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StartUp Health Newsletter: Which Five Towns Are Getting the Esther Dyson Touch?

Posted on 20th August, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Five Towns Tapped for Epic Healthy Living Test

StartUp Health investor Esther Dyson is putting Wellville, USA, on the map! This week, her nonprofit HICCup announced the five communities chosen for its five-year “Way to Wellville” challenge. The program aims to make measurable health improvements and uncover the community-wide approaches that can be replicated across the country. Here’s to the health innovation sure to come out of the “Wellville Five”!

Digital Health and Underserved Communities: Where Are the Opportunities?

Tune in for a two-part webinar series, hosted by the Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS), on the new ways digital health can positively impact vulnerable populations. On September 3, speakers from the Center for Care Innovations and CHCS, as well as StartUp Health’s Katya Hancock, will share their insights. And on September 10, StartUp Health company Sense Health and Healthify will talk about their startup experiences. Interested in learning more in the meantime? Check out Make an Impact, our very own resource site for entrepreneurs bringing health innovation to underserved communities.

Vote for Digital Health at SXSW Next Year

We’re on a mission to bring digital health to the forefront at SXSW next year, but we need your help. Read up on our proposed panels and please be sure to vote by September 6!

Vote Here: The Hidden Ways Big Data Will Change
     Healthcare
Vote Here: Raise the Bar: Remaking Health for the
     Underserved

StartUp Health Companies in the News

@Point of Care

What Healthcare Marketers Need to Know About @Point of Care
PM360

CarePredict

The Internet of You: Major Trends Shaping Connected Health
Huffington Post

Activity Tracker for Seniors Lets You Know When Something’s Wrong
Engadget

6 Wearables That Help Regular People Live with Dangerous Health Conditions
Digital Trends

Medicast

3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity in the Booming Telemedicine Space
Entrepreneur

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Why Hospitals are Investing in Telemedicine Technology
MobiHealthNews

Advice From One of the First Women in Venture Capital, Kathryn Gould
MedCity News

Guess What? Doctors Don’t Care About Your Fitbit Data
VentureBeat

How to Deal With the Hardest Part of Being an Entrepreneur
Inc.

Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Physician
TechnologyAdvice

Upcoming Health Events

TEDMED
September 10-12
San Francisco & Washington, DC 

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 22-24
Santa Clara, CA

MedCity Engage
September 30-October 1
Bethesda, MD

Connected Healthcare 2014
October 14-15
San Diego, CA

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

Digital Health & Wellness Jobs Board

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Care at Hand
CareLinx
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CarePlanners   
Conversa Health 
DataGenno
Edamam
Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
MediSprout     
Medivo    
Pocket Anatomy
Punctil
RxApps
RxREVU
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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Oxford Nanopore $59.0M Undisclosed
Bravo Wellness $22.0M ABS Capital Partners
Comprehend Systems $21.0M Lightspeed Venture PartnersSequoia Capital
Athos $12.2M The Social+Capital PartnershipTrue VenturesDCM
PokitDok $7.5M Undisclosed
Medversant Technologies $6.4M Undisclosed
Validic $5.0M Greycroft PartnersSJF Ventures
Acupera $4.0M Lightspeed Venture PartnersThe Whittemore Collection
TelePharm $2.5M Undisclosed
Geneva Healthcare $1.8M Undisclosed
Cloud Medical Imaging $1.5M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



Vote for Digital Health in SXSW Panel Picker

Posted on 19th August, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

PanelPicker_Vote_15-blogWe’re on a mission to bring digital health to the forefront at SXSW next year, but we need your help! StartUp Health has two panels in the running for the March 2015 festival — one on the power of big data in healthcare and the other on bringing health innovation to underserved communities — and your support is crucial in getting them on stage. Be sure to vote by September 6!

Please help StartUp Health by voting on our panel proposals:

Raise the Bar: Remaking Health for the Underserved

The Hidden Ways Big Data Will Change Healthcare

We also appreciate your support of these exciting proposals by StartUp Health companies:

Big Data Breaks Down Doctor Monopoly Over Sickcare

Brain on Glass: Neurodiagnostic Tech Protects Kids

Supercharged Health: Tesla Motors + TalkSession

Your input will account for 30% of the final decision on programming for SXSW 2015, with the remainder of the decision coming from SXSW advisory board and staff input.

Thank you for your support! And don’t forget to register for SXSW 2015 by September 12 to get the best rate.



StartUp Health Newsletter:
What Can Health Startups Learn From the Ice Cream Business?

Posted on 13th August, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

Case Studies from Mega Brands Offer Entrepreneurial Lessons

Ice-CreamBen & Jerry’s ice cream is a summertime staple, but its co-founders didn’t always plan to disrupt dessert. Their first idea? Going into the bagel business. In an interview this week with Boston Public Radio, Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn talks about the entrepreneurial lessons in the case studies of three mega brands. Her big themes: the value of experimentation, understanding your market and growing at the right pace. Concocting the next iconic flavor is a little different from building the next patient engagement app or health-tracking device, but Koehn offers up some great nuggets for entrepreneurs and innovators in any industry. Take a look!

Vote for Digital Health at SXSW Next Year

We’re on a mission to bring digital health to the forefront at SXSW next year, but we need your help! StartUp Health has two panels in the running for the March 2015 festival — one on the power of big data in healthcare and the other on bringing health innovation to underserved communities — and your support is crucial in getting them on stage. Learn more and be sure to vote by September 6!

Vote Here: The Hidden Ways Big Data Will Change
     Healthcare
Vote Here: Raise the Bar: Remaking Health for the
     Underserved

Making Patient Care Personal Again

Join top payors, providers and innovators as they discuss how to build patient connections and improve care delivery at MedCity ENGAGE, from September 30 through October 1 in Bethesda, MD. Our exclusive code STARTUP will get you tickets to this awesome event for just $495.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Aver Informatics and Caremerge
Caremerge LLC Partners with Aver Informatics for Bundled Payment Program
McKnight’s

BrainPaint
EEGs Make New (Brain) Waves
MedCity News

Caredox
CareDox is raising a $3.1M Booster Round for Cloud Health Records
VentureBeat

StartUp Health
StartUp Health Co-Founder on Innovation, Failure, and Persistence
Health Leaders Media

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Infographic: Top Digital Health Consumer Activities of U.S. Households
HIT Consultant

All Eyes on Vermont as it Blazes a Single-payer Trail
MedCity News

Futurists Weigh in on Digital Health in 2025
MobiHealthNews

Why Women Make Better Investors
FastCompany

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Underdogs
Inc.

Upcoming Health Events

Women’s Health Codeathon
August 15-17
New York, NY

TEDMED
September 10-12
San Francisco & Washington, DC 

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 22-24
Santa Clara, CA

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

Digital Health & Wellness Jobs Board

Post new job listings or look for a job in your field with the StartUp Health Network Job Board.

SUH Companies’ Newsletters & Blogs

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Edamam
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GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
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Pocket Anatomy
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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Doctor on Demand $21.0M VenrockShasta Ventures
Emulate $12.0M NanoDimensionCedar’s Sinai Medical Center
Seventh Sense Biosystems $10.5M Undisclosed
Polyremedy $5.1M Undisclosed
Beam Technologies $5.0M Drive Capital
InformedDNA $5.0M Undisclosed
Cambridge Temperature Concepts $4.4M Longwall Venture Partners
Figure 1 $4.0M Union Square VenturesVersion One VenturesRho Canada Ventures
Investment Accelerator FundRyerson FuturesAccelerated Medical Ventures
Kitman Labs $4.0M BlueRun Ventures
CareDox $2.5M Undisclosed
HelpingDoc  $1.6M Senior Marketing Systems
Med-Tek $1.5M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



StartUp Health Newsletter
A Tale of Two Frenemies: New Data Exchange Means New Health Innovation

Posted on 6th August, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

California Health Data Exchange Opens Opportunities

As healthcare moves into the digital age, even rivals are showing they can be friends. The $80 million partnership between Blue Shield of California and WellPoint’s Anthem Blue Cross will combine nine million patient records to create one of the largest Health Information Exchanges (HIE) in the nation. Aside from clearing the way for faster and better care, at a lower cost, the non-profit partnership aims to kickstart new innovation. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead!

Creating Healthcare Connections

Learn how to build bridges between innovators, payors and providers at Connected HealthCare 2014!  The summit will take place on October 14-15 in San Diego and will feature interactive sessions about big data, the roadmap to interoperability, user-centric case studies and more! Register with our code 2620SUH to get $100 off tickets.

We’re Growing Our Team at StartUp Health

We’re on the hunt for rockstars to join our team. Are you passionate about digital health innovation? Check out our open positions for full-time team members and Fall Fellows and apply today!

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CareLinx

5 Cash-Saving Tech Tools
TIME

Medicast

Uber-inspired Apps Bring a Doctor Right to Your Door
CNN

Medicast is Delivering up Doctors on Demand
Wakefield

Sense Health

New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Sense Health Shows that the Best Medicine is – Texting
AlleyWatch

StartUp Health

As Apple and Google Swarm Healthcare, StartUp Health Shares Lessons
HealthLeaders Media

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Newly Insured, Many Now Face Learning Curve
New York Times

Who Will Have the Next Digital Health IPO?
MedCity News

Here’s How to Make Money on Our Graying Population
TIME

FDA Suggested Deregulation Affects Smart Scales, Fertility Thermometers, and More
MobiHealthNews

Report: Entrepreneurs Are More Charitable Than the Rest of Us
Inc.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
dBMEDx $1.3M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.

Upcoming Health Events

Innovations in Healthcare Technologies: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 12
New York, NY

Women’s Health Codeathon
August 15-17
New York, NY

TEDMED
September 10-12
San Francisco & Washington, DC 

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 22-24
Santa Clara, CA

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

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CarePlanners   
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GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
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Medivo    
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StartUp Health Newsletter: Health Investments in the Heartland Hit a New High

Posted on 30th July, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Funding for Midwest Healthcare Startups Has Already Doubled This Year Over Last

Think all the VC action happens on the coasts? Think again. In just the first half of 2014, $777 million was invested in 139 Midwest healthcare startups, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Venture Investment Report. That compares with $758 million invested in 213 Midwest companies in all of 2013. The medical device sector attracted the most cash, but the money going to biopharma and healthcare software startups was hardly shabby. The new report squares with what we’re observing, too. Not only are companies like Aver Informatics, which is based in Columbus, OH, attracting investments from the likes of GE Ventures and Drive Capital, we’ve seen several impressive Midwest startups that have applied to be a part of the StartUp Health Academy (stay tuned for more on that soon!). According to our data, 32 digital health companies in the Midwest raised a total of $339 million in the first half of this year. We’re thrilled to see new innovation — and investor support — emerge across the country, and we have every reason to believe the trend will continue. For more details, check out BioEnterprise’s full report and our comprehensive funding database at StartUp Health Insights.

The Next Health 2.0 Conference Is on the Horizon

Health 2.0 is back in Santa Clara from September 21-24 for its annual Fall Conference! With more than 80 speakers and 150 product demos, the three-day event will explore a diverse range of digital health topics, including patient engagement and the new insurance marketplaces. Use our code F14MPTR when you register to receive 10 percent off, and make sure to check out demos from StartUp Health companies Caremerge and Tute Genomics when you get there! If you’re a startup, you can apply for a further discounted ticket here.

Calling All Female Developers Looking to Transform Healthcare!

Female leaders in technology and health are coming together to build women’s health apps for the first-ever Women’s Health Codeathon in NYC from August 15-17th! Apply now if you want to solve real problems in healthcare at this awesome event sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, Ace Hotel and Jawbone.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Beyond Lucid Technologies
To Fix Health Care, Leaders Need to Let Go of the Status Quo
Harvard Business Review

Tute Genomics
Local company, BYU team up to improve treatment for those with Alzheimer’s disease
Fox 13 News

Other Noteworthy Headlines

When Wearable Tech Saves Your Life, You Won’t Take It Off
FastCompany

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare
TechCrunch

Accenture Report: Private Insurance Exchanges Experiencing ‘Hyper Growth’
MedCity News

Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
InformationWeek

Google’s New Moonshot Project: the Human Body
The Wall Street Journal

Upcoming Health Events

Women’s Health Codeathon
August 15-17
New York, NY

TEDMED
September 10-12
San Francisco & Washington, DC 

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 22-24
Santa Clara, CA

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

Digital Health & Wellness Jobs Board

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CarePlanners   
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DataGenno
Edamam
Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
MediSprout     
Medivo    
Pocket Anatomy
Punctil
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RxREVU
Sense Health
SmartRx
Tute Genomics
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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Lumeris (EGHC) $71.0M Undisclosed
Data Driven Delivery Systems $68.0M Undisclosed
Proteus Digital Health $52.0M Undisclosed
Remedy Partners $35.9M Undisclosed
Kurbo Health  $5.8M Undisclosed
PhysIQ $4.6M LionBird
EyeNetra $4.0M Undisclosed
Intelomed $3.8M Undisclosed
PumpUp $2.4M General Catalyst PartnersAzure Capital PartnersRelay VenturesFraycinet Investments
23andMe $1.4M National Institutes of Health
Ludi $1.0M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



StartUp Health Newsletter: What Does Your Digital Health Dust Say About You?

Posted on 23rd July, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

Brave New World of Health Data Poses New Questions and Opportunities

From apps for counting calories to devices for tracking steps, new digital tools can provide ever clearer pictures of our health. But while data collected by new health innovations has powerful implications for personalizing medicine, it also raises important questions about consumer privacy. A report released this week by the California HealthCare Foundation points out that as healthcare moves out of the hospital and into wearable devices and consumer tools, health data increasingly falls outside the protection of HIPAA. That means huge databases of consumer health information are free to travel between data brokers, employers, insurers and all kinds of third parties. But despite the privacy risks, the CHCF reports that many consumers are willing to share their data to improve their own health or achieve public health goals. And it highlights the opportunities for companies that offer personal health data lockers and other ways for consumers to securely store their health data.

Exclusive: VIP Tickets to TEDMED!

Curious about what’s next in health innovation? Join StartUp Health at TEDMED from September 10-12 to hear engaging talks from transformative leaders about the future of global healthcare. We’re thrilled to offer VIP access to this year’s dual-venue gathering in both San Francisco and Washington, DC, which will enable you to bypass the ticket-vetting process. Use the code TMSUH14 when you register to take advantage of your pre-approved status.

Making Patients the Center of the Health System   

Tickets are still available for BDI’s Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications on July 24! Our code STARTUP will provide you access to informative case studies and interactive roundtables focused on reclaiming the personal health experience at a discounted rate of $145.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Care At Hand
mHealth Can be Used to Capture Meaningful Use Bonuses
mHealthNews

Cerora
Ben Franklin NEP makes nearly $600,000 in loans, grants
Lehigh Valley Business
 

Sense Health
Who Made the Cut for New York’s Digital Health Accelerator?
MedCity News

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Can Technology Fix Medicine?
MIT Technology Review

San Francisco’s Chief Data Officer Wants to Help Citizens Make Data-driven Decisions
MedCity News

Burnout in the Hospital: Why Doctors Are Set Up for Stress
TIME

83% Of Healthcare Organizations Are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today
Forbes

IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
InformationWeek

Upcoming Health Events

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit & Roundtables
July 24
New York, NY

mHealth Open Mic Series with Juan Pablo Segura of 1EQ
July 25
Virtual

Women’s Health Codeathon
August 15-17
New York, NY

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

Digital Health & Wellness Jobs Board

Post new job listings or look for a job in your field with the StartUp Health Network Job Board.

SUH Companies’ Newsletters & Blogs

1eq
AdhereTech
ABPathfinder
CakeHealth
Care at Hand
CareLinx
Caremerge
CarePlanners   
Conversa Health 
DataGenno
Edamam
Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
MediSprout     
Medivo    
Pocket Anatomy
Punctil
RxApps
RxREVU
Sense Health
SmartRx
Tute Genomics
Wellthie

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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Prodigo Solutions $12.5M Alliance Healthcare Partners
Valant Medical Solutions $11.0M Keiretsu Forum NorthwestLighter Capital
Edico Genome $10.0M Qualcomm VenturesAxon Ventures
DICOM Grid $6.0M Canaan PartnersMayo Clinic
Sensoria $5.0M Reply SpA
Epion Health $4.5M Deerfield Management
Ayannah $1.0M IMJ Investment PartnersBeenosSiemer Ventures
Golden Gate Ventures
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



StartUp Health Newsletter: Patients Worldwide Demand More From Digital Health Tools

Posted on 16th July, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

McKinsey Survey of International Patients Debunks Five Myths About Digital Health

Across the globe, digital health tools are in demand! According to a new study from McKinsey, 75 percent of patients surveyed in the UK, Germany and Singapore want to use digital health services. Even better, it’s apparently not just millennials eager to try new technology. Patients over 50 years old reported nearly the same enthusiasm for new digital health services as their younger counterparts. But even though demand is strong, McKinsey says adoption is slow because existing solutions don’t meet patients’ needs or are low quality. For startups innovating in this space, that means new opportunities. Check out McKinsey’s report for more details or take a look at our midyear funding report to see which digital health sectors are growing fastest.

Study: Mobile Health Improves Engagement Among Medicaid Patients

A little text message-based encouragement can go a long way when it comes to patient adherence, according to the results of a new study from StartUp Health company Sense Health and Montefiore Medical Center. Interactive text messages that reminded Medicaid patients of upcoming appointments increased adherence by 40 percent. Patient motivation saw an upswing, too: patients using Sense Health’s technology were 26 percent more confident about tackling their health problems head on than those in the control group.

AdhereTech Lands $1.75M in Funding as Their Smart Pill Bottle Takes Off

Congrats to StartUp Health company AdhereTech on the initial close of a series A funding round! The patented smart pill bottle landed $1.75M from investors last week. Want to learn more? Watch AdhereTech’s 59-second pitch.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Beyond Lucid Technologies
Life as a Startup CEO With Tourette’s
Inc.

LuminaCare Solutions
It’s way past time to make the experience of healthcare work for patients
MedCity News

StartUp Health
Preventing readmissions: Is there an app for that?
Crain’s Detroit Business

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Virtual humans inspire patients to open up, USC study suggests
USC News

Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money
New York Times

Disconnect Between New Technologies and Triple Aim
FierceHealth IT

The LifeTip Doesn’t Need To Touch You To Know Your Heart
TechCrunch

To get millennials’ attention, HealthCare.gov needs to be more consumer focused
MedCity News

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Remedy Partners $35.0M Undisclosed
Syapse $10.0M Safeguard Scientifics
Social+Capital Partnership
MotionSoft $10.0M Edison Partners, Route 66 Ventures
BetterDoctor $9.8M NEASoftTech VC
Lifeline Ventures
Healthcare Interactive   $8.0M Grotech Ventures
Harbert Venture Partners
Mint Solutions $6.0M LSPSeventure Partners
AdhereTech $1.75M Undisclosed
ProofPilot $1.7M Undisclosed
Empire Genomics $1.0M Rand Capitalz80labs
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.

Upcoming Health Events

mHealth + Telehealth World Congress
July 22, 2014
Boston, MA

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit & Roundtables
July 24, 2014
New York, NY

NYS Health Innovation Challenge
Submission Deadline
July 24, 2014

PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge
Submission Deadline
August 15, 2014

TEDMED
September 10-12, 2014
Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA

For more digital health events and challenges, visit our website.

Join the StartUp Health Network

Take the StartUp Health pledge and gain access to an exclusive network of more than 12,000 innovators — including over 5,000 startups, over 1,000 VCs and hundreds of angels and potential customers — who are already using the Network to connect.

Digital Health & Wellness Jobs Board

Post new job listings or look for a job in your field with the StartUp Health Network Job Board.

SUH Companies’ Newsletters & Blogs

1eq
AdhereTech
ABPathfinder
CakeHealth
Care at Hand
CareLinx
Caremerge
CarePlanners   
Conversa Health 
DataGenno
Edamam
Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
MediSprout     
Medivo    
Pocket Anatomy
Punctil
RxApps
RxREVU
Sense Health
SmartRx
Tute Genomics
Wellthie

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StartUp Health Newsletter: When It Comes to Digital Health Tools, How Should Hospitals Choose?

Posted on 9th July, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

New Framework Gives Health System a Guide for Selecting Digital Tools 

Adopting new health technology can be risky, so what should providers, payors and patients consider before taking the plunge? A new report released by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and co-written by Healthcare Transformer Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky of Care at Hand, aims to offer the health system a guide for making smart picks. Using StartUp Health Insights data and other resources, the IHI’s Digital Health Selection Framework provides a process for identifying technology with the greatest potential to achieve the “Triple Aim” of enhancing patient care, improving population health and reducing hospital costs. For more details, check out the full report.

Steve Case to Health Entrepreneurs: Partner Up

Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL, sat down with StartUp Health CEO Steve Krein at our Healthcare Transformer Showcase last month to share the secrets of startup success. What’s one big tip for entrepreneurs? Never underestimate the power of the network effect.

Apply by Friday! Deadline for StartUp Health Academy’s Next Class Is July 13

We’ve been fielding applications from digital health entrepreneurs from around the world and will select our next class of Healthcare Transformers in the coming weeks. If you want to join, be sure to apply by July 13.

Want more details on our program? Check out this recent video of StartUp Health CEO Steve Krein on Bloomberg TV, sharing the latest on our growing portfolio.

Making Patients the Center of Attention

Can advances in digital health finally make your healthcare all about you? On July 24, BDI is bringing together leaders in pharma, hospital systems and technology for Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications to discuss how we can reclaim our personal health experiences. Our code STARTUP will get you access to informative case studies and interactive roundtables at a discounted rate of $145.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

AdhereTech
AdhereTech, the developer behind smart pill-bottle technology, raises $1.75M
MedCity News

Caremerge
Caremerge-LCS Partnership Brings Community Social Network to Senior Living
Senior Housing News

Hindsait
Which early stage health IT companies won Pilot Health Tech NYC?
MedCity News
11 more startups win pilots with NYC healthcare groups
MobiHealthNews

StartUp Health
Starting Up the Next Generation of Health Companies
BloombergTV

TalkSession
CMS: Telehealth services should be expanded to cover annual wellness visits, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis
MedCity News

Other Noteworthy Headlines

5 Most Promising Industries for Entrepreneurs in 2014
Inc.

Google Co-Founders To Healthcare: We’re Just Not That Into You
Forbes

What will public health look like in 2030?
MedCity News

Report: 50% of Providers Reported Seeing Patients Under the ACA
HIT Consultant

Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress
NPR

Upcoming Health Events

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July 15-16, 2014
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July 22, 2014
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July 24, 2014
New York, NY

NYS Health Innovation Challenge
Submission Deadline
July 24, 2014

PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge
Submission Deadline
August 15, 2014

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September 10-12, 2014
Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA

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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Zenefits $66.50M Andreessen HorowitzInstitutional Venture Partnersand others
Sophia Genetics $13.75M Invoke CapitalEndeavor VisionSwisscom
Emerald Therapeutics $13.50M Founders FundSchooner CapitalMax Levchin
AdhereTech $1.75M Undisclosed
BeneStream $1.60M Serious ChangeThe Social Entrepreneurs Fund, Josh Mailman, and others
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



StartUp Health Newsletter: Digital Health Heats Up: 2014 Midyear Insights

Posted on 2nd July, by Anna McKeon in Blog Post. No Comments

Digital Health Funding Accelerates at Record Pace


This week, StartUp Health CEO Steven Krein told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that “we are living in the golden age of entrepreneurship.” We’re just half way into 2014, and digital health funding has already surpassed 2013’s record year with deals continuing to flow.

View the Free ReportStartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report

Watch Vinod Khosla Share Exclusive Insight About the Future of Digital Health


Visionary venture capitalist Vinod Khosla stopped by our Healthcare Transformer Summit and inspired our entrepreneurs with his musings on the digital health market and predictions for the future of the space.

StartUp Health and RWJF Launch Resource Center for Entrepreneurs

Supported by our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we’re excited to announce the launch of Make an Impact, a program to help health innovators understand and connect with the country’s highest-need and highest-cost patients. Over the next two years, the site will grow to include videos and resources for entrepreneurs including a directory of select organizations and individuals working to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. Visit and learn more today!

Summer Deadline Near…Submit Application to StartUp Health by July 11

We will be meeting with entrepreneurs this summer and inviting a select group of new Healthcare Transformers to join StartUp Health. Apply by July 11 and get additional details here.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CarePredict
Aging Parents Inspired Entrepreneur to Build a More Subtle Wearable for Seniors
MedCity News

Wellthie
Idea: Show Prospects the Net cost of Coverage
LifeHealthPro

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Amazon’s Fire Phone Might Be a Boon for Health Apps
VentureBeat

Medical Boards Draft Plan to Ease Path to Out-of-State and Online Treatment
The New York Times

Rise of the ePatient Movement
HIT Consultant

Robotics milestone: FDA Clears Motorized Exoskeleton to Help Paralyzed Patients Walk
MedCity News

Unscaling The Healthcare Economy
TechCrunch

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Philadelphia, PA

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July 24
New York, NY

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Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
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HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
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Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
DaVincian Healthcare $50.0M Undisclosed
Definiens $20.5M Wellington PartnersGilde Healthcare PartnersCipio PartnersTVM Capital
Imagine Health $15.0M Undisclosed
Truveris $12.8M Undisclosed
Peloton Interactive $10.5M Tiger Global
OMSignal $10.0M Primera Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Mistral Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Real Ventures
BetterDoctor $9.8M Undisclosed
Whoop $6.0M Undisclosed
Soundhawk $5.5M Foxconn Group
MedGenome Labs $4.0M Papillon CapitalEmerge Venture Lab
Consumer Physics $2.1M Undisclosed
MDSave $2.0M Undisclosed
InvisionHeart $1.9M Martin CompaniesTriStar Technology Ventures
Mountain Group Capital
Axial Healthcare $1.7M Undisclosed
Innovatient Solutions $1.3M Undisclosed
UNYQ $1.1M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Download the free StartUp Health Insights: 2014 Midyear Report.



StartUp Health Newsletter: Patient Data Grabs the Spotlight on Capitol Hill

Posted on 25th June, by Ki Mae Heussner in Blog Post. No Comments

Digital Health Leaders and Lawmakers Discuss Data

The brave new world of digital health sure is keeping government regulators on their toes. Over the past few weeks, the FDA has offered up bits of clarity on how it views apps like Apple’s HealthKit, genetics startup 23andme and social media for drug and device makers. This week, the FDA and other government officials met with some of the biggest names in the industry – like 23andme’s Anne Wojcicki and Athenahealth‘s Jonathan Bush – to talk about the future of the sector and the role of regulation. Some of the biggest topics of discussion? Interoperability and patient data sharing. Given all the data collection revelations, privacy is clearly a major concern. But we’re excited about the potential for data to personalize, streamline and democratize healthcare.

Health 2.0 NYC MeetUp to Remodel Your Business Model

One of the toughest jobs for an entrepreneur is locking down a successful business model. Thankfully, Health 2.0 NYC and Smart Design are here to help. Join them, along with other industry leaders, on July 2 for a meetup in NYC to tackle the model-building process.

Less Than Three Weeks to Apply! StartUp Health Academy’s Next Deadline Is July 11

Our next group of Healthcare Transformers will join our program in the coming weeks! We’ve been reviewing applications from around the world and are looking forward to meeting with even more digital health companies this summer. Get additional details on the StartUp Health Academy and apply by July 11.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

ABPathfinder
ABPathfinder Accepted to Three-Year Startup Health Academy Program
Silicon Prairie News

Beyond Lucid Technologies
Beyond Lucid Technologies seeks to Add More Contextualized Info for Teletriage
MedCity News

Carelinx
The New Booming Market? Aging Baby Boomers
Inc.

Medicast
Need a doctor? Take This App and One Shows Up at Your Door
Orange Country Register

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market
TechCrunch

Burgeoning opportunities in health gaming
MobiHealthNews

A reminder that not everyone loves more transparency for health-care prices
Washington Post

The Race to Dominate Digital Health Heats Up
Re/Code

Bigger Health Companies: Good for Medicare, Maybe Not for Others
New York Times

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
ZocDoc $152.6M Final details not yet confirmed. 
Read more in Forbes.
Grand Rounds $40.0M VenrockGreylock PartnersHarrison Metal Capital
MeetYou $35.0M Matrix Partners ChinaK2 Ventures,
SIG
ClearCare  $11.0M Bessemer Venture PartnersCambia Health SolutionsVoyager Capital,
Qualcomm VenturesHarbor Pacific CapitalCity National Bank
Augmedix $7.3M DCMEmergence Capital Partners
Great Oaks Venture CapitalLifeforce VenturesOvo Fund
Aledade $4.5M Venrock
CoPatient $3.6M .406 VenturesCambia Health SolutionsJonathan Bush
CloudHealth Tech $3.2M .406 VenturesSigma Prime Ventures
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events

SOCAP Health
June 25-26, 2014
New York, NY

Pilot Day 2014
June 26, 2014
New York, NY

Health 2.0 NYC
July 2, 2014
New York, NY

Converge
July 15-16
Philadelphia, PA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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Conversa Health 
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Edamam
Force Therapeutics
GetHealth    
Greatist
HelloMD
Lindi Skin   
LuminaCare Solutions 
Maxwell Health
MediSprout     
Medivo    
Pocket Anatomy
Punctil
RxApps
RxREVU
Sense Health
SmartRx
Tute Genomics
Wellthie

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