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Docent Health

Service industries like consulting, hospitality, restaurants or the local car mechanic, are judged on experience. Healthcare folks would like to think that it's all about outcomes but no one would argue that experience is just as important. And most healthcare...

Virta Health

Virta burst on to the digital health scene recently boasting a $37M funding round and a tech-heavyweight CEO Sami Inkinen who previously co-founded Trulia, the online real-estate platform. Virta is the latest digital health star to follow the trend of what I'm now...

MindMaze

Switzerland-based MindMaze created news early 2016 when it raised a $100 million round of funding at a pre-money valuation of a Billion dollars. It is creating virtual reality products related to neural recovery. The medical-grade product (!imaginatively called...

Amino

The service transaction between a patient and physician has always been looked at closely from a billing perspective. Relatively few attempts have been made to enhance the match-making aspect of it: like which physician is best suited for the given patient? Tweaking...

Limbix

The idea is certainly not new. Using VR immersion as a part of mental health treatment has been a subject of academic research and debate for a couple of decades. What usually makes news are opinion articles and university research projects. I've...

Cover My Meds

 CoverMyMeds is a company in a brilliant niche. ePA - Electronic Prior Authorizations. Usually a doctor's prescription reaches pharmacy, which informs patient when to pick it up. If the drug needs the insurance company's authorization, it's up to the Pharmacist to...

Nuna

Nuna has the right mix of all the tailwinds a startup can ask for: talented team, big funding cushion, valuable data and huge market. Founder Jini Kim was one of the Google PMs who was poached to rescue Healthcare.gov. That inroad, plus personal experience taking care...

Business Models 2015

New ideas surface every day in Healthcare IT, but not all have a clear way to generate revenue. Viable business models are not a necessity to launch an idea in the internet age. However, long-term survival depends on having one. Below is a living list of all the...

United States Health Information Knowledgebase

The United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare related data, metadata, and standards. USHIK is funded and directed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with...

Amion

 Amion stands for the question every physician asks at one point or other in their residency - "Am I on?". As I've pointed out before, scheduling is one of the prime candidates for being done externalized - done right by a handful of players, and utilized by everyone...