Tag Archives: Kickstarter

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

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Truveris, a SaaS pharmacy benefits pricing and analytics company, launched RxDash, an enterprise platform for pharmacy plan repricing, modeling and reporting. It will enable pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers, consulting companies, and plan administrators to view price impact of proposed … Continue reading

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London-based digital health start-up, Big Health, raised a $3.3 million Series A round from Index Ventures and Forward Partners. Big Health creates personalized, clinically proven behavioral medicine programs delivered via web and mobile. Amazon opened a wearable tech marketplace complete … Continue reading

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Withings, maker of health and wellness monitoring devices and applications, raised $30M in funding, bringing its total funding to date to $33.8M. Key investors include Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, 360 Capital Partners and Ventech. ConsultingMD, a platform for patients to connect … Continue reading

Could Kickstarter Work in Health Care?

Crowdfunding is about speeding processes up. It allows virtually anyone with a good idea to access potential financers who could catapult it to fruition. In the field of science, it could also slow researchers down. Say a research idea gains … Continue reading

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UCLA partnered with Twitter, Instagram and Vine to share live images and videos of surgeons implanting a brain pacemaker to treat Parkinson’s disease in a patient last week. The exercise aimed to educate future patients about the benefits of this … Continue reading

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Mobile app company, Inadev, launched a medical version of its multimedia app called TaposeMD. Specifically designed for healthcare, TaposeMD provides a split screen interface, note-taking, and information consolidation capabilities. According to a report by Washington Post,  the latest Castlight Health data reveals huge … Continue reading

LUMOback: A Crowdfunding Success

What’s slim, sleek, comfortable, helps improve your posture, and recently raised over $100K in sales before it’s shipped a unit? It’s called LUMOback, a wireless sensor (with a mobile app) that provides gentle vibrations when you slouch, reminding you to straighten … Continue reading

PhoneSoap: Using UV Light to Get Phones
Squeaky Clean

We’ve all been there. You accidentally walk in on someone in a public restroom, and he/she is sitting in the stall, phone out, texting. Well, I’ve been there. Even if you haven’t had an eyewitness experience, research tells us that … Continue reading

Health 2.0 NYC: Kickstarter – Get Money For Your Idea

On Wednesday, August 18th I attended the Health 2.0 NYC: Kickstarter event where over 100 members of the Health 2.0 community engaged in a lively discussion (video) on fundraising for new business concepts (special thanks for NYU for hosting the meeting). … Continue reading

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Joichi Ito has been named director of the MIT Media Lab. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair and former CEO of Creative Commons, sits on the board of directors of the Mozilla … Continue reading