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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
By Alice Rathjen (Founder & President, DNA Guide)
My latest company DNA Guide is a physician/patient engagement tool for personal genetic data. We’ve built a full genome browser for the iPad and eventually want to offer an electronic medical record (EMR) solution that uses a person’s DNA for their user account and has a map of both their genome and their body.
Most Health 2.0 entrepreneurs have a similar story as mine. They or someone they cared about suffered from a disease and they want to change the world. We’re on a mission to create companies that force those responsible for our current health care system to change the way they do business or find themselves out of a job.
By Emily Goligoski (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
Women 2.0 talks with Halle Tecco, founder of health startup seed accelerator Rock Health. The non-profit program selected from 350 applicant ideas for its first class, giving 11 startups sizable grants, mentorship, curriculum, and operational support.
Women 2.0: You’ve just set up shop in San Francisco with 11 very active in-house startups. Why health?
Halle Tecco: Working at Apple’s App Store and covering health and medical apps confirmed for me that the medical space could use some of the creativity found in other technology segments. I sat next to the woman covering games and realized how motivated the developers were by the chance to build products they love. I wanted to see those same talented developers working on ideas to improve health.
By Virgilia K. Singh (Co-Founder, Exhale Health)
12.6 million. No this number doesn’t depict any amount of funding.
12.6 million represents the number of women in the United States who are afflicted by diabetes. That means almost 11% of all women over the age of 20 have diabetes, many times unknowingly.
Data, Design, Diabetes is a challenge that combines a human centered approach anchored on key design principles to create new service solutions for people living with diabetes. Individuals are encouraged to apply techniques they have learned either within the health care sector OR outside the health care sector (think automotive, tech, media, etc.) to solving one problem associated with diabetes.
The challenge begins on July 1, 2011 and applications are open until July 31, 2011. Five final teams will participate in a demo day where they will present their advanced ideas. Then using an open panel combined with our judges, two finalists will be selected who will receive an additional $10,000 to develop a one month prototype of their solution to be tested in a real life diabetes community.
The findings and learnings from these prototypes will inform the selection of a final winner who will get an award of $100,000 along with space at the Rock Health incubator in San Francisco to turn their prototype in to a full real solution for people living with diabetes.