Jonah Comstock

By Jonah Comstock 02:33 pmMay 8, 2019
Harris Computer Systems, through its healthcare group, has acquired Uniphy Health, a startup focused on clinical communications and physician workflow software. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Uniphy works with healthcare organizations to build each one a single app that brings together many different workflow needs for physicians. Depending on the platform's needs, the app can...
By Jonah Comstock 02:57 pmMay 7, 2019
Astarte Medical, a Yardley, Pennsylvania digital health startup focusing on infant microbiome health, has raised a $5 million Series A from a large stable of investors including Viking Global Investors, Lunsford Capital, OCA Ventures, Keiretsu Forum MidAtlantic, Keiretsu Capital Fund, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Wing VC and Next Act Fund. This is the company's first institutional round, but...
By Jonah Comstock 10:51 amMay 6, 2019
Trusted Health, a Bay Area startup focused on changing the way nurses find jobs, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Craft Ventures led the round, with general partner Jeff Fluhr, cofounder of Stubhub, joining the board. Existing investors Felicis Ventures and Founder Collective also contributed, as did strategic investors Healthbox and Texas Medical Center. WHAT THEY DO For the last 18...
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By Jonah Comstock 01:53 pmMay 3, 2019
CirrusMD, a Denver-based chat-first telemedicine company, has raised $15 million in Series B funding bringing the company’s total funding to $26 million. Drive Capital and the Colorado Impact Fund led the round with additional participation from existing investors. In addition to the funding, the company announced a new partnership with the VA, via its subcontractor Iron Bow. WHAT THEY DO...
By Jonah Comstock 02:13 pmMay 2, 2019
Yesterday, Optima Health, the health plan division of Virginia integrated delivery system Sentara Healthcare, launched the first rollout of CareLink, a collaboration with MDLive to use telehealth to improve population health and quality measure scores. "The way the workflow goes is that we identify members who have gaps on certain quality metrics," Dr. Sam Basta, Optima Health's senior director...
By Jonah Comstock 03:14 pmMay 1, 2019
In April, MobiHealthNews and our sister publications focused our theme month coverage on the consumerization of healthcare. As patients take on more and more financial responsibility for their own care, the industry is responding by turning healthcare into a consumer experience. For May, we're continuing on with the same narrative thread: As hospitals look to earn the loyalty of consumer-patients...
By Jonah Comstock 01:54 pmMay 1, 2019
This Friday, around 500 engineers, clinicians and other innovators will descend on the MIT Media Lab for Grand Hack, the flagship event of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. “Grand Hack is unique because we’ll get applicants from all over the world,” Kriti Subramanyam, one of three co-directors of Hacking Medicine, told MobiHealthNews. “Last year we had applicants from over 30 countries, over 29 states in...
By Jonah Comstock 03:34 pmApril 30, 2019
When we talk about health consumerism or the consumerization of health, the topic encompasses a lot of disparate ideas. In her new book Health Consuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist with a 30-year background in the space, seeks to tie those ideas into one cohesive narrative — and to follow that narrative to see where it leads into our future. The...
By Jonah Comstock 02:31 pmApril 29, 2019
Personalized wellness company Arivale has shut down its consumer operations, according to a statement posted on the company's website. MedCityNews first spotted the post. "Regrettably, effective today, we are terminating our consumer program," the team wrote in an unsigned note. "Our decision to do so is attributable to the simple fact that the cost of providing the service exceeds what our...
By Jonah Comstock 03:35 pmApril 26, 2019
Everyone sleeps. But not everyone sleeps well. And the quality of your sleep can have far-reaching effects on your mental and physical health. Considering all that, it’s no surprise that sleep health has become one of the major focuses of consumer-facing digital health plays — although research has shown that it’s less popular than diet or exercise tracking, and most popular among the “worried...