March 25, 2014
San Francisco-based SharePractice raised $1.3 million from Founders Fund, China Rock and Scrum Ventures this week. The company also launched its iOS app, which lets physicians evaluate and comment on different treatments that clinicians suggest to their patients.
Physicians can share treatments, get feedback on treatments and protocols from other physicians, and favorite specific treatments and...
December 10, 2013
Healthcare photo sharing app Figure 1 raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures, a division of New York-based Rho Capital Partners and also included the Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow.
Figure 1 will use the money to improve their product and...
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.
June 19, 2013
In the face of a surge of interest in physician ratings and curation from high-profile health startups like HealthTap and Doximity, long-time physician rating platform Vitals.com has raised $22 million in third round funding to improve its consumer offerings.
The round was led by new investor Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Existing investors Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners,...
June 4, 2013
San Mateo, California-based Doximity, a medical communications platform and physician referral engine, partnered with US News & World Report to make its directory of 700,000 physicians available to consumers as well as other doctors.
US News & World Report famously provides rankings of colleges and universities, but also ranks hospitals, doctors, and health plans with the goal of helping...
May 2, 2013
Doximity, the medical communications platform headed up by Epocrates co-founder Jeff Tangney, has announced its first tablet app, an iPad product that offers various improvements to its existing iPhone and Android offerings that take advantage of the larger screen real estate. The company also announced that it now has 160,000 physician users.
"We've always been a mobile first company. We started...
April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
January 17, 2013
Silicon Valley-based startup Glooko announced two new executive hires this week and that its MeterSync Cable and Logbook iOS app received Class II FDA Clearance 510(k). The company appointed Rick Atlinger, who previously served as a vice president at Intuit Health, as its first CEO. Glooko co-founder Yogen Dalal filled in as interim CEO since the startup's founding. Altinger launched Intuit's...
November 13, 2012
It's purely speculative, but a survey of entrepreneurs working in digital health suggests that Practice Fusion, Castlight Health and ZocDoc could be the next companies in the sector to go public.
Venture capital firm InterWest Partners queried more than 100 entrepreneurs about the future of digital health and found that 26 percent of them thought Practice Fusion, the current darling of the small-...
September 13, 2012
BetterDoctor's iPhone App
In recent weeks a number of digital health startups have announced rounds of funding totaling some $26 million. MobiHealthNews has previously covered the venture capital Agile Health, iSonea, and Sherpaa raised in recent days. Here's a quick round-up of a few other digital health investments.
Aberdare Ventures and the West Health Investment Fund announced investments in...