HealthTech

  • Star Wars and the future of healthcare Crunch Network

    Star Wars and the future of healthcare

    In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots. Lucas viewed medical care as algorithmic, and therefore well within the capacity of intelligent machines. Does the world of healthcare in the Star Wars films — where bots are the new docs — mirror our own not-so-distant future of medicine? Read More

  • The future of healthcare is not people versus machines Crunch Network

    The future of healthcare is not people versus machines

    A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is undoubtedly propelling the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology will start to replace health workers. Read More

  • VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom Crunch Network

    VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom

    As the Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade, millions of people have entered the middle class. And the Chinese aren’t just getting wealthier, they’re getting fitter. China, it seems, is in the midst of a workout craze — and that represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for venture investors to back emerging health and wellness technology companies. Read More

  • Playing catch-up in hospital innovation Crunch Network

    Playing catch-up in hospital innovation

    Earlier this year, the White House made a bold bid against cancer, announcing a new, nationwide “Moonshot” initiative to do away with the disease — once and for all. However, for every moonshot, there is an endless list of insidious problems plaguing the industry that don’t make headlines, but are silently killing our system (and patients), inefficiency by small… Read More

  • Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them Crunch Network

    Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them

    In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and complicated. Issues of jobs and income inequality fade away, for example — there aren’t remotely enough robots to affect more than a handful of us in the practical sense. Read More

  • The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries Crunch Network

    The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries

    The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly with their customers at any time and place and across any device. At the same time, omnichannel doesn’t mean digitizing every aspect of the customer journey without regard to which channel is… Read More

  • The growing pains of mobile health Crunch Network

    The growing pains of mobile health

    The mobile healthtech industry is exploding. There is an estimated $42 billion annual market for personalized medicine and a mad dash to come up with the “next big thing.” The tech world is built and rewarded on hockey-stick growth: The faster, the better. This culture collides with mobile health; “move fast and break things” is great for social media, but in medicine… Read More

  • Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health Crunch Network

    Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health

    Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to patient information are akin to the Victorian era, when a surgeon’s blood-stained uniform was a source of great pride because it showed medical expertise. In McCrae’s view, today’s… Read More

  • Treating the healthcare issue with tech

    Treating the healthcare issue with tech

    The healthcare industry, with its maddening inefficiencies and an economic model that incentivizes disease care over health care, desperately needs a Silicon Valley-style overhaul. Why is the nation’s $3 trillion creaky, monstrous and convoluted healthcare sector seemingly impervious to technological change? Read More

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    EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

    Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display. Most doctors view CT scans in 2D, meaning they can’t see in and around all the details of your body… Read More

  • Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology business, the company today announced that it has acquired Withings, makers of smart scales, activity trackers, and other health gadgets. Withings is based out of France, and with Nokia in Finland… Read More

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