Dave Muoio

September 5, 2018
Gobiquity Mobile Health (formerly iCheck Health Connection) has launched an iPhone-compatible version of GoCheck Kids, its smartphone-based vision impairment photoscreener. Previously available only as a Windows mobile app for a Nokia phone, the FDA-registered software allows pediatricians and other healthcare professionals to screen children aged 6 years and younger for amblyopia without....
September 4, 2018
Top-line data from the latest trial of ResApp’s smartphone-based diagnostic algorithm for respiratory diseases suggest that the machine learning tool’s conclusions generally align with clinical diagnoses when employed for younger patients. The double-blind, prospective Breathe-Easy pediatric study was conducted among a cohort of 585 Australian children whose ages ranged from 29 days to 12 years,...
September 4, 2018
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced this morning that it has closed an additional $8 million in funding, bringing the company’s total backing to more than $23 million. The round was led by returning investors Ark Applications and PAR. "What this round represents for us is bringing in highly leveraged partners and resources to continue...
August 30, 2018
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health’s sensor-carrying pill Abilify MyCite is on its way to US patients thanks to a new collaboration agreement between Otsuka and Magellan Health. Announced this morning by the pharmaceutical company, the rollout will initially be limited to give Otsuka and Magellan a better idea of how best to deploy the technology at scale. “We are eager for...
August 30, 2018
Patient-centered care has become a focal point for providers looking to prove the value of their care. Many systems are looking to new technologies and disruptive, consumer-facing services, yet it’s not always clear whether these moves are appealing to each party. “For us, a lot of the challenge has been the definition for patient-centered care,” Blix Rice, vice president of innovation and...
August 29, 2018
This week virtual care provider Teladoc Health was busy, releasing news about a new product launch and a separate good will initiative. First was yesterday’s launch of Partners HealthCare On Demand, a virtual urgent care service collaboration between the telehealth company and Partners HealthCare. Delivered through web and mobile devices, the video-based service is first being rolled out to the...
August 29, 2018
Sempre Health, a San Francisco-based company that uses monetary incentives and pricing to encourage healthy behaviors, announced today that it has obtained $8 million in Series A financing. Rethink Impact was the lead investor, and was joined by Social Capital and other unnamed backers. “We are incredibly excited to invest in Sempre Health as it uses its core technology to tackle the nearly $300...
August 28, 2018
Pivotal trial data that led to April’s de novo clearance of the first AI-based diagnostic system to not require clinician interpretation is now available to the public. Published today in npj Digital Medicine, this 900-patient investigation showed that the IDx-Dr system for autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy “robustly exceeded the pre-specified primary endpoint goals” and is able to...
August 28, 2018
Last week Renovia, maker of an FDA-cleared, app-based system for pelvic floor disorder management and therapy, announced the closure of a $32.3 million Series B equity round and an additional $10 million of debt financing. The round was led by Perceptive Advisors and Ascension Ventures, with additional participation from Longwood Fund, Inova Strategic Investments, Cormorant Asset Management, OSF...
August 27, 2018
A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not. The investigation was conducted by a group of Australian researchers, and included a sample of 163 adults participants with an average age of roughly 58 years. Presented this week at the European Society of...