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Pager and Horizon Healthcare Services Close Latest Strategic Funding Round

New York based digital health company Pager Inc. announced the closing of their latest strategic funding round led by New Jersey’s leading health insurance carrier, Horizon Healthcare Services. Coincident with the funding is Pager’s partnering with Horizon and launching officially in New Jersey.

Pager works with consumers by giving them a simple and understandable messaging interface, connecting them with triage nurses and primary care doctors to find the most cost-effective and convenient care. Horizon inaugurated use of Pager’s technology by deploying a group of about 10,000 members to test and provide back operational insights.

“Pager is an important part of Horizon's larger effort to deliver our members a suite of digital tools that make it easier to access affordable, quality care,” said Horizon senior vice-president and CIO, Doug Blackwell. “Pager gives them a mobile tool that puts the power of real-time healthcare in the palm of their hand, 24-7.”

With the new capital, Pager plans to expand core product engineering capabilities across their whole platform, scale in existing and new markets, and improve their machine learning and AI teams. The company is also launching new and innovative care management and gap closure capabilities with assistance from Horizon and other partners.

Other investors participating in the raise included New Enterprise Associates, Goodwater Capital, Lux Capital, and Veronorte, representing Latin American health insurance company Grupo Sura, a new investor.