patient engagement

  • Healthcare Finally Moving Past Wang-Like Legacy Systems

    Healthcare Finally Moving Past Wang-Like Legacy Systems

    Healthcare has long been a technology paradox. There have been few places further out on the cutting edge of technology than biotech and medical devices. In contrast, healthIT has been in a time warp (see Why It’s Good News HealthIT is So Bad). Nearly 20 years after the advent of the web, the dominant healthIT vendors have thrived on a business model and technology architecture that… Read More

  • Torrid Rate of Growth for Digital Health Funding

    Torrid Rate of Growth for Digital Health Funding

    After investments in digital health doubled from 2009 to 2011, the torrid pace of growth has continued in the first half of 2012. Rock Health’s founder Halle Tecco stated why they released a report at this time. “The impetus of this report was the notable growth in venture funding of digital health–so much so that we are seeing 65% more investments than the same time last year. Read More

  • Government Poised To Provide A Huge Boost To Healthtech Startups

    Government Poised To Provide A Huge Boost To Healthtech Startups

    Currently, the federal government is poised to level the playing field for healthtech startups.¬†An unprecedented wave of innovative healthtech startups has been developing over the last few years. You can see them at conferences such as Health 2.0,¬†TechCrunch Disrupt, TEDMED and demo day events that Blueprint Health, Healthbox, Rock Health and StartUp Health host. Nonetheless, the health… Read More