First Look: CHCF Invests in mPulse Mobile

Mobile a Money Magnet in HealthcareThe California Health Care Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund announced this week that it is making a $725,000 investment in mPulse Mobile.

The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in health care technology and service companies addressing needs identified by health care delivery system payers and providers.

mPulse Mobile is a mobile technology provider that enables health care organizations to reach and engage patients to improve health and business outcomes.

“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,” said Jared Teo, senior program officer of the Health Innovation Fund, in a news release shared with MMW. “Health plans can now help newly enrolled Medicaid members better navigate the system with a tool they use everyday: texting.” Inland Empire Health Plan is already working with mPulse Mobile to improve the health and well-being of its Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and pilots are in development with several other Medi-Cal plans.

mPulse Mobile aims to help close gaps in care by using two-way text and secure messaging to provide health plan members with information on plan and benefit education, medication adherence, and population and community health programs.

“Being able to communicate with hard-to-reach populations and engage them in their health is a core part of our company’s strategy,” said Chris Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of mPulse Mobile. “We are excited about our partnership with CHCF to reinforce our strategy and better enable us to expand our offering across the Medi-Cal population.”

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