Posts Tagged: healthIT

Executive Predictions

Last year we asked a few people in our network to anticipate, with absolutely nothing on the line, what 2013 would bring. There is always, of course, something on the line–we dug up some of their responses in order to evaluate their performance with the benefit of hindsight. We have also roped a few more…
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The Costly One Percent

A recently released report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, detailed medical care expenses are highly concentrated among a relatively small proportion of individuals in the United States. The report explains: The costliest one percent of patients account for 21 percent of U.S. health spending; Five percent of patients accounted for 50 percent…
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A Record Quarter for Healthcare IT

In the scheme of things, the healthcare IT industry is fairly a new one.  Over the past decade, the broader healthcare industry has recognized how IT can be integrated to create more efficient and effective processes.  With the regulatory changes that make healthIT prime for growth, VCs have recognized the investment opportunity, investing 18% more…
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Consumer Health Investment Strong in August

The August numbers are in and StartupHealth has recorded an increase in investment in consumer health companies for the month.   The monthly report shows 50 U.S.-based health tech startups raised $242 million in August, which marks just about a 1.5% increase over the same period last year when investors closed 40 deals worth $246.4 million….
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If Mobile Healthcare is the Future, Who’s The End User?

As healthcare reform mandates are being implemented and the way in which Americans are consuming healthcare changes, we take a look at the mhealth end user.  Who is using mobile health technology to manage their health and wellness? The infographic below looks at the definition of mHealth, the rising popularity of mHealth apps, mHealth user…
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HealthIT: Progress Shown, Challenges Ahead

In collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and Mathematics Policy Research, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report analyzing health information technology in the United States. The report analyzed the following areas and we’ve detailed a few key points below: Progress on adoption of electronic health records In 2012, 40% of office-based…
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Healthcare IT Investing Still Hot In July

Each month, Startup Health Insights reports venture capital investment in health tech companies.   Forty-five U.S.-based health IT companies raised a total of nearly $214 million.  That’s about 90% more capital than startups in the field raised in July 2012.  Below are the results of their July 2013 report. Top healthIT industry sectors attracting capital in…
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