medical messaging

By Dave Muoio 02:21 pm August 20, 2020
Vocera Communications, the maker of hands-free communication devices for hospitals, announced yesterday that it has purchased patient-messaging technology company EASE Applications. While the two companies did not share the terms of the deal, the announcement did note that "approximately eleven" EASE employees would be issued restricted stock units equal to roughly 60,000 shares of Vocera common...
By Dave Muoio 12:48 pm April 28, 2020
Telehealth and medical messaging startup Medici has tied off a $24 million Series B financing round. Announced yesterday, the raise was driven by the company's existing investors: Barry Sternlicht, from Starwood Capital Group; Kenneth Griffin, from Citadel; Nathan Kirsh, from the Kirsh Group; Howard Jenkins, from Publix; and Tom Meredith, formerly of Dell. WHAT THEY DO While Medici's mobile...
By Laura Lovett 01:43 pm March 30, 2020
Last week operating room communication startup RelayOne announced a $1 million raise from Cofounders Capital.  This news comes less than a year after the company scored $500,000 in seed funding, also from Cofounders Capital, bringing the total funding pot to $1.5 million.  WHAT THEY DO  The North Carolina-based startup has developed a software that lets surgeons and healthcare providers...
By Dave Muoio 03:53 pm March 9, 2020
On Friday, Microsoft announced a handful of new capabilities coming to its Microsoft 365 platform that are designed to improve communications among care teams and facilitate low-friction telehealth visits with patients. Chief among the new tools already rolled out to providers is targeted communication within both the mobile and desktop versions of Microsoft Teams, Kristina Behr, general manager...
By Laura Lovett 08:00 am December 5, 2019
This morning pMD, a mobile communication and data capture platform, announced a new feature that allows patients to contact their doctors through pMD Secure Messaging.  The Californian startup boasts that patients will be able to send messages in real time that include photo and video files.  The latest feature includes a group function, which allows patients to communicate with a team of...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm May 7, 2019
TransformativeMed, maker of EHR-friendly clinician coordination and messaging software, has raised $5.8 million in a Series A financing round led by Alliance of Angels. WHAT THEY DO Built for use within Cerner hospitals, the company’s CORES Value Suite product platform inserts a handful of clinical workflows for different specialties or conditions into the EHR. The software incorporates machine...
By Dave Muoio 10:49 am March 4, 2019
San Jose-based mobile healthcare device maker Vocera Communications has shipped the first order of its updated wearable for clinicians, the Vocera Smartbadge, to a nearly 700-bed Georgia hospital. The company’s prior device, the Vocera Badge, has long offered secure, hands-free, wireless communications support to practitioners. The newer Smartbadge will offer Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital many...
By Dave Muoio 10:17 pm February 11, 2019
Medical communications company Spok has announced a new suite of tools for its Spok Care Connect platform here at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida. Among these are Spok Go, a multidevice app for care team messaging; Spok Conduct, a cloud-based workflow engine with clinical alerting and alarm management support; and Spok Navigate, a tool for operators that helps guide patients and their caregivers...
By Dave Muoio 11:16 am February 7, 2019
Roughly a month after introducing customizable mobile features for its workplace messaging platform, Microsoft announced this morning new features for Microsoft Teams that are specifically aimed at improving communication and coordination between healthcare providers. The service is now able to integrate FHIR-enabled EHR data so that care teams can quickly access and view a patient’s records on...
By Laura Lovett 03:20 pm November 7, 2018
Yesterday morning medical messaging company Medici announced that it would be acquiring fellow health communication platform DocbookMD for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal Medici will now take control or DocbookMD’s technical assets, employees and customer contracts.  Both Medici and DocbookMD are Austin, Texas-based and focus on medical communications. DocbookMD, which was founded in 2008...