By Samantha Denefrio, PhD
What is it?
CareDox has created a digital health platform that allows school nurses to electronically chart student records and school administrators to have access vaccination rates across local districts.
CareDox’s Healthy Schools program facilitates the delivery of vital healthcare to school-aged children such as vaccinations, yearly check-ups, and chronic disease management by creating an online system that parents can use to manage the health services offered at their child’s school. Once schools partner with CareDox, parents can sign up online to schedule in-school clinic appointments and then check on their child’s test results.
Why is it innovative?
CareDox’s digital health platform saves time for school nurses and helps to optimize student performance by promoting health education. Health Schools is currently being used by more than 7,000 schools nationwide and has over 1 million visits completed for grades K through 12. The focus is on preventive care and using flu vaccinations to reduce school absences. Their system also allows for easy parent education about food allergies, asthma management, and mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. There is no fee for parents and for public schools.
Flu shots are covered in all public schools because of contracts with Vaccines for Children, Medicaid and other insurance providers. CareDox provides a no-cost program for training, safety, delivery, and management of flu shots and other services (CareDox).
“CareDox’s mission is to improve children’s health with HIPAA and FERPA compliant technology that efficiently connects schools, families, and healthcare providers. The CareDox team is working hard to make sure American school districts lead the nation in public health, health technology, and preventive care” (CareDox).
Total $32.6 M (10 Rounds)
Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, StartUp Health, Prolog Ventures, Digitalis Ventures, Access Industries, AI Life Sciences Investments, 7wire Ventures
TEXO Ventures, Prolog Ventures, Giza Venture Capital, First Round Capital, Digitalis Ventures
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