mPulse Mobile raises $1.7M for healthcare-focused secure messaging tool

By Aditi Pai
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mPulse MobileEncino, California-based mPulse Mobile, which offers secure messaging tools to healthcare companies, raised $1.7 million in a round led by OCA Ventures with participation from Jumpstart Ventures and Merrick Ventures. mPulse was created as a healthcare-focused spinoff of secure mobile messaging company mobileStorm at the end of last year.

mPulse has created a secure messaging offering designed for healthcare organizations including payers, pharmacies, providers, public and private exchanges, as well as employee wellness. The program is tailored specifically for the different healthcare organizations that use it.

For example, payers can use the tool to offer members secure mobile push notifications, Medicare enrollment support, and caregiver communications. Meanwhile, providers can use the offering to provide patients with appointment reminders, visit summaries, emergency waiting room time display, virtual visit support, and and post-visit satisfaction surveys. And pharmacies can use mPulse to support medication management programs, communicate shipping and order statuses for mail order prescriptions, offer medication adherence reminders, and help consumers find them.

A few weeks ago, mPulse acquired certain assets of the healthcare division of Archer USA, a Seattle and Johannesburg-based company that develops mobile-based patient engagement offerings.

“Archer’s healthcare business is well aligned with our vision of bringing innovative mobile solutions to solve key challenges in healthcare,” mPulse Mobile CEO Chris Nicholson said at the time. “This acquisition helps us further accelerate our business strategy and market growth.”