May 1, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Joint Academy

These Swedish Entrepreneurs Invented a New Way to Roll Back Joint Pain and Now They’re Bringing it to the USA

Our chances of reaching the ripe age of 100 are increasing, but our longevity has created a daunting demand for treatment options that address achy joints and immobility. Enter Leif and Jakob Dahlberg, the father-son co-founders of Joint Academy. Ten years ago, Leif created Sweden’s Gold Standard for arthritis treatment. In 2015, his son Jakob digitized it. This year, the Swedish health innovators take their online clinic global.

Read the Story | Message Jakob | Learn About Joint Academy


When Forgetting a Dose Isn’t an Option

Medication adherence is one of the Holy Grails of health innovation. Meet the Health Transformer who combined the Internet of Things with award-winning design to create a smart pill bottle that may finally crack the code on getting patients to take their meds.  

Read the Story | Message Josh | Learn About AdhereTech

Cloud 9

Innovating in Emergency Medicine

JC Adams of Cloud 9, an innovator in the EMS world, offers insights into CMS’ redesign of emergency triage, treatment, and transport.


Managing Expectations With Your Co-Founders

StartUp Health’s Chief Strategy Officer, Bari Krein, offers words of wisdom on the necessity of a founders’ agreement for companies.

StartUp Health Magazine

Health Innovation, in Print

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StartUp Health NOW

Delivering Timely, Community-Based Care

Dr. Sandra Hernández, President & CEO of CHCF, on "Rethinking How We Serve the Underserved."


Zeel Adds On-Demand Yoga & Meditation

Zeel, inventor of the ‘On-Demand Massage’ category, has perfected their app-based delivery model and is adding yoga and meditation for their 2,000 corporate wellness partners and expanding their “Uber for Massage” service in new urban markets.

StartUp Health Insights

Health Innovation by the Numbers

Starting with Q1 2019, we’re tracking health innovation funding and investors by Health Moonshots in our redesigned quarterly Insights Report. Meet the authors of the report and get the low-down on the first quarter’s top headlines and trends in this video.

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Need to Knows


StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop on May 15 to chat with the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

FT US Pharma and Biotech Summit

The disruption which has become a feature of the pharma landscape in recent years shows no sign of slowing pace. Join the conversation on May 14 in New York at the FT US Pharma and Biotech Summit, where innovators will look at strategies to disrupt the pharma business model. StartUp Health subscribers are entitled to a 20% discount – please use the code SUH20 when registering.

Crain’s Health Care Summit

Join Crain’s and industry leaders on May 17 in New York to engage in a thoughtful discussion on the types of information patients need to access high-value care. As healthcare providers offer more access to care, patients still struggle to find the option that’s right for them. How will the industry improve the patient experience? Use the discount code STARTUPH to register for $250/per person.
Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $417M in innovative health funding this week, led by Chinese healthcare startup Tencent Trusted Doctor, which raised $250M. Other big raises included Massachusetts-based companies BostonGene ($50M) and Sherlock Biosciences ($31M).  Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.
Download the 2019 Q1 Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Putting the 'Med' in MedTech: Three Tips for How Clinicians Can Succeed in Digital Health

23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Up on Platform for Parkinson's Research

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Savonix Adds Another $9.6M for Cognitive Assessment App

iCoreConnect Trading Under Stock Symbol ‘ICCT’ Effective April 29, 2019
AP News

Hindsait: A Forerunner Applying Artificial Intelligence for Better Healthcare
Mirror Review

Clinivantage Helps Small Hospitals and Clinics in Digital Transformation
Money Control

Diplomat Pharmacy: AdhereTech's Smart Pill Bottle Added an Extra Medication Fill per Patient per Year

Cone Health, Babyscripts Expands Partnership to Develop Digital Solutions for Prenatal & Postpartum Health
HIT Consultant

Founders of Cityblock and Valera Health Named as Finalists for Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards
Crain’s New York

Pakistani Blockchain Startup Azaad Health Grabs Second Spot at a Global Entrepreneurship Challenge

BabyMed & Babyscripts Selected as Finalists of the Women & Access to Health Call for Initiatives
Women's Forum

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Reveal 6 Startups, Including SAFE Health, in New MedTech Accelerator
MedCity News

Wentworth-Douglass Adopts SyncThink's EYE-SYNC Technology
Foster's Daily Democrat

EY Announces Juan Pablo Segura of Babyscripts Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist
PR Web

Curatio: the Private Social Plugin Used by Patients in 85+ Countries

Healthy Plus Partners With New Creations and Palette
PR Newswire

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