March 5, 2014

Digital Health Takes the Stage at SXSW  

We’re excited to head down to Austin this week with a pack of digital health entrepreneurs and industry leaders for SXSW Interactive! We hope to meet you at one of the many amazing digital health events. Check out our SXSW cheat sheet with times and locations on our blog!

Friday, March 7
Social Health Startup Bootcamp
Featuring StartUp Health companies, Medicast, and Zeel and several other amazing startups. StartUp Health will also be sharing its most recent digital health trend data.

StartUp Health & Google Happy Hour
Following the Bootcamp, join StartUp Health’s co-founder Unity Stoakes at The Handlebar Roofdeck to mingle with the speakers, hosts, and bootcamp attendees. 6:15PM  to 8:15PM. Get there early before the free drinks run out!

Saturday, March 8
SXSW Accelerator: Health Tech Category
Presenters include StartUp Health’s AdhereTech and Yingo Yango

Sunday, March 9
Hacking Medical Training Through Innovation
Speakers include Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Care at Hand

Monday, March 10
Minorities and Health Tech Workshop
Speakers include Katya Hancock, StartUp Health

Tuesday, March 11
The Digital Health Bubble: Is It About to Burst?
Speakers include Bob Stern of @Point of Care360, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Marc Monseau, Marco Smit
Our opinion: we are still in the first inning with very exciting things to come!

Mobile Health Leads to Reduction in Hospital Readmissions

Mobile care coordination can help reduce hospital readmissions according to a report released by Healthcare Transformer Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Founder and CEO of Care at Hand. The study, which was released at HIMSS14, shows a nearly 40% reduction in admissions among vulnerable elderly populations and hospital savings of over $500K!  Read the the whole report here.

StartUp Health Company Spotlight

Respond WellRespond Well

Kinect-based Interactive Physical
Therapy Platform

Up to $750K convertible note bridging to a $2M series A round

The Respond Well team developed the world's first fitness game on the Xbox, selling over 3 million units. Since then, they've zeroed in on the physical therapy industry to make compliance engaging and effective.

  • Hospital Systems
  • Senior Care Facilities
  • $460K in 2013 revenue
  • 8 systems deployed, including the 2nd largest elder care rehab provider in the US and the 2nd largest government hospital system in the US
  • Winner of Microsoft Healthcare User Group Innovation Award for Patient Engagement
  • John Grispon, CEO, 12 year Microsoft veteran
  • Ted Spooner, Executive Chairman, founded & brought Corillian (NASDAQ:CORI) public
  • Jason Leighton, CTO, 20 year game development veteran
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Patient Care is Key in PSFK Report

StartUp Health companies Oxitone Medical and TalkSession were featured in PSFK Lab’s Future of Health 2014 report! The extensive report examines 13 trends that are empowering patients and creating a more proactive health environment. A free summary of the report is available to the public.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Docphin: a “Bloomberg for Doctors”?

RxREVU Announces Medication Optimization API To Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes
Broadway World

StartUp Health
Launching the next health care startups
Tech Page One

How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape

Beauty News
The New York Times

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Heartflow $104.7M Undisclosed
Fluidigm $76.8M Undisclosed
Bruin Biometrics $10M Undisclosed
goBalto $4.9M Undisclosed
Liquid Grids $3.2M Undisclosed
Tonic Health $2.5M Hearst Health Ventures
InformGenomics $1.2M Undisclosed
Opternative $1M Tribeca Venture PartnersChicago Ventures
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

Health Sciences Innovation • Investment Forum
March 6, 2014
New York, NY

March 7-11, 2014
Austin, TX

PILOT Health Tech NYC: Matchmaking Sessions
March 11-12, 2014
New York, NY

Entrepreneur’s Club: Networks Matter: Fast Tracking a Startup
March 12, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Healthy Communities Data Summit
April 3, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Visit our event list for even more.

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