Sharecare

By Brian Dolan October 23, 2014
One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the US, CHE Trinity Health has chosen Sharecare, the company founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, to equip its 30 million patients spread across 20 states with Sharecare's portfolio of patient engagement tools. CHE will offer patients Sharecare's health risk assessment the RealAge Test,...
By Aditi Pai January 2, 2014
San Francisco, California-based Fitbit has released an update to its app which use Apple's M7 motion coprocessor, according to TechCrunch, so that even those without a Fitbit activity tracker can use the app to get data about their fitness trends. The new feature is called Motion Track and will track only basic activity, but will rival other app-only trackers such as Moves and Noom. Fitbit also...
By Neil Versel December 17, 2013
A potentially watershed moment in the evolution of digital health occurred last week. Atlanta-based health and wellness social network Sharecare launched AskMD, a mobile, consumer-facing app that includes a symptom checker unlike any other symptom checker out there. As MobiHealthNews reported: Sharecare's app, AskMD, offers users a symptom checker that allows them to choose which symptoms they...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2013
Atlanta-based online health advice website Sharecare has launched a free app, AskMD, that is meant to help users keep track of their symptoms and put them in contact with doctors and hospitals. Launched by WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold, Sharecare is an online portal that connects healthcare professionals and patients. It offers a question and answer service for patients to connect with experts and...
By Aditi Pai September 26, 2013
Screenshot of Sharecare's website Atlanta-based online health advice portal Sharecare raised an undisclosed sum from Nashville-based investment firm Heritage Group, bringing its total funding to $91 million. Up until this week, the company's only disclosed funding was the $14 million the company raised last year. Sharecare will use the funding to support patient engagement between health...
By Neil Versel June 26, 2012
Despite the explosion in physician adoption of smartphones and tablets, most doctors still use mobile devices as shiny toys rather than clinical tools, according to a new national survey. About 20 percent of U.S. physicians use smartphones for e-prescribing, accessing electronic health records or other clinical needs, says the 2012 National Physician Survey, conducted by Atlanta-based health and...
By Brian Dolan January 18, 2012
This week Sharecare announced that it had raised $14 million from Galen Partners and TomorrowVentures. The company has also acquired The Little Blue Book (TLBB) from Galen Partners and other investors in exchange for shares in Sharecare. TLBB has been a popular reference tool for physicians for more than 20 years. Sharecare will make some of TLBB's content available on its platform so that users...
By Brian Dolan September 26, 2011
About 80 percent of US adults go online to look up health information, according to Pew, but very little, if any, of the information they read online comes from their own personal physicians. HealthTap plans to change that, the startup's CEO Ron Gutman told MobiHealthNews in an interview last week. HealthTap announced this week the launch of two new free mobile apps, called HealthTap Express --...
By Brian Dolan October 21, 2010
In the early years of WebMD, the site's founder Jeff Arnold had a staff of 60 and only $75,000 in annual revenue. By 2001, the company employed more than 5,000 and had almost $1 billion in annual revenue. Since then Arnold has mostly stayed away from healthcare, but was busy acquiring and building a little site called HowStuffWorks.com into a $250 million acquisition target for Discovery...

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