On Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about TDOC earnings before getting into today’s deals. First, Virta Health scores $133 million in a round led by Tiger Global for its keto diabetes reversal program. Seqster raises $12 million in its Series A,… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 202 | Virta, Seqster, Kaia, Capsule & Accolade acquires PlushCare
The company launched CVS Health Ventures, a corporate venture fund that will make early investments in healthcare startups. It will start with a $100 million fund.
Capsule, an online pharmacy startup that offers same-day prescription delivery, raised $300 million in funding. It plans to use the funds to build out an online marketplace for digital health solutions.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re back from our 200th episode celebration! In Episode 201, we have an all-European funding deals episode for you, and I even attempt to answer every story in an accent relevant to the company. First, French insurance company… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 201 | European Funding Deals – complete with accents!
While the long-term impacts of Covid-19 are still unfolding, here are four ways hospitals and health systems are beginning to understand the monumental impact of the pandemic on the healthcare industry.
Kaia Health, a startup providing app-based programs for musculoskeletal conditions and COPD, recently raised $75 million in funding. As competitors look to round out their platforms with other services, Kaia is looking to strike partnerships with clinicians.
By ELIZABETH BROWN Catalyst @ Health 2.0 is excited to be hosting the Health Tech Responds to COVID-19 Showcase Webinar, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! A little under a year ago, Catalyst, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, launched the… Read More »The “Health Tech Responds to COVID-19” Showcase Webinar!
Renovia, a digital health startup that developed an app-based program for urinary incontinence, raised $17 million in funding. The company recently completed a clinical trial that it plans to share with insurance carriers as evidence of its efficacy.
The problem is that we’re approaching technology from a clinical and billing perspective, with little input from patients. We must demand and implement technology that is designed for the population you are serving.
Mobile carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile are dipping their toe into telehealth through partnerships and acquisitions. Earlier this month, Verizon rolled out a telehealth platform based on video conferencing software BlueJeans
Covid-19 has renewed interest in diagnostics and a way to deliver care at home. Learn from companies and experts as they address the future of these two developments.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Sharecare, the population-health-slash-care-navigator of the stars (literally, celebrity doc Dr. Oz is a co-founder, and Oprah’s Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications are partners) is about to hit the public market via a $4-Billion SPAC IPO with Falcon… Read More »Sharecare’s SPAC IPO: A Second Success for WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold?
Virta Health, a digital health startup with an app-based coaching program for type 2 diabetes, raised $133 million led by Tiger Global. Unlike other digital health companies, Virta builds its program around a ketogenic diet.
Healthcare companies had another record-breaking quarter, according to CBInsights. They raised a total of $31.6 billion in the first quarter, including big investments in telehealth and health IT.
The digital health company filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission last week, seeking a ban on the import of the Apple Watch. AliveCor cited copyright violations related to Apple’s ECG feature as the reason for seeking the ban.
If satisfying emotional needs allows one doctor to improve the life of one patient, imagine what a winning product can do for millions of them.
Care navigation startup Accolade struck an agreement to buy telehealth startup PlushCare for $450 million. The goal is to support primary care physicians with information about a patient’s health and benefits, CEO Rajeev Singh said.
Seqster, a San Diego based company looking to build a platform for patients’ health records, DNA data and wearable data, raised $12 million in a funding round led by OmniHealth Holdings.
After the Federal Communications Commission awarded $200 million to help healthcare providers purchase telehealth equipment, more than half of the awards went to equipment for providers and staff at clinics and hospitals. Just a quarter of awards were to help patients overcome the digital divide.… Read More »More than half of FCC telehealth awards went to equipment for providers
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Healthcare SPAC-trackers interested in placing bets on value-based primary care for the lucrative Medicare Advantage market will love hearing Cano Health’s CEO Marlow Hernandez dive into the details behind his company’s $4.4B valuation and 7,000% three-year growth rate. Cano Health’s… Read More »Inside Cano Health’s SPAC IPO & Tailoring Medicare Advantage Primary Care for the Latino Market
In the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services sought to deregulate 83 different types of medical devices, citing a lack of reported adverse events. But the Food and Drug Administration put an end to the sudden reversal, saying… Read More »HHS reverses previous administration’s push to deregulate more than 80 medical devices
The Covid-19 pandemic pushed the already impressive growth in healthcare investing to new heights, with valuations on the rise and companies gaining access to vast sums of money. But speakers at a MedCity INVEST panel warned that raising more capital than needed is not always… Read More »Investment in healthcare is soaring, but entrepreneurs must be wary of over-capitalizing
Of 26 health systems surveyed by MedCity News, nearly half used automated tools to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, but none of them were regulated. Even as some hospitals continued using these algorithms, experts cautioned against their use in high-stakes decisions.
By JESSICA DaMASSA What’s the move for Crossover Health? Looking past the virtual-first primary care co’s $168M Series D, CEO Scott Shreeve gets grilled on the long-game. Is their future private? Or public? As “THE” primary care clinic for Amazon employees, rumors have swirled about… Read More »Crossover Health’s CEO on Next Move: Private? Public? With a Payer??
By KIM BELLARD Quick now: what’s the biggest single component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan (a.k.a The American Jobs Plan)? Fixing roads and bridges? Upgrading the power grid? Preparing the nation for electric vehicles? Giving all Americans access to broadband? Wrong. If you guessed home… Read More »Let’s Build Some LTC Infrastructure!
The Illinois-based health system is teaming up with the analytics company to launch a genomics program, which will focus on predicting the risk of illness and outcomes among patients. It will also provide free genetic testing to low-income patients in an effort to increase access… Read More »NorthShore, Sema4 set up genomics program to advance personalized treatment
McKesson Ventures is one of the most active investors in the biopharma software sector with Komodo Health, Evidation and M2Gen among its portfolio companies.
Tomorrow Health, a startup looking to streamline the process of getting medical equipment and supplies for home care, raised $25 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I air some of my grudges as we get into our deals for the day. In the third extension of their Series C, Medable gets another $78 million bringing their total to $217 million. Olive acquires Empiric Health,… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 199 | Olive acquires Empiric plus raises by Medable & Papa
By MATTHEW DALE Did you know that as of January 2021, price transparency is being mandated for hospitals? But what exactly does that mean for company healthcare plans, third-party administrators, healthcare sharing organizations, employers, and employees? It means U.S. hospitals are now required to provide… Read More »Smart Healthcare Platforms Shine a Light On Price Transparency
The new joint venture will bring K Health’s artificial intelligence-driven technology to the consumer, employer and insurer markets. The solution enables patients to understand their symptoms and connect with a doctor if needed.
Digital health startup Omada is adding virtual consultations with physicians to its platform. To start, the company is offering physician-guided care for diabetes and hypertension.
Livongo’s founder has created a new care navigation venture because he believes that both the experience that people undergo as they look for care and the level of risk that vendors are willing to take when they work with self-insured employers leave much to be… Read More »In MedCity Pivot podcast, Glen Tullman says other care navigation firms aren’t really taking risks
There should be a discussion about how to address the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on Black communities.
Mayo Clinic struck joint ventures with two startups to develop and commercialize AI diagnostic tools. It’s part of a broader plan by Mayo Clinic to develop more AI tools to support clinical decisions.
In a review of 130 FDA-cleared AI tools, researchers found that the vast majority of them relied on retrospective studies. Most of the developers also didn’t share information on how many sites the algorithms had been tested in, or how they performed in different patient… Read More »FDA-cleared AI devices lack critical information on performance, equity
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess claims to be blameless for the drama between Jonathan Bush and Glen Tullman. On Episode 198, we talk about Microsoft buying Nuance for $16 billion and $3 billion in debt – is Microsoft taking over healthcare, and… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 198 | Microsoft buys Nuance & lots of IPO rumors
By KIM BELLARD A couple years ago I wrote about how healthcare should take customer experience guru Dan Gingiss’s advice: do simple better. Now new research illustrates why this is so hard: when it comes to trying to make improvements, people would rather add than… Read More »To Add is Expected, To Subtract is Design
Covid-19 was a lightning rod for life science deals last year. What investment trends are taking shape in 2021? [Sponsored]
Peter Meath, Co-Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences for Middle Market Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan, is bullish that the momentum will continue, particularly with investment trends focused on pain points amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic, from diagnostics development to supply chain management.
Microsoft will buy up healthcare AI partner Nuance for $19.7 billion. Nuance makes speech-recognition tools for clinical documentation, as well as security tools.
Our Healthcare System Needs More Than Policy Overhaul: It’s Time for Private Sector Innovation to Kick into High Gear for Our Health’s Sake
By SACH JAIN Last year I was heading to a meeting on a Fortune 500 business campus and stumbled upon a bake sale. It was odd to see someone selling cupcakes and breads on the grounds of a major corporation, so I inquired. As it… Read More »Our Healthcare System Needs More Than Policy Overhaul: It’s Time for Private Sector Innovation to Kick into High Gear for Our Health’s Sake
Digital health startup Better Therapeutics plans to go public through a SPAC merger that would value it at $187 million. The company is currently running a pivotal study to see if its app-based program could be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Fitbit is launching a trial to see if its its newest smartwatch could use pulse arrival time to measure blood pressure. Other wearable companies have tried to add wrist-based blood pressure features to their devices, but so far, they have limited accuracy.
Global investment firm KKR plans to acquire a majority stake in health software company Therapy Brands. PSG, a previous investor in the company, will remain a minority shareholder.
If we don’t prioritize solutions now, the healthcare digital divide may present more widespread national and international challenges.
By MATTHEW HOLT Clarify Health has linked (but anonymized) data on about 300m Americans, including their claims, lab, (some) EMR data and their SDOH data. They then use it to help providers, plans and pharma figure out what is going on with their patients, and… Read More »Jean Drouin, Clarify Health, on the new data stack.
Tomorrow we are taking a break from #THCBGang. Don’t worry it’ll be back with a vengeance next week. Instead, Jess DaMassa & I will host a new show “Health Tech Deals” on Clubhouse So please join Jess and me in The Health Care Blog’s room… Read More »Health Tech Deals, on Clubhouse tomorrow (Thursday 8th) at 1 PT/4 ET
Akili Interactive received FDA clearance last year for its game-based digital therapeutic to be used as a treatment for ADHD. Now, the company is testing it to see if it could help people experiencing cognitive dysfunction after Covid-19.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I’m getting my shots soon! On Episode 197, General Catalyst is throwing more money around – $101 million goes to BrightInsight for its digital health insights management platform. SteadyMD raises $25 million bringing its total to $31 million,… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 197 | BrightInsight, SteadyMD, CirrusMD, and Cleo
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Virtual-first primary care company Firefly Health is becoming a health plan! Backed by a $40M Series B, CEO Fay Rotenberg and Executive Chairman Jonathan Bush stop by to explain how they’re providing “half-price healthcare that’s twice as good.” (Or, as… Read More »Firefly Health’s CEO & Exec Chairman on $40M Raise & Becoming a “Bloat-less Kaiser”
We can expect the introduction of novel and groundbreaking technologies that will immensely benefit both the dentists and the patients over the years.
The drugmaker struck a collaboration agreement with Mass General to use its platform for heart failure and asthma management. The health system plans to launch two pilots of the digital health platform.
Nadine Peters, chief legal officer of Cota Healthcare, shares her journey to leadership in health data privacy law and policy recommendations for the Biden Administration on achieving health equity through data use and education.
By KIM BELLARD By the time you read this, Microsoft may have already struck a deal with the messaging service Discord. VentureBeat reported two weeks ago that Discord was in an “exclusive acquisition discussion” with an interested party, for a deal that could reach at… Read More »Some Discord Could Be Good for Health Care
After going public through a SPAC merger last year, SOC Telemed bought acute telemedicine provider Access Physicians for $194 million. The deal is expected to bolster the company’s specialty consults and telemedicine services for hospitals.
Medical payments platform Inbox Health raised $15 million in series A funding. The company works with third-party billing companies to better communicate with patients and make bills clearer.
Digital health startups raised a record-breaking $6.7 billion in the first quarter of 2021. Large funding rounds propelled them past previous months.
The deadline for ONC’s final rule on interoperability and information blocking is upon us. The time is past due for health providers, networks, and vendors to evolve their IT infrastructure — and the cloud really is the only way forward.
Insurance startup Bright Health is reportedly planning to raise up to $1 billion in an IPO that will be launched in the second quarter of 2021. The company, which provides several insurance products as well as an IT platform, could be valued at more than… Read More »Report: Bright Health eyes $1B IPO
The pandemic has upended virtually every industry, and although many of the impacts are undeniably devastating, negative events can also offer opportunities for positive change, by highlighting existing problems and eliminating roadblocks to new solutions.
The two companies plan to open a clinic in Phoenix this fall, and additional locations over the next five years. To start, Tia will offer virtual care services in Phoenix.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH What’s better than being the CEO of one blazing-hot disruptive health tech company that’s raised $450M to build “the internet of healthcare”? How about becoming the CEO of a second company – a new managed Medicaid health plan company –… Read More »The Medicaid Plan of the Future: Sean Lane on Building Circulo on Top of Olive’s AI Platform
With the emergence of smart and connected devices and technologies, CROs and life sciences organizations are able to more easily perform decentralized, virtual clinical trials. Now, industry leaders are on a mission to make the practice of administering decentralized clinical trials the norm.
We’ve only got one $100 million deal today on Health in 2 Point 00 — has the bubble burst? On Episode 196, Jess and I talk about care navigator Rightway raising $100 million – there’s a lot going on with this space, does it make… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 196 | Rightway, AKASA, Viz.ai, AppliedVR, & Harmonize
Anyone who follows me knows that I’ve been questioning whether digital therapeutics are real and more importantly whether the people building and trying to sell them are simply trying to replicate the American drug pricing model–patent, protect, prescribe & price gouge. So who better to… Read More »Digital Therapeutics, Megan & Me!
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I’ve been banned from talking about the Suez Canal by Jess. On Episode 195, we cover Cityblock raising $192 million in a C extension, adding to their $160 million Series C in from December. Crossover Health raises $168… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 195 | Cityblock, Crossover, Redesign Health & Vesta
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Despite nearly 900 employer clients (including big brands like Burger King, Kroger, and DoorDash), a net promoter score of 84, and a new pharmacy benefits management (PBM) program launched mid-pandemic, healthcare navigator startup, Rightway, seems to have come out of… Read More »Meet Rightway: The Little-Know $1.1B Care Navigator PBM Startup That Just Scored $100M
BrightInsight, a startup developing infrastructure to make it easier for companies to make their own health apps, raised $101 million in funding. General Catalyst led the series C round.
Evidation, launched as a research app where people can opt into virtual clinical trials, plans to turn some of those insights into digital health programs. The company recently raised $153 million in new funding.
Earlier this year, AppliedVR shared results of a pivotal study that it plans to submit to the FDA. It received a breakthrough device designation last year to use its VR platform to treat fibromyalgia and lower back pain.
As Amazon starts to roll out its telehealth and pharmacy offerings, most big health systems and insurers don’t yet view it as a threat. But pharmacy benefit managers and vertically integrated payers will be keeping a watchful eye on the company as it starts to… Read More »With telehealth, pharmacy offerings, Amazon starts to encroach on PBMs
By MERLE BUSHKIN I recently asked my Primary Care Physician’s Medical Records Department for copies of my records covering the last eight months during which I had four office visits, five blood draws, and nine brief email exchanges. I should add that my PCP uses… Read More »The Drive To Standardize Records: Progress or Chaos?
After a busy year, at-home testing company Everlywell is growing through two acquisitions. It bought telehealth practice PWNHealth and another at-home lab testing company.
We’re swimming in a pool of money, health tech! Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have over $1 billion and 3 acquisitions in this episode alone. First up is Ro, which just raised $500 million – they’re building quite the big healthcare company;… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 194 | Ro, Appriss, Everlywell & Ginger
In the year since the UK went into its first lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 the country’s health service has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation. The NHS quickly scrambled to reduce face-to-face contact between patients and healthcare professionals, and manage demand for services… Read More »Health tech and digital transformation lessons from the NHS
Ginger, a startup that connects users with mental health coaches and therapists, raised $100 million in funding. The company is shifting to a risk-based model as it expands.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Digital mental health startup Ginger just closed a $100M funding round on the heels of its biggest growth year yet: tripling revenue in 2020, bringing its employer-client count to 500, and expanding to offer its services to more than 30… Read More »Inside Ginger’s $100M Funding & Plans to Scale Value-Based Digital Mental Health Care
By JON BLOOM The rate of adoption for virtual care and remote monitoring solutions has skyrocketed over the last year as access to in-person appointments has been limited, but despite the uptick, we’re still drastically underutilizing their potential. These solutions often focus on treating a… Read More »Maximizing the Long Term Value of Virtual Care
Ro, a direct-to-consumer health startup, recently raised a $500 million funding round. It plans to use the funds to expand into at-home diagnostics and care.
A new digital health company — spun out from Providence’s Digital Innovation Group — has raised $20 million in its first funding round. The company offers a platform that aims to help providers coordinate and manage digital care services.
On Episode 193 of Health in 2 Point 00, we have another huge day! We catch up on Amazon’s telehealth news before covering more massive deals. Evidation gets $153 million, bringing their total to a whopping $259 million and Komodo Health gets $220 million, bringing… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 193 | Evidation, Komodo Health, Bigfoot Biomedical & Glooko
The emergence of new approaches to the coordination and delivery of behavioral health services is long overdue. Evaluating their impact on some of the most complex and interconnected areas of medicine will require time and work.
By KIM BELLARD Nanoparticles are everywhere! By that I mean, of course, that there seems to be a lot of news about them lately, particularly in regard to health and healthcare. But, of course, literally they could be anywhere and everywhere, which helps account for… Read More »Nanoparticles On My Mind
Private equity firm Accelmed recently closed an oversubscribed, $400 million fund. The firm primarily invests in health-tech startups, such as its recent investment in medication adherence company MedMinder.
Komodo, a data analytics startup building out information on patient encounters and outcomes, raised $220 million in funding. It plans to use the funds to build out its platform and further integrate it in users’ workflows.
It may seem intuitive to avoid telehealth or remote care to avoid increased liability and malpractice exposure. But remote behavioral health assessment tools, real-time data-driven insights, and adaptive treatment plans are actually the things that protect clinicians from civil liability in instances of patient suicide.
Automation expands the capacity of care teams, allowing providers to accomplish more with less. As a result, automation can offer an unbiased and personalized mechanism to reach patients in the manner that best suits them.
Reflecting on lessons learned from the pandemic, healthcare leaders pointed to the lack of coordination and glaring health disparities that hampered the U.S. pandemic response. Going forward, they hope to see future change in the healthcare system.
Viz.AI, a San Francisco-based care coordination startup, raised $71 million in series C funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out its platform beyond coordinating care for stroke.
With widespread vaccine shortages alongside continuing deaths from Covid-19, we must act now to leverage existing technology in order to improve the distribution process.
Livongo Founder Glen Tullman is leading a new healthcare venture. Called Transcarent, the patient navigation platform strikes risk-sharing agreements with employers.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re back with more deals as promised for our post St-Patty’s episode. On Episode 192, Jess and I have lots to chat about because Glen Tullman is back—he becomes the CEO of Transcarent, a new company which is… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 192 | Happify, 100Plus, Health Recovery Solutions—& Glen Tullman is back
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH As if one consumer digital health company with an $18.5B exit wasn’t enough, Livongo founder Glen Tullman has decided to give the transformation of healthcare another go – this time as Executive Chairman & CEO of Transcarent. Matthew Holt and… Read More »Glen Tullman’s Return to Digital Health: In-Depth Chat on New CEO Role at Transcarent
Amazon is rolling out a telehealth service for other companies to offer as an employee benefit. But scale alone will not help it to unseat well-known telehealth brands in an increasingly competitive space.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and to top off your green beer we’ve got plenty of green money. First up on Episode 191, the news we’ve been waiting for: Doctor on Demand and Grand Rounds merge. No SPAC here,… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 191 | Doctor on Demand & Grand Rounds merge, plus more staggering deals
by MATTHEW HOLT Happify Health is a online mental health company that is focused almost exclusively on scaling care by offering self-service tech solutions across the patient journey. After R&D starting in 2012, they’ve been scaling since 2017 and now are working with large employers… Read More »Ofer Leidner, Happify Health
Happify Health, a startup building digital health tools, raised $73 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out more specialized solutions for health plans and pharma companies.
In another big tie-up between a telehealth and digital health company, Grand Rounds and Doctor on Demand reached a merger agreement. Grand Rounds CEO Owen Tripp will serve as CEO of the combined business.
Unite Us, a New York-based technology company that makes coordination of care software, passed a $1.6 billion valuation. It build networks with local providers and works to connect members with community resources.
By KIM BELLARD As neither a gamer nor the parent of a gamer, I’ve been proud that I’ve stayed even mildly in touch with the cultural phenomenon that gaming is. I’ve written about, for example, the Metaverse, Fortnight, and e-sports. Still, I somehow managed to… Read More »Roblox and Healthcare’s Metaverse
VitalConnect’s CEO Peter Van Haur believes his company’s product not only does a great job in real time cardiac remote monitoring but also has something larger competitors lack: the ability to monitor other vital signs
Digital health startup Cognoa shared results of a Phase 2 trial of its device, intended to treat Alzheimer’s disease using gamma frequency light and sound. Based on the results, it plans to launch a pivotal study of the treatment.
Covid-19 will continue to illuminate the behavioral health crisis, but effective use of digital solutions can drive clinical innovation and expand access to care.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, primary care appears to have jumped the shark because there is a deal in this episode in which the investors on the round are probably Jess’s favorite group of investors ever. Forward Health raises $225 million in a… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 190 | Forward Health, Cedar, & Babylon
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Oh Baby! Connected digital nursery startup, Owlet Baby Care, just announced their SPAC IPO and intention to take their infant smart sock from baby monitor to FDA-approved medical device. I talk with Owlet’s co-founder & CEO, Kurt Workman, to find… Read More »Inside Owlet’s SPAC IPO: From Smart Sock Baby Monitor to Data-Driven Pediatric Healthcare Co
The days of the primary care provider (PCP) acting as a gatekeeper to care for Millennials are gone. Some 85% of previous generations elected a PCP, while 45% of 18 to 29-year-olds and 28% of 30 to 49 year-olds have no primary care provider
Forward, a concierge primary care startup, raised $225 million in funding. The San Francisco-based company plans to use the funds to expand to additional markets.
Microsoft’s latest eBook offers a look at how technology can help organizations meet patients’ changing expectations and provide personalized care.
Fast growing UK telehealth provider Babylon Health bought a California-based practice as it looks to expand in the U.S. The company has several large contracts, including one to provide telehealth services to the U.K’s National Health Service.
PatientPoint is combining with Outcome Health, which experienced a swift and sharp downfall after its former executives defrauded its clients. Together, they will form a new patient engagement company called PatientPoint Health Technologies that could be valued at $600 million.
The digital physical therapy company acquired a startup making a small, adhesive device that use electrical pulses for pain treatment.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re wishing Jess a happy belated birthday! On Episode 189, Jess asks me about DispatchHealth raising a massive $200 million Series D, bringing their total up to $403 million, providing in-home urgent care. TytoCare raises another $50 million… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 189 | DispatchHealth, TytoCare and Highmark Health
By KIM BELLARD I must admit, after I wrote about digital currency last week, I did not expect to be writing about crypto anytime soon. Then I heard about “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs) and got a sense of the hype they were causing — how I… Read More »Your Health Data May Be a NFT
By MATTHEW HOLT Kelsey Mellard is CEO of Sitka, one of the emerging companies that’s providing specialty consults online to primary care docs. They’ve been building a specialty care network that can be accessed by asynchronous video, slightly different to some of their competition. Most… Read More »Kelsey Mellard, CEO Sitka
After Livongo sold to Teladoc last year, the company’s former president, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, is starting a new chapter on Cityblock’s board of directors. In an interview with MedCity News, she shared more about why she joined Cityblock and lessons learned during her time at… Read More »Top digital health exec’s advice to startups: Once you think you “know” you’ve lost the game
While 2020 incited widespread adoption of video-based consultations, the healthcare ecosystem is now presented with a new mandate of delivering virtual care at scale. Fortunately, there are some companies up to the task.
A group of healthcare stakeholders — Amazon Care, Intermountain Healthcare and Ascension, to name a few — has created an alliance to advocate for home-based care services through policy changes.
A new startup has entered the highly competitive insurtech market — with $50 million in new funds. Circulo, co-founded by Olive CEO Sean Lane, is a Medicaid managed care company that plans to build a platform to improve care delivery and member experience.
In an interview, BrightInsight Co-founder and CEO Kal Patel, MD, offered a preview of the report, The Role of Digital Health in Immuno-oncology Therapy Development and Adoption.
Just as Amazon leverages machine learning to develop valuable insights into consumer purchasing behavior in real time, healthcare organizations can strengthen their ability to reduce costs of care and eliminate waste and abuse with this type of intelligence.
By KIM BELLARD To healthcare organizations, digital currency is the thing you’re forced to deal with when your systems are held for ransomware. To the rest of the world, it’s increasingly starting to look like the future. Tesla caused somewhat of a stir last month… Read More »Wanna Buy Some Bitcoin
Two founders started Oula, a maternity care startup that combines virtual and in-person care. They began seeing patients virtually in December and opened an in-person clinic on Tuesday.
Verily become part of a six-year collaboration between Google Cloud and Highmark Health. A big part of the partnership will be Verily’s platform for managing chronic conditions, Onduo.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we cheat a little bit and go overtime. On Episode 188, Jess asks me about MDLive getting acquired by Cigna’s Evernorth division, Devoted raising a whopping $380 million, Medisafe getting $30 million in a round led by Sanofi,… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 188 | MDLive, Devoted Health, Medisafe, January AI
By MICHAEL MILLENSON What kind of health care organization would let a 10-year-old child make an instructional video for patients? And what might that decision teach health tech companies trying to gain the trust of consumers? I found myself pondering those questions while listening to… Read More »Can You Trust Digital Health Firms To Trust You?
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is partnering with Click Therapeutics to launch a remote clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms.
After a year of record growth, Teladoc set expectations for limited growth in its paid memberships and visits in 2021. But the company still sees long-term opportunities with a primary care pilot it is launching and its acquisition of Livongo.
Gamification is being hailed as a promising tool within the digital mental health industry. But should the same tactics that are fueling our online addiction become the standard for driving engagement with solutions that are designed to improve our mental health?
More healthcare startups are choosing to go public through mergers with special-purpose acquisition companies— publicly-traded shell companies created with the purpose of taking a private company public. But as more SPACs search for targets, and company valuations grow, will the SPAC bubble burst?
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Symptom checker startup Buoy Health’s $37.5M Series C caught a lot of attention among health tech market watchers because of the collaborative support the funding round garnered from health plans. THREE payor orgs – UnitedHealth’s Optum, Humana, and Cigna –… Read More »Buoy Health Wins Over Three Health Plans, Turns Symptom Checking into Patient Decision-Making
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess makes me pronounce some impossible words while we cover lots of funding deals. Redox has raised $45 million in a Series D, bringing their total up to $95 million. Nanit, another baby monitoring company, raises $25 million… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 187 | Redox, Nanit, Innovacer & MindMed
Digital health startup AppliedVR shared results from a pivotal study of its platform for lower back pain relief. The company plans to submit the results to the FDA in the next year.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “Telehealth has a much bigger role to play than just carrying out transactions,” says Amwell’s President & CEO, Roy Schoenberg, who joins Jess DaMassa for a sweeping philosophical discussion about how telehealth’s role will continue to evolve through the covid19… Read More »Amwell’s CEO Roy Schoenberg on Telehealth as “Healthcare Infrastructure”
After Google struck a controversial partnership with Ascension to build a searchable health record, the companies are now launching an expanded clinical pilot of the tool. Now, about 250 clinicians will be able to use it.
A randomized, controlled study published in JAMA Open found that patients who engaged in a virtual physical therapy program saw a greater reduction in knee pain than those who continued with their usual care plan at home. However, the study was not blinded, which could… Read More »Study finds promise in digital programs for treating knee pain
Insurance startup Oscar Health plans to price its IPO between $32 and $34 per share. The New York-based startup plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “OSCR.”
IBM is reportedly looking to sell its Watson Health business. If true, it would be another stumble in a much-hyped healthcare project by a technology company.
The health system and tech giant are more than a year into their 10-year collaboration. As their partnership evolves, the organizations are looking to create an “AI factory” — an assembly line of AI solutions that are developed at scale and incorporated into clinical workflows.
With a number of testing or vaccine pass apps being developed, Apple said it will only accept ones that are being developed in conjunction with test kit manufacturers, laboratories, healthcare providers or other entities recognized by public health authorities.
On Episode 185, Jess has beat us to an interview on WTF Health before we cover it here on Health in 2 Point 00 – Modern Health raised $74 million in a Series D, so how does this compare to other mental health and wellness… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 185 | Modern Health, Owlet, & Mymee
Digital primary care startup 98point6 is adding digital mental health services to its app. The company added text-based visits with a therapist or behavioral health coach to its platform.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Chronic disease prevention is often lumped into chronic disease management – but should it be? Aren’t there different nuances to preventing diseases than to treat them? Making the case that healthcare’s “primary prevention” businesses deserve their own category is the… Read More »The Habit Change Provider? Newtopia & the Case for a New Category of Healthcare Provider
By KIM BELLARD With all that has been going on, I’ve been remiss in reflecting on General Motor’s big announcement a couple weeks ago: it is going to have an all electric, zero emissions fleet of “light duty” vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickups) by 2035, and… Read More »Health Care Needs Its Mary Barra
A physician started a business to eliminate long appointment wait times. But when the pandemic hit, she found a new use for it in helping keep patients out of busy waiting rooms.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Digital mental health startup Modern Health just closed a $74M Series D, bringing their funding total to $170M, and earning the company a $1.17B valuation that makes it the FASTEST-EVER female-founded company to hit unicorn status. CEO Alyson Watson explains… Read More »Modern Health’s CEO on Becoming Digital Mental Health’s Latest Unicorn
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are back to cover more fun(draising) deals. First, Zocdoc raises $150 million and Jess asks me what’s going on with this old-school appointment scheduler? RapidSOS raises $85 million, bringing their total up to $220 in… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 184 | Zocdoc, RapidSOS, Capital Rx and Equip
Dexcom launched its first venture fund. The company, which makes continuous glucose monitors, plans to invest in glucose sensing technologies and metabolic monitoring.
Through a new collaboration, Humana’s Employer Group members will gain access to IBM Watson Health’s AI-powered digital assistant. The chatbot will provide information on member benefits, claims, referrals and cost estimates for medical services.
Digital health startup Sharecare plans to go public through a merger with a blank-check company created by Alan Mnuchin. The deal will value the company at $3.9 billion.
Zocdoc, which had built its business as an online scheduling platform for doctors, quickly pivoted at the beginning of the pandemic to offer telehealth visits. The company recently raised $150 million from Francisco Partners.
Signify Health, a company that provides services for value-based care programs, went public on Thursday in an upsized IPO. The company’s stock began trading at $24 per share, above its expected range of $20 to $21 per share.
Insightin Health aims to help payers retain and engage their members via its proprietary platform. The funding round was co-led by the Blue Venture Fund, a collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Sandbox.
Nuance Communications acquired Saykara, a startup building a medical AI voice assistant to help with charting and other administrative tasks. The deal is expected to build on Nuance’s speech recognition tools for physicians.
Most benefits executives plan to use remote patient monitoring more in the future, according to a survey from Employer Health Innovation Roundtable and Hello Heart.
A recent study published in Nature found that an algorithm was able to detect causes of knee pain not seen by a radiologist, helping account for racial disparities in knee pain. But in other cases, algorithms can further disparities, allocating clinical resources in ways that… Read More »When algorithms help — and when they hurt
Verily’s virtual diabetes platform, Onduo, is expanding to support additional conditions and languages, Onduo’s CEO Vindell Washington shared. How will the company differentiate itself among a growing number of multi-condition platforms, such as Livongo and Omada?
The payer is expanding access to Freespria’s digital device that aims to eliminate or reduce symptoms of panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. The expansion will give Highmark’s managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members access to the device as well as to telehealth coaching on… Read More »Highmark expands access to device that helps manage panic, PTSD symptoms
Every patient who could benefit should be armed with the sophisticated and validated technologies currently available to monitor key biometrics at home to alert patients and their clinicians of abnormalities and opportunities for early intervention.
As the use of technology proliferates during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns rise about privacy and health data security. Congressional Democrats have proposed new legislation that would protect individuals’ data rights amid the public health crisis.
Direct-to-consumer health startup Ro is reportedly in talks go public through a merger with a blank-check company, according to a report by Reuters.
Few people question whether care delivery will continue to migrate out of the hospital into new settings such as the home. The better question is, what services – specifically – will migrate to the home, and what innovations are necessary to support these migrations?
Mental health startup Lyra Health raised $187 million in funding, giving it a post-money valuation of about $2.3 billion. The company also struck a partnership with EAP-provider ICAS, which would expand its mental health benefit to employees in other countries.
Sharecare, a digital health startup created by Web MD founder Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is reportedly in talks to go public through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. It also recently acquired startup Doc.ai.
Digital health startup DarioHealth bought musculoskeletal startup Upright for $31 million. The company makes adhesive devices users can stick to their back to track their posture.
For digital health entrepreneurs to truly seize the moment, the focus has to be on developing an exceptional go-to-market engine, alongside those transformative products.
Data analytics startup Verana Health struck a partnership with Janssen Research & Development. They’ll focus on exploring better treatments for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema.
A group of stakeholders recommended developing reimbursement mechanisms and standards frameworks to help improve uptake of digital mental health tools in the U.S.
The new startup unicorn’s insurance product enables members to shop for medical services and pay directly for care. The company raised $125 million in a recent funding round, boosting its valuation, which it will use to increase its footprint and launch new products.
Covid-19 showed that pharma companies can be nimble and implement changes that prevent processes from weighing down on operations. But which of these operational and strategic changes will stand the test of time and make this year and the future bright for the industry?
From telehealth to digital trials, customer engagement to healthcare data, Healthware Group outlines the key trends that are expected to shake up digital health this year. Well, it goes without saying, COVID-19 has resulted in a rapid adoption of digital technologies across all industries, most… Read More »What we’re expecting in 2021, and beyond…
As states begin to roll out vaccines to the broader public, Google will make it easier for people to find out when they are eligible and where they can get a vaccine. The effort is part of a broader push, including $150 million in grants… Read More »Searching for vaccine information? Google wants to make it easier to find
Hillrom will buy Bardy Diagnostics, a startup that makes a wearable ECG patch, for $375 million in cash.
Boston Scientific will acquire remote cardiac monitoring company Preventice for $925 million in cash and up to $300 million in milestone payments. The deal is expected to close in mid-2021.
The Pennsylvania-based insurer is offering members using its small group products access to the NeuroFlow app, which provides self-guided activities to combat mental health issues.
Signify Health, a startup that provides in-home healthcare services and value=based payment programs, filed early paperwork for an IPO. The company plans to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SGFY.”
The company partners with independent practices, health centers and clinics to establish primary care-focused accountable care organizations.
K Health raised $132 million in funding, which it plans to use to expand its platform into pediatric patients. The company has built a symptom-checker app and lets patients text a primary care physician for an additional fee.
Paige, a New York-based computational pathology startup, raised $100 million in a series C funding round. The company develops clinical decision support algorithms for oncology.
The digital therapy provider plans to go public through a blank-check acquisition by Hudson Executive Capital. The deal would value Talkspace at $1.4 billion and provide $250 million in capital.
A group of organizations have come together to work on a solution that will provide digital access to Covid-19 vaccination records. As the country eyes a challenging transition to the new normal, a verifiable vaccine record will be necessary to ensure individual and community safety.
Google announced it had closed its planned acquisition of Fitbit on Thursday, even thought the deal is still being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
EtectRx, which makes wireless sensors embedded in medications, struck a partner with Pear Therapeutics. The companies hope to build products together combining medication adherence data with digital therapeutics.
Medicine will never progress without technology—there’s no denying that. But for the foreseeable future, human interaction remains an instrumental part of the healthcare experience.
Flo, a popular period-tracking app, reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that it misled users about how their health information would be shared. As part of the settlement, the startup is required to conduct an independent review of its privacy practices.
Despite concerns over broadband access and reimbursement, telehealth still brings many opportunities to care for patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid, panelists said at CES.
Roughly a third of adults had a telehealth visit in the first 6 months of the pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by the Urban Institute. But not everyone who wanted a telehealth visit was able to access it, leaving some adults with unmet… Read More »Patients report unmet care needs despite rising telehealth use
Jonathan Siddharth, co-founder and CEO of Turing, talks about how the company provides access to a global pool of 170,000 talented software engineers in more than 50 countries to support the healthcare industry and other sectors.
In an increasingly crowded landscape, digital health startups must figure out what sets them apart. Three startup leaders shared what differentiates their companies from the competition at this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
Biogen plans to launch a virtual study with Apple this year to identify early signs of mild cognitive impairment. The study is expected to launch in the second half of 2021.
The next chapter of value-based care should measure engagement like our lives depend on it. We should unleash the power and convenience of digital tools to move the needle on value-based care.
The Missouri-based payer is expanding its partnership with the technology company to offer an incentive and rewards program for its Affordable Care Act members in an effort to increase engagement.
By JEFF GOLDSMITH As John Glaser argued a recent piece in Harvard Business Review, many health care executives seem have been blinded by the shiny object that is digital health. Forgive us for a powerful feeling of déjà vu. Since the last major digital innovation… Read More »Digital Health: Avoiding a Second TechLash!
Hinge Health, a startup offering virtual physical therapy, recently raised $300 million in funding. The company now has a value of more than $3 billion, the company confirmed.
Healthcare technology companies raised a record of $15.3 billion in 2020, according to a report from Silicon Valley Bank. For the first time, digital health companies surpassed biopharma for the number of deals.
Insurgents have stormed the Capitol and we’re still here to talk about health tech deals. On Episode 176, Jess and I discuss Optum acquiring Change Healthcare in a $13.5 billion deal, bringing it back to Jess’s interview with CEO Neil Crescenzo bout what Change Healthcare… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 176 | Optum acquires Change & deals for Hinge, Liva, and Metronom
In this webinar on Feb. 10,healthcare experts from Desert Oasis Healthcare and iRhythm Technologies will discuss how Zio monitors, designed to be worn for longer duration than holter monitors, represent a new standard of care in remote cardiac monitoring.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I chat about Haven finally closing its doors. On Episode 175, we cover Color raising $167 million growing fast as the major COVID tester in the Bay Area and 23andMe scoring $82.5 million. RapidSOS quietly raised… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 175 | Haven, Color, RapidSOS & more
By MIKE MAGEE Can you wrestle a collusive, private, profiteering Medical-Industrial Complex to the ground by throwing more private entrepreneurs at it? Apparently not. The very public collapse of Haven – the widely heralded health joint venture of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase… Read More »No Safe Haven to be Found!
By KIM BELLARD Google’s corporate motto – written in its original Code of Conduct — was once “Don’t be evil.” That softened over time; Alphabet changed it to “Do the right thing” in 2015, although Google itself retained the slogan until early 2018. Some Alphabet… Read More »Health Care: Don’t Be Evil
The company, which got started in genomic testing, has quickly expanded its services to include providing Covid-19 testing at businesses and universities. With the new funding, it plans to build infrastructure for more preventive health services.
By KIM BELLARD 2020 is almost over; thank goodness. It has been one of the strangest, and longest, years most of us have ever endured. We’ve all probably known someone who contracted COVID-19; many of us have had lost loved ones from it. Most of… Read More »Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2030
The Tencent-backed company, which offers a community for clinicians in China and consumer-facing information, raised $500 million in funding.
By ZEESHAN SYED Tens of millions of Americans rely on consumer experience apps to help them find the best new restaurant or the right hairdresser. But while relying on customer opinion might make sense for figuring out where to get dinner tonight, when it comes… Read More »Need to Choose a Doctor? What Does AI Think About the Choices?
The insurer picked digital health startup Vida to offer a virtual diabetes management program for Medicaid patients in Kentucky.
A Bass Berry & Sims-hosted panel looks back at 2020 and forward to 2021.
After European regulators signed off on the deal, Australian regulators rejected a proposal by Google to assuage concerns about its proposed acquisition of Fitbit. They will continue their investigation of the merger through the end of March.
EverCommerce, a provider of solutions for businesses in the service sector, has added Updox to its roster of health services companies. Updox offers a variety of virtual care, patient engagement and office productivity solutions.
Remote monitoring startup BioIntelliSense and Royal Phillips received $2.8 million to test BioIntelliSense’s device for the early detection of Covid-19 symptoms. The startup received FDA clearance for its small, adhesive monitoring device last year.
Covid-19 provided everyone with a rare example of why it is so vital to communicate end-of-life wishes in a clear and easily accessible way.
In a study that tested eight symptom checkers against seven primary care providers, physicians still outperformed the apps. But between them, there was wide variation in the apps’ accuracy and safety, as well as the conditions they could assess.
In addition to human empathy, we are also seeing a new “digital compassion” emerging as healthcare providers work to support patients in need during this uncertain time. Showing this kind of compassion has become easier as technology becomes more advanced and patient-centric in response to… Read More »Catching up on care post Covid-19 requires ‘digital compassion’
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Arguably 2020’s hottest health tech startup, Olive (olive.ai) closed THREE funding rounds this year, totaling $450M and valuing the company at $1.5B. Backed by a “who’s who” of technology, healthcare, and health tech venture capital, Sean Lane, CEO, clues us… Read More »Olive CEO Sean Lane on 2020’s Big Numbers: 3 Funding Rounds, $450M, & a 5-Point Plan for the Future
Alphabet and other investors poured $700 million in funding into Verily last week. The company, which is Alphabet’s life sciences subsidiary, plans to pour some of the funds into supporting Covid-19 vaccine studies and programs for businesses.
The insurer, which also owns Allegheny Health Network, struck a six-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud, which includes building out a new platform to help better manage patient care.
By KIM BELLARD I’ve never seen The Mandalorian. I don’t have Disney+. But I know who Baby Yoda is, and I’m pretty sure Disney is counting on that. Hollywood, in case you haven’t been paying attention, is going through some radical changes. There may be… Read More »Streaming, Baby Yoda, and Healthcare
The managed care company picked six mental health apps that it made available to its members over the past two years. It recently published a paper showing patients were more likely to download or use digital health tools when referred by a physician.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess has me weigh in on Cityblock Health’s big raise of $160 million bringing their total up to 300 million to improve health for low-income patients. On Episode 174, Elation, which is Cityblock’s EMR as well as that… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 174 | Cityblock, Elation, Modern Health, LeanTaaS & Well
By MIKE MAGEE Health reporting this week is rightly dominated by the challenging worldwide distribution of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19. Bringing the virus to bay is job #1, not only to preserve human life but also our global economy. But this week, on the… Read More »The Pathway to Health Leads Through Clean Energy Technology
As New Technology Add-On Payments are approved by CMS, startups lay claim to code. The question is, does this code apply to everyone who wants it?
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Last December, Express Scripts — now a part of Evernorth — became the first PBM to go to market with a digital health formulary. Basically, adapting the vetting, organizing, and pricing functions of a traditional medication formulary to the digital… Read More »The Evernorth Digital Health Formulary & the Disruption of the Digital Health Payment Model
By implementing a standardized, automated, and modernized set of processes to manage critical enrollment information across multiple lines of business, plans have greater potential to expand member footprint, enter new markets and drive competitive differentiation.
After a banner year for digital health, characterized by record adoption and investment, what will come next? Partners with Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures shared their predictions for 2021.
In medicine, we’re getting real-time experience with what many believed was an inevitable but potentially […]
By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER Anyone who has read my blog or tweets before has probably seen that I have issues with some of the common methods used to analyse the performance of medical machine learning models. In particular, the most commonly reported metrics we use (sensitivity,… Read More »Docs are ROCs: a simple fix for a “methodologically indefensible” practice in medical AI studies
Xealth and Cerner had been working together after the health IT vendor invested in Xealth earlier this year. The companies brought on Banner Health as their first client.
CityBlock Health, a startup focusing on providing care to Medicaid and dual-eligible patients, raised $160 million in funding. The Alphabet-spinout plans to use the funds to reach more patients and build out its digital care offerings.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Bayer G4A, the global life science company’s digital health innovation arm, held their splashy “Agents of Change” event last month to not only introduce their latest cohort of health tech partners, but to also demonstrate the pharma co’s commitment to… Read More »Bayer G4A Agents of Change: Watch the Panels, Meet the Co’s that Got Deals
Google rolled out a Health Studies app, a rival to Apple’s research app. To start, it will offer a study on respiratory illness in conjunction with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.
SoftBank’s second Vision Fund led the recent funding round. Pear plans to use it to accelerate reimbursement coverage for its three FDA-cleared products.
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By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Food-as-Medicine startup, Epicured, looks and acts a lot like the consumer meal delivery startups booming during this pandemic (think Freshly, which was just acquired by Nestle for $1.5B) but with one important difference: all the meals are based on diets… Read More »Michelin Star Medicine: Food Start-Up Epicured Delivers Meals for GI & Chronic Condition Care
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’ve got quite a diverse set of companies to cover. MedArrive, which is Dan Trigub’s company – the former CEO of Uber Health – raises $4.5 million. Jess also asks me about PointClickCare acquiring Collective Medical, connecting data… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 172 | MedArrive, PointClickCare, Consejo Sano & FOLX Health
Tom Stanis, Verily’s co-founder and former head of software, left the Alphabet subsidiary in February to found a new healthcare startup. Called Story Health, his new startup is focused on providing care in the gaps between specialty visits.
By MATTHEW HOLT I was a little surprised to find out that PointClickCare, a Canadian-based EMR that has a big market share in SNFs and long term care was buying Collective Medical, a Utah-based interoperability-sniffer (that’s a term I just made up). Collective specializes in… Read More »PointClickCare buys Collective Medical
By KIM BELLARD Those of us of a certain age well remember the 1987 ad campaign from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. It equated frying an egg to what drugs did to our brains. The ad certainly impacted awareness, but it is less clear… Read More »This is Your Brain on Microwaves
Last week, CNBC health tech journalist Christina Farr, who has a steady and engaged following […]
Interactive, cloud-based video games are designed to tackle pharma’s current challenge: engaging doctors virtually during a pandemic. But the tools are likely to outlive the circumstances in which they were born.
As part of our conferences and to augment panel discussions and presentations, we are launching MedCity News: Spotlight to use video to tell the story of important companies, executives and healthcare initiatives.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have a huge IPO coming up – JD Health, a Chinese company which has a valuation of $28 billion, could raise up to $4 billion in its upcoming IPO. On Episode 171, Jess asks me about Everlywell… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 171 | Massive deals & a massive IPO
It is time to make it our collective mission to bring data automation to patient recruiting for clinical trials and not wait for a resolution of the pandemic to manage clinical trial disruption.
New interoperability rules hold promise in making it easier for patients to access and share their health data. But there’s still a long way to go to make a health records turnkey.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess & I are together in Marin County before Jess sets off! On Episode 170, Jess asks me about Olive raising $225 million following a recent raise as well, WithMe Health closing a $20 million Series B, Andor… Read More »#Healthin2Point00 Episode 170 | Olive, WithMe, Andor & more
On November 19, 2020 Catalyst @ Health 2.0 hosted the finals of the RWJF Emergency Response Challenges, one for tools for the General Public and the other for the Health System. The promise of the tools that have been built as part of these challenges… Read More »RWJF Emergency Response Challenges Video
By KIM BELLARD Perhaps you read about, or were directly impacted by, the massive, multi-hour Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage last week. Ironically, AWS’s effort to add capacity triggered the outage, although apparently was not the root cause. It’s no surprise that AWS sought to… Read More »Healthcare on the Edge
Healthcare agency, consultancy and digital health group, Healthware, has announced the acquisition of Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. Healthware strengthens its geographical coverage with the creation of a hub dedicated to the Nordics and Baltics region The deal combines Healthware’s consulting,… Read More »Healthware Group announces acquisition of Make Helsinki
In Europe, three major categories of care currently being aided by digital tools: distance diagnoses, internal communications, and external collaborations.
The Covid-19 pandemic is altering behavior and fueling demand for remote technologies in clinical trials with Medable, a company in the clinical trial software space, looking to capitalize.
Investments are expected to decline at the end of 2020 after digital health saw record highs last quarter, according to early data from CBInsights.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, It’s a whacky SPACy world, as a new SPAC rolls “UpHealth” and has me singing Bob Marley, meanwhile there’s $91m for remote clinical trial software player Medable, $76m more for Spring Health joining the throng of mental health… Read More »#Healthin2Point 00, Episode 169 | They’re real and they’re SPACtacular!