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Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry

<i>Last week's mHealth summit in Washington, D.C., gave tech leaders an opportunity to evaluate the field and its future.</i><p>Mobile MIM<p>Mobile health technologies are the fastest growing sector of one of the fastest growing markets in the world, projected to be worth $11.8 billion by 2018. At the mHealth …

Following the money in health tech: accelerators galore nationwide

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: argus<p>The tech hubs on the coasts aren’t the only places where innovation in digital health is taking root. Last month, …

Here are the 3 major places health tech innovators can make money

The United States’ national coordinator for health information technology, Farzad Mostashari, believes health tech innovation is only going to grow when there are economic incentives.<p>“Ultimately it’s going to be the market that drives innovation and not the government,” said Mostashari, speaking …

For startups, health care reform is a huge opportunity, HHS tech guy says

SAN FRANCISCO — The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities.<p>So says Bryan Sivak, the chief technical officer and entrepreneur-in-residence at the Department of Health and Human Services, the cabinet-level agency that …

What Tech Can Do For Your Health And Your Government

<i>Ashoka UK Communications Manager Felicity McLean (@flickmclean) caught up with three leading social entrepreneurs to chat about whether technology can and does open up governments, and if online communities can serve to transform societal interaction and cohesion for the better.</i><p><b>How can technology</b> …

The Health Tech Ecosystem (2 diagrams)

This past year I’ve been exploring different aspects of “health tech” -- including technology used in healthcare & technology that helps health (outside of healthcare). I have been especially interested in health tech innovation and the contexts in which innovation occurs. Technology development …

Health Care

ObamaCare And Regulatory Lock-In Threatens The Biggest Healthcare Tech Revolution In History

We are entering an era of big government medicine. Few could claim that ObamaCare hews to the market principles of Adam Smith, or state’s rights, or individual choice. And Silicon Valley’s DNA of unbridled innovation? Not so much.<p>In the swirl of issues surrounding the rollout of the Affordable Care …

Apple is suddenly really interested in health tech

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>We know Apple CEO Tim Cook loves his Nike (s nke) FuelBand. And the fitness-tracking wristband seems to be inspiring how the …

Two Tech VCs Have Big Plans To Fix Our Broken Health Care System

Health care is the "most screwed up" industry in the nation, said John Doerr, a longstanding partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer known for backing companies like Google, Amazon, Intuit and Zynga.<p>The U.S. spends $2.6 trillion on health care and "everyone agrees that about 30% of that is …

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Following the money in health tech: consumer health gets a bump

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: argus<p>Fitness-tracking startup Fitbit (see disclosure) was the big winner in health tech funding last month, but it …

As consumer tech speeds up innovation in health, can traditional med tech keep up?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nonnakrit/Shutterstock<p>Consumer tech and telecom names like Verizon (s VZ), AT&T (s ATT) and Sony (s SNE) may be …

High-tech products to improve your health

People use wireless technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition? At the center's annual conference, innovators presented ways in which health technology merges with social media, …

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LIVE: Chat About the Best Tech for Health and Wellness

Technology seems to take us away from "active" activities like sports for recreation instead of video games or just walking around a physical store …

Meet DataElite, a new Silicon Valley fund for data science startups

The Big Data trend is showing no signs of letting up, with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley getting behind a new fund called DataElite.<p>The Silicon Valley-based fund aims to be a YCombinator of sorts, but specifically for big data and analytics startups. It’s not quite an accelerator or a …

Does Bigger Data Lead to Better Decisions?

Many scholars, from decision scientists to organizational theorists, have addressed this question from different perspectives, and the answer, as for most complex questions, is “it depends.” Big Data can lead to Big Mistakes. After all, the financial sector has been flooded with big data for …

Why Big Data Is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer Engagement

Co-founder and Senior Vice President, Globys<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The buzz surrounding big data continues to circulate the industry, as do questions about how it can help businesses achieve their objectives. Is big data just hype or can it be used to drive …

Customer Experience

New math needed to quantify big data?

Big data is everywhere and it's getting more complex. <b>Mathematicians seem to think we have effective ways to analyze it, but are still in need of</b> …

Mathematics

The art of numbers: Who knew Big Data could look so cool?

A bright orange line emerges from the horizon at the left side of the screen. Getting brighter, it arcs upward—and then suddenly turns ashen gray …

Data Visualization

Urban Observatory Visualizes, Compares Cities Through Data-Based Lens

A view of the Urban Observatory on display at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Esri photo.<p>SAN DIEGO—The French capital is famous …

Data Visualization

Combating global epidemics with big mobile data

Governments can use mobile data to develop real-time interventions to help contain pandemic threats<p>Global epidemics have catastrophic consequences, but, with the right mobile data analytics, future disease infection rates could be combated and loss of life reduced.<p>In a connected world where global …

Solving America's Big Health Care Challenges With Big Data

I have type-1 diabetes. Along with almost 30 million other Americans, I manage my symptoms and wait for the next technological innovation that will help me live better.<p>However, unlike most of my fellow patients, I work in the technology sector, so I have the privilege of watching tech geniuses …

High-Tech Toilet Takes Urine Sample, Provides Health Report

TMI? The GP or General Practitioner Toilet, designed by Lucy Jung, does much more than flush away your waste. Upon request, the high-tech toilet gives you a full health report based on a urine sample it collects from the basin.<p>Described by Yankodesign.com, the GP is a "pathology-enabled toilet …

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7 women-led health tech startups to watch

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>In homes across the country, “chief medical officer” moms are often in charge of managing their families’ day-to-day health …

Why build a health tech biz? Software “hasn’t taken a nibble out of healthcare”

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In health tech, you’d be hard pressed to find someone better positioned to advise entrepreneurs than Jeff Tangney. In 1999, he …

Nike Tech Accelerator Aims To Fuel Health, Fitness Startups

Nike is the latest to jump into tech incubation with its Nike+ Accelerator, for helping the latest health-related startups. The program, organized by TechStars, focuses on startups in areas such as training, coaching, gaming, data visualization and the quantified self.<p>Accelerators are the new …

Health-and-Fitness Tech Grows at CES, but Challenges Lie Ahead

I’ve been looking at a lot of people’s wrists lately. Not because I have some weird fetish or anything. I’m curious about whether wearable devices …

Designing for health tech? Remember the 7 deadly sins

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Basis<p>Plenty of entrepreneurs are trying to capitalize on the growing consumer and investor interest in digital health, …

Crowdfunding in healthcare isn’t easy – Health Tech Hatch turns to Indiegogo to make it work

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Health Tech Hatch, a site launched last fall as a crowdfunding site specifically for health startups, is joining forces with …

Despite mixed trends in general VC funding, health tech continues to boom

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Michelangelus<p>There’s been mixed news regarding the state of general venture capital funding, but two reports this week …

Big Data Market to Reach $46.34 Billion by 2018

The global big data market is forecast to show a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent—jumping from $14.87 this year to $46.34 billion by 2018, …

Big Data