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Conversa’s Doctor-to-Patient Platform Gets $8M Round of Funding

San Francisco-based Conversa Health will use the funds to make improvements to the platform and to scale up its operations in Portland, OR.

The Series A round was led by New York-based Northwell Ventures and also included Epic Ventures, Healthgrades, and other existing investors in the company.

Conversa’s Portland office was established in 2012 and works on the company’s technology, engineering, product development/management and operations functions. The company currently has ten employees based there, with plans to grow the office after the recent funding round.

The company’s biggest personnel addition to the Portland office comes from Web MD.

Last month, the company added its new VP of Operations, digital health vet Becky James, to the office. James formerly spent twelve years in leadership positions at Web MD’s Portland office, most recently serving as the company’s senior director of client delivery.

The company’s goals are familiar: improve patient engagement and health outcomes and lower costs.

Conversa offers more than 50 automated “conversation programs,” platforms that allow care teams to communicate with patients. The platforms are each tailored to different conditions, including asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes and joint replacement.



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