health social networks

By Aditi Pai 09:19 am November 20, 2015
San Francisco-based MyHealthTeams, which offers niche social network for people with various medical conditions, raised $5 million in a round led by strategic investor CVS Health with participation from existing investors Adams Street Partners, the Westly Group, HealthTechCapital, and Sand Hill Angels. This brings the company's total funding to $10.1 million. “In the past 18 months MyHealthTeams...
By Jonah Comstock 01:43 pm October 21, 2013
An ambitious health website, launching Friday, aims to combine a number of different health features -- including telemedicine, personal health records, and health social networks -- into one comprehensive online platform. Prevently, founded by Harvard University undergraduate students Laurence Girard and Kristen Faulkner, is one of three companies coming through a Long Island-based technology...
By Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2013
Damon Centola When it comes to public health, the conventional wisdom about how best to spread information on social networks might need to be turned on its head, according to a recently published paper by Professor Damon Centola of the MIT Sloan School of Management, entitled "Social Media and the Science of Health Behavior." "If you really want people to change their diet, their health, their...
By Neil Versel 05:26 am July 23, 2012
WellFX, creator of an online and mobile social platform for healthcare providers and patients to manage chronic diseases, says it has received a reported $5 million investment from private investment company CMT Ventures. The Series A financing will allow Petaluma, Calif.-based WellFX to, among other things, complete two pilot tests of its technology, put the platform in general release and...
By Brian Dolan 04:00 pm June 1, 2011
While Google has helped track flu trends for the past few years and more recently has committed to track dengue fever, a new startup called Sickweather plans to track illnesses that occur within a user's circle of friends to help them stay well by avoiding contact with the infected. Sickweather taps into social networks like Twitter and Facebook to detect the presence of sick friends. While it's...