7 Innovative Startups at the New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Demo Day

7 Innovative Startups at the New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Demo Day »

Sense Health presents at the Demo Day. Photo provided. New York City is one of the largest healthcare markets in the country. With $150 billion in the market, $50 billion of which spent through the medicaid program, New York is in the process of a massive transformation in its delivery system.…
Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI

Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI »

8 Dec, 2014
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Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, founders of TheHumanAPI. Photo provided. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, and two life-sciences mavens believe that a prevention-based model is the ultimate cure for today’s disarrayed healthcare system. Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, the founders of TheHumanAPI, want to foster paradigm shift by instilling…
Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io

Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io »

3 Dec, 2014
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At the recent Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, we had the opportunity to spend some time with Vinod Khosla, a prominent venture capitalist. Mr. Khosla has a vision to drive the current practice of medicine toward a more data-driven science of medicine, especially when it comes to behavioral health. One of the companies he…
New Games Promise Accurate ADHD Diagnoses

New Games Promise Accurate ADHD Diagnoses »

CogCubed allows for early diagnosis for children with ADHD - and kids love the game, too. Photo provided. Roughly 6 million kids between the ages of 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of that 6 million, about half are misdiagnosed, says Kurt Roots, co-founder…
Nanotechnology 101

Nanotechnology 101 »

This programmable DNA nanorobot, created by Harvard researchers, was modeled on the body's own immune system. Image created by Campbell Strong, Shawn Douglas, and Gaël McGill of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. It sounds like the creative genius of a science fiction writer: nanobots that move through the body, delivering…
Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators

Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators »

A TechStars mentor speaks with a group of interested enterpreuners. Photo via TechStars. Massachusetts is home to the top five NIH-funded research hospitals in the United States and one-fifth of the nation’s biotech venture capital investment, making it one of the most important life sciences clusters in the world. It’s no…
New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending

New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending »

25 Nov, 2014
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Price transparency photo via PiperReport. American healthcare is expensive. With patient costs skyrocketing and insurance companies collecting high premiums, many healthcare activists have taken up the payment reform cause, looking at different areas of the system for solutions. In a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS), researchers looked at the attempt to…
SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression

SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression »

SunSprite is a wearable sunlight tracker. Photo provided. New Englanders are a hearty bunch, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t susceptible to seasonal depression. Also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), this type of depression is related to the changing of the seasons. And according to the Mayo Clinic, SAD…
Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global

Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global »

Dr. Dhar. Photo provided. Divya Dhar has a set of intimidating diplomas - MD, MBA, MPA - on her wall and motivation to boot. We were immediately impressed by her drive to succeed - she told us us that she was once challenged by a high powered executive who blatantly said that she wouldn't be able…
Wellable Focuses on Preventative Medicine & Corporate Wellness

Wellable Focuses on Preventative Medicine & Corporate Wellness »

Wellable provides employers with health data, aggregated from popular wellness apps. Photo provided. Shaan Gandhi and Nick Patel have been friends for a while. Now, they're business partners, too. Gandhi, a student in Harvard's joint MBA/ MD program, says the friends often talked about ways of effectively bringing preventative wellness to major organizations.…

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