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It’s way past time to make the experience of healthcare work for patients

July 14, 2014 9:32 am by | 0 Comments

Download the MedCity Startup Index for June now Recently I wrote about my first experience with a patient portal. It was disappointing. Dr. Joseph Kvedar explained what Apple will have…


Under the radar, new law helps federal agency incubate quality improvement for vulnerable elderly

Under the radar, new law helps federal agency incubate quality improvement for vulnerable elderly

July 24, 2014 9:35 am by | 0 Comments

Amidst the loud Apple-IBM and Google-Novartis partnership announcements, a much quieter announcement was made which carries equally large implications for the healthcare industry. On July 22, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation…


As the next wave of health apps blurs the line between clinical & consumer, can FDA keep up?

As the next wave of health apps blurs the line between clinical & consumer, can FDA keep up?

July 21, 2014 3:56 pm by | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates everything from heart monitors to horse vaccines, will increasingly have its hands full keeping its eye on consumer health apps and devices,…



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….


Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans often are at the center of medical diagnoses, but in digital form, they’re usually very large and hard to transmit. An Phoenix, Arizona company called DICOM Grid…


Jawbone’s latest update makes food tracking less of a hassle

Jawbone’s latest update makes food tracking less of a hassle

July 16, 2014 11:02 am by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Jawbone, maker of wireless headsets and wristbands, is pushing a new food-tracking service it hopes will catch on with health-conscious weight-watchers. In a move to grow…


Larry Page’s personal health challenge that might draw Google deeper into healthcare

Larry Page’s personal health challenge that might draw Google deeper into healthcare

July 16, 2014 5:49 am by | 1 Comments

Larry Page’s personal problem with vocal cord paralysis might be enough motivation to draw Google into a formal role in HIT and improving EMR data access.


One change all hospitals need to make now: Virtual rounds and virtual discharge

One change all hospitals need to make now: Virtual rounds and virtual discharge

July 15, 2014 10:31 am by | 0 Comments

It’s a grey, humid, and drizzly day outside, but Dr. Stephen Klasko had all the power and light we needed on the first day of CONVERGE. The President and CEO…



Basis CEO: Thoughtful design will drive success in wearable devices

Basis CEO: Thoughtful design will drive success in wearable devices

July 9, 2014 4:36 pm by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — The key to getting consumers to care about wearables is being more thoughtful about designing them, according to Basis Science CEO Jeff Holove. “The mainstream consumer is…


GE reportedly prototyping a food-tracking microwave that counts calories as it nukes

GE reportedly prototyping a food-tracking microwave that counts calories as it nukes

July 8, 2014 12:27 pm by | 0 Comments

GE has announced the development of a prototype device that can measure the amount of calories within food. The device uses microwaves to take a measurement of the calories, but…


Can startup Brain+ outsmart Lumosity in the brain-training game?

Can startup Brain+ outsmart Lumosity in the brain-training game?

July 8, 2014 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Brain+ wants to dethrone the smartest kid on the block. The Copenhagen-based maker of brain-training games is expanding to the U.S. in hopes of unseating Lumosity, which has had more…


A growing open API economy spells endless opportunities for mobile

A growing open API economy spells endless opportunities for mobile

July 2, 2014 11:10 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile technologies are opening up virtually limitless opportunities for organizations to create, iterate and manage new applications that engage users in nearly every aspect of their lives. From house hunting…


Three things: Kvedar’s wish list for Apple’s HealthKit

Three things: Kvedar’s wish list for Apple’s HealthKit

July 2, 2014 5:39 am by | 1 Comments

Dr. Joseph Kvedar has seen a few digital health efforts fail. As the director of Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, he knows what pitfalls are waiting for new…


Report predicts wearables on track to become a $47B industry over next 5 years

Report predicts wearables on track to become a $47B industry over next 5 years

July 1, 2014 2:58 pm by | 0 Comments

In a new report, research house ON World says sensor-laden and voice activated smartwatches will begin to steal users’ attention from their smartphones and will sell like hotcakes in the future. ON…


Digital health on fire: $2.2B invested already tops last year’s total

Digital health on fire: $2.2B invested already tops last year’s total

June 30, 2014 1:07 pm by | 0 Comments

The digital health space has continued to heat up, and it’s looking like 2014 will be a big year for investment in the space. A new Rock Health report says that halfway through…


Indianapolis company raises $350K to support “wellness on steroids” clinic

Indianapolis company raises $350K to support “wellness on steroids” clinic

June 27, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences. Expedite Healthcare has raised a fresh round of money…