digital health investment

By Aditi Pai July 1, 2015
SmartSpot, which has developed an interactive video-based offering for gyms that instructs members how to work out properly, raised $1.85 million from Khosla Ventures and Signalfire, according to TechCrunch. The company uses 3D cameras to analyze the way a person performs exercises, and provides near real-time feedback about how to get the most out of the exercise. The device is a fixed...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2015
Value-based care, patient engagement, and data analytics are three of the biggest trends in healthcare, according to a panel of health investors that spoke at HIMSS 2015 in Chicago this week. Anuj Desai, Vice President of Market Development at the New York eHealth Collaborative, Adam Koopersmith, a Partner at the Pritzker Group, and Ned Schwartz, a Partner at Drive Capital, shared some of their...
By Aditi Pai March 23, 2015
Some 6 percent of venture-backed digital health companies have female CEOs, according to the latest Rock Health State of Women in Healthcare report. Additionally, women make up 21 percent of board members as Fortune 500 healthcare companies, 27 percent of board members at top 100 hospitals, and 34 percent of executives at top 100 hospitals. The dearth of women in digital health is particularly...
By Aditi Pai March 20, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio-based MedaCheck, a company that sells a dedicated medication reminder tablet for seniors, has raised $1.1 million in a round led by Queen City Angels. The tablet aims to help seniors who have trouble managing their medication. When the MedaCheck tablet is purchased, the senior or their caregiver will send MedaCheck a list of all of the user's medications and supplements. From...
By Aditi Pai January 28, 2015
Aliso Viejo, California-based healthcare provider Crossover Health raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) to enhance its patient-facing tools, which include an iPhone app, and create a population health analytics offering. Crossover focuses on providing on-site care to large employers. The company's patient-facing app, called Crossover One, allows patients to communicate with...
By Aditi Pai January 20, 2015
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based chronic care app developer CareCam Health Systems received a strategic investment from Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. CareCam has already raised at least $12.4 million to date. CareCam raised $2.4 million late last year, according to a filing with the SEC in November. Given the timing, it is likely the Independence Blue Cross...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2015
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, is working with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. The two companies will work together to create new patient engagement offerings. HCA also made an...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2015
Qualcomm is already one of the biggest investors in digital health, according to Rock Health. Qualcomm and Novartis, which announced a partnership just last week for mobile-enabled clinical trials, will also be banding together to start an investment firm, the companies announced ahead of the JP Morgan Healthcare event this week. Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis will leverage up to $100 million...
By Brian Dolan January 5, 2015
Michigan's integrated health system Spectrum Health announced at the end of the year that it would shut down Ideomed, a mobile health app developer that spun out of the provider in 2010. According to a report in local business journal MiBiz, Spectrum pulled the plug after "tepid sales" and a lack of interest from outside investors. Ideomed will fully wind up by the end of the month and its 26...
By Aditi Pai December 8, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts-based employee benefits platform company Maxwell Health raised $26.4 million in a round led by Adams Street Partners with participation from Cambia Health Solutions, Schooner Capital, Brothers Brook, and Annox Capital. Existing investors Vaizra Investments, Tribeca Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures, Serious Change, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also contributed. This...

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