August 13, 2018
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new customer.
Not only would this dramatically...
October 26, 2017
Medical appointment booking app Zocdoc has launched Insurance Checker, a new feature powered by artificial intelligence for its iOS and Android mobile apps and for its mobile website. Seeking to ease a process pain point common for both patients and providers, Insurance Checker targets deciphering, understanding, and verifying health insurance.
For healthcare provider organizations, getting...
October 18, 2017
The Allscripts EHR now can link with healthcare information and appointment booking app Zocdoc through the latter's participation as an integrator in the Allscripts Developer Program. This will enable a connection by API between Zocdoc’s online scheduling platform and Allscripts’ clinical scheduling software.
The integration will improve real-time booking for patients through Zocdoc and will...
March 21, 2017
Doctor appointment booking platform Zocdoc is launching a new, smarter search feature to its offering on both mobile and desktop. Now, the ability to find and schedule doctor visits will become more personalized and approachable with Zocdoc’s Patient Powered Search engine, which employs machine learning and natural language processing to make the experience more conversational.
The idea is to...
February 7, 2017
Saint Luke's Health System, a 10-hospital system serving patients in and around Kansas City, Missouri, has teamed up with VenueNext to build a new, comprehensive mobile app for patients and visitors.
"We currently have multiple mobile applications that we offer to our patients," Saint Luke's CIO Debe Gash told MobiHealthNews. "We have the Epic MyChart app for those that are seeing our physicians...
June 8, 2016
Poland-based online doctor appointment booking startup DocPlanner has raised $20 million in its third round of funding. The latest round was led by new investors Target Global with participation from ENERN Investments and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), via its venture capital investment programme.
DocPlanner has now raised $34 million in total and its previous...
December 14, 2015
Doctena, a mobile appointment booking service based in Luxembourg, has raised $5 million (4.6 million euros) from undisclosed investors in a mix of equity and debt, according to TechCrunch. The company is positioning to be a ZocDoc for Europe.
Doctena helps patients book appointments with doctors in their region. Currently the service is live in cities across Belgium, Luxembourg, and the...
October 13, 2015
Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Ivan Schneider and Jessy Bernal, the founders of DoctoLib.
French doctor booking startup DoctoLib has raised $20 million (18 million euros) to expand its platform out to the rest of Europe. Accel led the round with participation from existing investors, including Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, cofounder and CEO of PriceMinister, and Bertrand Jelensperger, co-founder and CEO...
August 21, 2015
Mobile and online appointment booking platform ZocDoc has raised $130 million in the company's first investment round in two years. Baillie Gifford and Atomico led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Founders Fund.
“Since our inception, we’ve been working to lead the healthcare experience into the digital age, and this funding will help us continue to deliver on our...
May 19, 2015
Jawbone's UP2 device
Some 20 percent of investors said they expect Jawbone to go public this year, according to a Rock Health survey of 43 investors. Jawbone has raised an estimated $725 million, the seed fund reported.
Rock Health released the survey just a few weeks after activity tracker company Fitbit filed the initial paperwork that puts it on the path for an IPO. In the company's filing...