February 28, 2019
Livongo previews hypertension chatbot. Chronic condition management company Livongo unveiled a new feature it plans to add to its hypertension offering: a voice-enabled chatbot, powered by Amazon Lex. Livongo announced new feature at the company’s SIGNUM conference for clients and members, which begins today.
With the new system, the voice assistant will deliver “Health Nudges”— such as nutrition...
November 6, 2018
PatientPop, a Santa Monica, California-based company that offers doctors a marketing service to grow their practice, has raised an additional $25 million in funding. The round was led by Leerink Transformation Partners and brings PatientPop’s total backing to $75 million, according to an announcement released last week.
PatientPop's platform helps practices acquire more patients, get better...
May 15, 2018
In a survey of 200 healthcare professionals, 80 percent rated their online reputation as very or extremely important and 90 percent expressed concern about the risks of negative feedback. But only 46 percent of respondents were planning to put resources toward improving that reputation in the next year.
The survey was commissioned by PatientPop, a digital health company with a vested interest in...
November 1, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be continuing its partnership with Canary Health, maker of digital health self-management and behavior change programs. This collaboration is responsible for the Building Better Caregivers online workshop, a six-week anonymous, online program which is available for free to caregivers of VA-supported veterans.
"VA recognizes the challenges caregivers face...
November 23, 2015
PatientPop, which offers a marketing service that doctors can use to grow their practice, raised $10 million from Toba Capital. This brings the company's funding to $13.3 million.
“Providers today recognize the front door of their practice has moved online; they realize the importance of having a professional web presence, good reputation, and a technology strategy that helps acquire and retain...
May 28, 2015
Health IT vendor athenahealth has announced the second class in its relatively new accelerator program, called More Disruption Please (MDP). MDP launched last September and now has six portfolio companies, three based in San Francisco and three in Boston.
MDP companies receive seed funding, office space, and mentorship from athenahealth along with access to athenahealth's network of providers,...