September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
September 7, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee-based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which operates 169 hospitals and 116 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, announced it will purchase clinical workflow and team communication app maker Mobile Heartbeat. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
The company’s technology, Clinical Urgent Response (CURE) works through an app on...
July 14, 2016
Health engagement platform Sharecare is forming a joint venture with Guidewell, parent company to several health plans including Florida Blue, Florida’s largest health insurer. The as-yet-unnamed JV will combine member data and expertise from Guidewell with Sharecare’s digital health tools to create an all-in-one app for health plans, starting with Florida Blue, to provide to members.
February 29, 2016
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas a new joint commitment from a number of healthcare providers and health IT companies to make patients’ data more accessible, which includes a move to implement new interoperability standards.
The list of groups committed to the cause includes companies that provide 90 percent of the EHRs in the United...
January 13, 2015
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, is working with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. The two companies will work together to create new patient engagement offerings.
HCA also made an...
October 13, 2014
Nashville, Tennessee-based appointment booking service MyHealthDirect raised $8 million in a mix of venture capital and debt from Chrysalis Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, and Ares Capital Corp. The debt came from Ares Capital Corp in the form of a senior credit facility. This brings the company's total funding to at least $12 million.
MyHealthDirect plans to use these funds to scale up its ...
October 2, 2014
PatientKeeper's charge capture application.
Last week, the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, announced it would be acquiring PatientKeeper, one of the oldest mobile health software companies still in operation, for an undisclosed sum.
HCA will continue to operate PatientKeeper as an...
December 9, 2013
Atlanta-based online health advice website Sharecare has launched a free app, AskMD, that is meant to help users keep track of their symptoms and put them in contact with doctors and hospitals.
Launched by WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold, Sharecare is an online portal that connects healthcare professionals and patients. It offers a question and answer service for patients to connect with experts and...
August 6, 2013
A month ago, Healthbox launched a new accelerator class in Nashville, Tennessee. This week, the program announced the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, has joined as a sponsor. Because of the announcement, Healthbox extended the Nashville application deadline three more days, to August 7th. Founded in Nashville in 1968, HCA currently operates 161...
November 29, 2012
This afternoon at 2PM ET MobiHealthNews will be hosting its fourth webinar of 2012: Mobile Health at the Point of Care. I'm really excited to have both Dr. Divya Shroff, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Vice President of the Clinical Services Group at HCA and Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip Technologies onboard as our featured presenters.
I'll open the session up with a short presentation...