San Francisco-based Practice Fusion just launched a free tool for consumers to manage their health spending.
For entrepreneurs who want to engage users within hospital systems or the 50+ market (valued at $20 billion), it’s imperative that they truly get to know their customers.
Beyond Lucid and Liviam took prizes in HealthBeat’s innovation competition, which aims to identify the most promising new startups in the health care technology space.
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?
Nurses and doctors are consumers too. They experience consumer technology in their personal lives and are starting to demand it within the hospital walls.
Verizon is the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S., and the company is using its extensive network and resources to impact health care.
According to a survey of 5,000 practicing doctors, many physicians are nervous about their ability to make money in the coming year, thanks to technology complexities, health care reform, and other issues.
ConsultingMD offers patients the opportunity to consult a leading medical expert for a second opinion — and receive a detailed response in about 48 hours.
The term “patient engagement” is often discussed as a vital component of health industry innovation, but rarely explained. There’s just one thing many experts agree on: Patients are not well-engaged with their own health care.
PokitDok, Caremerge, MangoHealth, Asthmapolis, and Allayo are our picks for HealthBeat 2013′s 5 coolest consumer apps.
Editor’s Pick Despite the obvious flexibility and cost savings of cloud technologies, health care providers are treading carefully — largely because of security concerns.
Radiology images and lab results are traditionally moved using paper, CD-Roms, or USBs. Surescripts, a leading platform for electronic prescriptions, is leveraging its network of 500K physicians to modernize this area of health care.
“We have all this patient information that doesn’t reside anywhere else,” said Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard on stage at HealthBeat.
AirStrip has an ambitious goal: To cut through the incompatibilities clogging up the free flow of medical information between doctors and nurses.
Partners at Sequoia, Norwest Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers discuss health industry trends and what they look for in potential investments.
On stage today at HealthBeat 2013, Dr. Ivor Horn of the National Children’s Medical Center and Asthmapolis president Mark Gehring spoke about the potential for ‘mHealth’ to reach underserved populations and help them take control over their health.
Developers may be hesitant to build apps based on health data because of security compliance roadblocks, but it seems there’s a workaround way to get HIPAA on your side.
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.
Digital technology is fundamentally transforming the practice of medicine, but Dr. David Levin, the Chief Medical Information Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, said this is still unchartered territory.
For Farzad Mostashari, the United States’ national coordinator for health information technology, there are three major areas that need a tech touch — and also provide an opportunity for making major money.
Online petitions are playing a more crucial role in the healthcare industry every day. Change.org is right in the middle of it.
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.
Guest Post As the number of systems increase, integration challenges will only grow for health providers.
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.
Editor’s Pick While hospital robots sound like the stuff of the future, the technology is already in wide use today.
Guest Post Digital health may be garnering all the glory for its promise to transform health care, but take a closer look and you’ll find a promising next wave of health care investments.
Guest Post Electronic Health Records as they stand are preventing medical professionals from diving deep into Health IT. But there’s a way to turn it around.
Health Q&A startup HealthTap has raised $24 million in its second round of funding and added former Square COO Keith Rabois to its board of directors.
Entrepreneurs enrolled in the accelerator will get $20,000 in seed capital to help jumpstart new digital health businesses.
Guest Post Google Glass has the potential to fundamentally change the way we track and gamify health.
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.
“Imagine all diagnostics some day being reduced to a simple blood test,” said CEO Roopam Banerjee, who believes Raindance products are a “step in that direction.”
Editor’s Pick HopeLab’s six free-to-play online minigames help kids understand why they need to take medicine that makes them feel sick.
The goal for the multiyear partnership is to make genetic analysis a routine part of patient care.
Guest Post Many hospital IT organizations across the globe are beginning to deploy bring-your-own-device strategies. But they must be prepared to face these five major issues head on.