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By Aditi Pai January 12, 2016
Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile has raised an additional $8.3 million for its healthcare messaging service, bringing the company’s total funding to around $10 million. HLM Venture Partners led the round, while OCA Ventures, Merrick Ventures, and Jumpstart Ventures, which invested $1.7 million in mPulse Mobile last year, also contributed. mPulse Mobile spun out of secure mobile messaging...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2015
New York-based Cureatr, which has developed a mobile care coordination offering, raised $13 million in a round led by Deerfield Investments with participation from Cerner Capital and Windham Ventures as well as existing investors Cardinal Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, Partnership Fund for New York City, and JMI Services. This brings the company's total funding to at least $18.7 million....
By Aditi Pai March 10, 2015
Irvine, California-based practice management software company Kareo has acquired San Francisco-based DoctorBase, maker of a mobile-based patient communications offering. DoctorBase has raised at least $360,000 to date. Kareo had raised a total of $72.5 million as of January 2014. DoctorBase developed a tool that both helps practices find new patients as well as communicate with their existing...
By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2014
Hospitals are starting to get serious about implementing enterprise-level, smartphone-based systems for nurses, according to a study by Spyglass Consulting. In a survey of 100 tech savvy nurses from around the country, half said their hospital was now evaluating such an offering. Only 4 percent had actually implemented them already. Enterprise mobile systems are applications that include (and go...
By Aditi Pai March 5, 2014
There was no significant change in the frequency of office visits for patients who used an electronic messaging system through a patient portal, according to a retroactive study of 2,357 adult primary care patients at Mayo Clinic's Rochester, Minnesota location. The data in the study was from April 2010 to August 2011. "The portal has been promoted as a way to decrease administrative costs of...
By Jonah Comstock February 18, 2014
Despite how long the smartphone has been around, it still hasn't completely replaced the pager in healthcare. Now the smartwatch is getting its chance to try to knock out the beeper. Longtime secure healthcare messaging vendor CellTrust is offering a new pager replacement software that can run at least partially on Samsung's smartwatch offering, Galaxy Gear. CellTrust's app-based solution, called...
By Jonah Comstock January 27, 2014
Secure messaging platform TigerText raised $21 million in second round funding to expand its business. Shasta Ventures led the round, with new investors OrbiMed, Reed Elsevier Ventures, and TELUS Corporation also contributing. Existing investors Easton Capital, New Leaf Venture Partners, and New Science Ventures made up the rest of the round. "[Shasta Ventures] have a really significant...
By Neil Versel October 15, 2013
South Carolina's Beaufort Memorial Hospital expects to save millions of dollars this year and potentially prevent some deaths as well by investing in secure texting technology, attendees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., heard last week. According to the hospital's VP and CIO Ed Ricks, texting between clinicians could speed...
By Brian Dolan August 15, 2013
Toronto-based mobile health company Diversinet agreed to sell its assets to subsidiaries of Parsippany, New Jersey-based IMS Health for about $3.5 million (US). The sale includes Diversinet's intellectual property, software, and customer contracts. Some employees will also be offered positions at IMS, once the deal is finalized. The asset acquisition is still subject to the approval of the...
By Neil Versel June 25, 2013
Mobile operator Sprint Nextel has teamed up with TigerText, a privately held, Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of secure text messaging services, to offer two texting products for healthcare enterprises that safeguard protected health information to HIPAA standards. The basic service, called Sprint Enterprise Messenger – Secure is provided by TeleMessage, an Israeli company that builds secure...

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