Healthgrades

By Heather Mack 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...
By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
Omada Health has announced five new senior hires, most notably a new chief medical officer, Dr. Paul Chew, who previously served as senior VP and global chief medical officer at Sanofi. The company also announced the hire of Tom Schoenherr as chief commercial officer, a position he previously held at Counsyl. “For the last five years, we’ve worked to establish Omada Health as a leader in digital...
By Jonah Comstock March 4, 2015
Healthgrades was one of the ratings looked at in the study. As payors increasingly consider giving patients price transparency tools to compare hospitals, there are also a number of groups looking to provide comparison tools for hospital quality. But a new study in Health Affairs shows that those comparison tools, even from seemingly reputable sources, are wildly inconsistent. "To better...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2013
In the face of a surge of interest in physician ratings and curation from high-profile health startups like HealthTap and Doximity, long-time physician rating platform Vitals.com has raised $22 million in third round funding to improve its consumer offerings. The round was led by new investor Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Existing investors Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners,...
By Neil Versel November 2, 2012
HealthTap, the online and mobile service that lets users ask health questions to physicians covering more than 100 medical specialties, is adding a two-faceted doctor rating system to help consumers make more informed choices. HealthTap has introduced a "competition" to bring more transparency to the process of selecting a physician. The company is taking votes from users about each physician...