Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

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Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

April 23, 2014 4:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Which mobile health business models are companies having success with? One takeaway from the digital health panel at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is that everyone, from startups to big players,…


Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

April 23, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

After so many changes in the last few weeks, Y Combinator has announced yet another one. This time, it’s shaking up the investments its startups receive. The accelerator just announced…


Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

April 23, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Cultural fit, bundling potential and a focus on work force optimization. If your healthcare startup meets all or even two of these criteria, you’ll have a better than average chance…



The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

April 22, 2014 7:45 am by | 2 Comments

There is a belief in the business world that founders can’t scale. That is, to put it another way, a company’s growth curve will eventually outstrip the capabilities of its…


What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

April 22, 2014 6:57 am by | 1 Comments

One of the healthcare industry’s biggest issues is a lack of visibility and it seems to be an impediment to improving security. That was one of the findings of Suzanne…


What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

April 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s another addition to the list of potential health applications for Oculus Rift. Last fall video game artist Pri Firstenberg got ahold of an early version of the virtual reality…


FuelBand is dead? What could this mean for wearables in healthcare?

FuelBand is dead? What could this mean for wearables in healthcare?

April 20, 2014 6:29 pm by | 0 Comments

If reports are true, it looks like Nike just laid off 70 to 80 percent of its FuelBand team. The reason for such a move, CNET reports, is huge: Nike reportedly…


A health IT nightmare: Is your site still vulnerable to Heartbleed?

A health IT nightmare: Is your site still vulnerable to Heartbleed?

April 20, 2014 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

While many of the top websites in the world have protected themselves from the Heartbleed security vulnerability, plenty of them still need work — as do several pieces of software…



IT Security firm: Denial of service attacks are getting smarter, bigger, faster, stronger

IT Security firm: Denial of service attacks are getting smarter, bigger, faster, stronger

April 20, 2014 11:25 am by | 0 Comments

p>Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are evolving at a rapid pace with no appearance of slowing down. Incapsula’s research team has been tracking trends in the DDoS landscape and…


Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

April 20, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review…


7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 2 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…