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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

Healthcare Finally Moving Past Wang-Like Legacy Systems

Healthcare has long been a technology paradox. There have been few places further out on the cutting edge of technology than biotech and medical devices. In contrast, healthIT has been in a time warp

Torrid Rate of Growth for Digital Health Funding

After investments in digital health doubled from 2009 to 2011, the torrid pace of growth has continued in the first half of 2012. Rock Health's founder Halle Tecco stated why they released a report at

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

Khan Academy Inspires Flip of Doctor-Patient Relationship Model

Education and healthcare are typically held up as the industries least affected by the technology revolution, however this has begun to change. From Bill Gates to millions of students and parents, the

What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a

Communication is the Most Important Medical Instrument

"A good scalpel makes a better surgeon. Good communication makes a better doctor.” The future of medicine in the U.S. is clear. The days of the "do more, bill more" model of reimbursement are number

WWJD? The CEO Every Healthcare Leader Should Learn From

As healthcare goes through massive changes, health system CEOs would be well advised to study what newspaper industry leaders did (or perhaps more appropriately, didn’t do) when faced with a similar

Why It’s Good News HealthIT is So Bad

I know of no industry where technology is as despised as it is in healthcare. It's telling that it took government money to incentivize healthcare providers to finally do what virtually every other in

The Rise of Nimble Medicine

In the New Yorker, Dr. Atul Gawande outlined how, at the turn of the 20th century, more than forty per cent of household income went to paying for food and food production consumed nearly half the wor