Digital Health

By Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm August 11, 2020
Healthcare organizations must become more collaborative with patients, employees, partners and the public when creating digital innovations to have success in the future, according to research from Accenture. The professional services company released its "Digital Health Technology Vision 2020" report that identified five trends that emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that have only...
By Dave Muoio 11:57 am August 11, 2020
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system-maker Senseonics has cut a deal with Ascensia Diabetes Care and its parent company, PHC Holdings, outlining commercialization and distribution of the Eversense product line over the next few years. According to the companies, Ascensia now holds exclusive global distribution rights for the Eversense, Eversense XL and future CGMs. The duration of the...
By Laura Lovett 08:52 am August 10, 2020
Dr. Charlotte Lee, U.K. Director of digital mental health company Big Health, started her professional life as a ballerina. For a time she even danced with the Royal Ballet in London. But when it came time to decide if she was going to pursue the route of prima ballerina, she decided that the path didn’t allow her to explore her scientific side, so she opted for medical school.  “I hoped that...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 6, 2020
Health and fitness technology company FitTrack launched today its new smart scale designed for moms-to-be, called FitTrack Beebo. The maternity scale is programmed with four modes – infant, pregnancy, athlete and general mode – and has 17 different health metrics that it can measure. Beyond telling users their weight and body mass index, the scale measures muscle mass, hydration level, obesity...
By Mallory Hackett 12:26 pm August 5, 2020
SCAN Health Plan and Rally Health have teamed up to launch an interactive digital platform for SCAN’s senior members. On the Rally platform, members will be able to join online social groups, set and work towards wellness goals and get information about relevant health topics. It offers a four-pronged approach towards health, which includes care, wellness, coaching and rewards. Within the...
By Tammy Lovell 12:06 pm August 5, 2020
APEX Ventures has announced it is marketing its second fund and actively seeking digital health startups for investment.  The fund will be headed by partner Dr Gordon Euller, a radiologist who has previously worked at Medical University Vienna (AKH Wein), as well as at McKinsey & Company in London.   APEX Ventures also plans to issue a call, along with the Herman Hauser Investment Group, for...
By Mallory Hackett 12:02 pm August 4, 2020
Despite femtech’s recent growth in the digital health sector, only 3% of the digital health deals in the U.S. since 2011 have focused on women’s health, according to a new report from Rock Health. Of that percentage, a majority of the funding has gone to companies targeting fertility, pregnancy or motherhood. Rock Health says that 65% of all femtech funding has gone to these areas, while less...
By Mallory Hackett 12:44 pm July 31, 2020
Dexcom President and CEO Kevin Sayer is “incredibly proud” of what the company is calling “resilient growth” in the second quarter of 2020, according to an earnings call on Tuesday. Despite having some uncertainty in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dexcom was able to produce significant year-over-year growth in Q2 2020. Sayer attributes much of the growth to a steady increase in knowledge...
By Mallory Hackett 11:54 am July 30, 2020
The WNBA is teaming up with the Oura smart ring for the upcoming season as part of the initiative to prioritize the players' and league staff’s health, safety and privacy. This comes just a month after the NBA announced it too would provide Oura rings to all teams and league staff members. Today the NBA announced another partnership, this time with Masimo, to supply players, coaches and staff...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm July 29, 2020
A new randomized control trial published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that participants using Big Health’s cognitive behavioral therapy app Daylight reduced symptoms of anxiety.  Researchers also found that participants using the app had a decrease in secondary symptoms such as worry and depressive symptoms.  “In this study, we found that Daylight helped participants...