Health economist, advisor and communicator, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, sits down on this week’s StartUp Health NOW...
February 3, 2016

Improving the Patient Experience in Legacy Health Systems

Health economist, advisor and communicator, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, sits down with Unity Stoakes on this week’s StartUp Health NOW. They discuss improving the patient experience, moving the needle on health for middle America and Jane’s advice to the legacy healthcare industry regarding adopting new health innovation practices and concepts.

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StartUp Health NOW #62: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Dermio Makes Dermatology Diagnoses As Simple As Snapping a Photo
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Althea Health Supports Mayo Clinic in Conducting World’s Largest CF Exercise Study
Cystic Fibrosis News Today

Fit4D Lands Acacia Network Deal
Crain’s New York

Greatist Just Raised $4.5M to Spread Happiness With a Millennial Twist

Artificial Intelligence Company Hindsait Secures Investment From Healthbox and GuideWell

Valera Health Accepted Into Texas Medical Center’s Accelerator for Digital Health Startups
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StartUp Health Presents at HIMSS16

Don’t miss the HX360 Innovation Leaders Program held in conjunction with HIMSS16 on February 29 – March 2 in Las Vegas. StartUp Health Academy Director, Polina Hanin, will be speaking at the Venture+ Forum at 9:15am on Monday, Feb 29, and leading the Startup Boot Camp at 4pm on Tuesday, March 1. Register Today and receive a $50 discount using code HX360ILDIS.

Wearable Tech + Digital Health = Don’t Miss Event

Join us at Wearable Tech + Digital Health San Francisco on April 5, where StartUp Health President, Unity Stoakes, will be speaking about the latest trends in health sensor technology, data analysis and connected health devices. Register by Friday for preferred rates. On the other side of the country? StartUp Health will also participate at Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC on June 7.

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Upcoming Health Events

The Quest Award
Submissions Due:
February 11

HIMSS 2016
February 29 - March 4
Las Vegas, NV

Health:Further Quarterly
March 1
Nashville, TN

SXSW 2016
March 11-15
Austin, TX

More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge
Submissions Due:
April 1

Wearable Tech + Digital Health
April 5
San Francisco, CA

April 27
Sunnyvale, CA

ATA 2016
May 14-17
Minneapolis, MN

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Buzzworthy Headlines

$1 Billion Planned for Cancer ‘Moonshot’
The New York Times

Doctors Need to Invite Patients to Be Equal Partners in Their Own Care
MedCity News

New Tech Initiative to Raise Next Gen of Entrepreneurs and Developers
Fast Company

Device Potentially Gives Doctors a Real-time Picture of Health on Molecular Level
The Wall Street Journal

Unexpected Insights, Correlations and Stats From Health Tracking Companies

Can Automating Physician Empathy Work?

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So far, digital health companies have raised $708M in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
KFit $12.0M Venturra Capital, 500 Startups, SIG, Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, Sequoia Capital India
Neurotrack $6.5M Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Social Capital
VitreosHealth $5.0M Kinderhook Industries
ID Experts $5.0M BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund
Locus Health $4.0M Rothman Institute, University of Virginia Health System
Protenus $2.6M Undisclosed
KrowdFit $2.4M Angels
Bigfoot Biomedical $2.3M Undisclosed
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While 2014 was the year that digital health broke out, 2015 was the year the ecosystem hit its stride. 

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