Figure 1

By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2017
Earlier this week, Figure 1, a medical image-sharing network often referred to as an Instagram for doctors, raised $10 million in Series B funding. To some extent, that funding is going into ramping up the already impressive growth of the platform. But the company also has big plans to add some additional features: Fast Company reported on Figure 1’s AI plans this week, and CEO Gregory Levey told...
By Jonah Comstock June 14, 2017
Clinical image and knowledge-sharing app Figure 1, which is sometimes described as an Instagram for doctors, has raised $10 million in funding in a round led by Kensington Capital Partners, with additional support from Samsung NEXT Ventures, John Hancock/Manulife Financial, Hedgewood, and WTI. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, and Version One Ventures also...
By Heather Mack April 19, 2017
Ohio telemedicine regulations outline expectations for prescribing After months of squabbling between legislators and the medical community, Ohio’s State Medical Board approved regulations to clarify standards of care for the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication. Under the newly-approved rules, clinicians can write prescriptions for non-controlled medications to a patient even without...
By Jonah Comstock April 6, 2017
Boston Children's Hospital has rolled into phase two of its deployment of GetWellNetwork’s patient engagement and education platform, which is rooted in putting patients at the center of care by equipping them with digital tools and information to be an active participant in their treatment and condition management. By providing tools for both patients and staff, the GetWellNetwork platform is...
By Heather Mack April 4, 2017
Pilot examines how an app could reduce substance abuse disorder relapse MAP Health Management, which makes a remote monitoring and patient engagement platform focused on people with substance abuse disorder, has partnered with relapse reduction app WeConnect in a pilot to measure risk of relapse for people in MAP’s system. The WeConnect pilot will enroll 200 people who are currently using MAP...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2017
Apple sees health as the future, the Apple Watch as the present. On Apple's Q1 conference call, CEO Tim Cook almost didn't mention the company's healthcare operations or aspirations at all. But in response to the final investor question, when asked whether future updates to the iPhone would be incremental, Cook alluded to health as one of the areas where the company sees substantive...
By Aditi Pai October 14, 2015
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1, which offers a photo sharing app for doctors, raised $5 million in a round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures. Allen and Company also contributed. Figure 1 allows medical professionals to securely take and share photos with other users of the app. The offering can be used by doctors,...
By Aditi Pai August 7, 2014
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1 raised $4 million in a new round led by Union Square Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to $6 million. Existing investors include Version One Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow. Figure 1 allows medical professionals to take and...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2013
Healthcare photo sharing app Figure 1 raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures, a division of New York-based Rho Capital Partners and also included the Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow. Figure 1 will use the money to improve their product and...