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 the folks at New York Presbyterian Hospital have chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices…


How a computational model could make testing new breast cancer treatments cheaper & faster

How a computational model could make testing new breast cancer treatments cheaper & faster

July 25, 2014 9:45 am by | 0 Comments

Scientists waging war against breast cancer have a new reason to smile. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a sophisticated computational method to determine…


Population health management firm Lumeris takes in $71M with its eye on 12 new markets

Population health management firm Lumeris takes in $71M with its eye on 12 new markets

July 24, 2014 7:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Companies offering to help hospitals and other providers move from fee-for-service to shared-risk population health models have begun to attract more venture capital the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Obama-style healthcare…



7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

July 24, 2014 6:52 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of 1-year-old Maryland Innovation Initiative by Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation to help advance university research and support early-stage companies, 67 commercialization projects and startup companies received $6.4 million. Early-stage…


Still broken: Healthcare.gov can’t verify eligibility and open enrollment is coming soon

Still broken: Healthcare.gov can’t verify eligibility and open enrollment is coming soon

July 24, 2014 12:39 pm by | 0 Comments

HealthCare.gov was a flop when it launched in October 2013. We all remember how impossible it was for Americans to buy health insurance through the website in the months following…


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…


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…



What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

July 22, 2014 2:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Nike opened a vending machine in New York City in what looks like an incentives experiment for using its Fuelband. If Nike Fuelband users do enough activity, they scan their…


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…


Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

July 22, 2014 6:28 am by | 0 Comments

Plenty of fodder for the hospital crowd in today’s discussion on America’s “Most Wired” hospitals, led by the American Hospital Association as part of  its Health Forum Leadership Summit. Here’s a…


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…


Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

July 21, 2014 4:04 pm by | 0 Comments

The Apple-IBM partnership deal raises some interesting questions for the healthcare sector, as mobihealthnews pointed out. This is what interests me: What will it mean for healthcare applications of Watson’s…


20 most advanced hospitals on “Most Wired” list use tech to improve communication and patient safety

20 most advanced hospitals on “Most Wired” list use tech to improve communication and patient safety

July 21, 2014 4:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and Health Networks released its list of the most wired hospitals as part of an effort to highlight which health systems and facilities are best connecting to patients. Among…


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…


Healthcare.gov’s most wanted: A health IT firm that can keep the d@#^ site running

Healthcare.gov’s most wanted: A health IT firm that can keep the d@#^ site running

July 18, 2014 5:48 pm by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows that the “Obamacare website,” or HealthCare.gov, performed so badly at launch that it became a political Achilles Heal for POTUS. Well, the White House has just put up…