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The cost of sequencing the human genome has plummeted. But how will this benefit doctors and patients?
HealthCatalyst is the latest health technology startup to benefit from the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which mandates that health providers and hospitals shift to to electronic records.
Editor's Pick A report from Rock Health reveals that investors are funneling more dollars into digital health companies as consumers, policy, and the health care industry evolve.
Modernizing Medicine, the South Florida-based company known for its electronic medical record (EMR) application for the iPad, has raised $12 in funding.
The experience of waiting on a line at your chaotic, paper-filled medical practice may be a thing of the past.
QuantiaMD, the website and mobile app for doctors to brainstorm and collaborate on tricky cases, has raised $12 million in venture capital funding.
If you're feeling unwell, the last thing you need is the headache of tracking down a nearby specialist that can see you immediately.
When I started in the healthcare field more than 25 years ago, the only thing that a healthcare IT startup needed was a good idea — a new technology, maybe, or a new scientific pathway. “If you build it, [they] …
Medical and technological advancements of the recent decade have finally paved the way to cure one of the most malevolent diseases: the common cold.
Scientists in Australia are using IBM supercomputing technology to simulate the 3D motion of the human …
StoredIQ, an Austin, Texas-based company that helps corporations manage their data, today announced it has completed a $10 million round of financing led by PerformanceEdge Partners and S3 Ventures and named a new CEO.
StoredIQ’s shake-up in its executive ranks …
(UPDATED: Added screenshots and a link to video of the Myca patient-record interface.)
The just-concluded Health 2.0 Conference in San Diego showcased some 30-odd startups and Web sites — with dozens more in the audience — all intent on …
France’s TxCell raises €11M for cell therapy (release)
Healthcare IT firm TriHealix takes in $7M (release)
Healthcare-software provider Anodyne Health acquires Piedmont Healthcare (release)
CEO, CFO resign at inhaled-drug biotech Topigen (release)
France’s TxCell raises €11M for cell …
For empowered “medical consumers” to really transform the healthcare system, as Health 2.0 proponents would have, clear pricing and quality data for medical care is essential. Unfortunately, such information is currently in short supply.
The startup change:healthcare aims to fill …
Can social networking help restrain, or even lower, healthcare costs? The Nashville, Tenn., startup change:healthcare is primed to find out.
Healthcare plans are inexorably forcing more cost-sharing on patients — a strategy some call YOYO, for “you’re on your own” …
The Health 2.0 movement, as I’ve noted before, makes some big claims about the Internet’s power to transform the relationships between patients and doctors, hospitals, insurers and each other. Some of that is undoubtedly true, and there’s a fascinating amount …
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Well, the WSJ says so in this somewhat breathless report that states Google will announce its long-awaited personal health-record service today.
My first thought was that the announcement was timed to get Google on the record …
Microsoft launches $3M fund to support online health-improvement tools (release)
Clarus Ventures raises $660M life-sciences fund (release)
Iverson Genetics raises $1.1M for blood-clotting tests, seeks $9.3M more (VentureWire)
Upstart Ventures aims for $30M fund to seed Utah life-science
PEAK Surgical takes in $21M for electrosurgical tools (release)
CellGate acquired by Australian cancer biotech ProGen for $2.5M (release)
Traversa raises $2M for RNAi-delivery technologies (release)
RemitDATA, Web-based healthcare-service co., takes in $5.5M (bizjournals.com)
Spinal-implant maker Archus Orthopedics
(UPDATED: IAC put out a release this morning — see below.)
The HealthCentral Network, an Arlington, Va., collection of health-information sites, raised roughly $50 million, paidContent reports. Investors included some big names, include Barry Diller’s online media and commerce …