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7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…


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…


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

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…



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 | 1 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…


Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

April 16, 2014 5:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Stéphane Marceau is the co-founder of OMsignal, a wearable tech innovator. Back in 2008, my co-founder Frederic Chanay and I took our first stab at developing a rough prototype for a…


FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

April 16, 2014 3:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Four times a year, the FDA releases data about all of the adverse drug events that have been reported to the agency over a three-month time period. Drug companies are…


A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

April 16, 2014 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million grant from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies thinks it can make its Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring technology more scalable and flexible by taking it…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…



Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

April 15, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

As early as February, analysts were saying that it would be a good year for healthcare IT companies looking for venture capital. Communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital echoed that…


Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 2 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


Tech to the future for medical hiring: 4 new tools

Tech to the future for medical hiring: 4 new tools

April 14, 2014 12:46 pm by | 0 Comments

Tech to the Future for Medical Hiring: 4 New Tools Hiring for the healthcare and medical fields this year is going to be difficult. This should shock no one, since…


A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

April 14, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

When I was in grade school, kids got in trouble for playing with their Giga Pets and Tamagotchis in class. While a smartphone is more likely to be the culprit…


Healthcare is still a people-first (not technology-first) business, says Verizon mHealth leader

Healthcare is still a people-first (not technology-first) business, says Verizon mHealth leader

April 14, 2014 5:19 am by | 1 Comments

As a former registered nurse and diabetes nurse educator, Julie Kling saw firsthand that patients weren’t always receiving the kind of care they deserved. That’s what drove her to the…


Heartbleed update: Here are the passwords you should change due to massive security flaw

Heartbleed update: Here are the passwords you should change due to massive security flaw

April 12, 2014 11:52 am by | 0 Comments

The Heartbleed security flaw was fixed in the newest version of OpenSSL, but you should still change your passwords on all of the sites affected by the bug. If you’re still not sure which…


Don’t forget to reality check your pitch before giving it to this accelerator director

Don’t forget to reality check your pitch before giving it to this accelerator director

April 12, 2014 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Digital health is finally coming of age. Young companies are making waves, but they’re also under more scrutiny by everyone from investors to the FDA. Healthcare experts and entrepreneurs will…


Travel the world on a treadmill (and beat the boredom) with a virtual reality exercise app

Travel the world on a treadmill (and beat the boredom) with a virtual reality exercise app

April 12, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

If tech startups like Paofit have their way, people will no longer be able to cite boredom as an excuse not to exercise. Paofit is combining high-definition video with avatars…