Ellevest Raises $34.6 Million To Create Powerful Hybrid Platform

Ellevest, the digital investment platform built by, for, and with women, announced today that it closed a $34.6 million funding round.

Led by Rethink Impact, the largest U.S. venture capital impact fund with a gender lens, new participants also included PSP Growth (PSP Capital’s venture arm), Salesforce Ventures, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, LH Holdings and SK Impact Fund, LLC. Returning investors Morningstar, Khosla Ventures, Mellody Hobson, Ulu Ventures, Contour Venture Partners and Astia Angels also participated. Jenny Abramson, Rethink Impact’s founder and managing partner, will join the board.

“I’m thrilled these global leaders—who are female “firsts” and technology innovators—are joining Ellevest’s mission to end the gender gap in investing and personal finance,” said Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest CEO and co-founder. “We will use this new funding to build on the momentum in our digital offering, and develop solutions with women in our community who are asking us for human interaction and financial planning services.”

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Three Healthcare Systems Turn to Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a provider of diagnostic imaging solutions, confirmed to MHW ahead of the weekend that it has closed new contracts to enhance diagnostic imaging capabilities for existing customers across the United States.

Three healthcare systems will implement Fujifilm’s imaging solutions including, mobile DR systems (FDR Go), the newest DR detector (FDR D-EVO II), DR rooms (FDR Clinica Series of Components) and Fujifilm’s newest mammography solution, the ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) to provide enhanced diagnostic accuracy and improved patient experience.

“Fujifilm is thrilled to be the imaging partner for our longstanding health provider customers across the United States,” said Rob Fabrizio, Director of Strategic Marketing, Digital Radiography and Women’s Health, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “With our wide range of offerings from digital radiography to enterprise imaging, customers continue to turn to Fujifilm when they need to add equipment to growing facilities or upgrade to the latest solutions.”

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Telehealth Virtual Visits Market in the U.S. Set for Big Gains

MHW can now confirm that the “Telehealth Virtual Visits Market in US – Strategic Assessment and Forecast Till 2021” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

According to the announced report summary, the telehealth virtual visits market in the US is expected to reach approx. $813.29M in 2021 growing at a CAGR of 17.9%.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the telehealth virtual visits market in US. The market research report considers the present scenario and the growth aspect of the telehealth virtual visits market in US for the period of 2016- 2021. The report includes the market growth drivers, trends, and restraints. The report gives a market segmentation

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Walgreens Touts New Center for Health & Wellbeing Research
Recently, Walgreens announced the launch of its Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website that features more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies completed over the past six years. Areas of research include access to care and patient experience, adherence and clinical outcomes, digital health and member engagement, health care costs, HIV and specialty pharmacy, vaccinations and more.

IDC: Growth in Wearables Shows No Signs of Wearing Out
International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

Verizon Unveils Third Annual State of the Market: IoT Report
Verizon has just unveiled its third annual State of the Market: IoT Report that explores the business value of IoT through original and third party research, and highlights examples of how organizations are using IoT for diverse applications in healthcare such as tracking drug shipments from factory to pharmacy to prevent counterfeit drugs, theft, and product damage, an emailed statement confirms.

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Call9 Raises $24M to ‘Advance Elder Care’

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Call9 — a Silicon Valley-founded startup now based in Brooklyn, NY — has raised a $24M Series B financing round to scale its care delivery model, known for reinventing Emergency Medicine in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

“Call9 powers a sophisticated, high-touch technology platform and multi-disciplinary healthcare service, which delivers care to patients at their bedside,” an emailed statement to the media reads.

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First Look: Compulink to Unveil Pediatric EHR

Compulink Business Systems, Inc., a leader in EHR and Practice Management solutions, confirmed to MHW today that it will unveil MD Advantage, its solution for pediatrics, at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual meeting.

With special features to meet the unique needs of pediatricians, Advantage is designed to help providers improve efficiency and increase revenue.

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IDC: Growth in Wearables Shows No Signs of Wearing Out

International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

That’s the key takeaway from the new IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecast, which projects that vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year, marking a 16.6% increase from the 104.4 million units shipped in 2016.

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