eVisit closes a $45M raise led by Goldman Sachs following increased demand for virtual healthcare platform

Virtual healthcare platform eVisit has announced the close of a Series B funding round, led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs). Other participants include Texas Health Resources, Tom Burton and Steve Barlow (Co-founders of Health Catalyst) and more.  “We’re thrilled to partner with Goldman Sachs and other highly strategic … Read more

Botco.ai launches AI chat and live agent support solution BotcoLive with major urgent care franchise

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Botco.ai, a HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing platform, has announced the launch of a new AI chat feature designed to transfer automated chat conversations to live agents.  The feature is BotcoLive, and it works with the company’s AI chat technology to streamline the marketing engagement process.  Scottsdale-based Botco.ai has also announced that American Family Care (AFC), a … Read more

University of Arizona to launch HealthTech Connect to advance health technology

University of Arizona Health Sciences has announced it will launch HealthTech Connect, a consortium designed to build opportunities for companies and organizations to pursue cutting-edge innovations in health technology.  With this new event, the group hopes to support and encourage startup, corporate, higher education, health care, funding and economic development communities in improving healthtech.  According … Read more

UArizona-led team receives $3M grant to use your Apple Watch to change healthcare forever

A multi-institution team led by faculty of the University of Arizona School of Engineering has received a $3 million grant to dramatically transform the healthcare system as we know it.  The effort is led by Janet Roveda, UArizona electrical and computer engineering professor who has done research in a number of areas and is also … Read more

Wearable health tech startup teleScrypts expanding pilot to Africa

A Phoenix-based med tech startup is working to provide healthcare access for low resource communities, starting with a pilot community in Tanzania. TeleScrypts is piloting with 5,000 of the last hunter gatherers called the Hadza population in Tanzania. This is the first mobile health platform they have used according to founder Omron Blauo. “At teleScrypts our … Read more

Diagnose epilepsy through a mobile device – chat with Neel Mehta, co-founder EpiFinder

The CDC reports that about 5.1 million people (adults and children) have a history of epilepsy and about 2.9 million people have active epilepsy in the United States, with the most common causes being a stroke, brain injury, or a brain infection, among others. Neel Mehta, co-founder and chief strategy officer of EpiFinder, a diagnostic app that … Read more

Healthcare transportation Veyo hiring 1,200 drivers

Healthcare providers are taking a new approach to getting their patients the care that they need by using technology. Providers are partnering with technology-based transportation companies to drive patients to their medical appointments. Healthcare logistics company Veyo takes patients to and from their healthcare appointments. The company is hiring 1,200 drivers in the Phoenix area … Read more

HealthiestYou raises $30M led by Frontier Capital – interview CEO Jim Prendergast

After going through an entire box of tissues, again, you head to the closest urgent care. The problem is you find out it’s not in-network and will be stuck with a large bill-what now? One Valley telemedicine startup is helping company employees gain access to doctors anytime day or night from the comfort of their … Read more

Medtech startup NeoLight to help babies with jaundice – interview with co-founders

Video Contribution by Xavier Smith Medtech startup Neolight, a device that helps treat jaundice in newborn babies, is continuing to gain speed and will soon be finalizing their product and sending it off for FDA approval. “Neolight is a phototherapy medical device that treats jaundice in newborns [versus] the technology used today [which is] LEDs or … Read more