mHealthNews Summit Partners' investment in Sharecare brings the wellness company's total to $300M 2017-05-26T17:18:32.000000000-04:00 Atlanta, Georgia-based Sharecare, a wellness and patient engagement company known for its serial acquisitions, has received an investment from Summit Partners that brings the company’s total funding to $300 million. The company said a third of that figure was raised in 2017 alone, and Sharecare w... In-Depth: What Texas's landmark telemedicine legislation means for the industry and the nation 2017-05-26T16:41:08.000000000-04:00 In the State of Texas, a major piece of telemedicine legislation is sitting on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk. Known as Senate Bill 1107 and House Bill 2697, the bill abolishes the requirement that patient-physician relationships be established with an in-person visit before telemedicine can be used. Two studies show the use of consumer wearables is increasing in clinical research, but limitations in accuracy still exist 2017-05-25T17:29:19.000000000-04:00 The proliferation and ever-increasing sophistication of wearable activity trackers makes clear that we have come a long way from analog pedometers and clunky heart rate monitors, but new research suggests those metrics may be the only ones modern wearables can accurately track. With $7.5M in funding, Viz will use AI for time-sensitive image analysis 2017-05-25T17:09:09.000000000-04:00 Viz, a San Francisco-based company looking to apply artificial intelligence to medical imaging, has raised $7.5 million in first-round funding. The round includes two tranches -- a $4.7 million round that just closed and a $2.5 million round from last fall. The other $300,000 was reserved for emp... Digital health news briefs for 5/25/17 2017-05-25T16:49:35.000000000-04:00 Temporary doctor staffing platform wanders west. Nomad Health, which offers an online platform to connect doctors with freelance clinical work, has expanded its footprint into California and Texas. Connected exercise bike maker Peloton pulls in $325M in new funding 2017-05-25T16:15:23.000000000-04:00 Peloton, the New York City-based technology company that has seen impressive success combining exercise bikes with tablets to create virtual cycling classes, has raised an additional $325 million in late stage funding. Early Blink Health investor files $30 million lawsuit against company 2017-05-25T15:58:22.000000000-04:00 New York City-based Blink Health, a well-funded digital health company that makes an app and online tool to help consumers find low prices on medications, is the target of a $30 million lawsuit filed by one of its early investors, Michael Karsch, who is claiming the company and its founders are gu Medrio gets $30M for cloud-based clinical trial data capture 2017-05-25T13:37:09.000000000-04:00 Clinical trial software company Medrio has raised $30 million in new funding from Questa Capital Management. This is the first ever institutional funding round for the 12-year-old company, and will be used to support growth as well as the development of new software programs. Montefiore Health System sees improvement in anxiety, depression of patients using Valera Health's app 2017-05-24T17:42:43.000000000-04:00 While behavioral health and physical health have historically been thought of (and treated) as completely separate areas of care, the simple fact is there just aren’t as many healthcare professionals who specialize in the mind as there are who treat the body. Intermountain joins American Well's telemedicine Exchange 2017-05-24T17:08:21.000000000-04:00 Salt-Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has joined American Well’s online care marketplace, best known as “the Exchange.” Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available for patient telehealth visits on Amwell.