November 8, 2018
GetWellNetwork — a company offering tools to drive patient engagement and support clinical care teams — has acquired the digital engagement platform HealthLoop, the companies announced this morning. The deal was closed on November 6.
While the terms of the acquisition remain under wraps, GetWellNetwork CEO and founder Michael O’Neil told MobiHealthNews that his company plans to keep on, and...
December 21, 2017
On Tuesday patient engagement platform, HealthLoop announced a partnership with health analytics platform, Sherbit. The partnership aims to combine HealthLoop’s automated care plans and check-ins with Sherbit’s patient activities and behaviors insights.
“To be successful, it is critical to provide access to actionable data on a regular basis, not just what’s collected when someone goes to the...
December 13, 2017
As announced in the final rule in November, starting in 2018, a new reimbursable Improvement Activity is being added to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which encompasses using digital tools to monitor patients outside the hospital. Three digital health companies that worked with the CMS to bring about the change weighed in today on the...
May 15, 2017
Mountain View, California-based HealthLoop, which offers a platform to connect patients with their care team between visits, has raised $8.4 million in new funding. MedCityNews first spotted the SEC filing. Investors included iCarbonX DigitalLife Alliance, NextEquity, Lafayette General Hospital through its Health Innovation Fund, Canvas Ventures, and Summation Health Ventures, CEO Todd Johnson...
April 27, 2016
Hospital communication company Voalte appointed a new CEO and Chairman, Adam McMullin. McMullin comes to Voalte via Hill-Rom, where he led the Clinical Workflow Solutions business. Trey Lauderdale, founder of Voalte and the current CEO, will stay on as President. "Adam is a phenomenal choice to lead Voalte as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” Lauderdale said in a statement...
February 29, 2016
Health tech investors are looking for entrepreneurs that really understand the healthcare space and are solving the real problems doctors are facing. That may sound like an obvious statement, but according to Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, director of mobile technology strategy at Duke University and Claire Celeste Carnes, partner at Providence Ventures, plenty of entrepreneurs fail that test.
November 2, 2015
Just last week, the Consumer Electronics Association released guidelines about privacy policies for health and fitness devices. At the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium in Boston last week, a panel of experts also had some ideas about maintaining privacy and security in the world of health and fitness devices -- a world where HIPAA often doesn't apply.
Right now, the biggest...
November 4, 2014
HealthLoop, the Mountain View, California-based doctor-patient communication startup, is looking for ways to make patient engagement pay. In addition to its recent team-up with a California malpractice insurer, the company has launched at least one payer pilot to try to demonstrate an ROI, founder Dr. Jordan Shlain reported at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston. They're also...
October 29, 2014
MIEC, an Oakland, California-based medical malpractice insurer, has teamed up with HealthLoop to turn the startup's mobile and web-based communication platform toward a new use-case: decreasing the number of malpractice claims brought against a doctor or hospital.
"It is well known that most litigation cases are not due to actual malpractice or 'bad surgeons,' but rather because patients felt...
October 23, 2014
The key to cracking patient engagement isn't better kinds of technology, it's understanding patients better. That was the theme that emerged from a panel discussion at the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium, where a doctor, a consultant, and two healthcare executives spoke about their own experiences working with patients in the healthcare system, especially patients with behavior...