Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, California-based Hello Doctor has raised $700,000, according to a report from VentureBeat. The funding is from angel investors from Facebook, Google and some undisclosed pharmacy companies. BlueRun Ventures is a previous investor in the company.
Hello Doctor is a mobile personal health record platform that allows a patient to access records from multiple healthcare providers in a single patient-facing app. The app is free and available for iPhone and iPad. The patient can make notes on the records to ask the doctor about at a later time and can organize records in a number of ways, including through a “record tagger” feature where the patient can send records to Hello Doctor and have them tagged automatically.
The platform also recently integrated with Apple’s HealthKit, allowing it to bring data in from consumer health devices in the future. The app is password-protected and allows the user to capture records with the phone’s camera and share or email them to doctor’s who might not want to look on a patient’s iPhone or iPad screen.
The company was founded in February 2013 and launched its app last October. Founder Mayaan Cohen started the company after a series of frustrating experiences with her then-boyfriend’s cancer diagnosis (he is currently in remission).
“Beyond the uncertainty and fear, the worst part of these meetings [with doctors] was trying to explain his medical condition by pulling out the relevant medical records that the doctor wanted to see out of the ‘medical binder’,” the company writes on its website. “Cohen knew that if she could not find the right document at the right time it would affect his treatment and in this case — it can even cost us his life.”
The app is still in beta. In addition to the HealthKit integration, according to the company’s FAQ page, they are working on an Android version and on features that would allow loved ones and caregivers to access someone else’s medical records (with their permission).