Heal

By Laura Lovett January 10, 2018
App-based physician house call service, Heal, just announced the launch of its new product Wellbe, a device which serves as a data hub for connected health devices. The company claims Wellbe can link and track data from more than 100 disconnected, siloed medical tools. The data is then connected to Heal's physicians.  "We are humbled that Heal's house calls have shown great potential to improve...
By Heather Mack February 22, 2017
Digital diabetes management company Omada Health has brought on federal policy veteran Lucia Savage as their new Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer. Savage, who previously worked as Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for IT, will lead Omada’s legal and compliance team. In her new role, Savage will lead Omada’s regulatory strategy and ensure the privacy and security...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2016
New York City-based digital health company Progyny, which offers a number of fertility services including concierge services for in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and fertility benefits, has hired David Schlanger, former head of WebMD, as its new CEO. Schlanger left WebMD by mutual agreement in September. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Progyny team and look forward to leading the...
By Jonah Comstock December 8, 2016
Yoky Matsuoka, an executive at Apple who joined in May to work on health projects has left the company, according to a recent report in Bloomberg. Matsuoka formerly served as CEO of Quanttus, VP of technology at Nest, and head of innovation at Google. She was reportedly working on HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit at Apple. Neither Apple nor Matsuoka has confirmed the news and her LinkedIn...
By Heather Mack December 6, 2016
Los Angeles-based Heal, which offers an app-based physician house call service, has raised $14.8 million in Series B funding from Fidelity Management and Research Company.  The company just announced $26.9 million in Series A funding a little less than two months ago, and this latest round brings their total funding to at least $54.8 million. Heal, which launched last year, will use the new...
By Heather Mack October 18, 2016
Los Angeles-based Heal, which offers an app-based physician house call service, has raised $26.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Thomas Tull of Tull Investment Group. Additional investors include Breyer Capital, HashtagOne, Slow Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs and Skydance Media CEO David Ellison. This brings Heal’s total funding to date at $40 million...
By Jonah Comstock May 26, 2016
IBM Watson Health has appointed a Chief Health Transformation Officer. Formerly of Hewlett Packard, Dr. Paul Tang's roots connect him to the beginnings of health IT. In 1998 he directed the implementation of the EHR at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the first large medical group practice in California to use an EHR. And in 2001, PAMF collaborated with Epic to create the MyChart patient portal...
By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations. "Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
By Aditi Pai November 19, 2015
PediaQ, an app-based pediatric house call service, has raised $1.2 million in a round led by Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, with participation from Jack Furst, of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care. This brings the company’s total funding to $2.1 million. PediaQ allows users to call pediatric nurse...
By Aditi Pai November 10, 2015
Los Angeles-based Heal, which has developed an app that helps people request a doctor to visit their house, announced that it is now in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of California. Now, Heal members in California who are large or small group Anthem Blue Cross of California PPO plan members can pay a co-pay, often between $10 and $30 instead of paying Heal's $99 fee. Services these members are...