September 18, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
The Secret to Transforming Health: Relentless Curiosity

The Secret to Transforming Health: Relentless Curiosity

Stuart Jacobson isn’t one to brag. But if he was, he and his team of data wizards at Biome Analytics could boast that they’d revolutionized cardiac surgery on the US West Coast. With a successful track record of cost-saving initiatives in cardiology, this year, the founder and CEO of Biome is taking on neurology. In this interview with StartUp Health, Jacobson explains the mindset propelling him forward.

Meet the Entrepreneur Who Raised $16M to Upgrade Brain Health Tests

Meet the Entrepreneur Who Raised $16M to Upgrade Brain Health Tests

As part of StartUp Health’s Health Moonshot Principles series, read about how Mylea Charvat, founder & CEO of Savonix, leveraged her team’s unique abilities to democratize pricey dementia screenings.

Read more stories like this in our blueprint for achieving the impossible: StartUp Health’s 8 Health Moonshot Principles.

Better Health Through All Five Senses

Better Health Through All Five Senses

Meet eight entrepreneurs connecting the dots between our sensory health and our general wellbeing.


Podcast: Turning Health Data Into Action

Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD, chats with StartUp Health about the importance of making data actionable.

Need to Knows


Join the OCWG 

The Opioid Crisis Working Group is built on a commitment of collaboration. Their mission is to develop an evidence-based, end-to-end solution that will prevent addiction by focusing on the whole person. View the webinar featuring seven of the OCWG members discussing and debating the different pain points of the opioid epidemic and join the OCWG to contribute.

City & State New York: Health Innovation Summit

The City & State Health Innovation Summit on October 3 will be a full day of discussions with leaders at the intersection of government, health, and technology. Healthcare decision makers, tech leaders, and policy experts will engage in dialogue around health policies and services, trends, data privacy, and healthy smart cities that are driving the digital advancements in health. Use discount code STARTUP for 20% off your ticket today.

Connected Health Conference

The technology, data, and drivers are in place to support a major shift in human health and wellness through connected health technologies. At the Connected Health Conference, on October 16-18 in Boston, explore the impact of digital care redesign through compelling sessions focused on ‘retailing’ of health, patient personalization and engagement, clinician wellbeing, data, UX design, privacy and security, and much more. Use discount code 19CHC100 to save $100.

Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $494M in health innovation funding this week, led by Capsule, which has secured $200M. Other big raises included ($60M), Intorem (€39M), and Insilico Medicine ($37M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Midyear Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Faster, Slower: How the West Coast and East Coast Look at Digital Health

How Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise Are Investing in Affordable Housing
Healthcare Finance

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Zeel Brings On-Demand Massages to Your Home, Office, Hotel, or All Three

Venus Williams Invests in Zeel

Hoy Health Uses Remittances to Remove 'Time and Distance' From Healthcare
Yahoo! Finance

Today's Entrepreneur: Grace Chen, LucidAct Health

Babyscripts & Julota Selected as 2019 Prime Health Challenge Semi-Finalists
Prime Health

Upside Health (Ouchie) Selected for Yale's Innovation to Impact Start-Up Grant
Yale School of Medicine

Public Health and Evolving Emphasis of Technology - Thought Leadership From CliniVantage Co-founder
News Barons

Michigan Dental Association Uses iCoreExchange to Send Secure Email to Membership
Globe Newswire

RxRevu to Deliver In-Workflow Access to Robust Real-Time Prescription Benefits for Healthcare Providers Using Epic
PR Newswire

Swift Shift's Homecare Hiring and Retention Platform Announces Rebranding
PR Newswire

Force Therapeutics Announces the Next Evolution of Its Leading Episodic Care Management Platform
PR Newswire

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