April 10, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Cost to Zero Moonshot

Moonshot Progress: Cost to Zero

About 800 million people worldwide spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on medical expenses. That’s enough to send 100 million people into extreme poverty. At StartUp Health, we’re working towards a world where we take healthcare costs from poverty-inducing all the way down to zero.

Meet the entrepreneurs, digital disruptors, and changemakers who are making high quality healthcare more affordable, so that everyone on earth can benefit.

StartUp Health 2019 Q1 Insights Report

New Global Health Innovation Hubs Emerge in Q1 2019

Last week, we published our StartUp Health Insights Report for Q1. Worth noting: the world of health innovation is expanding. This quarter, all eyes were on Paris.

Download the 2019 Q1 Insights Report

StartUp Health NOW: Todd & Ed Park

Healthcare That’s Good Enough for Mom

Brothers Todd and Ed Park, co-founders of Devoted Health, chat with StartUp Health’s Steven and Howard Krein, MD, PhD, (also brothers) about creating a new care model that treats members like family.

Vheda Health

The Millennial Entrepreneurs Saving Insurers Millions

Shameet Luhar and Philip Rub, co-founders of Vheda Health, have created an end-to-end cost-savings solution for health plans, becoming the leaders in member compliance among Medicaid/Medicare health plans. 

Health Transformer Spotlight: Cyclica

Bringing Speed and Precision to Drug Discovery

Naheed Kurji, President/CEO, Cyclica, and Dr. Shelley Boyd, President/CEO, Translatum Medicus & Tracery Ophthalmics, share how their companies are getting the right drugs to patients, faster.

Join the Movement

Join the Movement. Start Here.

Our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop is tomorrow, Apr 11. Learn what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

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Support Women’s Health With HITLAB

Our friends at HITLAB are calling on innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups with novel digital solutions that target and support women’s health for their 2019 open innovation challenge. Solutions can include software, diagnostics, digital products, or services, that leverage technology to improve outcomes and access to care for women. Apply now for a chance to present live in NYC and win cash and in-kind prizes valued at up to $46K. Applications close on Apr 16.


Join us for MedCity INVEST, Apr 23-24 in Chicago, where active investors connect with healthcare's most innovative startups. Over 300 venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, providers, and tech entrepreneurs will attend. See the full speaker lineup and get the latest investing trends at INVEST. Save 40% over the full rate when you use code STARTUPHEALTH.

Digital Health for Pharma

Digital Health for Pharma (DH4P) serves to aid life science organizations better understand how digital health will drive commercial impact. Get a copy of the brochure and discover why you should join us in Philadelphia, Apr 30-May 1. Register with discount code DH19Start.

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.

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

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $158M in innovative health funding this week, led by Tonal with $45M. Other big raises included $25M for HealthVerity and $20M for Inscripta. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.
Download the 2019 Q1 Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

WHO Drafts Global Strategy on Digital Health
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

Insurance Company Pushes for a ‘New Ecosystem of Digital Healthcare’
Healthcare IT News

If Incumbents Can’t Transform Healthcare, Disruption Will
MedCity News

StartUp Health Companies in the News

KC's iShare Medical Gets Opening to Access Giant VA System
Kansas City Business Journal

CardieX and inHealth Collaborate for a Ground-Breaking Commercial Study on Cardiovascular Disease
Kalkine Media

DrChrono, Beam Health Ink Deal Allowing Doctors to Conduct Smartphone Video Consults

Carisk Integrates With Valera Health to Optimize Care Coordination
HIT Consultant

Home Care Provider CareLinx Looks Ahead as Medicare Advantage Evolution Continues
Home Health Care News

Visualizing Drug Targets With Cyclica's Ligand Express
Technology Networks

CarePredict Leads Venture Capital in South Florida
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Babyscripts Among the Top DC-Area Startup Funding Deals in March 2019
DC Inno

Vancouver's Tickit Health Transforms How Providers Approach Mental Health and Lifestyle
Georgia Straight

The Body Series: How Technology Is Transforming Women’s Healthcare, Featuring Babyscripts & genneve
CB Insights

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Group, Co-Chaired by CarePredict Officer, Forms to Set Standards
HIT Infrastructure

Daily API RoundUp: Personal Remedies
Programmable Web

Hoy Health Raises Series Seed Preferred Investment from 3Ríos Group, Expands B2B and Consumer Marketing, Enhances Technology to Serve Hispanics, Insured and Non-Insured
Business Wire

Savonix Selected to Join the StartUp Health Moonshot Academy
Business Wire

Caremerge Teams Up With Amazon to Bring Alexa Voice Technology to Senior Living Communities

MediSeen and BMO Announce Collaboration to Support Canada's Health and Wellness Professionals
PR Newswire

LifeWIRE in Partnership to Provide the First Behavioral Health and Opioid and Substance Use Disorders Network
Globe Newswire

Leading Somatic Psychologist Dr. Albert Wong Becomes an Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioner

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