NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

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NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

July 23, 2014 4:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for hospitals to have innovation centers these days, but New York Presbyterian Hospital has chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices that house health…


Everyone wants healthcare data, so Privacy Analytics makes sure it’s anonymized properly

Everyone wants healthcare data, so Privacy Analytics makes sure it’s anonymized properly

July 23, 2014 9:21 am by | 0 Comments

The privacy of health data has slowly crawled into the crosshairs of both investors and startups as health systems go digital. Several new companies, like Medable, offering to help health providers…


Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

July 23, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures’ through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the…



Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

July 22, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

New York Digital Health Accelerator has picked seven health IT startups and growth-stage companies for its four-month program. The hopes for the accelerator companies is that they are as effective…


Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

July 22, 2014 6:04 am by | 1 Comments

With the proliferation of narrow networks being rolled out as a cost-containing effort on health plan costs, the Obama administration and state insurance commissioners are vowing to more closely scrutinize…


LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

July 21, 2014 5:27 pm by | 0 Comments

The rise of patient communities have taken root on the borderless geography of the Internet. But there are so many that some companies have spotted an opportunity to organize them…


Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

July 21, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Advances in technology promote a sedentary lifestyle. If you sit at a desk for more than six hours, you may want something like Cubii to keep your body active throughout the day. FitnessCube’s just-launched…


MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

July 21, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

A technology entrepreneur fed up with the time-consuming workflows behind teleradiology developed a cloud-based platform that could potentially make other parts of healthcare more efficient. Cody Ebberson is the CEO…



Take the high road when someone rips off your site design

Take the high road when someone rips off your site design

July 20, 2014 11:13 am by | 0 Comments

I recently received the following email: I am in a bit of a dilemma and would really appreciate any insight you all have on what to do. Last month, my team…


San Francisco’s Chief Data Officer wants to help citizens make data-driven decisions

San Francisco’s Chief Data Officer wants to help citizens make data-driven decisions

July 20, 2014 8:38 am by | 1 Comments

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just announced the city’s open data strategic plan, which aims to “broaden the focus of open data from simply publishing to making it available…


The newest startup networking party in SF: Weekday morning dance parties

The newest startup networking party in SF: Weekday morning dance parties

July 20, 2014 7:50 am by | 0 Comments

Free spirits, bright colors, and quirky music could easily describe any San Francisco scene, but nothing fit that description better than a crowd of young San Franciscans gathered for a dance…


Entrepreneurs see new market ahead of medical marijuana vote in Florida

Entrepreneurs see new market ahead of medical marijuana vote in Florida

July 19, 2014 11:39 am by | 3 Comments

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – Backers of a ballot initiative that would legalize wider use of medical marijuana in Florida are working to assuage some voters’ concerns before the November election…


Sensoria scores first investment to connect socks, sports bras & T-shirts to smartphones

Sensoria scores first investment to connect socks, sports bras & T-shirts to smartphones

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Redmond, Wash.-based Sensoria has signed a term sheet for a $5 million first investment round with Italy’s Reply SpA. The investment put 20 percent of Sensoria into Reply’s portfolio and earned Reply a board seat….


Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

July 18, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

If you had to pick a dominant theme in Blueprint Health’s sixth accelerator class, varied approaches to healthcare data would be my choice. Out of seven healthcare startups, three are…


An FDA “curriculum” helps guide medical device startups through regulatory maze

An FDA “curriculum” helps guide medical device startups through regulatory maze

July 18, 2014 12:01 pm by | 1 Comments

It’s  tough for medical device companies to get that stamp of FDA approval, but the labyrinthine regulatory pathway certainly doesn’t help things. Regulators want to change that: “…we learned that the delivery of…


Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

July 18, 2014 10:56 am by | 0 Comments

A new frontier in quantified self has arrived: measuring the genetic compatibility of young lovers. Canadian health startup, Instant Chemistry, is offering a couples kit that combines genetic matchmaking and…