which are the key obstacles still facing digital health initiatives in the US? Which obstacles have been overcome and now only serve as excuses for those looking to avoid disruptive change?
In this month's MobiHealthNews' webinar Validic's...
November 12, 2013
AdhereTech's smart pill bottle.
The market for digital tools that improve medication adherence is heating up. Over the last year Mango Health launched, AdhereTech announced a new clinical trial, Janssen Healthcare Innovations completely revamped its Care4Today app, and Proteus demonstrated its tracking accuracy. And we're constantly learning about new devices and apps like those from...
November 8, 2013
Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur and owner of Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and the Dallas Mavericks, has now dipped his toe into mobile health investing.
After making a $500,000 investment in smartphone-connected breathalyzer Breathometer on ABC's Shark Tank, Cuban has now participated in Validic's $760,000 seed round.
"Personalized health is the future of healthcare," Cuban said in...