Can you spare a glucose tab? Entrepreneurs want to help diabetics connect in emergencies

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Can you spare a glucose tab? Entrepreneurs want to help diabetics connect in emergencies

July 25, 2014 7:02 am by | 0 Comments

One of the most stressful things that can happen to diabetics, especially for their parents, is when they find themselves without a piece of essential equipment for managing their conditions….


Indiegogo campaign for online mhealth marketplace ties investor reward to William Osler

Indiegogo campaign for online mhealth marketplace ties investor reward to William Osler

July 24, 2014 10:52 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s fitting that a mobile health company selling point-of-care smartphone and wireless devices is rewarding investors in its Indiegogo campaign with a bag named after William Osler, the influential advocate…


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…


Hello, gorgeous! Sleek sleep tracker includes room environment in slumber assessment

Hello, gorgeous! Sleek sleep tracker includes room environment in slumber assessment

July 24, 2014 12:52 pm by | 0 Comments

The big trend in the sleep tracking sector is to make these devices less invasive. What’s less invasive than a watch or a clip-on wearable for your jammies? How about…


GSK’s, Lundbeck’s venture arms chip in for Atox Bio’s trial of flesh-eating bacteria treatment

GSK’s, Lundbeck’s venture arms chip in for Atox Bio’s trial of flesh-eating bacteria treatment

July 24, 2014 10:08 am by | 0 Comments

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel-based Atox Bio, a developer of therapeutics for severe infections, said on Thursday it has raised $23 million in an investment round led by SR One,…


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…



NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

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…


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…


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…


Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

July 21, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Advances in technology promote a sedentary lifestyle. If you sit at a desk for more than six hours, you may want something like Cubii to keep your body active throughout the day. FitnessCube’s just-launched…


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…


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….


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…


Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

July 18, 2014 10:56 am by | 0 Comments

A new frontier in quantified self has arrived: measuring the genetic compatibility of young lovers. Canadian health startup, Instant Chemistry, is offering a couples kit that combines genetic matchmaking and…