PeerWell

By Laura Lovett 03:54 pm August 27, 2019
PeerWell, maker of an app that helps patients prepare for and recover from surgery, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. OMERS Ventures led the round, which also included previous backer Xseed Capital. WHAT THEY DO The company works with various payers and stakeholders to help members with musculoskeletal conditions through their surgery process. Before the surgery patients can log in to...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pm May 30, 2019
It’s little exaggeration to say that the healthcare industry has been transformed by new technologies. Automation, big data analysis, consumer-facing digital tools and more are steadily becoming the norm in daily care, and by and large come with promises of better outcomes and lower costs. But not every new technology that’s made it to the big show has been a home run, however, and just about...
By Dave Muoio 01:38 pm January 24, 2019
A Peerwell-funded study recently published in Annals of Translational Medicine found that the digital health company’s patient app for surgery preparation reduced total knee arthroplasty patient’s time in the hospital and discharge disposition. Peerwell’s PreHab app offers health lessons, step-by-step instructions and peer support to help patients facing knee or hip surgeries mentally prepare for...
By Jonah Comstock 03:11 pm April 18, 2018
San Francisco-based PeerWell has added an augmented reality feature to its app, which helps post-surgical patients manage their recovery. The tool, called PeerWell's Trip and Fall Hazard Detector, uses the phone's camera to analyze a user's home environment and provide suggestions about how to minimize the risk of falls. “Falling is a top driver of injuries in older adults, and of special concern...
By Heather Mack 06:19 pm April 19, 2017
Ohio telemedicine regulations outline expectations for prescribing After months of squabbling between legislators and the medical community, Ohio’s State Medical Board approved regulations to clarify standards of care for the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication. Under the newly-approved rules, clinicians can write prescriptions for non-controlled medications to a patient even without...
By Heather Mack 04:00 pm February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
By Heather Mack 01:59 pm January 9, 2017
San Francisco-based PeerWell, which makes an app to guide people through surgery preparation called PreHab, now has a similar offering to help with post-surgical recovery. Named simply ReHab, the first offering on the platform will be for people undergoing joint replacement surgery for the hip or knee. Since the first 90 days following such a surgery are critical, the app aims to help users...
By Heather Mack 09:00 am November 2, 2016
San Francisco-based PeerWell, which makes a mobile app to help patients prepare for surgery, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding in a round led by XSeed Capital. PeerWell’s PreHab platform helps people who are about to get hip and knee replacement surgeries prioritize their health both physically and mentally before the operations happen. By maximizing pre-op health in the form of educational...