Digital Health

Techstars Healthcare: A New Accelerator Sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health, and UnitedHealthcare Is Set to Launch in Los Angeles

Leading accelerator Techstars is launching a new program dedicated to innovation in healthcare in Los Angeles. The new Techstars Healthcare accelerator is sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health, and UnitedHealthcare, and is designed for founders focused on innovative technology solutions that cut across a variety of segments in the healthcare industry. These segments include, but are not limited to patient experience, physician…

Plume Adds $24M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Gender-Affirming Virtual Care Services in the U.S.

Plume provides virtual care services purposefully designed for the health care needs of the transgender community and has now raised a $24M Series B Funding Round led by Transformation Capital. Other investors participating in the round include General Catalyst and Townhall Ventures. The growth investment in Plume will support the company in fulfilling its mission to transform health care for every trans…

FemTec Health Acquires Personalized Nutrition Company Nutrimedy

FemTec Health, the company behind women’s health and wellness DTC brand Awesome Woman has, acquired Nutrimedy, the evidence-based clinical nutrition platform that provides support and guidance for over 50 medical conditions. “For many health conditions, nutrition is a key but often neglected component,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Founder and CEO of FemTec Health. “Adding Nutrimedy’s robust, evidence-based clinical nutrition platform to the Awesome Woman program will…

PINK!, A Digital Therapeutic for Breast Cancer Patients, Is Now Reimbursed as a Prescription Digital Health Product (DiGA) in Germany

The German government has added a new prescription digital therapeutic to its DiGA program: “PINK! Coach supports breast cancer patients in changing their lifestyle towards more exercise, healthier nutrition and mindfulness in accordance with the current guideline recommendations. Via coaching modules, patients receive pseudo-individualized information, practical tips, instructions and exercises in the areas of exercise, nutrition and mental health.”  The DiGa database is essentially a…

German DTx Company HelloBetter Expands to the U.S. Launching HelloGina, an Adapted Version of Its Vaginismus Plus Program

A few months ago we wrote about HelloBetter‘s 12-week vaginismus program. At the time the company had achieved a milestone in Germany as the local government government added the program to its DiGA directory after the app successfully completed the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices’ assessment procedure. The DiGa database is essentially a collection of regulated digital health products reimbursed via the government’s fast-track…

Curio Digital Therapeutics Partners with Axia Women’s Health to Support Patients with Postpartum Depression

Curio Digital Therapeutics and Axia Women’s Health are collaborating to support women at risk for postpartum depression and those diagnosed with postpartum depression. Through the launch of Curio’s MamaLift program, patients can access a web-based program that offers personalized self-help tools and trackers to help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. According to the CDC, postpartum depression is a public health problem, affecting as…

Sidekick Health and Eli Lilly Partner to Launch Digital Therapeutics for Breast Cancer Patients

Sidekick Health and Eli Lilly are collaborating on an integrated digital therapeutics solution. The project marks the first phase of a relationship between Sidekick and Lilly, which starts with a digital therapeutic offering for patients battling breast cancer. The first phase will consist of the integrated digital therapeutic offering rollout in Germany. Reykjavik, Iceland-based Sidekick said the further expansion of its portfolio…

Digital Therapeutics Alliance and Healthware Group Partner to Scale Access to Digital Therapeutics in Europe

The Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) and Healthware Group are partnering to form a coalition convening thought leaders, policymakers, and professional and trade associations from across the European region to discuss and develop harmonised pathways for the recognition and scalability of digital therapeutics (DTx) at the local, national, and regional levels. Developing this pan-European coalition will be a catalyzing factor for the successful scaling of DTx therapies…