Vocera

By Jonah Comstock January 9, 2018
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the mid-Atlantic region’s largest health insurer, has made a strategic investment in Sharecare, as well as signing a contract to provide CareFirst members with access to ShareCare's suite of digital services. "We are committed to providing our members with the tools and information they need to take an active role in improving their health,” CareFirst President and...
By Jonah Comstock August 15, 2017
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, a 247-bed medical center, has deployed Vocera’s hospital communications system, which allows doctors and nurses to communicate via secure texting on Vocera’s HIPAA-compliant mobile app. “We wanted a single solution that solved several of our communication needs– not just one or two of them. So, it made sense to look at Vocera,” Dr. John Heaton, SVP and chief...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2017
Molina, CareSpeak team up for adherence program. Molina Healthcare, a multi-state healthcare organization, tapped CareSpeak Communications to develop a text message program to improve medication adherence. Members in California, Michigan, and Ohio can recieve tailored reminders, feedback, and encouragement about their medications in English or Spanish. "Molina's mission is to provide quality...
By Heather Mack January 5, 2017
New York City-based Pager, which offers an app for on-demand house call services, has appointed Walter Jin as the company’s new CEO. In 2016, Pager formalized three large healthcare provider relationships: Weill Cornell, Evolution Health, and most recently, Baylor Scott & White Health. Since its inception three years ago, Pager says it has grown significantly and has many new healthcare...
By Heather Mack January 4, 2017
It’s been a busy week for Fitbit. The San Francisco-based wearable company announced four different partnerships, three of which are integrations with the Works with Fitbit ecosystem. Habit, the Campbell’s Soup-backed personalized nutrition startup that uses data from genetic tests and individual’s health and fitness goals to create tailored diet and exercise plans, will now incorporate Fitbit...
By Aditi Pai April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps. At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18. Here are 18 more...
By Brian Dolan January 20, 2014
Brent Lang, President & CEO, Vocera Communications As MobiHealthNews reported last week Vocera Communications, one of the few public companies working in digital health, acquired alarms management company mVisum for $3.5 million. At the end of last week MobiHealthNews caught up with Vocera President and CEO Brent Lang to discuss the deal. mVisum was looking to raise money: Lang said Vocera...
By Brian Dolan January 13, 2014
Vocera Communications announced this week that it had acquired alarm management company mVisum for $3.5 million. Vocera has yet to respond to a request for additional comment. Notably, in April 2013 mVisum settled a lawsuit filed by competitor AirStrip Technologies, which alleged mVisum had infringed on its patents for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. As part of the...
By Neil Versel August 10, 2011
Vocera Communications, maker of wireless communications systems for healthcare, has filed for an initial public offering worth as much as $80 million. The filing is dated Aug. 1, before completion of the federal debt-reduction agreement that has sent the stock market into a tailspin. The company, which expects to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VCRA, has not indicated...
By Brian Dolan July 23, 2011
While the year is little more than halfway through, 2011 has already seen at least ten acquisitions for mobile health companies. Here's a roundup of memorable ones: Soon-Shiong Buys Vitality-GlowCaps: In February pharma entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong acquired Vitality, the company that developed GlowCaps. Vitality CEO David Rose stated in the company press release that while...