house call app

By Dave Muoio May 30, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing physician house calls, is making an unexpected addition to its platform: a built-in telemedicine feature that customers may use to conduct voice or video calls with a provider. For a company that often stresses the value and benefits of an in-person visit, the decision to introduce a degree of separation between the patient and a clinician may seem...
By Jonah Comstock October 23, 2017
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, EVP and chief clinical officer at Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health, took the stage today at the HIMSS Media Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum to discuss how her organization uses digital tools to engage and empower patients. “We stole our chief digital officer from Amazon,” Compton-Phillips said. “He’s the guy who pretty much led building the...
By Heather Mack December 6, 2016
Los Angeles-based Heal, which offers an app-based physician house call service, has raised $14.8 million in Series B funding from Fidelity Management and Research Company.  The company just announced $26.9 million in Series A funding a little less than two months ago, and this latest round brings their total funding to at least $54.8 million. Heal, which launched last year, will use the new...
By Jonah Comstock July 21, 2016
Medicast, the company that helped launch the recent mobile-enabled physician house call trend, has been acquired by Providence St. Joseph Health, a Washington state-based health system formed from the recently merged Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health System. "I’m thrilled to announce that Medicast has been acquired by Providence, and that we will be joining the system’s...
By Aditi Pai November 23, 2015
San Francisco-based Circle Medical, which has developed a doctor house call app, raised $2.9 million in a round led by Collaborative Fund with participation from Tencent, Real Ventures, Kima Ventures, Paul Buchheit, a partner at Y Combinator, and YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim, according to Venture Beat. There are a number of other app-based house call services on the market, but Circle Medical's...
By Aditi Pai November 19, 2015
PediaQ, an app-based pediatric house call service, has raised $1.2 million in a round led by Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, with participation from Jack Furst, of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care. This brings the company’s total funding to $2.1 million. PediaQ allows users to call pediatric nurse...
By Jonah Comstock October 22, 2015
DispatchHealth, one of the several recent "house call" startups that uses technology to send doctors or nurses to consumers' homes, has partnered with Colorado health system Centura Health to make its care available to some Centura patients in Denver, Colorado, where both companies are based. “We have anticipated the changing health care landscape and are working to provide more services based on...
By Aditi Pai July 14, 2015
New York City-based Pager, which offers an app consumers can use to request in-person physician house calls, raised $14 million from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Sound Ventures, which was founded by Ashton Kutcher. Existing investors Goodwater Capital, Lux Capital, and Montage Ventures also participated. This brings the company's total funding to $24 million to date, it confirmed to...