Hackers accessed sensitive health data of more than 8 million Welltok patients

Hackers accessed the personal data of more than 8 million people by exploiting a security vulnerability in a file transfer tool used by Welltok, the healthcare platform owned by Virgin Pulse. Welltok,

Healthcare startups scramble to assess fallout after Postmeds data breach hits millions of patients

More than 2 million people across the United States will receive notice that their personal and sensitive health information was stolen earlier this year during a cyberattack at Postmeds, the parent c

9 million patients had data stolen after US medical transcription firm hacked

Close to nine million patients had highly sensitive personal and health information stolen during a cyberattack on a U.S. medical transcription service earlier this year, representing one of the worst

Healthcare giant McLaren reveals data on 2.2 million patients stolen during ransomware attack

Michigan-based McLaren Health Care has confirmed that the sensitive personal and health information of 2.2 million patients was compromised during a cyberattack earlier this year. A ransomware gang la

Prime members can now get a One Medical membership for $9/month

Amazon announced today a new One Medical membership benefit for Prime members, giving them access to affordable healthcare services for $9 per month or $99 annually. Originally $199 a year, members ar

Blackbird invests in Carepatron’s ‘radically accessible’ healthcare management platform

When TechCrunch covered Carepatron’s pre-seed last year, the startup was focused on serving solo practitioners and small health practices. Now the healthcare management system has scaled along with

DeepMind’s latest AlphaFold model is more useful for drug discovery

Nearly five years ago, DeepMind, one of Google’s more prolific AI-centered research labs, debuted AlphaFold, an AI system that can accurately predict the structures of many proteins inside the h

Yuzu wants to make health plans cheaper by letting insurers mix and match benefits

In the U.S., figuring out ways to pay for health insurance is a perennial problem — not just for individuals, but for the businesses employing them. Companies pay upwards of $22,000 per employee

Catch, offering health insurance for gig workers, relaunches with new owners

Alexa Irish and Laura Speyer, now the co-CEOs of Catch, acquired the company in June after the original co-founders shuttered the company.

Plenful raises $9M to automate healthcare workflows

Plenful, a startup developing workflow automation tools for healthcare providers, has emerged from stealth with $9 million in a funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Co-founder and CEO Joy L

As its workers strike, Kaiser Permanente strikes a deal for physicians to use an AI copilot from Nabla

Yesterday, 75,000 workers at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente embarked on a three-day strike to protest understaffing, burnout and low wages — setting a record for the biggest healthcare strik

Diligent raises $25 million to triple its nursing robot’s reach

The pandemic had a profound impact on countless careers, but few jobs were hit quite like nursing. As hospitals overflowed, staff was forced to take on impossible long shifts, risking their own health

Corti, an AI ‘co-pilot’ for healthcare clinicians, raises $60M

Artificial intelligence continues to be a major force in the world of healthcare, and in one of the latest developments, a Copenhagen startup called Corti has raised $60 million to expand its contribu

Deal Dive: Elder tech is expanding beyond reactive solutions

Bold creates personalized exercise programs for seniors to reduce injury. It's one of the latest companies expanding the eldertech sector.

German Bionic targets healthcare workers with new exosuit

Two primary categories have emerged in the world of exosuits. The first is people with mobility issues who could use a little extra assistance getting around. The other is manual labor — jobs th

HealthXCapital’s team joins Jungle Ventures

The team behind HealthXCapital, which invested in and helped health tech startups scale up, has joined Singapore-based Jungle Ventures. Seemant Jauhari, who led HealthXCapital since it was founded eig grabs $2.4M for its prior authorization tech powered by Mayo Clinic’s data

Basys combines generative AI and deep learning to power its “engine” which can automate up to 90% of the prior authorization requests for drugs and procedures at high accuracy.

Helpful secures $7.5M to launch family caregiver app

Helpful's app brings insurance benefits, medical records and caregiving resources into one place.

CardioComm, a provider of ECG monitoring devices, confirms cyberattack downed its services

CardioComm Solutions, a Canadian provider of consumer and professional-grade heart monitoring technologies, has been downed by an ongoing cybersecurity incident. The Toronto-based organization said on

Intel Capital, Khosla lead $27M investment into SiPhox Health’s at-home blood-testing tech

The company offers a test kit and tests for 17 biomarkers in the areas of inflammation, cardiovascular health, metabolic fitness and hormone balance.
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