Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
The eight-page report from the Department of Health and Human Services claims that “substantial progress has been made,” with HealthCare.gov functioning over 90 percent of the time.
Editor’s Pick Google has an even bigger vision for Helpouts, its face-to-face video consultation platform: To bring affordable health care to patients.
Editor’s Pick 15 examples of technology that will roster your faith in humanity, or is just plain cool!
Cancer research hospital MD Anderson launched a program, in partnership with IBM Watson, to eradicate eight different forms of cancer.
Editor’s Pick Experts predict that federal and state agencies will have no other choice but to adopt modern, cloud-based technology.
Editor’s Pick Who stands to benefit as a key piece of the Affordable Care Act comes into effect? Health investors, policy-makers and analysts weigh in.
San Francisco-based Evolent Health just raised $100 million in its second round of funding, an unprecedented sum for an early-stage health care startup.
Ten health startups in Rock Health’s current accelerator class presented to a roomful of investors and the press today.
National health care reform kicks into gear on January 1, 2014. GuideSpark uses short digital videos to help HR departments keep employees informed and engaged about their options.
The latest startup to bring much-needed transparency to health care costs? NerdWallet, a company that is best-known for its credit card comparison service.
At Rock Health’s Innovation Summit, a conference focused on digital health, Dyson offered rare insight into her ambitious plan to improve healthy living throughout America.
PokitDok received $4 million in funding today to build-out a website that lets consumers research and potentially even purchase health care services.
LendUp and Corduro have developed a new system to help people in need pay their medical bills.
Guest Post My predictions include a meritocracy for doctors, a massive reduction in patient costs, and more.
Guest Post Where I work, we’ve chosen an open source model to address the need for innovation.
Specifically, we open our doors to novel early-stage companies to test their solutions in our system. Entrepreneurs and inventors all need a secure testing ground for their ideas, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve care and reduce costs.
COMS Interactive, a startup that produces an SaaS products for the health care industry, has securied a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Digital health accelerator Rock Health has selected its fifth class of startups. Given the burgeoning interest in the space, the team says this was its most competitive application process yet.
Guest Post Google Glass for health care will remain a concept — rather than a practice — until developers gain a better understanding of the medical environment.
Editor’s Pick Over half of doctors in the U.S. have now ditched paper-based systems in favor of electronic health records (EHRs). Will this drive down health care costs?
Seattle-based Remote Medical just scored $8 million to bring health care to virtually anyone in need, anywhere in the world. It’s a popular option for military personnel and law enforcement groups.
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion just launched a free tool for consumers to manage their health spending.
The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities, according to the HHS chief technical officer, Bryan Sivak.
Qualcomm Life is committed to on-demand healthcare (like what we expect from our technology) and plans to pilot ideas for the future of health systems on their employees.
What do the most innovative doctors and nurses really think about the new wave of medical technology?
Before health care providers can handle “big data,” they first need to learn how to deal with small data.
Editor’s Pick The goal is to move continuing medical education, known as “CME,” to an online space so that it’s not confined to auditoriums and conference halls.
Patients need a better way to communicate with their physicians, and Ringadoc believes it can help. Investors agree; the San Francisco-based startup added another $700,000 to its seed round today, bringing its total funding to $1.9 million.
Editor’s Pick Will the Sand Hill Road firms open their check books for you? We caught up with Sequoia Capital’s Warren Hogarth and Morgenthaler Ventures’ Missy Krasner to dig deeper into their investment thesis.
Guest Post A lack of online access to help employees enroll for benefits, change their healthcare plan, or modify their 401K, means that employees are far less likely to use or even be aware of the benefits they have.
HealthBeat 2013 is less than two weeks away, and we’re confident it will be the most provocative and influential health-tech event of the year. Check out our new speaker additions.
Entrepreneurs enrolled in the accelerator will get $20,000 in seed capital to help jumpstart new digital health businesses.
Editor’s Pick Venture capital is drying up for early-stage medical devices. Experts say that American patients are already “missing out” on the most innovative treatment options.
Guest Post In the past, small businesses could afford a certain lack of sophistication in their HR processes. It was common practice to rely on Excel, but health care reform is changing the game.
The digital health company is launching a web app for scheduling doctor’s appointments, which will compete with ZocDoc.
Editor’s Pick Here is how major health startup ZocDoc is creatively approaching some of its biggest problems.
Editor’s Pick Futurist and entrepreneur Michael Vassar has a bone to pick with the U.S. medical system. He hopes to “humiliate” it into providing better quality care by creating a “product that works better than the system.”
Editor’s Pick Fourteen startups presented at the Rock Health startup accelerator demo event, sharing their approaches to improving health care in America.
Health care is a massive part of the U.S. economy — about 20 percent — but it’s not one that we talk about often when we think of venture capital. That might be about to change.