Health tech

  • Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

    Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

    For all the high-tech advances in healthcare when it comes to drugs and devices, doctors, their back offices, pharmacies, labs that conduct health tests and insurance providers aren’t exactly in easy communication about or with the people in their care. And patients don’t have a single, easy place to interact with doctors and track their own medical data. That’s a hard thing… Read More

  • EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online

    EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online

    An Austin startup called EverlyWell wants to make lab testing accessible to anybody who wants to know more about their own body and health. Rather than develop the clinical tests, or panels, on their own the company facilitates online ordering of tests by anyone who needs them, insured or not, said CEO and founder Julia Cheek. While some of the tests are based on the analysis of a few drops… Read More

  • Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late. Today, Dreamit unveiled a list of 25 new health and edtech startups launching from its revamped programs. A full list of those companies provided by Dreamit follows at the end of this… Read More

  • Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple begins rolling out Carekit, its mobile software framework for health apps, today. Apple announced the open-source software development platform last month with the aim to make it easier for developers to build health apps on iOS devices. Starting today, Carekit will integrate with four iPhone apps, including two of the Glow family of apps Glow Nurture and Glow Baby; Start, an app for… Read More

  • The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough Crunch Network

    The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough

    Across most developed economies, healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. A key cause of the rise in healthcare spending lies in the spiraling costs of treating preventable chronic diseases. These facts suggest that many of the key healthcare challenges of the twenty-first century lie in how we tackle chronic disease. This article will explore the role of mobile technologies in… Read More

  • Health And Fitness Data Is Useless Crunch Network

    Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

    Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fitness trackers and expect the pounds to melt away with each step passively logged. But we haven’t seen a dramatic improvement in our nation’s health with the emergence of the… Read More

  • Israeli Health Tech Is Heating Up With A Wave Of Interest From Abroad Crunch Network

    Israeli Health Tech Is Heating Up With A Wave Of Interest From Abroad

    Israel’s many health tech startups are attracting unprecedented interest from abroad, with multinational medical giants looking to benefit from the country’s ongoing hi-tech boom. Israel’s health tech is spurred on by a global demand for innovative healthcare solutions, fueled by aging populations and struggling middle classes. Considering that life sciences alone… Read More

  • MOCACARE Gets $4M Series A To Create Consumer Health Trackers

    MOCACARE Gets $4M Series A To Create Consumer Health Trackers

    MOCACARE, the maker of heart tracker MOCAheart, plans to develop new products and find distribution channels in China after raising a $4 million Series A. Read More

  • MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Daniel Hong, who was a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital, one of the country’s top teaching hospitals, before becoming an entrepreneur. Read More