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.
Women are rising to the challenge of entrepreneurship, starting companies and building apps like PokitDok (securing your healthcare pricing in advance, whether whether you pay with insurance, HSA or out of pocket), AliveCor (FDA-approved mobile heart monitor that fits over the back of your iPhone), and Cake Health (management tools for healthcare cost expenses).
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Infographic credit: HealthCareColleges.
Women 2.0 readers: What or who is your favorite startup or entrepreneur in the health tech space? Let us know in the comments below.
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.