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Epion Health raises follow-on funding to scale business for new provider customers

Epion Health recently secured follow-on funding from Deerfield — growth capital that will help it expand its team of employees to support new enterprise-level accounts.

A digital health company that developed an automated intake system for providers recently secured follow-on funding from Deerfield. The growth capital will help Epion Health expand its team of employees to support new enterprise-level accounts, CEO Joe Blewitt told MedCity News in a phone interview.

“This is all about scaling,” said Blewitt. “Penetrating the market will require growing the team with more sales and marketing staff and developers.”

Although Blewitt declined to confirm how much funding it had raised in the past month he did volunteer that to date, the company has raised “somewhere north of” $7 million. Deerfield previously invested $4.5 million in the business.

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Epion Health provides customized intake forms for providers. In addition to asking questions about medical history and the medication patients take, the software-as-a-service tool for mobile devices also provides targeted content. When patients are waiting for a doctor’s appointment they are most likely to be focused on their condition, so it presents an opportunity to get detailed information from patients. The data from the check-in process is transmitted by its software to the patient’s electronic medical record.

Epion will make a series of announcements about who its enterprise level customers are in the coming weeks.

In addition to athenahealth’s startup ecosystem More Disruption Please, Epion Health has also taken part in the Healthbox healthcare startup accelerator.

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