October 1, 2018
STYR Labs has launched GYFT Baby, a subscription service for expecting mothers comprised of a mindfulness educational app, prenatal vitamin shipments, and a wearable for motion tracking and hydration alerts. Released early last month, the consumer offering comes at $249 for a full 36-week term, or $99 per trimester.
While the GYFT Digital Pendant’s functionalities are fairly barebones — its...
October 23, 2017
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, EVP and chief clinical officer at Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health, took the stage today at the HIMSS Media Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum to discuss how her organization uses digital tools to engage and empower patients.
“We stole our chief digital officer from Amazon,” Compton-Phillips said. “He’s the guy who pretty much led building the...
July 5, 2017
In another move to solidify its’ presence in consumer digital health, Royal Philips has acquired London-based Health & Parenting Ltd, a developer of healthcare and family-focused mobile apps. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition will serve to bolster Philips’ uGrow digital parenting platform, which features a pregnancy and infant-tracking app that connects with a range of...
June 29, 2015
San Francisco-based Wildflower Health has raised $5 million in a round led by Easton Capital and Hatteras Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Cambia Health Solutions and HealthTech Capital. The company has raised at least $6.7 million to date.
Wildflower Health offers an app, called Due Date Plus, which helps pregnant women track their symptoms, monitor key milestones,...
May 26, 2015
Boston-based women's health app developer Ovuline has raised $3.2 million from Martin Ventures and Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. About $1 million of this investment came from Zaffre Investments. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $5.7 million.
Ovuline offers two apps, Ovia Pregnancy and Ovia Fertility, which ...
May 18, 2015
Of the nearly 100 iOS apps focused on tracking women's reproductive health, few have been assessed or recommended by reproductive health experts, a recent study of such apps and the corresponding literature has concluded.
The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and it included an analysis of 94 unique menstrual cycle tracking apps found in Apple App Store, as well...
March 16, 2015
Washington DC-based Babyscripts, which offers a "Mommy Kit" that includes its pregnancy app and partner connected health devices, has inked a deal with Reiter, Hill, Johnson & Nevin (RHJN), an OBGYN private practice in DC.
RHJN employs 17 physicians and five nurse practitioners.
The provider will equip its patients with a kit, called Mommy Kit, that includes a smartphone-connected weight...
February 4, 2015
San Francisco-based digital health startup Wildflower Health partnered with health insurance company LifeMap Assurance to launch an app, called LifeMap Due Date Plus, for expectant parents with short term disability coverage. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.
"LifeMap is an ancillary benefits provider meaning that they provide things like disability benefits, insurance benefits,...
December 1, 2014
Maven CEO Kate Ryder
New York City-based Maven Clinic, a video visit service that aims to connect women with healthcare practitioners, will launch early next year.
Maven's offering will be available on smartphones, desktop computers, and tablets. Through the service, women can book an appointment with a healthcare practitioner, speak with her via video chat, and then pay for their session....
November 19, 2014
Fertility tracking app maker Glow has added a new feature to its app for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app will now offer postpartum support.
The postpartum period refers to the time immediately after the birth of a child and lasts for about six weeks. According to Glow, the emphasis during this time is generally on the baby, but the mother is also recovering. Postpartum depression...