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 | 1 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…


Stanford BioDesign spinout raises $644K Series A round for mini-laparoscopy tools

Stanford BioDesign spinout raises $644K Series A round for mini-laparoscopy tools

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

Chicago medical device startup Miret Surgical has raised a Series A round of $644,750 in equity for further product development, CEO John Avi Roop said. The 4-year-old Stanford BioDesign spinout is at…


Listen to your audience,  MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

Listen to your audience, MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

April 14, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is one topic that will be a part of the conversation at the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum from April 22-23  in Chicago. The event spotlights emerging innovation and…



MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

April 10, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum takes place April 22-23 in Chicago. It’s the premier healthcare investing conference that connects active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based start-ups.


From analytics to investing in healthcare. Big insights from GE, Mayo, Walgreens & UPMC

From analytics to investing in healthcare. Big insights from GE, Mayo, Walgreens & UPMC

April 2, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

On April 22-23, more than 300 healthcare experts, prominent industry players, investors and entrepreneurs will gather in Chicago at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. MidAmerica Forum is the best place to learn about opportunities to invest in the thriving technology and innovation community that characterizes the Midwest and learn about up-and-coming trends and startups in healthcare.


First Stop Health raises $2.2M, bets that speed and convenience will trump continuity in future of healthcare

First Stop Health raises $2.2M, bets that speed and convenience will trump continuity in future of healthcare

March 19, 2014 6:56 pm by | 1 Comments

First Stop Health has raised $2.2 million from angel investors to scale up and expand its reach to more employers, according to a company statement. Its CEO Patrick Spain believes…


Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

March 13, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

To say healthcare will soon figure out crowdfunding would suggest we’ve even pinpointed all the questions. We all know the big one: Can crowdfunding consistently deliver the money medical devices and drugs need to make it a key part of healthcare investing? (Answer: We’re trying to make it that way). So why not turn discussions of crowdfunding in healthcare over to the crowd?


Retired physician is now patient teaching about Alzheimer’s in ‘buddy’ program

Retired physician is now patient teaching about Alzheimer’s in ‘buddy’ program

March 4, 2014 1:12 am by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject….



Obamacare news: Americans share their stories of elation and frustration

Obamacare news: Americans share their stories of elation and frustration

February 27, 2014 10:21 am by | 0 Comments

As the deadline to acquire new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act draws closer, Chicago-area residents are nailing down plans for 2014. The health overhaul law, the major portion…


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum speaker lineup features innovative healthcare leaders, investors and entrepreneurs

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum speaker lineup features innovative healthcare leaders, investors and entrepreneurs

February 27, 2014 8:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

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 based startups. The event showcases emerging innovation and technology dealflow originating in the Midwest, and has earned the reputation as the premier healthcare investing conference.


Discover the most promising healthcare startups in the “Best of the Midwest” Showcase, April 22-23 in Chicago

Discover the most promising healthcare startups in the “Best of the Midwest” Showcase, April 22-23 in Chicago

February 11, 2014 8:01 am by | 0 Comments

Thirty Midwest-based early-stage startups will have the chance to pitch their product to active, eager investors at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum.


Walgreens evaluating its tobacco line, partners with GSK on free, Internet-based smoking cessation program

Walgreens evaluating its tobacco line, partners with GSK on free, Internet-based smoking cessation program

February 5, 2014 2:12 pm by | 3 Comments

The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co.,…


Moving new Medicaid patients out of ER will take time …

Moving new Medicaid patients out of ER will take time …

February 4, 2014 12:19 pm by | 0 Comments

Lela Morgan, a nurse, says she lived for years without health insurance after a nervous breakdown in 2005 left her unable to work. Every 90 days, when she was running…


AbbVie profit falls as it promotes potential of Hepatitis C treatment

AbbVie profit falls as it promotes potential of Hepatitis C treatment

February 1, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

AbbVie Inc. said its fourth-quarter results were in line with analysts expectations and released positive results on its final-phase clinical trials for a promising new drug to treat certain patients…


What are hospitals’ innovation priorities and what’s holding them back? (infographic)

What are hospitals’ innovation priorities and what’s holding them back? (infographic)

January 31, 2014 4:07 pm by | 3 Comments

Cost reduction, patient satisfaction, knowledge sharing and reducing medical errors are among the top goals driving innovation at hospitals and health systems, according to a new report by HIMSS and…


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum highlights opportunities for healthcare startups and investors

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum highlights opportunities for healthcare startups and investors

January 31, 2014 7:05 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

The 11th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is shaping up to be the best ever, and will attract over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, business development execs and innovative thought leaders nationally.