Jonah Comstock

Kristina Saffran tells the audience about her own eating disorder story and her work with Project Heal.

September 21, 2018
Health 2.0’s Fall Conference this week in Santa Clara, California served to highlight all the things technology can do, but it also took some time to highlight some of the biggest problems in healthcare technology alone can’t solve. Opioid abuse, physician suicide, and eating disorders were three topics discussed during the Unacceptables panel, and while encouraging technology was shown off, the...
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(L to R) Emma Cartmell, Ruchita Sinha, Risa Stack, and Wende Hutton take an audience question at Health 2.0's Fall Conference.

September 20, 2018
A high amount of VC investing is often seen as an indicator of the health of the digital health space. But while investors agree there’s a lot of opportunity in the space, some investors think there may be a little too much money. “There’s a lot more money,” Risa Stack, general manager for new business creation at GE Ventures, said in a panel discussion at Health 2.0's Fall Conference in Santa...
September 20, 2018
San Francisco-based Ooda Health, a new startup focused on decreasing waste and inefficiency in the area of healthcare administration, has raised $40.5 million in a Series A round that’s notable in a couple of ways: for one, the company’s veteran founders, including Castlight Health founder Dr. Giovanni Colella, chose to work exclusively with VCs with at least one woman partner. For another, the...
September 19, 2018
In a surprising turn, Withings founder Eric Careel bought his company back from Nokia, two years after selling it for $200 million. The circumstances were fortuitous: Nokia was looking to offload the digital health business, which it had apparently come to see as a failed experiment. Less than four months after the deal, the company has launched its first device in this newest iteration of the...
September 18, 2018
Cigna and digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health are once again expanding their relationship, offering Omada's services to all of Cigna's regional and national employer customers, representing a significant portion of Cigna members. "We will be expanding in January of this year to our national and regional clients, which is a large percentage of Cigna’s book of business, but it will be...
September 18, 2018
Correction: Updated to include financial details. A previous version of this story included an inaccurate estimate. Nearly two years to the day after its launch was announced at a Boston conference, app-enabled healthcare transportation company Circulation has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Logisticare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker, for $44...
Sam Inkinen speaking on stage at Health 2.0
September 18, 2018
Much of the discussion at Health 2.0’s Provider Symposium on Sunday was focused on innovation within the healthcare system. But the lessons Virta CEO Sami Inkinen shared from his company’s journey amounted to a different message: Sometimes it’s easier, or even essential, to innovate outside the traditional healthcare system. Inkinen’s startup makes the controversial claim that it reverses Type 2...
September 18, 2018
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD, which provides a variety of white-labeled virtual care tools to hospitals, has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Existing investors contributed to the Series B round, which brings the company’s total funding to $16.3 million. “With SnapMD’s recognition as the most advanced telemedicine platform in the world, our white-label telehealth solution enables...
September 18, 2018
Silicon Valley home diagnostics company Scanadu, best known for its Indiegogo smash hit and Tricorder X-Prize competitor the Scanadu Scout, is coming back into the spotlight after a few years, now with a new name: inui Health. The company announced today that it has received FDA clearance for its smartphone-enabled home urine testing platform that can conduct five common tests, with more to come...
September 17, 2018
Apple may be moving towards commoditizing the on-the-wrist ECG, but other companies in the space aren’t resting on their laurels. AliveCor, which has offered an smartphone-connected ECG since 2012 and a wristworn version since 2016, revealed today the company’s next direction: a six-lead ECG compatible with a smartphone. “For the last year our challenge has not … been in making our devices...