July 20, 2017
Between experiments with virtual reality, iPads for patient engagement, a novel surgery simulation center, and many pilots from its in-house startup accelerator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has a lot of innovation irons in the fire. But the 958-bed hospital manages all these different by holding onto a handful of guiding principles and by being intentional about the innovation...
April 27, 2016
Hospital communication company Voalte appointed a new CEO and Chairman, Adam McMullin. McMullin comes to Voalte via Hill-Rom, where he led the Clinical Workflow Solutions business. Trey Lauderdale, founder of Voalte and the current CEO, will stay on as President. "Adam is a phenomenal choice to lead Voalte as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” Lauderdale said in a statement...
November 20, 2015
With every new innovator in digital health, it seems like there's a temptation to crown an "Uber for Health" that will disrupt the industry in a radical consumer-facing way. But lately, it looks like Uber itself might be interested in that title. Over the last week, Uber has collaborated with three different digital health companies and named Boston Children's Hospital's John Brownstein its first...
September 2, 2015
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a suite of smartphone-based communication tools to nurses and other hospital caregivers, has completed a $17 million from Ascension Ventures, the venture arm of the health system, Cerner Capital, an affiliate of Cerner Corporation, and Bedford Funding.
The first tranche of this round, $10 million, was disclosed in an SEC filing a few months ago. This...
April 22, 2015
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a suite of smartphone-based communication tools to nurses and other hospital caregivers, has raised $10 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $52 million.
The company's existing investors include Bedford Funding, an undisclosed health IT company, and an undisclosed healthcare system. In the filing, the...
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 $...
April 4, 2014
Digital health funding reached nearly $700 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to a Rock Health report that only looked at companies that raised more than $2 million. The total funding this quarter grew 87 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Rock Health looked at around 68 investments for its first quarter report. California-based companies received 32 percent of the...
February 24, 2014
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a suite of smartphone-based communication tools to nurses and other hospital caregivers, has raised $36 million in a new investment round led by Bedford Funding. Voalte last announced a round of funding back in late 2012 when it scooped up $6 million from an undisclosed health IT company and an undisclosed healthcare system.
Voalte also recently...
September 19, 2013
Over the span of two days last week, Voalte, Audax Health and Google made mobile health hires. Over the span of a month, there have been seven total hiring announcements. While Voalte's new hire has a background in health, some, like Audax's addition of Zynga Chief Operating Officer (COO) David Ko was brought on to grow the company in a new way. MobiHealthNews has compiled a list of all the...
May 22, 2013
Despite 75 percent owning personal smartphones, only a quarter of nurses at acute care hospitals have a smartphone available to support their nursing work, according to a survey by Voalte, which markets a smartphone-based secure hospital communication system, and American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.
Voalte told MobiHealthNews that American Nurse Today...