WebMD Acquires Avado For $20-$30M To Help Drive Its Evolution From Media Company To Patient Engagement Platform

Seventeen years after its inception, WebMD remains one of the go-to resources for basic health and diagnostic information (and hypochondria enablement) on the Web. Born at the height of the Dot-com Bo

Dumb Employers, Lucky Startups And An Untapped Reservoir

A group of women is re-entering the workforce today and reshaping how products are made across key tech sectors like health & wellness, commerce and social products. Not only do they have the expe

DIY Health Reform: Employers Solving Healthcare Crisis One Onsite Clinic At A Time

In several of my <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/dave-chase/posts" target="_blank">past pieces</a>, I have written about the importance of a disruptive model of care and payment called Dire

Avado Launches ‘Patient Relationship Management’ Platform To Help Healthcare Providers Go Digital

Back in May, <a href="http://www.avado.com/">Avado</a> was chosen as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC. The startup's ambition was, said in reductive terms, to become the Salesforce.com of perso

The Declaration of Insurance Independence

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/writing-declaration-of-independence.jpg" /> The scale of the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Health Reform movement is dramatically bigger than I

Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/medical-dollar-sign.jpg"/> As reported on TechCrunch, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/24/google-shuts-down-medical-recor

The Most Important Organization In Silicon Valley That No One Has Heard About

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/access-primary-care-is-now-medlion.png" alt="" />Imagine something so insidious that it leads to the following: over 750,

What It Was Like To Launch At Disrupt NYC

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/tcdisrupt_web-001-1362.jpg"> There are many local, regional and global startup competitions that startups can compete in. I’m a big believe

Avado Aims To Be The Salesforce.com Of Personal Health Records

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/132048v2-max-250x250.png" />Healthcare is expensive, and it's increasingly suffering from overinflation. It seems that, while what we pay for