November 13, 2018
GreatCall, a tech company for aging individuals that was recently acquired by Best Buy, has partnered with Lyft to launch GreatCall Rides, a service that allows seniors to book rides without the use of a smartphone app. Instead, seniors with Jitterbug phones press a single button to be connected to an operator that will coordinate the ride.
The service was piloted in five markets, and is now...
September 21, 2017
Fitbit’s wearable devices and services will soon be included in Japanese tech company Fujitsu’s corporate wellness program. The program will offer 10,000 employees of Mitsubishi Motors Health Insurance Society a chance to earn redeemable fitness points using the Fitbit Charge 2 and a cloud-based data system, thereby making it one of Fitbit’s largest corporate wellness agreements in Japan....
February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data.
Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
March 3, 2016
So far this year, the digital health funding that MobiHealthNews tracked has surpassed $600 million. In January, digital health companies raised $471 million across 21 deals. This month, funding reached $197 million across 13 deals, although one of those deals was for an undisclosed amount.
More than half of February's funding came from one big deal: MindMaze raised $100 million. An honorary...
February 25, 2016
Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health has raised $17 million in a round led by strategic investor UPMC with participation from Strategic investors Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Envision Healthcare Holdings.
This round was a completion of a round Vivify Health started in November 2014. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $23....
November 25, 2014
Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health has raised the first tranche of funding in what the company expects to be a $15 million round. Strategic investors Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Envision Healthcare Holdings were the primary investors in the round, which follows on the company's $7 million round of funding led by two other strategic...
October 20, 2014
Although relatively few cases have been reported outside West Africa, Ebola is both a top headline and a public health concern in the Western world, with eight confirmed cases in the United States. Even in the UK, Ebola was a topic of discussion at a recent TechCrunch Disrupt Conference panel on digital health.
"I think the question is no longer if, but it's when," Dominic King, a surgeon at...
May 13, 2014
Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Vivify Health (formerly Intuitive Health) raised $3 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings Vivify Health's total announced funding to at least $6.4 million to date.
MobiHealthNews reached out to Vivify Health for comment, but the company was not able to respond before deadline.
Existing Vivify Health investors include Ascension Health...
May 1, 2013
Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Intuitive Health has finally emerged from stealth mode with a new name, Vivify Health. At the end of January, MobiHealthNews reported that the company, which offers a cloud-based device-agnostic remote monitoring software, had raised $3.4 million from undisclosed sources. Our January report also noted that the company was participating in a pilot with...