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CHCF Health Innovation Fund Brochure

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Fund Advisers


  • Propeller Health

    Propeller Health (formerly Asthmapolis) combines sensors, mobile apps, and services to help patients and their physicians better understand and control chronic respiratory disease to reduce preventable emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and unnecessary suffering.
    Investment $1,047,000
  • PipelineRx

    PipelineRx is a telepharmacy company that offers safety-net and rural hospitals access to remote pharmacy consultations to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
    Investment $790,000
  • iRhythm Technologies

    iRhythm developed an outpatient cardiac monitor that has the potential to make diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias more efficient, cost-effective, and convenient.
    Investment $1,500,000
  • Healthfinch

    Healthfinch provides software that streamlines prescription refills to improve the quality and efficiency of care by automating routine, repeatable tasks.
    Investment $250,000
  • Direct Dermatology

    Direct Dermatology is a telemedicine company that provides remote dermatology consultations, expanding access to convenient and affordable specialty care.
    Investment $740,000
  • CareInSync

    CareInSync offers a proprietary mobile platform that allows care teams to collaborate on patient transition plans to expedite discharges and reduce readmissions.
    Investment $1,750,000
    Update: As of 4/24/2014, Hearst Health has acquired CareInSync
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Investment Criteria

CHCF provides low-cost loans, loan guarantees, or equity to support organizations that are developing market-based solutions. Projects must have experienced management, potential for growth and sustainability, prototype-ready products, and customer interest in California.

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Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2014

Sunday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014

California Primary Care Assn.: Annual Conference

Thursday, October 9 to Friday, October 10, 2014

HealthTech Conference

Tuesday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Notes from the Team

Webinar July 30: Findings & Follow-Up from Sparking Change — Investing in Health Enterprises

Join a webinar to hear about a session from the 2014 Mission Investors Exchange National Conference that explored opportunities for foundations to invest in affordable, scalable innovations that can improve health care access and outcomes for underserved populations.

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