Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have more deals to cover continuing off of yesterday’s episode! Jess and I talk about Kaia Health raising $26 million in a B round led by Optum Ventures, RapidSOS gets $21 million for their emergency response tech, Abacus Insights raising $35 million, and Ready raising $48 million pairing home visits from EMTs and nurses with telehealth. In other news, Target is now offering free access to telehealth visits through CirrusMD, and Doximity is acquiring THMED (which is changing its name to Curative) to put together a database of doctors to improve healthcare staffing/recruitment. —Matthew Holt
Big news for the Health 2.0’s upcoming 9th Annual Fall Conference!
Our annual Launch! competition is on the last day of the conference, Wednesday, October 7th. Ten digital health companies will demo their products for the first time. The audience votes for their favorites. Previous Launch! winners have included Castlight Health, Basis, and OM*Signal. This year’s finalists:
Bloom Technologies will debut their discrete, wireless wearable for expecting mothers to track contractions and other changes to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Flow Health connects consumers, providers and payers around shared patient data including Patient Check-In, an iPad app replacing the standard medical clipboard.
Sensentia is a fully-automated inquiry using natural language processing and more to empower patients to make better health care decisions.