News & Updates
Figure 1 raised $4 million in a round led by Union Square Ventures, brining total funding to $6 million. Image sharing is not so new (see itMD, CaptureProof, TigerText), but Figure 1 has been called the Instagram for doctors, using a more social approach to drive learning. The app generates about 1 million images daily, many that we probably have zero desire to see – not that we could since Figure 1 uses Doximity’s open API to verify the professional status of its users.
Google made a preview version of its Google Fit software development kit available. It allows programmers to access a user’s fitness history as recorded on Android-powered apps and sensors. We’re keen to figure out exactly where Google stands in health, and with Google Fit scheduled for a fall release perhaps we’ll have more to discuss come conference time.
Practice Fusion acquired Ringadoc, which launched at Health 2.0 in 2010 as Telethrive. Back in 2012 as Ringadoc, we got a look at their physician-calling system that lets doctors triage after-hours calls from their phone. In the press release, Practice Fusion called Ringadoc a “next generation patient-doctor communication tools”, which is a little hyperbolic, but nevertheless gives Practice Fusion a window into doctor consultation service for consumers.
New personal health record company PicnicHealth will be headed into the Health 2.0 Source database. The five-employee company offers a $39 per month personal health record that is populated from information the company obtains by performing manual records requests for a person’s encounters. The company’s official address is a San Francisco apartment, which makes us wonder if one team member isn’t a dog, but with players big and small still figuring out the personal health record, we’ll be sure to keep an eye on Picnic.
TractManager, a provider of compliance and contract management solutions for health care organizations, acquired MD Buyline, a provider of health care analytics and supply chain spend intelligence capabilities to health care providers and vendors. It will facilitate operational efficiency, allowing TractManager customers to manage their vendors from procurement through to contract execution and management.
DataMotion, a health information service provider launched the DataMotion Direct Community Web Portal. It will enable secure transfer of protected health information from one care setting to another, even if an affiliate provider is not equipped with Direct Secure Messaging or certified EHR system.
Donato Tramuto, the CEO and Chairman of Physicians Interactive, will be receiving the inaugural Red Jacket Award from PharmaVOICE Magazine. This award recognizes a select and distinguished group of leaders for their many contributions to their companies and the life sciences industry at large.
M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation and speech understanding solutions, partnered with athenahealth’s More Disruption Please program. M*Modal Fluency Dand M*Modal Fluency Flex mobile solutions will now be available on the athenahealth MDP Marketplace to give physicians flexibility and convenience in creating and managing patient records.