HealthIT

Federal Government Makes Silo-Busting, Startup-Unleashing Healthcare Move

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Dave Chase is the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal and relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist.</em> For the first time, the federal

Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare Has Little Relevance To Healthcare Disrupters

When I’m not writing for TechCrunch, my “day job” is working with healthcare providers the disruptive innovators who are reinventing healthcare and slaying the healthcare cost beast as a byprodu

Pharma’s Huge Threat (and Opportunity): mRx

It was only a matter of time before healthcare providers would start prescribing mHealth apps as soon as they proved to be as or more effective than prescription drugs. Happtique, a mobile health appl

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall(ed Garden)

Today, I participated in a meeting at the White House described as an "expert roundtable on patient access to health data" hosted by Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), Farzad

Strategic Healthcare Investors’ Investment Thesis

<em>This is the second part in a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/02/community-hospital-joins-wave-of-new-strategic-venture-funds-to-drive-disruptive-innovation/">two-part series</a> on st

Community Hospital Joins Wave Of New Strategic Venture Funds To Drive Disruptive Innovation

This first part of a two-part series on strategic investors in healthcare focuses on the expansion of the venture business beyond traditional venture and large strategic investors. In the second part,

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. Yo

Patients Are More Than A Vessel For Billing Codes

It will be virtually impossible to succeed in the new reimbursement model without recognizing what has long been said, but little done about it -- "the most important member of the care team is the pa