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By Jonah Comstock 04:35 am October 1, 2013
At the "3 CEOs" session at the Health 2.0 event in Santa Clara, California this week, two CEOs of famously acquired digital health companies, Christine Robins of BodyMedia and Pete Hudson of iTriage-maker Healthagen, talked about their respective mergers. Also, Hudson and Doximity's Jeff Tangney expounded on recently launched products, while Robins merely hinted at a big move to come. Hudson,...
By Jonah Comstock 10:24 am September 26, 2013
OnTrack Diabetes Medivo, a healthcare IT company based in New York City, has acquired OnTrack Diabetes, an Android-only diabetes management app, for an undisclosed amount. This is the second disease management app acquisition for the company, which bought WellApps last year. OnTrack helps users track blood glucose, food intake, medication, blood pressure (BP), pulse, exercise and weight. It...
By Aditi Pai 08:00 am 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 Aditi Pai 10:34 am September 25, 2013
Entrepreneurs in Rock Health's 5th class San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health put on its fifth demo day this week. Rock Health announced the class in June and the accelerator ran until this past week when companies made presentations to show how they have grown in the past three months. Of the 11 companies, 10 presented at the demo day. This class had some high profile...
By Jonah Comstock 08:43 am September 25, 2013
PatientSafe Solutions raised $7 million from EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board. This completes a $27 million round for the company and brings its total funding to around $70 million. MobiHealthNews covered the first part of this round back in January. It was led by Merck GHI with additional contributions from Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos Group. The...
By Jonah Comstock 11:05 am September 24, 2013
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, maker of a free, web-based EHR, has raised $70 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). OrbiMed Advisors, Deerfield Management Company, and Industry Ventures also contributed to the round, as did previous investors Artis Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Glynn Capital Management, Band of Angels Acorn Fund, H...
By Aditi Pai 06:14 am September 24, 2013
Sprint and Techstars have launched a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, the hometown region of Sprint, that will mentor 10 startups, according to a press release. Applications are open until December 6th, finalists will be notified in January, and the actual program is expected to start March 2014. The program will last three months and companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,...
By Jonah Comstock 09:08 am September 23, 2013
MediSafe, a company which has claimed to boost medication adherence up to 81 percent, has raised $1 million in first round funding. The round was co-led by lool Ventures and TriVentures. Angel investors Eyal Gura, Yadin Kaufmann and Yair Schinde also contributed to the round. MediSafe is a cloud-based app system — the patients get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or Apple smartphone...
By Jonah Comstock 07:48 am September 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins University DreamIt Health, the healthcare-focused branch of Philadelphia startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, is launching a Baltimore, Maryland class in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. BioHealth Innovation, an organization geared toward bringing more innovation and entrepreneurship to Maryland, is co-sponsoring the class with Hopkins. The company will seek...
By Aditi Pai 09:00 pm September 18, 2013
Portrayal of Nashville Healthbox participant Gema Touch's technology Healthbox's Nashville accelerator has announced its first class in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville. Of the class' seven companies, five come from the Nashville area. Last month, the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, joined as a sponsor. Because of the...