May 23, 2017
Two genetic testing companies are integrating the workflow of Boston startup FDNA, which makes a suite of apps for clinicians called Face2Gene that use facial analysis, artificial intelligence and genomic insights in hopes of improving diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases. Gaithersburg, Maryland-based GeneDx – which focuses on rare hereditary disorders – and San Francisco, Helsink and Dubai-...
December 8, 2016
Yoky Matsuoka, an executive at Apple who joined in May to work on health projects has left the company, according to a recent report in Bloomberg. Matsuoka formerly served as CEO of Quanttus, VP of technology at Nest, and head of innovation at Google. She was reportedly working on HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit at Apple. Neither Apple nor Matsuoka has confirmed the news and her LinkedIn...
June 16, 2016
Digital entrepreneur and former Health 2.0 staffer Jean Luc Neptune announced on Twitter that he'd be leaving his position as Accelerator Director at Blueprint Health at the end of the month. He said, however, he'd remain a partner in Blueprint Health LLC and its investment fund.
This one is, admittedly, a stretch for a list of "recent" digital health departures, but important: At the end of...
May 27, 2015
One of the longest-running employee wellness platform companies, Virgin Pulse, announced its first outside investment, $92 million led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investor, Virgin Group. Virgin Pulse rebranded from Virgin HealthMiles in late 2013 and announced a new, broader focus on employee engagement, not just health.
A few weeks ago Virgin...
March 18, 2015
Corporate wellness platform Keas has launched a new product for self-insured employers, called Health Hub. It aims to be a comprehensive health benefits management platform that incorporates Keas's existing employee wellness offering as well as health management and reporting, disease management programs, smoking cessation programs, gym memberships, cost transparency tools, and more.
June 30, 2014
In the first half of 2014, digital health funding reached $2.3 billion, according to a report from accelerator Rock Health. The report included data from 143 digital health companies that have raised over $2 million during the past six months.
Funding in the first two quarters of 2014 surpassed total funding for all of 2013, which was $1.97 billion. Deal growth was driven by early-stage companies...
August 10, 2013
Weight Watchers online portal and app.
This week in mobile health, we saw FDA clearances for Alere and Verizon, trials from Scripps and Qualcomm, and some interesting new products in the consumer health sphere from Beddit, Emotiv, and BioBeats. Some other articles from around the web have also highlighted mobile health trends. Here's some interesting pieces that caught our eyes this week.