December 20, 2019
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
August 20, 2019
A new survey from Harmony Healthcare IT shows that millennials in large numbers are going online rather than to the doctor when they need medical advice.
While only 48% of those surveyed (2,013 Americans aged 23 to 38 years) said they trust online resources to accurately diagnose symptoms, 73% admitted to going online for medical advice rather than seeing a doctor.
WebMD was the overwhelming...
July 22, 2019
This morning insurance giant Anthem announced its plans to team up with K Health, a consumer-focused digital health company, in order to develop a new app that seeks to help patients get personalized information and connect to doctors.
The partners are now creating a cobranded app tool that will allow Anthem members to chat with a doctor for “less than a copay.” Additionally, members will now...
Above: Screengrab of HealthAssure's website.
July 10, 2019
Founded in 2011, primary healthcare aggregator HealthAssure recently announced a $2.5M Series A round led by Blume Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund. The company will use the funds to augment its healthtech platform, create sharper products that serve various primary care needs of the Indian market more effectively including hospital outpatient care (OPD) insurance products, build...
July 2, 2019
New York-based telehealth, insurance navigation and primary care platform Eden Health has a new physical location for its hybrid services — the office. Thanks to a partnership announced earlier this year with Convene, a firm that rents out venues for work spaces, the digital primary care startup has opened an in-office clinic where Convene and Eden members can see live clinicians complementing...
June 6, 2019
Carbon Health, a virtual and in-person urgent and primary care network, has raked in $30 million in Series B funding. Announced yesterday, the round was led by Brookfield Growth Partners, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.
Following this funding news, Brookfield Growth Partners’ managing director Josh Raffaeli will be...
October 31, 2018
98point6 — a Seattle-based startup that offers an on-demand, texting-based primary care service for consumers and plans — announced this morning that it has closed $50 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $86.1 million. The round was led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, with additional support from the company’s prior backers.
October 30, 2018
Carbon Health, a startup developing a mobile platform for connecting patients to urgent and primary care, has merged with the Northern California-based Direct Urgent Care network.
The result is network of seven brick-and-mortar clinics caring for 40,000 active patients, all of which is supported by a connected telehealth app that also support appointment management, payments, EHR access,...
July 17, 2018
Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app. Called K, the app’s AI references a history of diagnoses and treatments to deliver users an insight about how their condition would likely be treated, and can also connect users (in the New York City area) to a network of primary care providers.
Accompanying the launch was also the announcement of $12.5 million...
May 22, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million.
Investors in the round included .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures...