New Venture Fund focused on Digital Health for Care Coordination

“We have to find better solutions faster if we are going to help people access higher quality, lower cost care in a more convenient way,” said Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of Providence Health & Services. “Consumers want quality and convenience, competitive costs and better health outcomes. We aren’t going to find real change through…


The Growth and Future of EVisits

A new Deloitte report predicts that this year there will be 100 million e-Visits globally. Potentially saving the healthcare system $5billion, when compared to the cost of a regular doctor visit. This is a 200% increase from 2012. E-Visits, or telemedicine, is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications…

Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, performs surgery while wearing Google Glass.

Can wearables in the OR improve clinical outcomes?

One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare. While patient care has become increasingly data-driven, doctors need a way to receive the data while remaining hands-on with patients. Can wearables in the OR improve clinical outcomes? Although it makes sense, there’s little empirical evidence for or against wearables.


Healthbox Widens Industry Partnerships: Adds 8 Digital Health Companies to Chicago accelerator

Healthbox today announced its collaboration with HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation) and five leading hospitals and health systems—Advocate Health Care, Ascension, Community Health Network, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Ridgeview Medical Center—for its third Chicago accelerator. Eight companies have been carefully selected for the program by this collaborative group of healthcare industry organizations by demonstrating not only…


TedMed 2014 Review

The recent TEDMED conference was packed with speakers strategically chosen to educate and entertain. There were experts from across the scientific spectrum, like Carl Hart, a psychiatry and psychology professor at Columbia University, who unconventionally suggested decriminalization of all drugs in the U.S. based off of his interpretation of scientific data. Hart’s talk was part…

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