Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

Two of the sensors in the Apple Watch are meaningful to me as an exercise scientist: a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer. Think Jerry McGuire: they complete each other.

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Here's where the real investment opportunities are in health care IT

Since startups operating outside healthcare organizations face such severe and entrenched institutional barriers to effective integration, investors should look instead to seeding the already established and trusted IT incubator programs within hospitals.

Brian Russell of Zephyr Anywhere, left, speaks with Stacy Enxing Seng of Covidien Vascular Therapies at VentureBeat's 2014 HealthBeat conference in San Francisco on Oct. 27.

What medtech can learn from digital health

SAN FRANCISCO — Big medical technology companies have the trust of hospitals. But digital-health startups are the ones developing the most exciting new technologies. Given partnerships and acquisitions lately, it looks like these two kinds of businesses can help each other.

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Tech for family caregivers: 3 ways entrepreneurs can help

Family caregiving is potentially a huge market, untapped primarily because it is unseen. But the needs are real and widespread, and enticing to bold, innovative entrepreneurs.