Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we resume our two-part series with part B and bring our promised special guest! Continuing from the first part of Episode 110, Jess and I discuss the women and family health startup Maven raising $45 million in its Series C round with celebrity investment. 1UpHealth, the MassChallenge HealthTech Finalist, raises $8 million; IntelyCare raises $45 million bringing the gig-economy approach to nurse staffing raises, and HealthJoy raises $30 million in Series C funding. The hospital owned ACO umbrella services company Caravan Health acquires Wellpepper, and Sharecare acquires Visualize Health; are these good acquisitions? -Matthew Holt
I’m working on a long piece about Sharecare. Today at Health 2.0 my partner Indu Subaiya will be interviewing Jeff Arnold CEO of Sharecare about the progress they’ve made in the 5 years since he launched the company on stage at Health 2.0 in 2010.
Just to give you a little taster, I’m posting an interview with one of Sharecare’s clients and investors, the big Catholic hospital chain Trinity. I think this interview with Bret Gallaway at Trinity will whet your appetite for Jeff today and the longer article coming shortly. But it’s a great story about what is now a major platform for consumer health.
WebMD founder Jeff Arnold launched ShareCare at this year’s Health 2.0. ShareCare recruits industry experts to answer health and wellness questions, providing consumers with the necessary tools to make smart health choices and live healthier lives. ShareCare simplifies the search for health information, allows consumers to find high quality answers from multiple points of view, and drives healthcare to the local level by allowing consumers to hear from physicians close to home. With partners such as Sony, Harpo (Oprah’s production company), Discovery, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and multiple major content providers, the launch of ShareCare has been highly anticipated.