News & Updates
RightCare Solutions raised $1.75 million in their Series A financing round, led by Compass Partners, LLC and Domain Associates, LLC. The new funding will allow RightCare to expand their analytics engine and discharge planning tools to further enable hospitals to reduce readmissions.
MyFitnessPal reached two milestones this week, announcing their community now includes 30 million users and unvieling a new API that enables data transfer with Fitbit, BodyMedia, runtastic, Withings, and Endomondo. Previously mentioned Endomondo recently announced 10 million downloads. We will have to wait and see whether MyFitnessPal can be the one-API-to-rule them all, but clearly they have an enormous user base to leverage.
Online appointment booking and scheduling service RegisterPatient.com secured $4.1 million in funding, led by Herbert Venture Partners III and the Florida Opportunity Fund. The company also announced a new CEO, Jana Skewes, former CEO of Shared Health.
HealthTechHatch, a crowd-funding and mentorship site for HIT innovators, recently launched, but they were already on the floor at Health 2.0 in full force. CEO Pat Salber participated in our “The New Bankroll: Novel Mechanisms to fund a Health 2.0 Startup” panel. With HealthTechHatch and Medstartr entering the ecosystem and accelerators popping up every day, there has never been a better time to be a health tech startup.
Voalte received $6 million in new funding unnamed sources, purported to be an HIT leader and a major healthcare system. The funding will triple the staff employed by Voalte with the goal of improving both their clinical communications technology and expanding their ability to implement their solutions.
Weight Watchers revealed the results of their ActiveLink partnership with Philips on stage at Health 2.0 last week. Philips has rebranded their DirectLife activity tracking device for Weight Watchers members, adding a power self-management tool to dieters arsenal. The service allows users to set goals, track activity, and get motivational challenges.
Aetna members that currently participate in the MyActiveHealth program with the health insurance giant will now have a new tool in the doctors office. Aetna’s recently acquired iTriage app will allow MyActiveHealth participants to bring their PHR health data along on doctors visits to share health information with physicians or nurses from their mobile device.
WellTok raised $2.1 million to continue to build its private, payer sponsored, social networks. These payer specific networks give plan members a place to find content and discuss wellness issues with others on their same plan. WellTok’s major partner, HealthAmerica, recently announced that members of its CafeWell services walked a total of 1 billion steps during their “Race to the Moon” social competition.
New York Digital Health Accelerator revealed its inaugural class which includes: AdhereTx, Aidin, Avado, CipherHealth, Cureatr, MedCPU, Remedy Systems, and SpectraMD. Each participating company is required to have a New York office and will recieve $300,000 in funding along with mentoring from New York hospitals and other providers.