mPulse Mobile has scored $725,000 from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Innovation Fund to help Medicaid plans text members. The Encino, California-based company has raised just over $14 million to date.
“The adoption of mobile communications by Medicaid plans is critical to engaging California’s low-income population, and mPulse Mobile has delivered on this promise to their customer base of more than 50 health care organizations,” Health Innovation Fund Senior Program Officer Jared Teo said in a statement. “Health plans can now help newly enrolled Medicaid members better navigate the system with a tool they use every day: texting.”
mPulse is already working with Inland Empire Health Plan to engage its Medi-Cal beneficiaries, according to the company.
mPulse spun out of secure mobile messaging company mobileStorm about a year ago to focus on the healthcare sector, targeting various organizations including payers, pharmacies, providers, and medical device companies.
Earlier this year, the company secured $8.3 million from HLM Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, Merrick Ventures, and Jumpstart Ventures. A few months later, it raised another $3 million.