February 5, 2014

Tipping Point: 4 Big Signals 2014 Is Already a Breakthrough Year for Digital Health

Four big signs emerged this week that show 2014 is shaping up to be a transformative year for digital health:

  1. Castlight Health files for an IPO
  2. Apple meets with the FDA about mobile health technology
  3. VC legend Fred Wilson engages the ecosystem with deep thinking about Apple’s health moves and open health data
  4. January 2014 was the biggest month to date for Digital Health Funding

“I See Transformers...Determined to Reimagine Health in America” - Senator Tom Daschle, StartUp Health Showcase 2014

Could you tell your startup’s story in just 59 seconds? We coached our Healthcare Transformers to do just that for hundreds of investors and healthcare leaders at the StartUp Health Showcase in San Francisco during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Watch this 3 minute compilation video for a quick overview of these amazing and inspiring entrepreneurs and innovators in action. Check out individual 59-second pitch videos for each company who presented here.

Edamam and Random House Partner to Bring Nutrition Info to Millions

A new partnership between Edamam, a StartUp Health company, and Random House is making it easier to create healthy and balanced meals! Edamam’s Nutrition Wizard will now power nutrient, calorie, and diet information for TasteBook, an online recipe bank and social community for cooks. By providing this nutritional analysis, Edamam is not only helping millions of people make better diet choices but is also working toward its mission of becoming the nutrition engine of the entire web. Learn more about this exciting partnership!

Family Engagement Is Key to Caremerge Mission

StartUp Health company Caremerge continues to transform caregiving with the launch of a new mobile platform that allows family members and healthcare providers to easily communicate about patient decisions. Learn more about the innovative Care Coordination Platform currently being rolled out to 38 assisted living communities in Illinois.

Health 2.0 and Merck Call for Innovators

Think you can help solve New York City’s greatest healthcare challenges? Give it a try by joining a Merck Social Health Hack team. During Social Media Week this February, teams will create innovative solutions to help improve health literacy and wellness in NYC and compete for a cash prize. Registration is free but limited.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Audax Health $28.9M Undisclosed
Xhale $16M Undisclosed
GNS Healthcare $10M Cambia Health SolutionsMitsui & Co.Heritage Provider Network
OnShift  $7M HLM Venture Partners
PillPack $4M Atlas VentureFounder Collective
ZappRX $1M Atlas VentureSR One
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

Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Health Innovation Challenge (Hackathon)
February 7-9, 2014
Houston, TX

HIMSS14 Startup Showcase
February 23-27, 2014
Orlando, FL

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit
February 25, 2014
New York, NY

SXSW
March 7-11, 2014
Austin, TX

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

TEDMED
September 10-12, 2014
Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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