Author Archives: Matthew Holt

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

The EHR debate: fighting the last war?

Right now there’s a fierce debate going on for the hearts and minds of health IT. Finally American health care (well half of it anyway) is using electronic medical records. But it’s not the panacea we were lead to believe. … Continue reading

Curetogether & 23andme Together: Alexandra Carmichael Interview

The big news today is that Curetogether was purchased by 23andme. I got Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder & CEO of Curetogether to do a quick email Q&A with me about the deal. Matthew Holt: Given that you’ve been showing at Health … Continue reading

Health Datapalooza 2012: Throw Your Hat Into the Ring!

It’s a phenomenal time to be an innovator at the intersection of data and health care improvement. I’m incredibly excited by the rising tide of innovations we’re seeing – new products, services and features being invented by entrepreneurs across the country, … Continue reading

CareZone –1999 PHR Redux?

In 1999 PersonalMD & HealthCompass were some of the new personal health records (PHRs) where you could store health data and share it with others who needed to see it. They were basically vaults, they rarely even had data linked … Continue reading

An Interview with Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health is a specialist health IT incubator that just opened its doors this week and selected its first group of startups who get $20K each and a chance to hang in a nice art gallery in Soho that’s opening officially … Continue reading

What Missy Did Next

While I was blundering around the excellent Venrock/athenahealth party last night I ran into Missy Krasner. Missy ran David Brailer at ONC and then ran Adam Bosworth at Google Health and is as good as anyone in spotting and being … Continue reading


  Diversinet is a tech company focused squarely on securing the communications of health data between multiple devices. I caught up with Mark Trigsted, Executive VP, Global Healthcare at Diversinet who told me about what they’re now doing with both the DOD and the … Continue reading

iTriage: Bought by Aetna

Insurer (and now health tech giant) Aetna has bought leading Health 2.0 consumer tool iTriage. The news of the deal which actually happened in September was made official in Aetna’s investor day conference yesterday although it doesn’t seem to have registered anywhere … Continue reading

Occupy With Grace

Every Thanksgiving, Engage With Grace has a blog rally asking everyone to take time to start that most difficult of conversations–what do you want to happen near the end of your life? And as the blog of the conference where … Continue reading

Apps Against Abuse — Winners Chosen!

The Federal government has been getting behind the Challenges craze in a big way but this one from the Vice President’s Office and HHS is a doozy. Called Apps Against Abuse it asked developers to create an application that would … Continue reading

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