September 13, 2017
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health.
“I’m a physician,” Brailer told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. “I’m a PhD economist, but spent most of my career as an entrepreneur in the digital...
February 27, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1.7 million in a round led by existing investor, Byrne Medical’s Don Byrne. This brings the company's total funding to just under $3 million.
The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan's previous round.
The company offers patients a personal health record (PHR) tool, which, as well as...
October 23, 2014
Tampa, Florida-based personal health record developer CareSync raised $4.25 million in a round led by Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions, and CareSync CEO Travis Bond.
The funding will help the company scale its operations and invest in its sales and marketing teams.
“We began with a vision to create a patient-centered health platform that would empower individuals to own all...
October 14, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, California-based Hello Doctor has raised $700,000, according to a report from VentureBeat. The funding is from angel investors from Facebook, Google and some undisclosed pharmacy companies. BlueRun Ventures is a previous investor in the company.
Hello Doctor is a mobile personal health record platform that allows a patient to access records from multiple healthcare...
September 18, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Byrne Medical's Don Byrne. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, also contributed.
ChartSpan just recently launched a patient-facing personal health record tool, which, as well as importing records in various electronic formats, can convert paper records into...
September 16, 2014
Around 30 percent of patients have been offered access to their online medical records by their healthcare provider or insurer, according to a survey of more than 2,100 people conducted by the ONC last year.
The survey was conducted prior to the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and CLIA rules.
"This may in part reflect the limited view, download and transmit (VDT) capabilities of health...
March 6, 2014
Web and mobile-based appointment booking service ZocDoc has announced plans to make its service available in all 48 contiguous states by the end of 2014. ZocDoc's free-to-patients service helps people find a provider or specialist in the first place, but it also helps them discreetly and efficiently make future appointments while avoiding the "Tetris game" of trying to coordinate their schedule...
June 5, 2013
When MobiHealthNews spoke with Boston Children's Hospital's chief innovation officer Naomi Fried in March, she stressed the need for more apps that integrate with hospital systems. Fried mentioned an app, winner of the hospital's FastTrack Innovation in Technology award, being piloted at the hospital for inpatient engagement.
The app, called MyPassport, has now nearly finished its pilot phase and...
May 20, 2013
Myca Health subsidiary and "patient platform management" company Hello Health has taken its emphasis on patient engagement mobile, with the company's first iPhone app.
The app, called PortalConnect, enables patients whose physicians use the Hello Health EHR to update and access their own personal health record (PHR). Using the app, they can enter and review their medical information, send and...