CareDox, the student health company that used to be known as MotherKnows, has raised $2.8 million in seed funding led by TEXO Ventures and Prolog Ventures, as well as an additional $1.5 million in a venture debt agreement with Western Technology Investment. The company has raised $6.9 million to date.
CareDox also announced that it now serves more than one million public school students across 28 states with free digital health technology for school nurse and health programs. The company works with 2,000 schools and school nurses across the US to provide for easy, secure access to important student health data online. It also connects local health organizations and parents to critical student health information, helping administer more than 10,000 medications and a similar number of medical encounters per week.
“As a nation, we need to recognize the crucial role that public schools play in both medical care and prevention for the pediatric health of over 50 million children,” Hesky Kutscher, Founder and CEO, CareDox, said in a statement. “CareDox’s digital health platform facilitates unprecedented speed and efficiency for school districts, giving key stakeholders-such as parents, local and state health officials-a real-time solution that fits their needs.”
CareDox’s student health record platform is offered to public schools free of cost, featuring student enrollment, charting, and immunizations to help K12 school nurses deliver care to students and keep them safe. On the other hand, the platform enables parents to stay connected with crucial alerts and reminders. Also, the data can be shared with state and county health officials, and other health organizations.
The company will use the new funds to expand sales and engineering functions at its New York City office, and develop new strategic partnerships with leaders in the field of pediatric health. Long-term, CareDox aims to create a unified health record for every family.