September 9, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics, maker of cardiac-monitoring adhesive patches, announced yesterday that Kevin Hykes began serving as the company's president and CEO on August 31. Hykes was formerly the president and CEO of Relievant Medical Systems, Metaventon and Cameron Health. Earlier in his career he spent 16 years at Medtronic. As Bardy Diagnostics' new head, he'll help develop and execute the company's...
July 1, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a digital platform that will deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings. It will give Walgreens and Boots customers the ability to access products and services from its pharmacy and retail businesses wherever and whenever they want. This marks WBA’s second phase of its digital transformation.
June 3, 2020
WellDoc's BlueStar chronic disease-management tool has picked up another 510(k) FDA clearance that will allow it to support adult Type 2 diabetes patients using long-acting basal insulin. The feature was announced by WellDoc this morning, but cleared by the agency in April, according to a listing on its website.
The new capability takes the form of a new program within the prescription BlueStar...
March 12, 2020
Together in perfect harmony. Dexcom and Welldoc have kicked off a new collaboration that will provide Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor users with data-analysis insights from Welldoc's digital diabetes management product, BlueStar. These insights include information on how lifestyle factors such as activity, nutrition, sleep and medication adherence are affecting a user's glucose levels.
December 12, 2019
About eight month after its unveiling, Express Scripts has now revealed the companies and programs it is including in the inaugural cohort of its digital health formulary — the first such resource from a pharmacy benefits manager designed to help clients review vetted digital health programs.
The formulary is comprised of 15 clinically validated digital health programs addressing the management...
November 21, 2019
Welldoc is tapping Astellas Pharma to assist Japanese and Asian commercialization efforts for the former’s digital therapeutic for patients with diabetes, the companies announced yesterday.
To kick off the deal, Astellas is making an upfront $15 million payment to Welldoc, which will allow the pharma to jointly develop and commercialize the BlueStar product in the region. The two will also be...
November 17, 2019
A half dozen digital health startups went head to head this weekend in a pitch contest hosted by the American Heart Association.
The competition’s cohort ranged from well-known heavy hitters like Welldoc to Korean hospital spinout Vuno, but in the end it was Pittsburgh-based Forest Devices that claimed top honors from both the contest’s eight judges and its audience.
“Our solution is AlphaSTROKE...
November 5, 2019
Type 1 diabetes management and CGM integration are now on the table for WellDoc’s BlueStar, a management platform well known for being the first mobile health product to secure reimbursement as a diabetes therapy.
Thanks to a new FDA clearance, the company’s seventh, BlueStar will include integrated glucose level insights related to food, medication and activity that are based on the data from...
May 3, 2019
Remote monitoring data management firm Validic has partnered with digital chronic disease management company WellDoc to help BlueStar users connect their wearables, apps and other home health monitoring devices to the platform. According to the companies, the integration will allow for more streamlined aggregation of users’ health data and more precise digital coaching.
September 7, 2018
On-demand behavioral health platform Ginger.io has named Russell Glass as its next CEO. Before taking the job at Ginger.io, Glass was the CEO of a B2B marketing company called Bizo. Glass’ start date is set for Sept. 10.
“As I evaluated my next venture, I wanted to create a positive impact on people’s lives,” Glass said in a statement. “Ginger.io is a perfect fit — a phenomenal team of people...