Dave Muoio

December 21, 2017
Adherence reports self-generated by bowel surgery patients through an engagement and care management app strongly agreed with those recorded more traditionally by clinical auditors, according to a study recently published in Surgical Endoscopy. In addition, researchers from the McGill University Health Centre noted that 89 percent of study patients in an enhanced recovery program (ERP) who used...
December 20, 2017
Telehealth adoption may be increasing with each year, but the majority of consumers still aren’t onboard with the technology in healthcare, according to a recent report backed by telehealth provider Avizia. Nearly half of these consumers reported that they would be less comfortable during a telehealth visit in comparison to an in-person visit, and two-thirds said that they were unsure whether the...
December 19, 2017
London-based Fiit announced that it has secured $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in funding for its app-based fitness coaching service with an accompanying wearable tracker. The round was led by London-based Connect Ventures, with participation from JamJar, Rooks Nest Ventures, and Westminster Capital. “Traditional gyms and studios have limitations for most people because they haven’t successfully...
December 19, 2017
Boston-based PatientPing, which makes a care coordination platform that alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere, has announced a partnership with Catholic healthcare ministry Mercy Health that will bring the service to Ohio and Kentucky care teams. The healthcare system will be using PatientPing’s platform to better share data outside of their network, supporting...
December 18, 2017
Milpitas, California-based diabetes management device maker Bigfoot Biomedical has raised $37 million in Series B funding in a round co-led by funds from Janus Henderson Investors and Quadrant Capital Advisors. Additional participants included Cormorant Asset Management, Senvest Capital Inc., Senvest Management LLC, Visionnaire Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, and T1D Exchange. Bigfoot previously...
December 18, 2017
San Francisco-based Stitch Health announced the completion of a Series A funding round for its care coordination platform. The amount of the investment was undisclosed, but was led by Benchmark and its general partner Bill Gurley with participation from the Y Combinator. Stitch is another player looking to remove paper and pagers from the healthcare setting. According to the company, its cross-...
December 15, 2017
Adidas has ended the business unit responsible for development of its fitness watches, sensor-enabled footwear, and other wearable devices, the Portland Business Journal first reported earlier this week. The decision to close the unit will affect 74 staff positions within the company, according to the reports. Among these were data scientists, experience designers, algorithm developers, and...
December 14, 2017
Another telemedicine player enters. Careington International Corporation, an aggregator of non-insurance discount programs, announced that it will be launching a telemedicine company in January. DialCare will operate as an affiliate of Careington, and will offer employers, organizations, and consumers 24-7 access to health professionals over the phone or through video chat. “Telemedicine has...
December 14, 2017
Vida Health, which makes a digital therapeutic platform for employees with chronic physical and behavioral health problems, has announced two new hires. The first, Stephanie Peng, will come on board as the company’s new chief financial officer. Previously a member of Livongo’s team, the company said that her experience with digital health will help with ongoing expansion efforts. “Vida is on the...
December 13, 2017
Oakland, California-based Elemeno Health, which makes a virtual coaching software for healthcare teams, announced that it has concluded a $1.3 million round of seed funding. The financing was led by Launchpad Digital Health, which hosts Elemeno in its San Francisco accelerator. Other participants included Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator Y Combinator, and regulatory tech venture investor...