ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

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ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…


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…


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…


Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


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…


Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

April 9, 2014 8:43 am by | 0 Comments

In spite of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming didn’t spring to mind for forging new frontiers in healthcare until I talked to Dr. James Bush, Wyoming Medicaid medical director with the Wyoming…


The cure for our healthcare crisis: Substitute grandparents

The cure for our healthcare crisis: Substitute grandparents

April 8, 2014 1:32 pm by | 0 Comments

A colleague’s comment some 15 years ago sparked Dr. Tim Garson’s grand idea for a way to expand access to affordable healthcare while lowering costs to the system. “He came up to me and said, you know, 50 percent of my patients could be taken care of by a good grandmother,” recalled Garson, now the director of the Center for Health Policy at University of Virginia.


Health technology will make our medicine cooler than Star Trek’s soon

Health technology will make our medicine cooler than Star Trek’s soon

April 7, 2014 10:47 am by | 2 Comments

Health technology is advancing so rapidly that within a decade the small handheld medical reader used by Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek — the tricorder — will look primitive….


A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

April 7, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson are just two of the investors seeding a startup that turns a doctor’s orders into easy-to-digest, personalized care plans….


When connecting with a dentist doesn’t mean an office visit (VIDEO)

When connecting with a dentist doesn’t mean an office visit (VIDEO)

April 7, 2014 6:35 am by | 0 Comments

Inside a South Los Angeles classroom filled with plastic dinosaurs, building blocks, stuffed animals and Dr. Seuss books, Mireya Rodriguez counts Hendryk Vaquero’s teeth and looks for cavities. At just…


Vote in the Wearables Elite 8: Google Glass for telemedicine vs. x-ray vision for veins

Vote in the Wearables Elite 8: Google Glass for telemedicine vs. x-ray vision for veins

April 4, 2014 11:30 am by | 2 Comments

Which company has more potential to make healthcare safer, cheaper or better? Vote for Pristine’s EyeSight or Evena Medical.


Humana’s latest digital health pilot will test remote patient monitoring for Type 2 diabetes

Humana’s latest digital health pilot will test remote patient monitoring for Type 2 diabetes

April 4, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

Over the last nine months, Humana (NYSE:HUM) has undertaken a series of pilot projects aimed at testing the potential of remote patient monitoring in reducing hospital re-admissions, improving health outcomes…


Verizon’s giving $1M to world-changing startups in healthcare, education & more

Verizon’s giving $1M to world-changing startups in healthcare, education & more

April 3, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Verizon seems to have caught the startup competition bug. Last year, the company launched its first-ever Powerful Answers award, which awarded $1 million prizes to innovative startups working on education,…


Mobile EKG startup walks away from Google for Entrepreneurs demo day with $100K

Mobile EKG startup walks away from Google for Entrepreneurs demo day with $100K

April 2, 2014 8:05 pm by | 0 Comments

InvisionHeart is working on a hardware/software product to make EKG readings shareable between care teams in real-time on a mobile device. It was one of nine startups that participated in Google for Entrepreneurs first demo day Wednesday.


What does Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus mean for virtual reality in medicine?

What does Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus mean for virtual reality in medicine?

April 2, 2014 2:01 pm by | 0 Comments

Telemedicine pioneer Dr. Jay Sanders is pretty jazzed about Facebook’s move to acquire virtual reality company, Oculus, for $2 billion. Why? It could lead to telemedicine becoming more widely adopted. The conference call about the deal prompted this key quote from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg: