Dan Verel

Dan Verel

MedCity News

Dan Verel writes about how hospitals and health insurance companies are leveraging cutting-edge technologies to transform the industry -- from telemedicine to analytics to healthcare social media. Previously, he was a reporter at the North Bay Business Journal, where he covered healthcare, insurance, HR and employment, law and hospitality and tourism. His byline’s also appeared in the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He attended San Francisco State University and obtained a BA in journalism. He is based in San Francisco.

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GreatCall, AliveCor make heart monitoring mobile

GreatCall, AliveCor make heart monitoring mobile

October 30, 2014 4:50 pm by | 0 Comments

GreatCall, a mobile health developer of apps, smart phones and other products, and monitoring device developer AliveCor are merging mobile health with cardiology. GreatCall will now offer AliveCor’s heart monitor…


CHIME launches two new trade groups for health IT execs

CHIME launches two new trade groups for health IT execs

October 30, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, better known as CHIME, recently launched two new trade organizations that will serve healthcare execs in senior technology and application roles. According to…



Here’s a few of the health startups that stood out at HealthBeat

Here’s a few of the health startups that stood out at HealthBeat

October 29, 2014 7:59 pm by | 0 Comments

As HealthBeat drew to a close, ten digital health startups took to the stage in an attempt to convince healthcare techies (healthies? hechies?) that they were all the next big…


Retiring founder of Cleveland Clinic Innovations talks tech, Obamacare and deep brain stimulation

Retiring founder of Cleveland Clinic Innovations talks tech, Obamacare and deep brain stimulation

October 29, 2014 4:17 pm by | 1 Comments

Earlier this year, Cleveland Clinic Chief of Staff Joseph Hahn announced he would retire after nearly 40 years at the health system. Since starting his career at the influential health…


SeeChange changes CEOs as it shifts to health data and anaytics

SeeChange changes CEOs as it shifts to health data and anaytics

October 29, 2014 2:18 pm by | 0 Comments

San Francisco-based SeeChange Health named Bryce Williams as its new president and CEO, a move that reflects the company’s shift from a former insurer turned healthcare analytics and wellness company….


Baltimore tuberculosis patients to pilot emocha medication adherence app

Baltimore tuberculosis patients to pilot emocha medication adherence app

October 29, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health is partnering with the city of Baltimore’s Health Department on a pilot program to improve medication adherence, particularly among tuberculosis patients and the monitoring that comes…


SF Startup Enlitic raises $2M in seed funding to explore ‘deep learning’ in healthcare

SF Startup Enlitic raises $2M in seed funding to explore ‘deep learning’ in healthcare

October 28, 2014 8:27 pm by | 1 Comments

San Francisco-based startup Enlitic, which is seeking to process the vast amount of health data contained within CT scans, x-rays and other imaging technology, announced that is raised $2 million…



HealthBeat’s top tweets, take two

HealthBeat’s top tweets, take two

October 28, 2014 7:21 pm by | 1 Comments

It was another eventful day, certainly on the Twittersphere, at Day 2 of HealthBeat in San Francisco. Here’s another recap of some of the best interactions. Check out yesterday’s top…


Bright.md raises $1M in seed round for remote telemedicne

Bright.md raises $1M in seed round for remote telemedicne

October 28, 2014 1:38 pm by | 0 Comments

Bright.md, a Portland-based startup, has raised $1 million in seed funding that will go toward  telemedicine software for providers seeking to expand while simultaneously curbing costs. The funding is led by…


Capturing reliable data from wearable health devices still a challenge for providers

Capturing reliable data from wearable health devices still a challenge for providers

October 28, 2014 6:00 am by | 3 Comments

While there may be an explosion of wearable health devices for consumers that bring them a multitude of new data streams, incorporating those devices and that data into a major…


HealthBeat bleats with tweets

HealthBeat bleats with tweets

October 27, 2014 7:52 pm by | 0 Comments

This being San Francisco, it’s no surprise that the Twitterati were out in full force at Venture Beat’s HealthBeat Conference. Here’s a look at some of the best discussions. MT…


Former White House CTO: ‘Payment reform is the most powerful policy weapon’

Former White House CTO: ‘Payment reform is the most powerful policy weapon’

October 27, 2014 7:26 pm by | 1 Comments

#healthbeat Aaron Levie CEO Box Aneesh Chopra and Bib Kocher on stage at Healthbeat SF. pic.twitter.com/wsiIZozRge — Missy Krasner (@missykras) October 27, 2014 There’s been lots of great commentary at…


Practice Fusion rolls out cloud-based mobile EHR for providers

Practice Fusion rolls out cloud-based mobile EHR for providers

October 27, 2014 5:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Practice Fusion today rolled out a new mobile EHR for its base of more than 112,000 medical professional after fielding more than 20,000 inquiries for a “mobile-optimized” platform for iPads…


Wellness developer Limeade gets $25M investment

Wellness developer Limeade gets $25M investment

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Seattle-based Limeade, which develops digital engagement and wellness tools for large corporations and their employees, is getting a $25 million injection of venture capital from Oak HC/FT Partners, the two…


Geisinger launches genomic data patient portal linked to NIH effort

Geisinger launches genomic data patient portal linked to NIH effort

October 27, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

Geisinger Health System recently launched an online portal that allows patients to contribute their own genomic data, which in turn will be analyzed by the NIH-funded Clinical Genome Resource. The…