Dave Muoio

October 15, 2018
Apple has partnered with Zimmer Biomet to enroll 10,000 US knee and hip replacement surgery patients in a new trial involving the Apple Watch and a specialized app called mymobility, CNBC reports. The app includes educational tools and videos that will assist patients throughout their surgery experience, while the watch will allow for activity and heart rate tracking that can be shared with the...
October 12, 2018
The challenges of new technology adoption loom across every industry, and healthcare is by no means an exception. Between its risk-adverse culture, worn out workforce, and heavy value placed on establishing human connections, it’s little surprise that many technologies which could potentially isolate patients or introduce unnecessary tasks would be met with some resistance. “One of the hardest...
October 11, 2018
Optina Diagnostics, a Montreal-based company that uses spectral retinal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for early Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has raised $4 million in seed funding. Zoic Capital led the round with participation from Desjardins Capital, DigitalDx Ventures, Pallasite Ventures, Barney Pell, Barney Pell's AngelList Syndicate, Advisors.fund and Hike...
October 11, 2018
Pfizer recently detailed a number of C-suite shakeups coming in the wake of its incoming CEO Albert Bourla. Perhaps most relevant to Mobi readers is the appointment of the company's first chief digital and technology officer, Lidia Fonseca. Currently the CIO and SVP at Quest Diagnostics, Fonseca has also held tenure at the Laboratory Corporation of America, Synarc Incorporated and Philips...
Doctor using a medical imaging device.
October 11, 2018
Between high-profile hacks and hospitals’ growing dependency on connected medical devices, cybersecurity is as relevant to healthcare as it’s ever been. And while providers and device manufacturers are rightfully making protection a priority for newly developed or purchased medical devices, older legacy devices pose the greatest security risk to healthcare organizations. "There are any number of...
October 10, 2018
Last week FibriCheck announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its app, which uses a smartphone’s camera and artificial intelligence to monitor for heart rhythm disorders. With this, the Belgian company expects to bring its product to the US market sometime in 2019. To identify atrial fibrillation, FibriCheck monitors the user's heart rhythm via photoplethysmography. From there, an...
October 9, 2018
Many physicians of various ages and geographic locations are turning to online medical consultation tools as an additional resource when providing care, according to a recent investigation published in npj Digital Medicine. Conducted jointly by the Scripps Research Institute and WebMD, the study found that 310,563 unique physicians had used WebMD’s Medscape Consult — an online, free-to-use...
October 9, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise backed the American Medical Association, announced today the launch of its second spin out company. Called First Mile Care, the new entity will use its $2 million in seed funding to build a scalable platform for connecting people with prediabetes to coaches and demographic-appropriate behavior change guidance. First Mile Care’s platform is being...
October 8, 2018
Forward Health, a UK-based app maker aiming to improve messaging and communications between healthcare practitioners (and not to be confused with AI care-focused Forward) has raised $3.9 million in seed funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by Stride.VC, with additional support from Albion Capital and individual angel investors. Forward Health’s GDPR-compliant app...
October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor. Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...