RapidSOS, a five-year-old startup focused on updating emergency response systems with data-driven technology, has raised $16 million in funding from Highland Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and CSAA Insurance Group, according to a statement. Forté Ventures also contributed.
A new survey from customer experience agency Verndale found consumers most strongly want healthcare apps to provide the ability to manage appointments. Other most desired features among all patients include providing an alert when an appointment is running late, the ability to refill prescriptions and access to medical records.
The AMA and Google are joining forces on an mHealth challenge designed to improve care coordination for people with chronic conditions through mobile health platforms linking the patient with the doctor.
Pfizer announced today that it is receiving applications for its Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London competitive grant. This is the second time that Pfizer has held the startup-focused program, which representatives from biopharmaceutical company said had a strong inaugural year in 2017.
Last week on-demand healthcare concierge for provider employers Accolade received $50 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, Carrick Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group, and McKesson Ventures, with participation from Cross Creek Advisors and Madera Technologies.
Novartis has sold its stake in its consumer health joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to its British rival for $13bn in an early move by Vas Narasimhan, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group's new boss, to focus on its core business.
The use of Internet of Things in Healthcare is going to be revolutionary in the next years. IoT is now pretty much in everything we touch in our modern lives, technology is now a common denominator in most of everybody’s life.
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