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By Laura Lovett May 23, 2018
This morning CareZone, a platform for managing chronic illness and organizing health information, announced that it landed $50 million in a series D funding round led by NEA, with participation from McKesson Ventures, and Marc Benioff. This brings the company’s total funding to $150 million.  Founded in 2012, the platform aims to help users keep track of their medications and make managing...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2018
Home care technology company ClearCare has launched Home Connect API, a new technology that will allow home care agencies to connect directly to health plans and hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing. “Home care, that whole industry has really been largely removed from the rest of the continuum of care,” ClearCare CEO Geoff Nudd told MobiHealthNews. “But that’s changing. With the...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2018
Buoy Health, an online platform that uses an AI chatbot as a gateway into healthcare treatment, has teamed up with Circulation, a technology startup that helps connect patients in need of medical transport with rides from Lyft, Uber, and other specialized options like wheelchair vans and non-emergency ambulances. The two Boston-based companies will integrate their platforms with the goal of...
By Dave Muoio May 22, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, announced this morning that it has raised $20 million in new investment capital, bringing the company’s raised total to more than $69 million. The investment came from Bascom Ventures, Inflection Capital, IRA Capital, RLJ Equity Partners, Trans-Pacific Technology...
By Laura Lovett May 22, 2018
Treating the opioid epidemic has challenged researchers and providers for years. Looking at patient adherence — both to opioid substitutes and painkillers — has been an avenue several companies have begun to look at.  Recently Toronto-based nGageIT has unveiled its latest digital health product, NanoSmart, which can use a patient’s breath to determine their medication adherence. The platform...
By Laura Lovett May 22, 2018
Patient-provider communication platform Luma Health has just announced that it landed $6.3 million in a Series A funding round led by U.S Venture Partners with participation from Stanford-StartX Fund and existing investors, bring the total financing to $9.7 million.  The platform aims to tackle the gaps in booking, scheduling, and communications. One of the key focuses of the company is to remedy...
By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2018
FCC commissioners united on telemedicine. In an editorial in the Boston Globe yesterday, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and former commissioner Newton N. Minow presented a unified front on the importance of rural telemedicine. In the article, Pai and Minow stressed the importance of high-speed internet in rural communities and interstate licensing compacts to make sure communities can fully benefit. "...
By Dave Muoio May 22, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million. Investors in the round included .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures...
By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2018
Specialty pharmaceuticals are all different, but there’s one thing they have in common: they are difficult to prescribe. Whether it’s because of high cost, high risk, narrow therapeutic range, or complicated dosing, these drugs require would-be prescribing physicians to prove to insurers the drug is the right choice for their patient by filling out a number of forms and providing key data about...
By Dave Muoio May 22, 2018
Home care technology company Honor has brought in $50 million in Series C financing, the company announced this morning, bringing the company’s total funding to $115 million. The funding round was led by Naspers Ventures, with additional participation from existing investors Thrive Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Honor President Nita Sommers told MobiHealthNews that the funding will primarily be...

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