Pokitdok

By Dave Muoio December 6, 2018
It’s hard to have a conversation about technology innovations in 2018 without stumbling into the realm of blockchain. Since it first appeared on most people’s radars — thanks to the ever-turbulent bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — financial organizations, major retailers and even governments have investigated whether or not the trendy technology has something to offer. As such, it’s little...
By Dave Muoio May 10, 2018
Avizia has announced a partnership with Regroup that will allow the telehealth company to offer comprehensive mental health services through its platform. The new telepsychiatry service will be staffed by Regroup’s provider network, and available to the health systems Avizia serves. “Like Avizia, Regroup was founded on the idea that no patient should have to worry about access to high-quality...
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years. Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
By Jonah Comstock March 10, 2017
San Mateo, California-based PokitDok, which offers a suite of API-based software tools for appointment reminders, price transparency, patient check-in, and more, has received a new investment from the investment arm of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. While the company didn't disclose the amount of the investment, they did say it will be used to fund the development of a blockchain for...
By Bill Siwicki February 27, 2017
Telemedicine technology vendor Zipnosis launched a new claims processing functionality with partner MultiCare Health System and integration partner PokitDok, at HIMSS17. MultiCare developed a strategy to offer its virtual care platform - powered by Zipnosis - to employees and dependents as a covered benefit and wanted to make the claims process a seamless, behind-the-scenes event. “We determined...
By Heather Mack 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 Aditi Pai March 3, 2016
So far this year, the digital health funding that MobiHealthNews tracked has surpassed $600 million. In January, digital health companies raised $471 million across 21 deals. This month, funding reached $197 million across 13 deals, although one of those deals was for an undisclosed amount. More than half of February's funding came from one big deal: MindMaze raised $100 million. An honorary...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2015
At the Health 2.0 event this week, Lisa Maki, the CEO of PokitDok, surprised the crowd by announcing from the stage that the company would no longer charge for its clearinghouse services, including checking eligibility, checking the status of a deductible, submitting a claim, checking claim status, transmitting benefit of enrollment data, getting a pre-authorization, and getting a referral. "Back...
By Aditi Pai August 12, 2015
San Mateo, California-based PokitDok, which offers a healthcare price comparison tool and API-based tools for healthcare developers, has raised $34 million, according to Dow Jones' VentureWire. This brings the company's total funding to at least $37 million. PokitDok was founded by Lisa Maki and Ted Tanner in 2011. The company first offered a mobile app and online service that let users locate...
By Aditi Pai January 30, 2014
As a trend, healthcare price transparency has started off strong this year. In a recent interview, price transparency tool Medlio's CEO David Brooks told MobiHealthNews people are no longer on preferred provider organization plans as much as they have been in the past. As a result, instead of simply paying a copay, users are now on high deductible health plans and are starting to care more about...