If the technology industry has taught us anything it’s that there is no one way to do something correctly. When applying this mentality to medicine, technology innovators began to find new, creative, and cost effective ways of diagnosing patients. Now through video doctors visits, sensors, and more accessible home visits, these technology companies are changing medicine, one diagnosis at a time.
A partnership between Health 2.0 & Moregenthaler Ventures, DC to VC is the culmination of a nationwide contest to find the best venture-backable startup ideas in health IT. Finalists presented their startup ideas on stage to a packed room of health IT professionals, government officials, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in a format modeled after the TV show, The Voice.
Marty Felsenthal, Partner at HLM Partners, presented Inder Singh, Founder and CEO of Kinsa. Inder introduced Kinsa’s Smart Thermometer. The thermometer plugs directly into your phone and not only takes your temperature but then reports and informs the local community of the illness.
CEO of Kinsa Inder Singh has dedicated his career to managing illnesses. From his work for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access initiative, where he negotiated drug pricing deals that resulted in millions of people having access to lifesaving drugs, to developing the Kinsa Thermometer. The thermometer plugs directly into your phone and not only takes your temperature but then reports and informs the local community of the illness. Inder is succeeding in making illness visible and treatable.