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By Dave Muoio January 15, 2019
In light of its recent CE Mark, Kraków, Poland-based respiratory health company FindAir will begin sales of its digital inhaler add-on to European consumers tomorrow, the company announced in a press release. The FindAir One device wirelessly connects to an accompanying mobile and web app for patients and doctors alike. For the former, the app passively collects data with each use to monitor the...
By Jonah Comstock January 15, 2019
You might soon be able to add “preventing death from snake bites” to the list of things the blockchain can do. BTG, a British specialty pharma company, has tapped OMNY to pilot a distributed ledger-based platform to help track the supply of CroFab, the company’s antivenom. “We have the only antivenom for management of all North American pit viper envenomations,” Amanda Goltz, VP of digital at BTG...
By Laura Lovett January 15, 2019
Surprise medical bills have been a concern of many consumers across the country but a new survey found that being able to check the cost of services — say, through a mobile app — could ease consumer concern and lead to more patients getting treatment. Today Metova, a mobile and IoT company, released survey results indicating that 80 percent of patients surveyed would be more likely to visit a...
By Laura Lovett January 15, 2019
As more and more baby boomers begin to hit that silver milestone of senior status, the way society looks at aging could also be on the brink of transformation. Technologies are now enabling seniors to stay involved in the community and connect with other.  “If we want to change how we age we need to think about the assets of age, it brings the ability to be resilient and adapt,” Dr. Charlotte Yeh...
By Dave Muoio January 15, 2019
A 12-week, 177-participant trial of Hinge Health’s at-home digital program for chronic pain relief significantly reduced users’ lower back pain, disability and interest in surgery. The study, led by employees of the company, was published last week in npj Digital Medicine. Hinge Health’s digital care program (DCP) is designed for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, and consists of app-based...
By Jonah Comstock January 15, 2019
The state of Georgia has tapped digital health engagement platform Sharecare and retailer Walmart in a new initiative to improve the health of the employees on its State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). The deal was announced last week. “We put out a press release with the governor of Georgia and the commissioner of health where they said ‘We’ll pay 90 million dollars next year for people who earn...
By Laura Lovett January 14, 2019
Last week virtual behavioral care company Forefront Telecare closed its Series A funding round for an undisclosed sum. The round was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners with participation from Ziegler Link Age Fund.  In the same announcement the Novato, California-based telehealth company named Rob Rebak as its next CEO. Before joining the Forefront team he was the CEO of fellow behavioral...
By Dave Muoio January 14, 2019
Online fitness membership platform ClassPass announced last week that it will be acquiring GuavaPass, a similar competing service active in Asia and the Middle East. The deal is set to close before the end of the month. Although the specific terms were not disclosed in the original announcement, a company spokesperson told Fortune that the purchase ran ClassPass $4.2 million. Along with assuming...

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