News & Updates
CareCloud, a cloud-based clinical and financial platform for providers, raised $20M in Series B funding. Key investors include Tenaya Capital, Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. This round brings CareCloud’s total funding to $44M.
San Francisco-based communications startup, Ringadoc partnered with Practice Fusion, an EMR and practice management solutions provider, to advertise its services to more than 100,000 Practice Fusion users. Practice Fusion’s CEO, Ryan Howard, was one of the key investors in Ringadoc’s seed funding round in 2012.
Online weight management intervention program, Virtual Lifestyle Management (VLM), enrolled 1500 Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) members in 2013. VLM is a product of DPS Health, and is aimed at helping overweight individuals with or at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.
WellStar, a Georgia-based not-for-profit health care system, partnered with Avantas, provider of labor management solutions for health care industry. Wellstar will employ Avantas’s patented labor management software, SmartSquare, to improve labor performance across the board.
Vitals, a company that helps consumers find doctors and understand care options and costs before an appointment, announced that it raised $22 million in Series C funding. Vitals was ranked the 47th Fastest-Growing private U.S. company in 2012, and is a Top 200 web property, serving 13 million patients each month.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) reintroduced a legislative bill calling on Congress to establish and fund an Office of Wireless Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Office of Wireless Health would be tasked with regulating the growing number of mobile health care applications. Honda, who represents Silicon Valley, insists that such an office would help–not obstruct–innovation.
Medivo Inc., a health monitoring platform that regularly connects doctors, consumers and clinical labs, announced that it raised a $15 million Series B financing round led by the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHIF). To date, Medivo has raised more than $22 million to support its analytics capabilities and innovative health data platform.
Athenahealth, provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management and care coordination, announced that it was named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies. Athenahealth is the only health care IT services company on the 2013 Forbes Fast Tech list.
Aetna’s CarePass platform, which has been open to developers since early 2012 and to consumers in a limited beta, officially launched for consumers (not just Aetna members). The free mobile and online platform integrates a number of different digital health devices and free apps in an effort to create a convenient consumer wellness experience.
PathCentral, a cloud based technology company centered around pathology, announced that the University of Pennsylvania Health System will be a participant in the PathCental Pathology Network, a rapidly growing forum for pathologists to send and perform consults, create connections, post information, share cases, ask questions, and expand professional relationships.