Texas Medical Center joins $16M funding for patient engagement platform startup

Luma Health, a San Francisco-based startup developing a suite of solutions for patient engagement, announced Aug. 27 the close of a $16 million Series B funding round.

The round was led by PeakSpan Capital, with additional investments from the Texas Medical Center Venture Fund, Cisco Investments, U.S. Venture Partners and InHealth Ventures. The new funding will be used to bring "simple, patient-centric innovation to help us all get to the right care with the right doctor quickly," according to a blog post from the startup's co-founders.

"With our new partners, we're accelerating our product roadmap to build out new machine learning capabilities, deeper integrations into EHR and PM systems, and new and more sophisticated ways to help clinics and systems optimize their patient journeys — all to enable enabling richer, more authentic patient touchpoints that drive clinics toward total patient engagement," they wrote.

Luma Health's platform, used by more than 300 healthcare organizations, integrates with EHR systems to improve patient scheduling, communication and overall outcomes, and with Uber Health and Cisco Webex Teams to make care more accessible for patients.

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