health care

Ford launches on-demand medical transportation service

Ford is launching an on-demand transportation service for non-emergency medical needs. The idea is to better help patients get to their doctor appointments. Ford is initially launching this in partner

Lyft commits to cutting the problem of health care transportation in half by 2020

In the wake of Uber’s entry into the healthcare transportation market, Lyft wants to remind people that’s a space it’s been working at for years, with partnerships across brokers of

Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcare

Uber’s launching a new business line called Uber Health on Thursday that will provide a ride-hailing platform available specifically to healthcare providers, letting clinics, hospitals, rehab ce

Health startup Qventus partners with Sutter Health with the aim to reduce drug costs

Hospital logistics aren’t sexy, but they’re necessary to keep the place humming along during emergencies and to reduce errors and other costly issues. Qventus, a startup with a predictive

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University's Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly-funded

Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 health care startups to watch

There were quite a few trends this time around for Y Combinator’s popular Demo Day, including a mountain of B2B startups, AI, self-driving technology and of course an industry that continues to

Lumity raises $19M to simplify employee health care choices

As companies get bigger and bigger, their needs are going to change — including, probably most importantly, their options for health care as their employee base expands and the costs of those plans

ScriptDrop delivers your prescriptions with pizzazz

Larry Scott and Nick Potts worked at CoverMyMeds, a software solution for pharmacies. After connecting a bunch of pills with a bunch of pharmacists they started ScriptDrop, a service that helps pharma

DeepMind Health inks another 5-year NHS app deal in face of ongoing controversy

DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that's applying machine learning to medical data in the hopes of profiting from diagnostic gain, has inked another services agreement with

Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Can AI overhaul the social care system? That's the pitch underpinning UK home care provider Cera's plans. The startup has today taken the tiniest baby steps to launch an AI chatbot that it hopes will,

Oscar Health’s CEO believes the U.S. has a moral obligation to provide healthcare to its citizens

Health insurance in the US is broken. That much seems to be regarded as a universal truth. Oscar Health co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser acknowledged that the system is need of some major fixes this

For some, access to healthcare could start with at-home lab testing

Most at-home lab testing devices like Scanadu and Cor are still waiting for FDA approval, but simple lab testing can still be done in the confines of your own home and then shipped to a lab and that&#

ZappRX gets $25 million from Qiming US to expand into the U.S. drug prescription market

ZappRX, the app that aims to make it easier to manage specialty drug prescriptions, has pulled in $25 million in Series B funding led by Qiming US, the Chinese venture outfit’s stateside health

AliveCor unveils an AI stroke prevention platform, inks $30 million from Omron and the Mayo Clinic

Medtech startup AliveCor announced this morning it has pulled in $30 million from Omron Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic and is launching an artificially intelligent stroke prevention platform for docto

Inside Forward, ex-Googler Adrian Aoun’s idea for the doctor’s office of the future

Forward, a new type of futuristic doctors office launched its first location in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district at the beginning of this year. Some in the health industry have h

Johnson & Johnson and HAX team to foster health device hardware development

Johnson & Johnson, of BAND-AID and Tylenol (and about half the inventory at your local drugstore) fame, is teaming up with Shenzhen-based accelerator and hardware investor HAX to put some weight b

Ex-GV CEO Bill Maris said to be launching health care investment fund, Section 32

Echo app aims to take the hassle out of ordering repeat prescriptions

A UK startup is angling to build a business out of simplifying the repeat prescription ordering process for NHS GP surgeries via an app, called Echo, that lets patients use their smartphones to make a

California bill to give gig workers organizing rights stalls over antitrust concerns

A controversial bill that would have given gig workers the right to collectively bargain with the tech companies they work for stalled in the California legislature today, meaning that workers will ha

Data-Driven Health Insurance Provider Clover Health Raises Another $35M

When Sequoia Capitals Michael Dixon met Clover Health CEO Vivek Garipalli, he said he knew he wanted to invest. The catch: it took 18 months to convince him. But that finally happened, with the comp
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