Dave Muoio

January 2, 2019
As America rises to greet the new year, its leaders remain in a funding dispute over border security that has so far resulted in 13 days of a partial government shutdown. While the deadlock is certainly having a prolonged impact on more than 420,000 government employees who are working without pay, and the 380,000- who have been furloughed, each passing day threatens greater challenges for...
December 31, 2018
Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals’ sensor-packed, app-connected digital inhaler has recently received marketing approval from the US FDA, according to a release from the company. The device will first become available next year through a “small number” of healthcare system pilot partnerships, with a full national launch currently planned for 2020. Teva’s ProAir Digihaler is indicated for the...
December 31, 2018
While gadgets, features and use cases are often at the forefront of any pitch for new healthcare technologies, an increasing number of advocates are working to remind health systems that humans are also a key part of the equation — especially if that new, flashy tech is to make a measurable impact. “Innovation should support and strengthen connections, not define them, so it’s really about the...
blockchain investing
December 27, 2018
While blockchain’s overall impact might still be under contention, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t widespread interest among C-suites about just what the distributed ledger technology could bring to their businesses. Nearly three in four executives could see a “compelling business case” for blockchain, and roughly a third said that some manner of blockchain system was already underway at...
December 21, 2018
The last few months of 2018 have been fairly active for digital health regulation, with the US FDA roughly a dozen noteworthy devices and consumer health products. But the bigger news out of the agency this quarter comes in the form of its market guidance. For instance, the very beginning of October saw the release of the Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response...
December 20, 2018
Alphabet’s business interests cover a wide range of industries, and healthcare is certainly among them. With each passing year, Alphabet (or Google, or Verily) unveils a growing collection of tech-driven partnerships and healthcare tools — read on for a compilation of the company’s news in 2018. January 4: Cityblock Health, the urban-focused public health startup that spun out of Alphabet’s...
December 20, 2018
This morning, Omron Healthcare announced that the HeartGuide wristwatch — a wearable oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor unveiled earlier this year at CES 2018 — has received FDA clearance and will be available at retail on January 9, 2019. The device is currently available for preorder for $499. The key feature of the product is a flexible synthetic band that is designed to inflate and...
December 19, 2018
For healthcare, blockchain is continually transitioning from an obscure technology to a viable tool for various administrative and data-focused use cases. But while players big and small might be curious about its potential, they’ll also need to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to pilots and partnerships dedicated to the distributed ledger technology. Plenty of healthcare...
December 19, 2018
Digital behavioral health company Tridiuum has raised approximately $7 million in equity financing, as well as roughly $2.5 million in debt financing, a representative of the company told Babyforyou.net.ua. Sopris Capital lead the Series B round, with Fresenius Medical Care Ventures acting as a strategic co-investor. Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt financing. Other participants included...
December 18, 2018
Change Healthcare — a provider of health IT software that ranges from network data analytics to revenue improvement — announced this morning the acquisition of several key assets from blockchain-focused API startup PokitDok, including its software, IP and employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to this, PokitDoc has raised just over $55 million in in funding GIS Strategic Ventures...