News & Updates

One million patients have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button program since President Obama announced it two years ago. In that time, we’ve also seen CMS, Aetna and United Health Group unveil their own Blue Button initiatives.

Patientco is a healthcare expense management solution that allows patients to track and pay their expenses online. The company recently secured $3.75 million in funding, led by the BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries.

After investing $8 million last year, Surescripts turned around this year and bought health information exchange vendor Kryptiq. The deal adds secure messaging and information exchange to Surescripts already robust ability to disseminate prescription information.

TechCrunch announced this week that Sherpaa, the project of Hello Health co-founder Dr. Jay Parkinson, received $1.85 million in funding. Sherpaa provides insurance plans for small businesses that keep costs low by helping members make smart decisions.

Thryve, the mobile food coach company, announced a new product called Foster. The mobile pill tracker will allow users to enter their medicaiton history, upload images, and schedule reminders.

iSonea raised $1.05 million from Austrialian businessman Bruce Mathieson with the goal of producing AirSonea. AirSonea will combine iSonea‘s suite of asthma tracking and diagnositc devices with its smartphone app, AsthaSense.

Net Health acquired Wound Care Strategies, consolidating the market for specialty wound care EHRs. WoundExpert and the TPS EHR will combine to provide cloud based wound care platform that can track clinical, financial and regulatory information.

Rock Health has doubled down on its startups. The digitial health startup accelerator will now provide $100,000 in funding to each of its companies, sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures and the Mayo Clinic.

Runkeeper partnered with Gympact to provide its users with the carrot-and-stick approach to fitness. Runkeeper users will now be able to sync their data with Gympact and have access to both social and fiscal motivation to keep their workouts up.

A group of cardiologists at the University of Oklahoma have developed an app to assist other heart experts with the task of determining whether procedure is appropriate or not. The apps recommendations are based of the 2012 criteria published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.