healthcare

  • Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare Crunch Network

    Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare

    People are checking their phones more than ever. The average person checks their phone 150 times a day — up from 110 just two years ago, according to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report. Why? The majority of phone checks come from looking at the time, reading text messages or getting social media updates. Most of this obsessive checking can seem pretty trivial. Read More

  • Healthcare’s Wild West Crunch Network

    Healthcare’s Wild West

    Stop and look around you, and you’ll see just how quickly society is running into the future. Over the past decade alone, we’ve seen monumental advancements in genetics, mobile computing, wearables and medical devices. Yet, there are a some sectors of the economy that have managed to stay stuck in the past. Specifically, healthcare. It is, for want of a better description, a… Read More

  • The Transition From Sick Care To Well Care And The Rise Of The Patient-Consumer Crunch Network

    The Transition From Sick Care To Well Care And The Rise Of The Patient-Consumer

    Globally, healthcare is one of the costliest and simultaneously least efficient sectors from an economic standpoint. According to the World Health Organization, worldwide spending on healthcare grew 2.6 percent last year — and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 5.3 percent each year for the next four years. Read More

  • Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health Crunch Network

    Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

    The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still carrying their personal health information from one appointment to the next, or relying on memory. Read More

  • Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded Crunch Network

    Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

    The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for other startups have oversimplified the understanding of entry into the healthcare startup industry. Here are three myths I want to dispel to help some of those struggling healthcare startups find… Read More

  • Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation? Crunch Network

    Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

    Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well. Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual reality (VR) thanks to head mounted display (HMD) products in development like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Read More

  • Grand Rounds Raises $55M to Connect Patients With Specialists

    Grand Rounds Raises $55M to Connect Patients With Specialists

    Grand Rounds, a service companies use to give employees access to healthcare advice and treatment around the U.S. irrespective of where they live, has raised $55 million in a new financing round. The company helps individuals find care for conditions they might not otherwise be able to access care for with the physicians in their area. Individuals with more complex cases, for example, can… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly Crunch Network

    Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly

    Entrepreneurs are giving the healthcare industry a much-needed injection of innovation. Enthusiasm for new ideas and solutions in healthcare is clear from the 200 percent growth in funding for digital health companies between 2010 and 2014. Digital health companies received a record-breaking $4.1 billion in funding in 2014, and more than $600 million in the first quarter of 2015. Read More

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