Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

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Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…


Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…



Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

April 17, 2014 2:31 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report…


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 0 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…


One Medical Group nabs $40M to expand its chain of high-end doctors offices

One Medical Group nabs $40M to expand its chain of high-end doctors offices

April 17, 2014 10:08 am by | 0 Comments

One Medical Group has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding, the startup announced today. One Medical operates a chain of high-end doctors offices that allow patients to book…


Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

April 17, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

GROTON — A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from…


ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…



Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

April 17, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

Doctors should consider expensive new hepatitis C drugs for patients with advanced liver disease, including those awaiting transplants, but ask most others to wait for drugs in development, the Department…


Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

April 17, 2014 12:59 am by | 0 Comments

 By Kurt R. Karst –   When we first heard about the Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Zogenix, Inc. filed against Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, among others, alleging that…


One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

April 16, 2014 10:09 pm by | 1 Comments

As much as people have been talking about the upcoming shift away from the fee-for-service model of healthcare, in most cases it’s an abstract concept as it’s still years away…


Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

April 16, 2014 5:32 pm by | 0 Comments

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some…


Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

April 16, 2014 5:00 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last…


Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s never a dull moment at HHS these days. First there was the mad, last-minute “Sign up, sign up, sign up!” rush to the enrollment deadline, then Medicare released all…


If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

April 16, 2014 12:16 pm by | 1 Comments

Neil Versel Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…


Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

April 16, 2014 12:10 pm by | 0 Comments

Bruce Japsen Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…