October 11, 2017
Health2047, the American Medical Association-backed technology innovation enterprise, is working with pharma company Celgene to create a new healthcare information transfer system. As part of the deal, Health2047 is developing a new data transfer protocol for healthcare, focused on security, trustworthiness, and connectivity. More.
Samsung recently announced two interesting partnerships...
September 28, 2017
Health app scammer fined $320,000. Belle Gibson, an Australian health blogger who faked brain cancer to promote her cookbook and app The Whole Pantry, has been fined $320,000 ($410,000 in Australian dollars) by her government. In addition to lying about having brain cancer — and about curing it with the diet she was selling — Gibson also promised to make a number of charitable donations with the...
October 17, 2016
On-demand digital health concierge Accolade Health, which provides its services for employers, health plans and health systems, made several hires over the last few weeks. Two weeks ago the company appointed Dr. Ivor Horn as Chief Medical Officer. A board-certified pediatrician, Horn previously served as medical director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital...
November 11, 2015
Healthcare-focused secure messaging company TigerText has raised $50 million led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Invus Group and Accolade Partners, as well as existing investors Shasta Ventures, OrbiMed, and Reed Elsevier. This brings the company's total funding to $79.2 million.
TigerText offers a secure messaging app, available on iOS and Android devices, as well as an API...
August 14, 2014
By the end of the second quarter this year, digital health funding had already surpassed the total funding for 2014, according to a June 2014 report from Rock Health. This growth also shows in the top funded companies for the first half of the year.
While Proteus Digital Health received the largest investment in the first half of 2014 as well as the first half of 2013, last year Proteus raised $...
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...
June 25, 2013
Mobile operator Sprint Nextel has teamed up with TigerText, a privately held, Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of secure text messaging services, to offer two texting products for healthcare enterprises that safeguard protected health information to HIPAA standards.
The basic service, called Sprint Enterprise Messenger – Secure is provided by TeleMessage, an Israeli company that builds secure...
March 9, 2013
Nuance's MD survey on voice-enabled, virtual assistants
Ahead of the big event in New Orleans, Nuance Communications surveyed 10,000 doctors in the US about how virtual assistants, think Apple's iPhone voice query tool Siri, might affect healthcare. Based on the survey, 80 percent of US physicians believe that they will "drastically change" how they interact with and use EHRs and other healthcare...
December 13, 2012
This afternoon MobiHealthNews is hosting its fifth online event for 2012: Texting in Healthcare. We'll be discussing an all-important topic for healthcare providers: secure messaging, both between providers and between providers and patients. In addition to a question-and-answer period with attendees, the webinar will also include presentations from Brad Brooks, President and Co-Founder,...
February 3, 2012
TigerText, which offers secure mobile messaging to healthcare companies, announced an $8.2 million round of funding led by Easton Capital and New Science Ventures. This second round of funding brings the company's total backing to more than $10 million.
The Santa Monica-based company's flagship product, TigerText Pro for Business, enables HIPAA-compliant messaging between nurses, physicians, and...