Tag Archive: health tech

  1. 6862644813_94613553c6_z
    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health: Ideas We’d Like To Fund

    We want to solve the biggest problems in healthcare.

    By Halle Tecco (Founder & CEO, Rock Health)

    Applications for Rock Health’s fifth class are open!

    You bring the startup and we’ll provide the funding ($100K), strategic partnerships, and operational support to help you succeed.

    What do we look for? Big ideas backed by smart and driven entrepreneurs, with a sustainable and scalable business

  2. How-Women-Are-Leading-the-Digital-Health-Startup-Revolution-Infographic-title
    by Angie Chang

    Women In Healthcare Startups (Infographic)

    From Pokitdok to AliveCor, from Cake Health to Rock Health, female founders are emerging in the health tech space.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    In a recently released infographic, Rock Health reported that young women practicing medicine are more likely to shoulder the obligations of child and family care. They are also likely to face obstacles like self-confidence issues, time constraints and inability to connect with senior leadership. Education and skills are not often seen as obstacles.

  3. doctor-connecting-patient
    by Angie Chang

    Women In Healthcare Technology: “We Need A Healthcare Revolution!”

    The commonality between these four female CEOs of health tech companies is easy – play a role in the revolution of the healthcare technology industry.

    By Radostina Stoycheva (Business Development, SweetWater Health)

    The healthcare system is broken and we all know it. So what are we doing about it? Or more specifically, what are women doing about?

    Most recently, Rock Health has been rounding up women in health with their “xx in health” week. The statistics speak for themselves – women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, but only 14% of healthcare VC partners and 4% of healthcare CEOs.

    We spoke with four women in charge of health technology companies. We raised some questions

  4. Biz_Solutions_Aurametrix
    by Angie Chang

    How To Launch And Learn With Big Ideas And Small Resources

    Properly integrating and utilizing health-related information generated by sensors and genomic technologies presents a tremendous opportunity and I had an idea of how to approach the problem.

    By Irene Gabashvili (Founder, Aurametrix)

    Once upon a time, the path from an idea to a product was possible only through teams of specialized experts spending months or years on prototyping or writing elaborate business plans. Then came the “think small” era, encouraging entrepreneurs to quickly launch on simple ideas and later figure out what to do with them on the go. The business climate is now changing again and entrepreneurs are encouraged to target more ambitious ideas. Should they?

    I always liked big ideas. The kind like “it will be done in 10 years” so let’s play in the sandbox. Examples of my projects included artificial intelligence tools for geneticists in the early 90s

  5. RockHealth-logo
    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health: Ideas We’d Like To Fund

    Rather than see the EMR market as closed, slow or incompetent, we’re looking for people providing key technology on top of an EMR – an Amazon of Healthcare, so to speak.

    By Halle Tecco (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Rock Health)

    Applications for Rock Health’s fourth class open next week! You bring the idea and team, and we’ll provide the funding and support to turn your startup into a success.

    What do we look for? Big ideas executed by smart and driven entrepreneurs, to really move the needle in healthcare. Ideas should be addressing large problems in the system, with a business model that is sustainable and scalable.

    Here are a few examples of ideas we’d like to see:

  6. 3834368700-3
    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health Kicks Off "XX In Health" Week

    The “XX in Health Initiative” aims to change the ratio among women leading healthcare.

    By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)

    We hear startling statistics on the number of women in leadership positions all too often…

    Women represent 19% of law firm partners.
    Women hold 17% of the seats in congress.
    Women comprise 11% of the investor community.

    …and in the healthcare industry, the story doesn’t get any better. While women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. In 2012, 3 female CEOs managed to raise $2M or more, as compared with 73 of their male counterparts.

  7. logo_color-150x100
    by Angie Chang

    LUMOback Funded On Kickstarter – The Benefit Of Being Open

    We have pre-orders of over $175,000, and counting (3 days to go on our campaign!)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    My startup LUMOback, a smart posture sensor, recently launched a campaign on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Our experiences thus far have reinforced my team’s deep belief in being open rather than stealthy.

    More than anything else, Kickstarter has served as a great “test” and validation point for us. As passionate entrepreneurs, we become susceptible to drinking our own Kool-aid and thinking that what we’ve built is the best thing ever. Putting it out there on Kickstarter has been an opportunity for us to test market demand and

  8. doctor-dan-and-mom
    by Angie Chang

    Your CEO May Be A Man, But Your Healthcare Customer Is A Woman

    Women have the kind of customer loyalty that transmits real value in healthcare.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    I recently saw a statistic from my friends at Rock Health that said that women comprise only 4% of healthcare industry CEOs. For those of you who are slow at math, this means that 96% of the people running pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare IT, healthcare service, provider system, health insurance and all of the other healthcare enterprises out there are men.

    Despite 51% of the American population being female, this has been a persistent fact since anyone bothered checking. In fact, I bet the number of women CEOs in healthcare has

  9. by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Rock Health’s Women Entrepreneurs

    Health tech startups utilize domain expertise in analytics and turn smartphone cameras into biosensors!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Health startup accelerator Rock Health held demo day for their second class of health startups yesterday. If you didn’t already know, Rock Health is a five month program and seed accelerator targeting health-related mobile and web applications and the entrepreneurs who are interested in building them.

    Here are the women working on ground-breaking innovations in health – from utilizing their domain expertise in analytics to turning smartphone cameras into biosensors – and creating the next big healthtech startup. Digital health is quickly becoming a hot investment area.

  10. 600
    by Angie Chang

    Does This Augmented Reality Make Me Look Fat?

    The best application of this technology is that the researchers figured out how to add a peripheral device to the shades so that scents can combine with the optical illusion effects to fool the wearer into thinking that the broccoli they are eating is really a big juicy slice of coconut cream pie, or whatever food item floats their boat.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    Much has been made lately in the tech press about Google’s Project Glass, an effort underway at Google to develop and sell a pair of glasses equipped with an on-board cell phone, camera, display, and microphone. One of the latest entries in the “augmented reality” movement, the Google glasses are meant to allow you to far more effectively plow into street signs and parked cars by completely taking your eyes off the road when walking or driving.

    Now I think I understand why CMS has seen fit to issue a new series of ICD-10 codes to allow for accurate coding

  11. 3097398529_a58079bafc_z
    by Angie Chang

    23andMe Co-Founder Linda Avey: The Future Of Personal Data Tracking

    The rise of personal analytics is going to bring us much greater clarity on our health decisions. Linda Avey’s new company, Curiosity Inc., hopes to help quantify that data and tell us how to lead healthier lives.

    By Ariel Schwartz (Senior Editor, Co.Exist)

    Linda Avey, the co-founder of genetic testing service 23andMe, wasn’t content with starting a company that brought genome-sharing from the sci-fi realm into reality. She had to do more. Avey’s most recent mission: creating a personal data sharing and analytics platform through her new startup Curious, Inc. We spoke to Avey about the future of personal genomics, health data tracking, and how Curious will empower patients.

    The premise of Curious, Inc.: We’re really hoping to tap into general human curiosity.

  12. fitbit2
    by Angie Chang

    Quantifying The Self Includes Sex, Dating And Disease

    By Leslie Zeigler (Creative Director, Rock Health)

    Go ahead. Giggle at the article Sexual Activity Tracked by FitBit Shows Up in Google Search Results (discovered by Rock Health mentor Lee Byron). Then reflect for a moment on the huge potential of that data, even just in the world of online dating.

    Could sites cross-match their profiles with FitBit’s, allowing users to find those with compatible sexual styles and levels of vigor? How about determining if two people’s devotion to physical activity (other than in the bedroom) aligns — not just through self selected answers, but through the use of real data?

  13. Screen-Shot-2013-05-28-at-4.37.25-PM
    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Save 20% On The Health Innovation Summit (January 18-20, 2012 in San Francisco)

    The Health Innovation Summit brings great digital health solutions to market on January 18-20, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Learn from experts about needs, opportunities, and stakeholders in the healthcare system, open technical challenges, digital health business models, technology platforms, and how to design great user experiences.

    Speakers include Linda Avey (Co-Founder, 23andme), Aza Raskin (Co-Founder, Massive Health), Nick Ganju (Co-Founder, ZocDoc), Rowan Chapman (Partner, MDV) and more.

  14. 5359879577_d03cdff7c4_z
    by Angie Chang

    Health Startups: Opportunities In Pocket Sized Health Care

    By Dr. Pamela Cipriano (Contributor, Disruptive Women in Healthcare)

    We use smart phones to manage most of our social life — calendars, communications, coupons, you name it. Why not health care?

    Perhaps you are already taking advantage of some amazing mobile health applications, or wireless monitoring devices that not only take measurements but can also report them to your health care provider or personal health record.

    A renowned expert on disruptive innovations, Clayton Christensen (“The Innovator’s Dilemma” and