Mobile-enabled, surgeon collaboration platform DocSpera raises undisclosed sum

By Aditi Pai
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DocsperaSunyvale, California-based Compliant Innovations raised an undisclosed sum from Lifeforce Ventures and Attractor Ventures for its online doctor communication platform, called DocSpera.

The platform allows surgeons to collaborate with their care teams as well as other physicians before operations and treatments. Providers can use the platform to send messages that contain text, photos, or videos in private groups or private messages. Images and text that might be shared include x-rays and surgery schedules.

Surgeons can also read up on new medical breakthroughs and products in their field or send personalized research content to others. DocSpera targets this platform at surgeons who perform procedures that average over $10,000 per procedure. The platform is available online as well as via native apps for the iPad and for Android devices.

“In complex procedures, care collaboration can be difficult because of the need to protect patient health information.” Sy Fahimi, Compliant Innovations co-founder and CEO said in a statement. “We launched DocSpera to give extended care teams that sit across multiple institutions, departments and geographies, an easy to use HIPAA-compliant communication platform for streamlining the collaboration required to deliver the highest level of patient care in complex cases.”

Since the company launched last year, it now counts more than 1,000 surgeons as users of its platform. DocSpera's customers include Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. According to a VentureBeat report, the company's user base is spread across about 450 different healthcare institutions.

In January, DocSpera and the American Association of Hip and Knee Society (AAHKS) announced a partnership that enabled all AAHKS-affiliated doctors to share cases with each other via the DocSpera platform. The partnership was announced just three months after DocSpera launched.