HealthTech

  • The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries Crunch Network

    The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries

    The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly with their customers at any time and place and across any device. At the same time, omnichannel doesn’t mean digitizing every aspect of the customer journey without regard to which channel is… Read More

  • The growing pains of mobile health Crunch Network

    The growing pains of mobile health

    The mobile healthtech industry is exploding. There is an estimated $42 billion annual market for personalized medicine and a mad dash to come up with the “next big thing.” The tech world is built and rewarded on hockey-stick growth: The faster, the better. This culture collides with mobile health; “move fast and break things” is great for social media, but in medicine… Read More

  • Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health Crunch Network

    Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health

    Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to patient information are akin to the Victorian era, when a surgeon’s blood-stained uniform was a source of great pride because it showed medical expertise. In McCrae’s view, today’s… Read More

  • Treating the healthcare issue with tech

    Treating the healthcare issue with tech

    The healthcare industry, with its maddening inefficiencies and an economic model that incentivizes disease care over health care, desperately needs a Silicon Valley-style overhaul. Why is the nation’s $3 trillion creaky, monstrous and convoluted healthcare sector seemingly impervious to technological change? Read More

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    EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

    Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display. Most doctors view CT scans in 2D, meaning they can’t see in and around all the details of your body… Read More

  • Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology business, the company today announced that it has acquired Withings, makers of smart scales, activity trackers, and other health gadgets. Withings is based out of France, and with Nokia in Finland… Read More

  • Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech  Crunch Network

    Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

    The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unknown to the general public, innovations in the field have started to make headlines: Genetic testing startup 23andMe, the “gene editing” technology CRISPR and the ambitious 100,000… Read More

  • Legal health isn’t easy for digital health companies Crunch Network

    Legal health isn’t easy for digital health companies

    With the recent announcement of the Apple CareKit, an open-source platform to simplify the development of healthcare apps for iOS devices, it appears that the digital health industry is primed to become even more robust in 2016. As the convergence of healthcare and technology continues, technology companies (and investors) are increasingly finding themselves lost in a thicket of unique… Read More

  • The major pitfall for digital health startups Crunch Network

    The major pitfall for digital health startups

    While 2015 was a solid year for digital health, with $4.5 billion in total venture funding, healthcare startups also made headlines for other reasons when reports emerged that much-hyped companies like blood-testing startup Theranos and brain-training app Lumosity were unable to prove the accuracy and effectiveness of their products. Read More

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