HealthTech

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,

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 compli

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 the

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

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 infor

Treating the healthcare issue with tech

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 probl

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 busin

Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unkno

Legal health isn’t easy for digital health companies

With the recent announcement of the Apple CareKit, an open-source platform to simplify the development of healthcare apps for iOS devices, it appears that the digital health industry is primed to beco

The major pitfall for digital health startups

While 2015 was a solid year for digital health, with $4.5 billion in total venture funding, healthcare startups also made headlines for other reasons when reports emerged that much-hyped companies lik

Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable

The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War and changed

YC-Backed CareMessage Is On A Mission To Improve Health Literacy By Bringing Mobile Healthcare To The Underserved

It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system is in desperate need of change, especially as costs have continued to rise, while the quality of care remains the same. While technology will play

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to

TrueVault Launches To Bring Easy HIPAA Compliance To Startups And Health Apps

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: In an effort to jumpstart the U.S. economy amidst the runaway blight of the “Great Recession” and financial crisis beginning in 2008, C

IBM’s Watson Group Makes First Startup Investment In “Social Health Management” Pioneer, Welltok

Remember Watson? Yes, the artificially intelligent, question-answering computer system developed by IBM that trounced two former champions on Jeopardy like they were a couple of kindergartners. That W

PillPack Takes On CVS And Walgreens By Mail, Launches A Full-Service, Subscription-Based Online Pharmacy

According to studies from the Mayo Clinic, more than 20 percent of Americans take more than five prescription medications each day. This fact goes a long way to showing how big of a role the pharmacy

Fast-Growing Kareo Lands $29M To Help Doctors Move Their Practices Into The Cloud

As technology continues to infiltrate the tired old world of healthcare, the average patient stands to benefit in a big way, but doctors are struggling to keep up with a changing world. With origins d

With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime

As mobile networks and digital communication tools improve, there’s a huge opportunity to re-imagine the calcified old world of healthcare. Some services are looking to do that by bringing the h

After Arriving On Android, Glooko Lands $7M From Samsung & More To Bring Predictive Diabetes Care Global

The proliferation of connected devices, coupled with rapid advances in data analytics and sensor technology, has fundamentally changed the way people interact with and manage their health. Thanks to s
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