Heather Mack

May 23, 2017
Two genetic testing companies are integrating the workflow of Boston startup FDNA, which makes a suite of apps for clinicians called Face2Gene that use facial analysis, artificial intelligence and genomic insights in hopes of improving diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases. Gaithersburg, Maryland-based GeneDx  – which focuses on rare hereditary disorders – and San Francisco, Helsink and Dubai-...
May 23, 2017
San Jose, California-based VitalConnect, a maker of wearable sensors for remote monitoring, has raised $33 million in Series C financing in a round led by MVM Life Science Partners and Baxter International. The company, which last raised money in June 2016, plans to use the funding to move forward with commercializing its remote monitoring platform and medical-grade wearable sensor system. The...
May 22, 2017
Healthcare data company Vericred, which offers a platform with provider-network dataset, has raised $5.5 million in a round led by FCA Venture Partners. The company, whose centralized data platform allows individuals and business to enroll, understand and use health insurance and employee benefits, has raised nearly $10 million to date. Vericred functions as a connector between health plans and...
May 22, 2017
Chicago-based Upfront Healthcare Services –  which offers a data analytics platform to help large physician practices ascertain how best to schedule and allocate resources – has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nashville Capital Network, with contribution from Echo Health Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Martin Ventures. Upfront’s iterative platform tackles...
May 22, 2017
San Francisco-based Lemonaid Health, which offers a simple, text-based telemedicine app, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Novartis Venture Fund and Hikma Ventures led the round, with participation from Correlation Ventures, Adaptive Healthcare Fund, Vega Ventures and 415 Ventures. The company last received funding in 2015, and the latest investment brings Lemonaid’s total capital to...
May 19, 2017
The days of claiming artificial intelligence as a feature that set one startup or company apart from the others are over. These days, one would be hard-pressed to find any technology company attracting venture funding or partnerships that doesn’t posit to use some form of machine learning. But for companies trying to innovate in healthcare using artificial intelligence, the stakes are...
May 18, 2017
The Wellness Network, a Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based television and digital media network for hospitals, has acquired patient education video publisher Milner-Fenwick. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Wellness Network is among the largest in-hospital education networks in the country, comprising 2,300 hospitals and 300,000 screens (TV, tablet), and they collaborate with a...
May 17, 2017
As telemedicine policies expand and evolve across the country, there have been clear variations in how some states view the role of virtual care. One of the most challenging issue some states have taken up is whether to allow the use of telemedicine to prescribe medications that induce abortion, a consideration that has led to lawsuits, or has held up legislation that would otherwise establish...
May 17, 2017
Hand-delivering drugs in New York City: it’s actually a newer thing, and it’s what pharmacy startup Capsule is all about. With a fresh $20 million in a round led by Thrive Capital, with contribution from Sound Ventures and Virgin Group, the company is working to establish itself apart from other such virtual pharmacies like Blink Health and PillPack, as well as the behemoth pharmacy benefits...
May 17, 2017
San Francisco-based Conversa, makers of a healthcare conversation platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding to expand its product offerings and build up its clinical conversation library. Northwell Ventures, the funding arm of New York healthcare system Northwell Health, led the round, with contribution from Epic Ventures and Healthgrades. Conversa’s Conversation Platform aims to help...