healthcare

  • GV’s Approach To Healthcare Investing: An Interview With Dr. Krishna Yeshwant Crunch Network

    GV’s Approach To Healthcare Investing: An Interview With Dr. Krishna Yeshwant

    Healthcare investments are booming, and don’t seem to be slowing down. According to CB Insights, digital health funding hit nearly $5.8 billion in venture funding last year, surpassing the previous record of $4.3 billion in 2014. One of the top venture firms, GV (previously known as Google Ventures) recently came out with their year in review, revealing that more than one-third of… Read More

  • Fee-For-Value Drives Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Opportunity Crunch Network

    Fee-For-Value Drives Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Opportunity

    One of the main tenets of healthcare reform has been to better align payment/reimbursement schemes to incentivize healthcare providers for achieving improved outcomes and lower cost. Historically, insurance companies (including Medicare) have made separate payments to providers for each of the individual services they provide to patients for a single illness, visit or course of treatment. Read More

  • New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future Crunch Network

    New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

    Technology promises to transform healthcare. It’s redefining how we interact with, and act on, our health data, and reshaping how care is delivered and coordinated. But uptake so far has been limited — particularly among the elderly, those with chronic conditions and others who could benefit most from a better, smarter healthcare system. To understand why, we need to look at… Read More

  • The Federal Vision For Healthcare IT: A Dystopian Paradise Crunch Network

    The Federal Vision For Healthcare IT: A Dystopian Paradise

    In a year not too distant, Loretta, a woman in her late 20s, hears a pleasant tone from her watch and checks to see a text. The message isn’t from a friend or work, it’s from the watch itself: “You’re pregnant.” Loretta is surprised; conception was merely days before. But pregnancy is one of the many tests constantly checked by her wearable and household technology. Read More

  • Self-Help: There’s An App For That Crunch Network

    Self-Help: There’s An App For That

    Digital therapy is the new frontier of health innovation — and the tech world has taken notice. Myriad apps promise to make you happier, more mindful, less anxious — you name it. But, do they work? Read More

  • Taking The Genome Further In Healthcare Crunch Network

    Taking The Genome Further In Healthcare

    Collecting genome data is reliable, fast and cheap. Yet, interpreting that data is unreliable, slow, and expensive — when it’s even possible. Today, genome interpretation is a burgeoning science, but it’s not yet a technology. A stricken patient has their genes sequenced and their mutations identified. But then, it can take a highly trained, and highly paid, expert many hours… Read More

  • Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable Crunch Network

    Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable

    The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War and changed national policy. Nightingale showed that soldiers weren’t dying mainly on the battlefield, but instead they were dying in the hospitals due to the poor sanitary conditions there. Read More

  • It’s Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community Crunch Network

    It’s Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community

    Entrepreneurs and investors are missing a big opportunity concerning Hispanics and their health. A recent survey of AngelList counted 89,405 U.S.-based startups. Out of these startups, only 15 target Hispanics and only one, ConsejoSano, focuses on healthcare services for Hispanics. Read More

  • “Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System Crunch Network

    “Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System

    Healthcare, like so many other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by technology. The changes are most obvious at the front end of healthcare, where health payment solutions, data analytics tools, telehealth, wearable devices and other products and services are addressing the needs of both businesses and consumers. But just as important is what’s happening behind the scenes, in… Read More

  • Attune Technologies Gets $10M Series B To Expand Its Healthcare Software Beyond India

    Attune Technologies Gets $10M Series B To Expand Its Healthcare Software Beyond India

    Attune Technologies, a startup that makes cloud-based software for hospitals and labs, will tackle markets outside of India after scoring a $10 million Series B round from Qualcomm Ventures and returning investor Norwest Venture Partners. Read More

  • Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups Crunch Network

    Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups

    A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower healthcare costs by prioritizing the quality of care over the quantity of services provided to patients. To that end, the Obama administration is moving quickly to adopt Alternative Payment Methods (APMs), such as a bundled payment system that fixes the amount Medicare will reimburse medical providers for specific episodes of care. Read More

  • How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality Crunch Network

    How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality

    To outlive the hype that comes with being Silicon Valley’s latest trend, and actually improve care for patients and consumers, health tech will require more than a just a funding pipeline. The good news is that all the pieces are in place — the problem, the appetite for a solution and the tech — to bring healthcare into the modern age. Read More

  • Data Is A Mine And A Minefield Crunch Network

    Data Is A Mine And A Minefield

    I’ve worked in data science and healthcare-adjacent fields for about five years now. I studied biology and marketing at Wharton, where I did pancreatic cancer research. And I will tell you, regardless of the stunning achievements of access and strength in tech, the healthcare field is not even close to keeping up. Let’s put this in perspective. Read More

  • Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare Crunch Network

    Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare

    People are checking their phones more than ever. The average person checks their phone 150 times a day — up from 110 just two years ago, according to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report. Why? The majority of phone checks come from looking at the time, reading text messages or getting social media updates. Most of this obsessive checking can seem pretty trivial. Read More

  • Healthcare’s Wild West Crunch Network

    Healthcare’s Wild West

    Stop and look around you, and you’ll see just how quickly society is running into the future. Over the past decade alone, we’ve seen monumental advancements in genetics, mobile computing, wearables and medical devices. Yet, there are a some sectors of the economy that have managed to stay stuck in the past. Specifically, healthcare. It is, for want of a better description, a… Read More

  • The Transition From Sick Care To Well Care And The Rise Of The Patient-Consumer Crunch Network

    The Transition From Sick Care To Well Care And The Rise Of The Patient-Consumer

    Globally, healthcare is one of the costliest and simultaneously least efficient sectors from an economic standpoint. According to the World Health Organization, worldwide spending on healthcare grew 2.6 percent last year — and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 5.3 percent each year for the next four years. Read More

  • Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health Crunch Network

    Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

    The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still carrying their personal health information from one appointment to the next, or relying on memory. Read More

  • Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded Crunch Network

    Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

    The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for other startups have oversimplified the understanding of entry into the healthcare startup industry. Here are three myths I want to dispel to help some of those struggling healthcare startups find… Read More

  • Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation? Crunch Network

    Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

    Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well. Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual reality (VR) thanks to head mounted display (HMD) products in development like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Read More

  • Grand Rounds Raises $55M to Connect Patients With Specialists

    Grand Rounds Raises $55M to Connect Patients With Specialists

    Grand Rounds, a service companies use to give employees access to healthcare advice and treatment around the U.S. irrespective of where they live, has raised $55 million in a new financing round. The company helps individuals find care for conditions they might not otherwise be able to access care for with the physicians in their area. Individuals with more complex cases, for example, can… Read More

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