Tag Archive: health tech

  1. genome_dna_michio_kaku
    by Angie Chang

    Patents, Pivots, (Good) People: DNA Guide’s Evolution

    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.

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    by Managing Editor

    Rock Health’s Halle Tecco on Invigorating Health Tech

    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.

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    by Angie Chang

    U.S. Innovation Challenge: Applying Tech to Save Lives

    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.

    The Challenge

    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.