August 11, 2014
New York City-based mobile medical record system CareDox raised $2.5 million, according to an SEC filing.
The filing also notes that they company aims to raise a total of just over $3 million. CareDox has raised around $4 million to date.
Existing CareDox investors include First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, Band of Angels, and Giza Ventures.
Schools and parents can use CareDox's online...
August 7, 2014
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1 raised $4 million in a new round led by Union Square Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to $6 million.
Existing investors include Version One Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow.
Figure 1 allows medical professionals to take and...
August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers electronic health records and patient management software company, has acquired after-hours virtual visits company Ringadoc for an undisclosed sum. Los Angeles-based Ringadoc was originally incubated in Practice Fusion's San Francisco offices around the same time as another startup, 100Plus. Both startups received an angel investment from Practice...
August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based video visit app Doctor On Demand raised $21 million in a round led by Venrock with additional funding from Shasta Ventures and Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, which offers employee wellness program Virgin Pulse.
This brings the company's total funding to $24 million.
Existing Doctor on Demand investors include Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures,...
August 5, 2014
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has begun a one-year pilot of a novel telemedicine program, one that will allow first responders to connect select patients to a doctor via an iPad rather than actually transporting them to the hospital.
"The benefits of telemedicine to the patient are innumerable, offering direct in-home access to a physician who can see them and talk to them...
August 5, 2014
A small study conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee shows that text message reminders can increase patients' compliance with pre-surgical showering, thus reducing their risk of acquiring an infection during surgery.
Pre-surgical antiseptic showers, using a chemical like chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), reduce the number of microbes on the skin, which guards the patient against...
August 4, 2014
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have partnered with health app maker Recovery Record to recruit more participants for a clinical trial to study how genes are connected to anorexia, according to a report from MedCityNews. The researchers head up the University's Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).
Recovery Record currently has around 200,000 patient and physician users....
August 1, 2014
In February of this year, the FDA cleared two wristworn activity trackers from British company Camntech: non-smartphone-connected, but highly accurate devices intended for use in clinical trials. In July, Australian company dorsaVi followed suit, obtaining clearance for its ViMove sensor system for detailed activity tracking. Meanwhile, Orthocare Innovations, a company...
July 31, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is gearing up to get data from patients' consumer devices like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or Withings weight scale into their EHR, according to CIO and emergency room physician Dr. John Halamka. Halamka says a number of factors make now the time for patient-generated data: devices have reached the maturity and ease of use needed to be a part of people's care...
July 31, 2014
Stanford University Medical Center's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has started using Google Glass in its resident training program. Stanford will use software from Glass app maker CrowdOptic to help train residents on performing cardiothoracic surgery.
While a resident is operating on a patient, surgeons can use the CrowdOptic software to watch the resident's progress and send visual...