healthcare

  • 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