patient social network

By Dave Muoio 01:46 pm September 24, 2019
New York City startup Voro has raised $2.5 million in seed funding for its “health care social network.” Floodgate led the round, which also included top names from Techstars, Flatiron Health, Tilt, Clover Health, Surion, Teamworthy Ventures, AVG Basecamp Fund, Ride Ventures, OneOncology and others. WHAT THEY DO Voro’s platform looks to inform patients’ care decisions by providing them with...
By Laura Lovett 11:21 am August 15, 2019
This morning MyHealthTeams, a social network for chronic care patients, announced exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it landed $9.44 million in Series B funding. This round was led by Belgian pharma giant UCB, who has teamed up with MyHealthTeams on a number of initiatives in the past, notably on creating a spondyloarthritis focused social network.  Adams Street Partners, Qiming US Ventures, CVS...
By Dave Muoio 02:25 pm July 1, 2019
Belong.Life, maker of a social media app designed for those affected by cancer, has closed a $14 million Series B funding round. IQVIA led the round, which also included The Group Ventures and the startup’s existing vendors. WHAT THEY DO The company’s free Belong app allows patients with cancer or those caring for them to connect with and support others undergoing treatment for dozens of...
By Jonah Comstock 04:08 pm January 18, 2018
San Francisco-based MyHealthTeams has added its 28th disease-specific social network, and is working with Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB on an educational inititative related to the platform. MySpondylitisTeam, the newest network, is aimed at patients with spondyloarthritis, a kind of arthritis which, unlike rheumatoid arthritis, tends to first present itself when patients are in their 20s...
By Heather Mack 05:00 pm April 10, 2017
Online health network PatientsLikeMe is teaming up with rare disease-focused Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop digital communities and create research opportunities for people with highly specialized, often underserved conditions. Treatment and study of rare diseases is challenging for many reasons. For one, patient populations are small and spread out around the world, and many may not have...
By Heather Mack 04:08 pm January 5, 2017
Online network PatientsLikeMe, which serves as an information, support and study recruitment source for people living with chronic conditions, has secured $100 million in new funding, largely from a new partnership with health data and genomics company iCarbonX. Existing investor Invus also contributed to the funding round, which is still open. “This partnership is very exciting, as it...
By Heather Mack 04:22 pm November 17, 2016
Online network PatientsLikeMe, which offers information and support for people living with a chronic condition, is expanding the amount of patient-generated information it offers through Walgreens.com to enhance understanding of certain prescription medications and their effects. Walgreens started adding data from PatientsLikeMe last year, representing a first for both companies: PatientsLikeMe...
By Jonah Comstock 04:37 pm June 20, 2016
Exco InTouch has launched a new app that creates a disease-specific social network for people with chronic urticaria, or hives. The app, called Target My Hives, was developed with funding and support from Novartis. The app, available on Android and Apple devices, was just formally announced by the companies, but it currently has 2,000 patients registered from 61 countries. It launched in May....