CareFlash Ties With Hospice Group

Austin-based CareFlash, a startup developing private, online social networking software for friends, families, and patients going through tough life events, has linked up with a nonprofit hospice. According to CareFlash, it has partnered with the Seasons Hospice Foundation, a nonprofit, to support communities around patients at the various Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care hospices nationwide. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care operates hospices in sixteen states, and says it served more than 17,000 patients in 2013. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. CareFlash's software is used to help share updates, well wishes, and more around patients with chronic and other healthcare issues. The company was founded by Jay Drayer. The company's services are similar to other services like CaringBridge, CarePages, CareZone, and others. [Editor's note: Seasons Hospice Foundation is a nonprofit which is a separate entity from Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care].