Dave Muoio

Cognoa child development assessment app for autism
August 27, 2018
In May, a pair of studies were published in the journals Autism Research and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) that evaluated Cognoa’s artificial intelligence-based tool for early identification of autism in children. While both investigations suggest that the tool’s performance significantly exceeded those of other standardized screeners, comparing the two...
August 24, 2018
23andMe has emailed developers a warning that an API permitting use of anonymized customer datasets for third-party app development will be shut down in approximately two weeks, CNBC reports. While the raw data will remain available to clinical research partners such as GlaxoSmithKline, which invested $300 million this year to gain access to the genetic testing startup’s DNA database for drug...
August 23, 2018
Psychiatry has long stood as one of the more subjective areas of care, but new technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis may offer a more quantifiable approach to mental health treatment. In a recently published perspective, a group of Verily researchers and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf called for the psychiatric field to embrace digital sensors and the data sciences...
August 23, 2018
Dthera Sciences, a San Diego-based developer of clinical and consumer digital therapeutics for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions, announced today that its development stage intervention, DTHR-ALZ, has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA. As laid out in the 21st Century Cures Act, the Breakthrough Devices Program looks to streamline new medical technologies that...
Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, will be speaking at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara Sept. 16.

August 23, 2018
From digital therapeutics to virtual care and artificial intelligence, there are a number of novel advancements in healthcare technology offering providers an opportunity to revamp care for the better. But talking about healthcare innovation is easy — it’s the deployment and adoption that often trips up larger healthcare providers. Omkar Kulkarni, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ recently...
August 22, 2018
Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is winding to a close after presentations from dozens of tech entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator has historically had a hand in the development of numerous healthcare tech startups, and this week’s event seems to be no exception. According to TechCrunch, 28 percent of the 122 startups that presented at Demo Day fell within the healthcare vertical...
August 21, 2018
SOC Telemed (formerly Specialists on Call) announced yesterday that it has acquired behavioral health telemedicine company JSA Health, and will be adding JSA Health’s services to its acute telemedicine platform. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “JSA achieved a strong foothold in the telepsychiatry industry, but as a single specialty practice the company sought scalability that SOC...
August 21, 2018
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has partnered with Propeller Health to provide sensor-equipped inhaler attachments to plan members with COPD. The rollout will give members access to Propeller’s medication tracker app, while providing an online provider portal for the insurer’s care management team. “There’s currently no cure for COPD, but much can be done to help consumers treat the...
August 21, 2018
The Google Fit exercise app is getting a facelift this week with new activity and heart health tracking goals based on recommendations from leading health organizations, the tech giant announced today. “There’s a lot of talk out there about how to stay active and healthy: ‘get your steps in,’ ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ ‘no pain, no gain.’ It can feel overwhelming,” Margaret Hollendoner, head...
August 20, 2018
A recent small study published in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 18 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11...