CareDox raises $900K for web-based health records for schools

By Aditi Pai
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CareDoxNew York City-based mobile medical record system CareDox, formerly known as MotherKnows, raised $900,000, according to an SEC filing. CareDox has raised around $4.9 million to date.

Existing CareDox investors include First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, Band of Angels, and Giza Ventures. The company raised its previous round in August 2014.

Schools and parents can use CareDox’s online and mobile-enabled system to store students’ data. Academic institutions' health providers will have access to a student’s immunization records, medical history, allergies, medications, and special dietary needs. CareDox believes this platform will help parents avoid filling out forms with this data every year before school starts. 

The platform syncs with the student information system (SIS), the State Immunization Registry, and providers' EMRs. It also offers tools for nurses to help them with enrollment, approvals, daily visits, medications, screenings, and secure messaging, which they can use to communicate with parents.

Parents have control over who can see the data in their CareDox account and some potential viewers could be nurses, teachers, camp leaders, daycare admins, cafeteria staff, administrators, coaches, bus drivers, and principals.

The company created CareDox from another product, called MotherKnows, which was an online health record service that allowed parents to view their child’s medical records via the web or mobile applications. In 2011, MotherKnows raised $1.7 million in seed funding. At the time, the company’s plans for the product included targeting other consumer groups with specific health needs, such as home health care, and extended families.

Then in March 2012, the company joined StartUp Health’s three-year accelerator alongside Basis and Medivo.