appointment booking

By Jonah Comstock 01:49 pm May 17, 2019
Patient experience begins well before a patient gets to the hospital. And if a patient’s experience trying to schedule an appointment isn’t a positive one, they may not make it there at all. At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit this week, Karen Applebaum, executive director of enterprise access operations and technology at Providence St. Joseph Health system, spoke about how her...
By Jonah Comstock 02:44 pm March 20, 2019
French appointment booking and telemedicine service Doctolib has raised another €150 million ($170.3 million), bringing its total funding to around €235 million ($271 million) and its valuation to more than €1 billion. General Atlantic, a global growth equity fund, led the round. Existing investors Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Kernel and Accel also contributed, along with unnamed German healthcare...
By Dave Muoio 01:54 pm May 9, 2018
WeDoctor, an online healthcare services company serving the Chinese market and backed by Tencent Holdings, has raised $500 million from investors in a private share sale that places its value at $5.5 billion, according to reporting from Financial Times, Reuters, and others. The round was led by medical insurance company AIA Group and NWS Holdings, with additional participation from other unnamed...
By Laura Lovett 11:13 am May 8, 2018
US News & World Report has teamed up with Doximity, a social network for doctors, to develop a new tool that lets patients book appointments while they are looking at doctors’ profiles on USNews.com.  “For over 25 years, US News has helped patients in search of reliable health care information find the best hospital to treat their specific needs,” Evan Jones, vice president and general...
By Dave Muoio 11:33 am November 28, 2017
Paris, France-based Doctolib, an online medical appointment booking app and management software company, announced that it has raised approximately $41.6 million (35 million euros) in additional funding from BPI France and Eurazeo. This round comes shortly after the startup raised roughly $28 million (26 million euros) in January from BPI France and others. Prior to this year’s funding — which...
By Jonah Comstock 04:49 pm May 24, 2017
DocPlanner, a Polish appointment booking software company, just raised $16.8 million (15 million euro) in new funding from Enern Investments, Target Global, and One Peak Partners. Existing investors Enern and Target Global led the round. This brings the company's total funding to $51 million (46 million euros). According to a release from the company, the new funds will support DocPlanner's...
By Heather Mack 05:37 pm May 22, 2017
Chicago-based Upfront Healthcare Services –  which offers a data analytics platform to help large physician practices ascertain how best to schedule and allocate resources – has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nashville Capital Network, with contribution from Echo Health Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Martin Ventures. Upfront’s iterative platform tackles...
By Jonah Comstock 11:12 am October 19, 2015
So far in 2015, venture capital funding in the health IT space is up to nearly $3.6 billion, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Health IT venture capital funding for just the third quarter was at $1.6 billion across 148 deals, up 32 percent from Q2 2015 and 66 percent from Q3 2014. Interestingly, the most lucrative area of funding for Q3 was "rating, booking and comparison...
By Jonah Comstock 09:16 am October 13, 2015
Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Ivan Schneider and Jessy Bernal, the founders of DoctoLib. French doctor booking startup DoctoLib has raised $20 million (18 million euros) to expand its platform out to the rest of Europe. Accel led the round with participation from existing investors, including Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, cofounder and CEO of PriceMinister, and Bertrand Jelensperger, co-founder and CEO...
By Jonah Comstock 12:29 pm August 21, 2015
Mobile and online appointment booking platform ZocDoc has raised $130 million in the company's first investment round in two years. Baillie Gifford and Atomico led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Founders Fund. “Since our inception, we’ve been working to lead the healthcare experience into the digital age, and this funding will help us continue to deliver on our...