medical stocks

6 takeaways from Evolent Health $100M IPO registration

Fresh on the heels of telemedicine provider Teladoc chucking its hat in the IPO pool, Evolent Health‘s move to register a $100 million IPO casts a wider spotlight on population health. The population health IT provider and management consultancy, formed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Advisory Board Co., wants to help health […]

PatientsLikeMe’s multiyear deal with AstraZeneca will impact global R&D

In an effort to tap patient communities for insights on drug development, AstraZeneca has inked a five-year deal with PatientsLikeMe, according to a company statement. Ed Godber, executive vice president of Life Sciences Ventures at PatientsLikeMe, said unlike most of its pharma collaborations, which have been with U.S. affiliates of drug companies, “this one integrates […]

Glooko adds Medtronic as investor in $16.5M Series B

Glooko, a digital health company that helps users unlock data from their glucose meter and wearables to better manage patients, has raised a Series B round led by Medtronic and Canaan Partners. The Social + Capital Partnership and Samsung’s venture investment arm also participated in the round. Glooko added Samsung as a strategic partner last […]

Qualcomm adds Roche as strategic partner for remote patient monitoring

Roche has become the latest pharmaceutical company to join the connected health party at Qualcomm Life — in this case to do remote patient monitoring. The goal of the strategic collaboration is to generate big data insights on patients’ condition to reduce complications from chronic conditions, according to a company statement. Patients’ anti-coagulation meters will […]

Qualcomm and Novartis Part 2: Let’s start an investment company

The Beyond the Pill movement took an interesting turn this week when Qualcomm announced plans to open an investment business with Novartis, according to a company statement. Qualcomm will launch the investment company through its Qualcomm Ventures business. The news splash at the start of the JP Morgan Healthcare conference came about a week after […]

These 8 digital health M&A deals stood out in 2014

If you take a look at the 40 mergers and acquisitions in digital health this year, many were by or for startups, according to a StartUp Health report published this month. It shows that these companies are maturing and seek tools and products that will expand their customer base and effectiveness. I’ve selected a few […]

Walgreens moves into telemedicine with MDLIVE deal

Drugstore chains have been expanding healthcare services to provide a way for patients to see doctors outside of normal physician hours without having to go to an emergency room for non-emergencies. Walgreens’ move to adopt MDLIVE as a telemedicine provider echoes similar moves by rivals such as CVS and Rite Aid, but it also supplements the […]

Health IT

Xerox makes big push into telemedicine with HealthSpot strategic partnership Xerox has made a strategic investment in telemedicine company HealthSpot, according to a company statement. The investment will help HealthSpot speed up the deployment of its kiosks at retailers such as Rite Aid as well as employers, long-term care centers and emergency departments. It will also open up access to Xerox’s healthcare industry relationships. […]