August 9, 2017
Buoy Health, makers of a machine learning-powered next generation symptom checker, has raised $6.7 million in a round co-led by F Prime (the venture arm of Fidelity) and an undisclosed strategic investor in the payer space. FundRx and various angel investors also contributed.
"The unfortunate thing about trying to use Google [for symptoms] is the information you find is the information you find...
January 18, 2017
Samsung news site SamMobile is reporting that a new version of Samsung's S Health app is in the works, and that it will add doctor's visits, telemedicine, and symptom checker features through partnerships with American Well and WebMD.
SamMobile expects the update to launch with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in late February. The site said it's a "deep integration" which will allow users to search...
February 4, 2016
Aetna subsidiary iTriage has quietly launched a new version of its app, called iTriage Essentials, for iOS and Android platforms. The app is a redesigned, stripped down version of iTriage designed to serve as a testing ground for the company, though it will likely eventually replace the original iTriage app.
“We built this as a platform to test some hypotheses we have and some deep research we’ve...
July 2, 2015
London-based Your.MD, which has developed a health management app that includes a symptom checker, raised $5 million in a round led by Smedvig Capital, with participation from existing angel investors. This brings the company's total funding to $7.3 million.
The app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to explain what their complaints are to the app via voice or text. Next, users...
March 4, 2015
Delafield, Wisconsin-based Elli Health raised $774,000 in a mix of equity and options for its virtual visits offering, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's funding to at least $900,000 to date.
The company's CEO and cofounder, Jay Mason, previously founded appointment booking service MyHealthDirect, which raised $8 million last October. Mason still serves on that company's board...
December 9, 2013
Atlanta-based online health advice website Sharecare has launched a free app, AskMD, that is meant to help users keep track of their symptoms and put them in contact with doctors and hospitals.
Launched by WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold, Sharecare is an online portal that connects healthcare professionals and patients. It offers a question and answer service for patients to connect with experts and...
August 21, 2013
Denver-based iTriage, maker of a mobile and Web app that helps consumers find physicians based on symptoms they are experiencing, is working with parent company Aetna to offer mid-sized employer groups a customizable version of the app that guides users to in-network providers. iTriage expects the newly released update to save employers money and cut the administrative burden for hospitals and...
December 17, 2012
More than a third of American adults think self-monitoring is the key to living a longer life, according to a survey commissioned by Philips Healthcare and conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. The survey of 1,003 participants included questions about online symptom checking, home diagnosis, and self-monitoring, and the results showed a growing acceptance of and even reliance on these sorts...
January 12, 2010
Last week we reported on Mayo Clinic's new mobile-focused startup: mRemedy, which is creating smartphone applications based on Mayo's medical research. mRemedy is a joint collaboration with application developer DoApps. The venture's first application was a meditation application that teaches users breathing exercises and other methods for reducing stress. According to a report from...