AdhereTech, the developer behind smart pill bottle technology, raises $1.75M

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AdhereTech, the developer behind smart pill bottle technology, raises $1.75M

July 9, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

A digital health company that developed wireless pill bottles to record and convey messages when their pills have been taken has closed a Series A round. AdhereTech will use the…


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…


Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

July 18, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

If you had to pick a dominant theme in Blueprint Health’s sixth accelerator class, varied approaches to healthcare data would be my choice. Out of seven healthcare startups, three are…



Oculogica’s eye-tracking machine could tell you if you’ve had a concussion

Oculogica’s eye-tracking machine could tell you if you’ve had a concussion

July 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Manhattan-based neurodiagnostics company Oculogica is developing eye-tracking technology to help with early diagnosis of concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury. The company’s still working on a prototype device as it conducts…


Buffalo cancer diagnostics company acquiring new tech, growing staff with new funding

Buffalo cancer diagnostics company acquiring new tech, growing staff with new funding

July 11, 2014 5:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Buffalo diagnostics company Empire Genomics is readying itself to acquire new technologies, grow its staff and increase its test offerings. It plans to do so with $1 million in recent financing from Rand Capital…


Progress against severe childhood obesity in NYC as prevalence drops 10% over 4 years

Progress against severe childhood obesity in NYC as prevalence drops 10% over 4 years

July 10, 2014 3:19 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Appearing to buck national trends, the prevalence of severe obesity among school children in New York City was down by almost 10 percent in the 2010-11…


NY insurer EmblemHealth to pay up to $31M in previously denied mental health claims

NY insurer EmblemHealth to pay up to $31M in previously denied mental health claims

July 9, 2014 5:23 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York-based health insurance company has agreed to reimburse members up to $31 million for previously denied mental health and substance abuse claims, the state…


New York legalizes medical marijuana in the ‘smartest’ way yet, according to its governor

New York legalizes medical marijuana in the ‘smartest’ way yet, according to its governor

July 8, 2014 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) – Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana, calling his approach, which forbids smoking…



Which early stage health IT companies won Pilot Health Tech NYC?

Which early stage health IT companies won Pilot Health Tech NYC?

July 3, 2014 3:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Pilot Health Tech NYC, a program that matches up innovative healthcare startups with the healthcare community in New York City, has named 11 winners. They include variations of remote monitoring…


Flatiron Health finds ideal match with Duke cancer care research director

Flatiron Health finds ideal match with Duke cancer care research director

July 2, 2014 7:49 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Amy Abernethy, a medical oncologist from Duke University School of Medicine who has championed clinical informatics and working with patients to develop more personalized cancer care, has joined Flatiron Health.


ZocDoc fresh capital raise follows move into employer wellness space

ZocDoc fresh capital raise follows move into employer wellness space

June 24, 2014 5:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Only a few weeks after offering its online physician finder and scheduling platform to employer wellness programs, digital health company ZocDoc has raised $152 million, according to Fortune. It cited…


New York poised to allow medical marijuana

New York poised to allow medical marijuana

June 20, 2014 7:37 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers announced a deal on Thursday that would allow limited access to medical marijuana and make New York the 23rd U.S….


Biotech startup developing prostate cancer treatment is raising $7.5M

Biotech startup developing prostate cancer treatment is raising $7.5M

June 18, 2014 6:48 am by | 0 Comments

A biotechnology startup that spun out of  University Hospitals of Cleveland last year has raised its first big round of financing since its launch two years ago. Dual Therapeutics, which…


Quality report: U.S. healthcare comes in dead last – again

Quality report: U.S. healthcare comes in dead last – again

June 16, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

A Commonwealth Report evaluating 11 countries’ health systems put the U.S. dead last for the fifth time since the report has been published. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the…


New York City could still reinstate its ban on sales of XL sodas

New York City could still reinstate its ban on sales of XL sodas

June 5, 2014 10:33 am by | 0 Comments

ALBANY N.Y.(Reuters) – An attorney for New York City has asked the state’s top court to revive a ban on large sugary drinks, saying the city’s health department has the…


Medivizor expands healthcare literacy platform, adds collaboration partner

Medivizor expands healthcare literacy platform, adds collaboration partner

May 16, 2014 7:04 am by | 1 Comments

In a bid to boost health literacy and to improve the interactions between physicians and patients, Medivizor has massively expanded its healthcare content platform for patients in the past year…