Medisafe

By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2016
Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in partnership with Evidation Health, will test Medisafe’s medication adherence app in a randomized control trial of 390 patients taking medication for high blood pressure. Patients will be monitored with an at-home Bluetooth blood pressure cuff. “I see patients in an acute care setting and there’s a hope that the technology will help people but it’s unclear...
By Aditi Pai March 15, 2016
Just a week after Nestle announced a two-year clinical study with Medidata, the company announced a partnership with mobile medication adherence startup Medisafe help providers track patient adherence to a Nestle nutritional drink, called Impact Advanced Recovery. Physicians who recommend the drink to major elective surgery patients in the perioperative window will also ask them to download the...
By Aditi Pai January 29, 2016
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected. For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post...
By Aditi Pai April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps. At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18. Here are 18 more...
By Aditi Pai January 13, 2015
Medication adherence app company MediSafe raised $6 million in a round led by Pitango Venture Capital with participation from 7wire Ventures as well as existing investors lool Ventures, TriVentures, and Eyal Gura. This brings the company's total funding to at least $7 million to date. The company also received $2.36 million in prize money from Seven Ventures (7VPD) last month. The funding will be...
By Aditi Pai August 7, 2014
Haifa, Israel-based MediSafe added a birth control pill tracking feature to its medication adherence app this week. MediSafe, which was in Microsoft's Tel Aviv accelerator, offers a cloud-based app system for medication adherence. Patients using MediSafe get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or iPhone app, and are then prompted to record doses when they take them. If they don’t...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2014
Microsoft announced a new accelerator this week, in partnership with medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD), that will be focused entirely on health startups. Microsoft expects this to be a one-off, health-focused class of startups and it doesn't plan to host another health-focused accelerator program again. The accelerator will be located in the Microsoft Ventures' office in Tel Aviv,...
By Jonah Comstock September 23, 2013
MediSafe, a company which has claimed to boost medication adherence up to 81 percent, has raised $1 million in first round funding. The round was co-led by lool Ventures and TriVentures. Angel investors Eyal Gura, Yadin Kaufmann and Yair Schinde also contributed to the round. MediSafe is a cloud-based app system — the patients get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or Apple smartphone...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2013
Care4Today by Janssen Healthcare Innovation For one reason or another, as many as half the patients in the United States don't take the medication that is prescribed to them at a cost to the US healthcare system of $290 billion a year in waste. That's according to NEHI, formerly known as the New England Healthcare Institute, which has been tracking the medication adherence problem for years....