Jonah Comstock

April 27, 2017
Cohero Health, a New York City-based digital health company focused on chronic respiratory disease, has a new CEO: Joe Condurso, former CEO of PatientSafe Solutions.  “We are pleased to welcome Joe to the talented team at Cohero Health,” Cohero cofounder and president Melissa Manice said in a statement. “We all share a deep passion for the use of technology to improve health care and patient...
April 27, 2017
Souix Falls, South Dakota-based DocuTAP, which makes tablet-based EMR and practice management software, has acquired Atlanta-based Clockwise.MD, a maker of mobile appointment-booking software. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. "DocuTAP shares our entrepreneurial approach and commitment to providing a better experience for patients and providers alike. We are pleased to join forces and...
April 27, 2017
Healthgrades, a company which originally focused on physician ratings but has lately expanded into customer relationship management for hospitals as well, has tapped Conversa to create CareChats, an AI-powered chatbot that helps hospitals follow up with recently discharged patients. "Essentially we have a very rich library of what we call conversation modules that are totally automated, they have...
April 26, 2017
DarioHealth launches in the UK. Israel-based DarioHealth, makers of a smartphone-connected glucometer, announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer channel in the United Kingdom. It is already available D2C in the US and Australia, but was previously available in the UK only through pharmacies and diabetes educators. PlushCare launches telemedicine EMR. PlushCare, a D2C telemedicine service...
April 26, 2017
RapidSOS, a 4-year-old startup with roots at Harvard and MIT, has raised $14 million to, at long last, bring 9-1-1 and other first responder networks into the smartphone age. The roster of backers for the round includes three former FCC Chairmen and the investment arms of Motorola and Triple A, in addition to a number of other investors. Highland Capital Partners led the round with participation...
April 25, 2017
Remote clinical trial company Science 37 has raised $29 million in a round led by Glynn Capital Management with participation from Google's investment arm GV. One more new investor -- AmGen ventures -- contributed, as did existing investors Lux Capital, Redmile Group, dRx Capital, and Sanofi Ventures. It's a large round with impressive investors, but it is technically a down round from last fall'...
April 25, 2017
An Illinois-based law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against telemedicine company MDLive, alleging that the company takes screenshots of sensitive patient health information and sends them to TestFairy, an Israeli company that does quality control on apps, and that this is a violation of patient privacy. MDLive, for its part, denies that there's anything improper about its procedures. The...
April 25, 2017
UK-based health chatbot company babylon, which raised $25 million in early 2016, has raised an additional $60 million in funding. While the company didn't disclose the investors, TechCrunch and Financial Times report that the round included Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire business family, NNS holdings, Vostok New Ventures, and existing backers Kinnevik. They also report that the company's total...
April 25, 2017
Seattle-based healthcare quality transparency company Mpirica has raised $4.6 million in a round led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. An undisclosed Seattle-based private equity fund also contributed to the round. The company plans to use the funsing to support a national rollout to Medicare Advantage customers. With its team of data scientists and physicians, Mpirica uses claims data to...
April 25, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio-based clinical communications provider Doc Halo has raised $11 million in a series A round led by Bane Capital Ventures. Cincinnati-based Refinery Ventures also contributed to the round. Doc Halo has been operating for seven years in the clinical comms space, but this is its first outside funding round; cofounders Dr. Jose Barreau and Dr. Amit Gupta, both former practicing...