March 19, 2014

Sense Health Helps Hospitals Target Chronic Disease Patients

New York's Montefiore Medical Center, one of the "most wired" hospitals in the country, is now testing text messages and wearable monitors as ways to help diabetic teens keep their condition in check. Preliminary results from a mobile tech pilot with StartUp Health company Sense Health show that patients are providing positive feedback. This week, Sense Health also announced a partnership with The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network to reach Medicaid patients with text-based support.

What’s the Secret Behind Healthcare Investing’s ‘Billion-Dollar Man’?

Castlight Health’s blockbuster IPO last week put a big spotlight on the investment potential in digital health. But one investor in particular is already well aware of opportunities in the sector. Castlight co-founder and Venrock Partner Bryan Roberts has been behind not one, but six $1 billion+ companies. His secret? Not staying married to any model set. Oh, and this: “I operate with a very healthy dose of paranoia.”

Don’t Miss Out! TEDMED Re-Opens Applications for The Hive

Calling all startups: If you missed the earlier deadline to apply to The Hive at this year’s TEDMED, now’s your chance. TEDMED has re-opened the application window and will accept submissions through April 1.

StartUp Health Company Spotlight


Salesforce for Wellness Management

$1M to close a $2M Series Seed Round

Health123 provides technology solutions for health "coaches," from primary care providers to wellness coaches to HR managers, that drive effective health ownership and behavior change in their populations. With Health123's coach-patient collaboration tools, dashboards, and insights the health and wellness industry now has modern effectiveness tools driving scale, efficiency, and improved analytics.

  • Clinics (primary care, on-site, out patient)
  • Wellness companies
  • Employers
  • Over 10k users
  • Complete end user toolset launched 
  • Two employer pilots
  • Launching first enterprise customer 
  • Rebecca Norlander, CEO, 23 year technologist, 19 years with Microsoft
  • Rachel Lanham, COO, 15 years in digital marketing including 11 years with Weight Watchers
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StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Exosome Diagnostics $27M ArcusNGNForbionQiagen
Gravie $10.5M FirstMarkAberdare
PatientSafe Solutions $3M TELUS Ventures
NextGxDx $2.9M VoyentNashville Capital Network
LionsGate Technologies $2M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

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April 30-May 1, 2014
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