September 27, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
October 6, 2015
At the Health 2.0 event this week, Lisa Maki, the CEO of PokitDok, surprised the crowd by announcing from the stage that the company would no longer charge for its clearinghouse services, including checking eligibility, checking the status of a deductible, submitting a claim, checking claim status, transmitting benefit of enrollment data, getting a pre-authorization, and getting a referral.
February 2, 2015
Eligible, which offers an API that other health tech companies use to add a streamlined insurance eligibility check feature for doctors and patients, has raised $2.3 million, according to an SEC filing.
The company raised more than $1.5 million in seed funding last year, using a combination of AngelList and SecondMarket. Backers at that time included David Lee, Esther Dyson, Anvil Capital’s...
August 25, 2014
Last week MobiHealthNews broke the news that Aetna had decided to shutdown its high-profile, health tracking and data aggregation platform CarePass by the end of the year. After we reported on two CarePass leaders recent departures from the company, Aetna confirmed its long-rumored plans. For many the shutdown of CarePass was no surprise at all, while others were shocked. Still other commenters...
July 9, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic announced this week that it had acquired its partner Mountain View, California-based Infometers for an undisclosed sum. Validic's CEO Ryan Beckland told MobiHealthNews that his company bought Infometers for its technology capabilities and for its team. All full-time Infometers employees have joined Validic, Beckland said, but the...
March 17, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based Validic recently announced a $1.25 million convertible note from SJF Ventures and undisclosed angel investors. Validic CEO Ryan Beckland told MobiHealthNews that the new investment brings the company's total up to $2.1 million to date, but really serves as a bridge to get it to its series A round, which it is in the process of raising now.
Validic describes itself as...
March 7, 2014
By Jonah Comstock
One conversation topic that never seems far away at digital health industry events is the idea of data silos. Consumer health and fitness apps are letting people collect more health data about themselves than ever before. And increasingly connected electronic health records create a wealth of electronic data about patients. The real potential for that data, many people believe,...