August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers electronic health records and patient management software company, has acquired after-hours virtual visits company Ringadoc for an undisclosed sum. Los Angeles-based Ringadoc was originally incubated in Practice Fusion's San Francisco offices around the same time as another startup, 100Plus. Both startups received an angel investment from Practice...
March 5, 2014
While increasing collaboration between payers and providers was a major theme at HIMSS in Orlando last week, one other major stakeholder has been quite a bit harder to find in conversations about big data, ACOs, and digital health. As Forbes columnist David Shaywitz wrote yesterday, pharma has been noticeably hesitant to jump into the fray.
At Merck however, a dedicated innovation group called...
February 24, 2014
San Francisco-based AliveCor has inked a deal with electronic medical records company Practice Fusion that enables healthcare providers who use AliveCor's smartphone-enabled, single-channel ECG to import electrocardiogram readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into their EHR. If they are Practice Fusion users, of course.
AliveCor told MobiHealthNews in an email that the ECG readings will...
December 17, 2013
drchrono's OnPatient app
Mobile EHR company drchrono is opening a developer API, allowing any one to build an app that interacts with the free, iPad-based platform.
"I think this API is letting us build and deliver a better product than even large multi-billion dollar EHR companies," Michael Nusimow, CEO and cofounder of drchrono told MobiHealthNews. "They're not Silicon Valley companies and...
December 9, 2013
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers providers free electronic medical records software and patient management tools, has added another $15 million to its coffers, bringing its latest round of funding up to $85 million. Qualcomm Life Fund led the round with participation from new backer Longitude Capital and returning Practice Fusion investors Artis Ventures, Industry Ventures and...
September 24, 2013
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, maker of a free, web-based EHR, has raised $70 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). OrbiMed Advisors, Deerfield Management Company, and Industry Ventures also contributed to the round, as did previous investors Artis Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Glynn Capital Management, Band of Angels Acorn Fund, H...
August 22, 2013
EHR vendor Allscripts Healthcare is expanding its mobility efforts, introducing an updated version of its Allscripts Wand native iPad app and debuting a company-branded app store for technology developed by clients and third parties with an Allscripts application programming interface. Allscripts made the announcements at the annual Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) user meeting in the company's...
August 9, 2013
An emerging company called Kinsights this week launched an online pediatric personal health record for parents to keep track of their children's medical histories.
I initially rolled my eyes. "Untethered" PHRs—controlled by patients and not directly connected to an institutional EHR—have been an unmitigated failure to date.
As I noted in a February 2013 commentary, they generally don't fit...
August 6, 2013
LifeNexus, a San Francisco startup looking to replace the traditional insurance card with a digital version, raised $4 million from undisclosed angel investors and one undisclosed fund, bringing the company's total funding to $11.9 million. CEO David Strand said an additional $3 million round is closing soon.
The company offers a system called iChip, which Strand described to MobiHealthNews as a...
April 19, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has formed a new workgroup, charged with "identifying key considerations to improve patient safety and promote innovation in health information technology (Health IT), including mobile medical applications." The group has been selected by HHS and the FCC and will report to the Health IT Policy Committee which advises the ONC.
This is the same workgroup...