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By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2019
Tasso, a Seattle-based startup working on bringing blood testing to the home via a wearable patch-like device, has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Vertical Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from TechStars and Cedars Sinai. This is the first major VC round for the company, but it has previously been supported by $13.1 million in grant funding from DARPA, NIH,...
By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
Senior focused health tech startup K4Connect tapped Keith Stewart as the company’s next chief growth officer.  Stewart was formerly the chief revenue officer for smart building startup Site 1001. At K4Connect he will be responsible for expansion and growing sales.  “K4Connect is positioned perfectly to collaborate with our clients in order to help the industry usher in a next generation, senior-...
By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2019
Digital health medication management company Mango Health has announced a partnership with EnvoyHealth, the pharma services division of Diplomat, the US’ largest independent specialty pharmacy. Mango Health will create a custom white-label version of its app, which Envoy will deliver to patients to complement its traditional hub services. Why it matters This is one of the first partnerships of...
By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
This morning Senseonics, an implantable glucose sensor company, announced that data from its Eversense continuous glucose monitor will be integrated into the Glooko diabetes management platform.  This means that users of the Eversense CGM and app will now be able to sync it with the Glooko online platform and app, and be able to see historical blood glucose-related data as well as get updates...
By Dave Muoio March 5, 2019
San Francisco-based Calm’s meditation service is now directly accessible through the Samsung Health app, the companies announced in a press release yesterday. Smartphone users who have downloaded and updated Samsung’s health and wellness platform can set up or sync a Calm account by clicking on the “Mindfulness” icon within the app, and then following the instructions. Along with personalizing...

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By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new wearable sensor for newborns that is being pitched as an alternative to the traditional wire technology, which can prevent babies from being held.  The system's two sensors also work differently than the wire sensors. One attaches to the baby’s chest and the other to the baby’s foot, allowing clinicians to have a view of opposite ends of...
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By Tammy Lovell March 5, 2019
Under reforms to the GP contract published in January, all patients will have the right to “digital-first” primary care, including web and video consultations by April 2021. But Dr Helen Atherton, who leads a digital health research group at Warwick Medical School, said the plans meant surgeries had to offer virtual consultations “even where they have decided this can’t be safely done with the...

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By Dean Koh March 5, 2019
Health2Sync and Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd. are partnering in Japan to support digital diabetes management and facilitate communication between diabetics and healthcare providers. Last December, the two companies agreed to support the localisation and promotion of the “SyncHealth” App (known as Health2Sync outside of Japan) and web platform for patient management. People living with diabetes require...

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By Dean Koh March 4, 2019
Halodoc, an Indonesia-based health-tech platform, recently announced that it has raised US$65m in a series B funding led by new investor UOB Venture Management. Other new investors in the financing round include Singtel Innov8, Korea Investment Partners and WuXi AppTec. Existing investors also participated. The company said the $65 million fundraising would be used to develop its technology and...
By Dave Muoio March 4, 2019
The fourth quarter of 2018 was a good one for Fitbit, with CEO James Park sharing news last week of the the device maker’s first year-over-year increase in sold devices since 2016. The company’s latest investor call touched upon many familiar themes, such as the shift from fitness trackers to smartwatches, but also suggests that Fitbit is viewing its health-focused services as an increasingly...

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