Glen Tullman's New Company Receives $20 Million Investment | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Glen Tullman's New Company Receives $20 Million Investment

April 8, 2015
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints
Livongo Health, the startup company headed by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has received $20 million in funding. 
The company, which has created a chronic diabetes management program, plans to use the funding to accelerate adoption. Already, Livongo has signed agreements with Office Depot, Iron Mountain, and other large Fortune 100 companies who double as self-insured employers. It also has paired with Partners Health System and a few other notable healthcare provider organizations. 
The program, Livongo for Diabetes, allows patients to manage their diabetes on a mobile platform. It provides patients with a device that tracks their blood-glucose levels and takes that informations and integrates it with historical data, clinical rules and predictive modeling. It then aims to convert it into useable information for the patient. 
The $20 million investment was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), DFJ and previous investor General Catalyst. A few people, including Beth Seidenberg, M.D., general partner at KPCB, join the company's Board of Directors as part of the deal. 
"We are very pleased to receive the support and insight of some of Silicon Valley’s premier healthcare investors,” Tullman, Chief Executive Officer at Livongo Health, said in a statement. “With thousands of people now using Livongo for Diabetes, it’s clear that the best way for people to manage chronic diseases like diabetes is to empower them with real-time, personalized information about their condition. This information improves care, reduces costs, and enables people to focus on their lives and not their diseases.”


Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.

AMIA Warns of Tax Bill’s Impact on Graduate School Programs in Informatics

Provisions in the Republican tax bill that would count graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income would have detrimental impacts on the viability of fields such as informatics, according to the American Medical Informatics Association.

Appalachia Project to Study Relationship Between Increased Broadband Access, Improved Cancer Care

The Federal Communications Commission and the National Cancer Institute have joined forces to focus on how increasing broadband access and adoption in rural areas can improve the lives of rural cancer patients.

Survey: By 2019, 60% of Medicare Revenues will be Tied to Risk

Medical groups and health systems that are members of AMGA (the American Medical Group Association) expect that nearly 60 percent of their revenues from Medicare will be from risk-based products by 2019, according to the results from a recent survey.