Health Gorilla raises $50 million

Health information network and interoperability provider Health Gorilla has raised $50 million in series C funding, led by SignalFire with participation from Epsilon Health Investors, IA Capital, and Nationwide Ventures.

Founded in 2014, the Palo Alto-based startup is on a mission to create a healthcare system with effective health information exchange. It claims that its National Health Information Network enables the entire health care ecosystem – patients, payers, providers, digital health solutions, and labs – to share health data and aggregate each patient’s entire clinical history in one place.

Health Gorilla also has an offering for life insurers, enabling companies to collect medical records electronically for underwriting.

“This significant round of funding is an important milestone for Health Gorilla and will enable us to continue to scale our interoperability platform to meet the huge opportunities that exist within the healthcare market.” – Steve Yaskin, CEO and co-founder of Health Gorilla.

“This round of funding will be followed by a concentrated push to bring on industry-leading talent across the organization. We already have various exciting opportunities available and will have a strong focus on expanding our sales, marketing, engineering, business development, and product teams throughout the year.” – Karla Mills, COO of Health Gorilla.

“The 800-pound gorilla in the room is that your doctor doesn’t have access to accurate medical records. For patients to receive the best care possible, all players in the ecosystem need to work together. Health Gorilla is uniquely positioned to address this gap in healthcare and patient treatment, and we look forward to working alongside their team to ensure the right people have access to the right health data so the right decisions can be made in a more timely and informed manner.” – Chris Scoggins, partner at SignalFire.