January 27, 2014
Secure messaging platform TigerText raised $21 million in second round funding to expand its business. Shasta Ventures led the round, with new investors OrbiMed, Reed Elsevier Ventures, and TELUS Corporation also contributing. Existing investors Easton Capital, New Leaf Venture Partners, and New Science Ventures made up the rest of the round.
"[Shasta Ventures] have a really significant...
May 15, 2013
DocbookMD, which offers a secure physician messaging service, has partnered with Medweb, makers of a smartphone and web radiology PACS, to create Docbook Gateway, an HIE-like offering that gives physicians access to lab tests and X-rays on their smartphones without the need for an integrated EHR.
"This is the way HIEs were supposed to work," DocbookMD CEO Dr. Tim Gueramy told MobiHealthNews. "One...
May 2, 2013
Doximity, the medical communications platform headed up by Epocrates co-founder Jeff Tangney, has announced its first tablet app, an iPad product that offers various improvements to its existing iPhone and Android offerings that take advantage of the larger screen real estate. The company also announced that it now has 160,000 physician users.
"We've always been a mobile first company. We started...
May 1, 2013
Michael Sorensen, in his old job as chief technology officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center, had a problem: pagers.
Healthcare is one of the few areas where the pager still tenaciously hangs on in the age of the smartphone. A combination of factors contributes to this: many hospital CTOs find pagers more reliable than cellphones in a large hospital complex, and a switch to...
February 22, 2012
At the beginning of the month DocBookMD announced a $2.2 million seed round of funding from a handful of private investors from the healthcare industry. DocBookMD offers a HIPAA-compliant platform for doctors to exchange texts, photos, charts, x-rays and similar information.
About 6,500 physicians now use the app, according to a report over at MedCityNews.
While the company did not specifically...