McKesson

By Jonah Comstock May 10, 2016
Farmington, Connecticut-based Evariant, which offers healthcare providers a platform to analyze data, execute marketing campaigns, and improve patient engagement, has received an undisclosed investment from McKesson Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. The additional investment extends the $42.3 million round the company announced in November, which included investors Health Enterprise Partners,...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
The US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) have awarded McKesson a $139 million, five-year service contract with RelayHealth, McKesson’s patient engagement and secure messaging business. “We are honored to continue supporting the DHA in their readiness mission, which is to ensure a medically ready force and ready medical force,” RelayHealth SVP Ken Tarkoff said in a...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2015
Dr. Nick Terheyden Last week San Francisco public radio KQED's publication Future of You posted a must-read report on the growing trend of California medical school graduates joining digital health startups instead of continuing their training and pursuing residency programs. The report was anchored with data from physician network Doximity, which found that medical students from Stanford and...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2015
HHS appoints Susannah Fox as CTO: Just two weeks after our last hiring roundup, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it had appointed longtime patient advocate and Pew Research alum Susannah Fox as its new CTO. Fox has also been an early and important voice in the emerging mobile and digital health. Her team's work at Pew helped ground the mobile health discussion with...
By Aditi Pai December 18, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $25.8 million. Existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, and Coinstar. Walter Huff, founder and former chairman of a medical information systems firm acquired by McKesson, called HBO & Company, has also...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2014
Innosight's Chatham Sullivan speaks at Better Health Boston. Iora Health COO Alexander Packard also spoke at the event. Iora Health, a 3-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, has six private practices taking a novel, patient-centric, technology-driven approach to care. At McKesson's Better Health Boston event this week, chief operating officer Alexander Packard spoke about the...
By Jonah Comstock October 15, 2013
Health Mart, a wholly owned subsidiary of the McKesson Corporation, has released a new mobile app for community pharmacies. Health Mart is a pharmacy franchise brand with 3,100 independently owned community pharmacies across the country. Most large retail pharmacies have apps which support prescription refill requests and reminders. A recent MobiHealthNews roundup found that Walgreens, CVS, Duane...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched its data access framework initiative this week, an effort to increase interoperability among electronic health records (EHRs) from different vendors. Creating a data standard for all EHRs will empower patients who are switching from one provider to another, help smaller practices analyze and learn from their...
By Brian Dolan March 28, 2013
Coinciding with the second day of congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps last week, McKesson announced the launch of a new app, Medisoft Mobile, for doctors and their staff that aims to make it easier to manage their practice through iPhones or iPads. Between the Medisoft Mobile app and the newest version of Medisoft software, care providers can now use their mobile...
By Brian Dolan March 20, 2013
We are live blogging day two of the Congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps. Hit "refresh" on your browser every few minutes for updates! (Liveblogging is now concluded!) 1200PM: With that Rep. Pitts concludes the hearing after saying it has been a very interesting hearing on an important issue. Members may have follow-up questions and they have 10 business days to submit...