Agile Diagnosis raises $2.5 million to develop CDS app for physicians

By Brian Dolan
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Agile DiagnosisAgile Diagnosis, a mobile health startup that recently graduated from health incubator Rock Health's second class, has raised $2 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. The startup hopes to raise an additional $1 million, according to the filing. A report in TechCrunch this week notes that the startup said it had raised $2.5 million during comments its founder made at the Rock Health Demo Day.

Agile Diagnosis has developed a predominantly mobile clinical decision support service that aims to be better than existing medical reference apps, which the startup refers to as little more than "eTextbooks". The company's first offering is an HTML5 web app built specifically for the iPad, according to TechCrunch. An iPhone app should launch later this year. The company expects to make the service available via a subscription.

According to the TechCrunch report, Agile Diagnosis looks to distinguish its offering with a better designed user interface that takes a decision tree format to "make clinical guidelines and medical information easier to digest and thus more actionable, as compared to the apps and web services that come densely-packed with text — the same format that has plagued medicine for decades," TechCrunch wrote earlier this year.

Agile Diagnosis is also a graduate of another startup incubator, Y Combinator, and it received $150,000 in convertible debt upon graduating from that program.