Laura Lovett

July 23, 2018
This morning, prescription digital therapeutic developer Click Therapeutics closed a $17 million funding round led by Sanofi Ventures, a subsidiary of pharma giant Sanofi.  “We’ve evaluated many companies in this space, and we believe Click Therapeutics’ mobile patient engagement platform positions the company to be a leader in the field of prescription digital therapeutics,” Bernard Davitian,...

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July 18, 2018
Novartis is looking to digital storytelling as a way to help cancer patients and their families. Last week, the pharma company announced that it would be launching the Galaxies of Hope app, which lets patients, providers, and caregivers explore the challenges of coping with neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancer through a multimodal approach.  The app uses the real-world stories of people and...
July 18, 2018
Israel is continuing to carve out its space as a digital health hub in the Middle East. Today the Israeli government announced a $33 million grant aimed at furthering the country's foothold in digital health, specifically in biotech and medicine, according to Reuters. Medtronic, GE Healthcare, and Change Healthcare were named the three recipients of the funding; each company will get a different...
July 17, 2018
VitalConnect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer...
July 17, 2018
Blockchain is in vogue this year in the healthcare space as innovators find new uses for the technology, which makes information easy to verify and difficult to falsify.  Emerging out of stealth mode today is New York-based startup Embleema, which is launching its block chain personal health record platform designed to help link patients to life science researchers. “We focus on real data from...
July 17, 2018
This morning, senior care online marketplace Kindly Care announced that it has brought in $5.4 million in a Series A financing round led by Javelin Venture Partners. The company plans to use the money to expand the product offerings and support national expansion.  The service offers an alternative to going through a traditional home agency. Instead, customers can use the platform to search for...
July 16, 2018
It’s bilingual. Miami-based CareCloud, maker of care management platform Breeze, has just added a new Spanish version, called Breeze en Español. The new version will allow customers to book, check-in and out of appointments, and pay for bills in Spanish. “A good patient experience is language neutral,” Juan Molina, CareCloud’s vice president of strategy and business development, said in a...
July 16, 2018
While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness.  “Mental health apps may promote medicalization of normal mental states and imply individual responsibility for mental...
July 13, 2018
The US government has never been known for its easy-to-use web platforms. At one point getting Medicare or Medicaid information could turn into hours of navigating an antiquated platform. But some of these websites are getting a facelift and becoming faster, simpler, and easier to use. In part, that’s thanks to the brain power of the US Digital Service (USDS), a team of technologists that come to...
July 12, 2018
This morning, Doctolib announced that it acquired fellow online medical appointment booking and management company MonDocteur.  “Our missions have been the same since day one: making our healthcare system more human, efficient, and connected and building a company of several thousand people sharing the same humanist values,” Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Doctolib cofounder and CEO, said in a statement...