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By Laura Lovett March 6, 2019
This afternoon senior-focused EHR and health software company PointClickCare Technologies announced that it has acquired post-acute care management company QuickMar.  As part of the deal, PointClick Care will control QuickMar’s signature product, the CareSuite Manager. The system includes an EHR and electronic medication administration record (eMAR) that is targeted at post-acute care centers....
By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2019
Tasso, a Seattle-based startup working on bringing blood testing to the home via a wearable patch-like device, has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Vertical Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from TechStars and Cedars Sinai. This is the first major VC round for the company, but it has previously been supported by $13.1 million in grant funding from DARPA, NIH,...
By Dave Muoio March 4, 2019
The fourth quarter of 2018 was a good one for Fitbit, with CEO James Park sharing news last week of the the device maker’s first year-over-year increase in sold devices since 2016. The company’s latest investor call touched upon many familiar themes, such as the shift from fitness trackers to smartwatches, but also suggests that Fitbit is viewing its health-focused services as an increasingly...
By Jonah Comstock February 28, 2019
Dexcom held its Q4 2018 earnings call last week, reporting an overall very strong year, but also announcing outsourcing plans that will likely lead to layoffs in the US. The company broke $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018, CEO Kevin Sayer said on the call, while increasing adoption, especially in Medicare and international markets, both of which are new to the company. And the company has set...

Nutrimedy's Director of Nutrition Services and Engagement Mallory Franklin. Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific.

By Dave Muoio February 28, 2019
Patient engagement and purposeful data implementation were common discussion points during the finals of a digital health pitch competition held last night inside Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts offices. First kicked off in October, the fourth annual Connected Patient Challenge — cosponsored by Boston Scientific and the tech giant — featured six startup finalists whose offerings were...
By Dave Muoio February 28, 2019
Rightway Healthcare, a provider of patient-facing care navigation tools for employee populations, has raised $8 million in Series A financing. Support came from unnamed backers new and old, with individual investor Jonathan Locker joining the company’s board. What they do Founded in 2017, Rightway Health develops a smartphone and web service that helps employees understand and utilize the health...
By Jonah Comstock February 27, 2019
Guidewell Connect, a consumer engagement company that shares a parent company (Guidewell) with health insurer Florida Blue, has acquired Onlife Health, a health and wellness technology platform, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Cambia Health Solutions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Onlife offers member engagement services that include wellness and chronic condition...
By Dave Muoio February 27, 2019
Healthcare software and services company WellSky (previously known as Mediware) announced yesterday the acquisition of Health Care Software (HCS), which specializes in clinical and financial software for long-term care settings. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Although HCS will keep its New Jersey office and continue operations, the company will gradually transition into the WellSky...
By Laura Lovett February 27, 2019
Looking to the emergency medicine space, this morning interoperable health IT company Medsphere Systems Corporation announced that it is set to acquire Wellsoft, a company that specializes in ED information systems.  As part of the deal Medsphere will be acquiring Wellsoft’s signature product, the Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS), which is targeted at improving workflow in EDs and...
By Laura Lovett February 27, 2019
This morning primary care and insurance navigation platform Eden announced a $10 million Series A funding round led by Greycroft, with participation from PJC, 645 Ventures, Max Ventures, Convene, Aspect Ventures and Brand Foundry.  What they do  The company focuses on providing primary care and insurance navigation directly to employers.  “When we were launching the company the intention was to...