June 11, 2018
The latest digital health news briefs for June 11.
Easing pain with VR in Paris
Healthy Mind, a French startup using virtual reality headsets to curb pain in emergency rooms, is being used at Saint-Joseph Hospital in Paris, according to a Reuters report. The startup has landed a $20,000 prize from The University of Adelaide in Australia and has plans to present the technology to Microsoft in...
September 28, 2017
Telemedicine company Teladoc has added Brian McAndrews, former CEO of Pandora (the media company, not the jeweler), to its board of directors. Notably, McAndrews has extensive experience with machine learning algorithms, which Teladoc is considering ways to deploy.
“Brian’s depth of experience as an executive leader and board member of prominent technology and digital media companies complements...
September 6, 2017
Truveris, a healthcare technology company focused cloud-based data analytics solutions for the $450 billion prescription benefits industry, today announced that the company has secured $25 million in a new round of funding to accelerate its growth strategies.
The Series D round was led by McKesson Ventures, and included Canaan Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, and...
December 7, 2016
San Francisco-based Augmedix, which makes a smartglass-based remote scribe platform to reduce the amount of time physicians spend on EHR charting, has raised $23 million in a round led by new investors McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed. Previously, the company raised $17 million, and this latest round brings the company’s total funding to over $60 million.
The funds will be used to build out Augmedix...
May 10, 2016
Farmington, Connecticut-based Evariant, which offers healthcare providers a platform to analyze data, execute marketing campaigns, and improve patient engagement, has received an undisclosed investment from McKesson Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. The additional investment extends the $42.3 million round the company announced in November, which included investors Health Enterprise Partners,...
March 1, 2016
The world of pilots is changing, according to a panel of health tech investors speaking at the Venture+ Forum at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas moderated by Norwest Ventures General Partner Casper de Clercq. De Clercq moderated a panel of investors that included Lynne Chou O’Keefe, a partner at KPCB, Dr. Lucian Iancovici, senior investment manager at Qualcomm Ventures, and Dave Schulte, managing director...
February 17, 2016
San Mateo, California-based PokitDok, which offers a healthcare price comparison tool and API-based tools for healthcare developers, has raised an undisclosed sum from McKesson Ventures, the venture arm of McKesson Corporation. PokitDok raised its most recent round, $34 million, in August 2015.
In addition to the round from McKesson, the company's total known funding is at least $37 million....
January 25, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based RetraceHealth has raised $1 milion from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthEast Care System, and McKesson Ventures for its remote primary care offering.
RetraceHealth's founder Thompson Aderinkomi told MobiHealthNews that he started the company in 2013 after a bad experience while taking his son to the doctor’s office. Aderinkomi explained that his son...
November 17, 2015
ClearCare has raised an undisclosed amount from McKesson Ventures for its cloud-based home care platform. The company has previously raised $15.5 million. ClearCare raised a seed round in November 2012.
Existing investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and Harbor Pacific Capital.
“With the rapidly aging baby boomer generation...
August 17, 2015
Practice Fusion's Ryan Howard (right) and MobiHealthNews' Jonah Comstock at Health 2.0 2014 (Source: Health 2.0)
Practice Fusion announced that its CEO and founder Ryan Howard will step back away from the helm of the cloud-based EHR company, but will stay on as the company's board chairman. Tom Langan, Practice Fusion's chief commercial officer, will become the company's interim CEO. According...