As part of its ongoing shift from offering content to being a “full-service engagement platform for patients,” WebMD has acquired Avado to help patients and physicians interact.
This year, digital health records and practice management startup CareCloud has raised $29 million and announced a partnership with cloud startup Box. This is its latest effort in expanding its platform in healthcare.
Government contractors behind HealthCare.gov said that while their own pieces of the site passed final testing, the responsibility of testing the entire site end-to-end fell to the Department of Health and Human Services.
In his first health-focused event since it became clear that the new health insurance marketplaces are hobbled by technical problems, President Obama said top private sector IT experts are working to fix the issues.
Technical glitches have plagued the new health insurance exchanges since their launch on Oct. 1. But in a blog post Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it’s called in the “best and the brightest” inside and outside government to fix the issues. In addition to what it called a “tech surge,” HHS said it’s adding new tools to monitor and identify problem areas so it can better prioritize and address them. Since the launch of HealthCare.gov, the agency said nearly half a million applications for coverage have been submitted.
New York-based Blueprint Health launched its latest class of digital health startups, including companies in personalized medicine and data and analytics.
Electronic health records company Practice Fusion has raised $70 million in a Series D round of funding.
Palo Alto-based Simplee has raised $10 million to bring its payments and medical expense-tracking software to more hospitals and patients.
Led by the former CEO of biotech company Genentech and Apple chairman Arthur Levinson, Google’s latest venture, Calico, wants to tackle aging and related illnesses.
A quick snapshot of where health tech investors are putting their money.