healthcare transparency

By Jonah Comstock May 10, 2016
Amino, a San Francisco-based startup that uses claims data to help consumers choose a doctor, announced today that it now has access to Medicare claims data and has been certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create new healthcare quality measures focused on the healthcare consumer experience. The company uses a database of billions of patient-doctor interactions to match...
By Aditi Pai August 12, 2015
San Mateo, California-based PokitDok, which offers a healthcare price comparison tool and API-based tools for healthcare developers, has raised $34 million, according to Dow Jones' VentureWire. This brings the company's total funding to at least $37 million. PokitDok was founded by Lisa Maki and Ted Tanner in 2011. The company first offered a mobile app and online service that let users locate...
By Brian Dolan March 17, 2014
On Friday Castlight Health debuted on the New York Stock Exchange with an IPO that raised about $180 million for the company, much more than it had previously estimated in SEC filings. The company's stock then ramped up more than 160 percent during the day and closed at a price that valued the company -- which only had $13 million in revenues last year, at more than $3 billion. Following the...
By Jonah Comstock June 20, 2013
New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that adults who are unpaid caregivers for a parent or child use online and mobile health tools considerably more than the average American, but only 59 percent of connected caregivers find internet tools helpful in giving care. Fifty-two percent said that online tools helped them deal with the stress of being a caregiver. "If this...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2013
PokitDok, a California-based healthcare price transparency service, has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding, according to SEC documents. The company previously raised $1.3 million in seed funding in June 2012, and another $200,000 in December, bringing their total funding after this raise to $3 million. Seattle entrepreneur and angel investor Jonathan Sposato mentioned in a recent...
By Brian Dolan March 29, 2012
This week Castlight Health, which offers a personalized health care shopping platform that helps employees better understand the price of medical services and the quality of certain providers, has launched its first mobile app: Castlight Mobile is currently available as a native app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices users, but the company suggests BlackBerry users and others can access the...