June 19, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

More Care, Less Waste: The AI Pioneer Optimizing Doctor-Patient Time

While IBM’s Watson was taking down two of Jeopardy’s top winners in 2011, Pinaki Dasgupta was hatching plans for how to bring the AI revolution into healthcare. At Hindsait, he and his team of doctors, data wizards, and astrophysicists have developed clinical-specific natural language processing tech that’s relieving docs and nurses of mundane auditing tasks, freeing them up to get back to doing what they do best – caring for patients. Hindsait’s success serves as a barometer for AI’s potential: By 2025, cognitive computing could generate $150 billion in savings for the US healthcare industry.

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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

Asthma and COPD affect millions worldwide, yet treatment options are few and far between. Meet four entrepreneurs bringing respiratory care into the digital age.

Advancing Rare Disease Treatment & Care

Advancing Rare Disease Treatment & Care

Meet eight health innovators committed to accelerating medical research and treatment options for the millions suffering from rare diseases.

Podcast: Lifestyle Medicine

Podcast: Lifestyle Medicine

Dean Ornish, MD, and Anne Ornish discuss lifestyle medicine and their new book, “Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” with StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Howard Krein, MD, PhD.

Sondra Tucker, GuideWell/Florida Blue

The Woman Tackling Florida’s Opioid Crisis

Florida’s opioid overdose numbers are higher than the national average. Sondra Tucker of GuideWell/Florida Blue shares how her non-profit is partnering with health innovators to combat the state’s opioid epidemic.

Mylea Carvat, PhD, Savonix

Brain Health = Health

Mylea Charvat, PhD, turned pricey pen n’ paper cognition health tests into an accessible app. See how Savonix Mobile is improving treatments of dementias like Alzheimer's.

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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 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.

Healthtech: Moving From Technologies to Solutions

For its 10th edition, the TechTour Healthtech Summit will return to Lausanne on 24-26 June and once again will focus on showcasing the top 20 medtech and top 20 digital health companies in Europe. Save 20% using promo code STARTUPHEALTH.

Webinar: The Future of Healthcare and the Patient Journey

Join Conversa Health for “Unlocking the Quadruple Aim With Automated Patient Engagement Chats” on June 25 as innovative early-adopters share their insights on new engagement patterns, workflow enhancements, and initial return on investment opportunities – all of which move them closer to achieving the quadruple aim.

Healthy Bones, Healthy Aging Challenge

OpenIDEO, AARP Innovation, TMC Innovation, the Design Institute for Health, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and UCB’s Innovation Accelerator are looking to support emerging and established entrepreneurs.  Check out the challenge brief, sign up to receive email updates, and submit an idea by July 3.

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

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $443M in innovative health funding this week, led by SF-based Collective Health, which raised $205M. Other big raises included SF-based BlackThorn Therapeutics ($76M) and NY-based Quartet Health ($60M). Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.

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Stories to Watch:

N.I.H. Head Calls for End to All-Male Panels of Scientists
The New York Times

Is the Next Big Digital Health Device Going to Be Your TV?
MedCity News

Rite Aid Partners With Adobe to Improve Digital Health

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Azaad Health Founder Wins the GIST Tech-I Award for ?Outstanding Entrepreneur From an Emerging Economy?

Toronto AI Startup Cyclica Aims High in Drug Discovery Space

GuideWell Innovation Selects Resility Health for Summer Accelerator Cohort of Women-Founded Health Tech Companies

Savor Health Will Show How They Can Support Cancer Treatment Innovation in Philadelphia June 19
MedCity News

Adding Transparency to Prescription Decision-Making, RxRevu Brings in $15.9 Million in Series A Funding

Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts, Named as Finalist in Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Health Category
Washington Business Journal

Vheda Health Founder Named Among MM&M?s Top 40 Healthcare Transformers
India West

Zeel Lets You Book a Private Massage in Your Home With a Licensed Massage Therapist ? Here's What My Experience Was Like
Business Insider

The Future of Aging: Report Featuring Help-Full

NYC?s ERA Announces Participants for Its Summer 2019 Program: Navimize
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

MedTech Innovator Selects Flosonics Medical & Savonix for 2019 Showcase and Accelerator
Business Wire

Right at Home Tri-County Metro Seeks Innovative Approach for Preventive Senior Care Through Partnership With CarePredict's AI-Powered Solution
PR Newswire

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