Sherpaa Health has raised $3.92M to expand primary care services for employer plans (video)

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Sherpaa Health has raised $3.92M to expand primary care services for employer plans (video)

May 5, 2014 4:55 pm by | 0 Comments

Health IT companies that can provide tools to help employers lower healthcare costs have attracted a growing amount of venture investment, not to mention at least one high-profile IPO. Sherpaa…


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.


Orlando Portale will head AirStrip’s innovation advisory board

Orlando Portale will head AirStrip’s innovation advisory board

June 19, 2014 6:04 pm by | 0 Comments

If you’re going to have an innovation advisory board for a mobile health company, it helps to have someone who is very familiar with the product and also a big proponent of developing new applications for mobile health technology. Orlando Portale, the CIO for Palomar Health, is well positioned to head up Airstrip’s newly formed board and help it advance its technology platform.



LG offers a (way overdramatic) look at its Android smartwatch in the works (video)

LG offers a (way overdramatic) look at its Android smartwatch in the works (video)

May 12, 2014 11:24 am by | 0 Comments

The latest teaser video for LG’s Android Wear smartwatch feels like a trailer for a wannabe Hollywood blockbuster. While not offering any new information on LG’s G Watch, the teaser…


An asthma inhaler and app designed from the patient’s point of view

An asthma inhaler and app designed from the patient’s point of view

May 1, 2014 6:38 pm by | 2 Comments

Misplace your inhaler lately? Are you due for a refill? Staying away from spots that exacerbate your asthma? A senior at Drexel University re-imagined an asthma inhaler with a companion app so users can keep a personal record of the quality of their breathing and do a better job of managing their health.


Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

April 17, 2014 11:38 am by | 0 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry is warming up to direct to consumer advertising on YouTube, but Google, which acquired the media channel in 2006, would like drug companies to get a lot warmer.


This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

March 17, 2014 5:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Follow MedCity News on TWITTER, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE+ for even more content on innovation in healthcare. Dancing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people think of…


Pediatric innovation: How a 3D printer helped save life of toddler with congenital heart defects (VIDEO)

Pediatric innovation: How a 3D printer helped save life of toddler with congenital heart defects (VIDEO)

March 8, 2014 9:10 am by | 2 Comments

The 3D printer has rapidly become something of a medtech superhero. In its latest feat, the technology helped surgeons at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., save a child born…



Can a gaming platform solve challenge of how to engage hospital employees?

Can a gaming platform solve challenge of how to engage hospital employees?

March 4, 2014 7:50 pm by | 3 Comments

When I hear about hospitals and gaming, I tend to think of patients using apps to improve physical therapy or adherence. But one startup has developed a gaming platform to…


Scientists developing potential cure for peanut allergies with surprising treatment: Peanuts

Scientists developing potential cure for peanut allergies with surprising treatment: Peanuts

February 1, 2014 9:28 am by | 8 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxdf7MCv8mk Nietzsche may have been thinking of emotional turmoil when he wrote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” but the quote could just as easily apply to…


Can better care plans increase adherence between patient office visits? Merck’s picks will see

Can better care plans increase adherence between patient office visits? Merck’s picks will see

January 27, 2014 4:27 pm by | 1 Comments

One of the frustrating aspects of getting patients to follow a care plan is the inability to have a clear window to patient activity between office visits. If care providers…


No, Hollywood won’t get healthy Millennials to enroll in Obamacare – but it’s sure trying

No, Hollywood won’t get healthy Millennials to enroll in Obamacare – but it’s sure trying

December 13, 2013 3:00 pm by | 6 Comments

Here we go again. California’s state-run health insurance exchange, Covered California, is spearheading and apparently paying for most of a new campaign aimed at getting young adults to spread the…


In the spirit of ’3D Printing Day,’ check out 5 fascinating health-focused projects from 2013

In the spirit of ’3D Printing Day,’ check out 5 fascinating health-focused projects from 2013

December 3, 2013 8:48 am by | 0 Comments

As 3D printing nears its tipping point in the consumer world, of course someone had to go and name a day after it. The culprit? GE, who’s been expanding its…


Amazing Heart in a Box keeps donated organs beating during transport (video)

Amazing Heart in a Box keeps donated organs beating during transport (video)

November 7, 2013 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Heart In A Box | Debbie Chesebro, Josh Kurz & Shane Winter from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. This short film is over a year old, but it’s still worth…


Crowdfunding a diaper-shaped ice bag for damaged testicles

Crowdfunding a diaper-shaped ice bag for damaged testicles

October 28, 2013 10:02 am by | 0 Comments

A new medical device company thinks it has an innovative approach to help with the recovery process for penis and scrotum injuries. It’s raising $75,000 on crowdfunding website “B a…


Health IT firm NueMD channels Miley Cyrus and Obamacare angst in Wrecking Ball parody

Health IT firm NueMD channels Miley Cyrus and Obamacare angst in Wrecking Ball parody

October 25, 2013 1:47 pm by | 0 Comments

Here’s something you don’t see everyday — an empathetic video on the struggles of physicians running a practice in the guise of a Miley Cyrus parody video. Health IT company…