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September 21, 2016
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The Politics of Hospital Innovation

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, investor and thought leader Ira Brind discusses how the politics of hospital innovation impacts the transformation of health, shares examples of hospitals shifting to an innovation mindset and highlights the value in trusted peer networks.

Ira Brind on StartUp Health NOW
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Party With Us @ Health 2.0

StartUp Health and GE Ventures are hosting the VIP Health Transformer Networking Party @ Health 2.0 on Monday, September 26, in Santa Clara, CA. RSVP today to attend using code SUHParty. And if you’re planning on attending Health 2.0, use discount code fall16suh for 15% off registration to the conference.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

wayForward by PsyInnvations and Fortis Healthcare Launch Mobile Platform to Combat Stress
Yahoo! News

Tute Turns to Crowdfunding to Offer Personal Whole Genome Sequencing Service

Reading Health OB/GYN Practice Is First in PA to Use Babyscripts for Expectant Mothers

Edamam to Power Nutrition on Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon and QueRicaVida Websites

CareLinx Named Consumer Empowerment Winner at 2016 TripleTree iAwards
Yahoo! Finance

Maxwell Health Enhances Financial Wellness Benefits With LifeLock Identity Protection
Digital Journal

Tute Named as Finalist in Vizient, Inc., Annual Innovation Challenge
Yahoo! Finance

The Questions You Probably Have About Employee Benefits Answered by FitBliss
Future of Business & Tech

Valera Health and Tejas Health Management to Enhance Behavioral Health in Texas
Valera Health Newsletter

Reading Hospital Unveils Babyscripts App for Expecting Moms

RC21X in the Partner’s Connected Health Fit Mind Challenge

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

Calling All Startups: Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Accenture is scouting for the leading digital health startups to apply to the HealthTech Innovation Challenge for a chance to access an exclusive panel of judges that includes representatives from Amerisource Bergen, Merck, Novartis, Shire, and UBC at the StartUp Health Festival. Deadline to apply is October 21. Read more about the challenge in Healthcare IT News and Becker’s Hospital Review.

MIT Enterprise Forum NYC: Opportunities in the Age of Longevity

Join MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and esteemed industry leaders, including StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes, today (September 21) for a panel discussion on the Monumental Opportunities in the Age of Longevity.

Momentum by The Next Web

The Next Web and StartUp Health invite you to join 5,000 technology world leaders in Brooklyn on November 16 for what's been dubbed NY's most intimate tech conference for business decision makers. Use this link for half-price admission.

Upcoming Health Events

MITEF of NYC: Longevity
StartUp Health President Unity Stoakes speaking
September 21
New York, NY

Digital Health Days
September 21-22
Stockholm, Sweden

VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit
StartUp Health CEO Steven Krein to keynote
September 22-24
New York, NY

Health 2.0
September 25-28
Santa Clara, CA

Health Transformer Networking Party @ Health 2.0
September 26
Santa Clara, CA

NYC Health IT Summit
StartUp Health’s Troy Bannister speaking
September 27
New York, NY

The Economist War on Cancer
StartUp Health CMO Howard Krein speaking
September 28
Boston, MA

EHI Innovation Showcase
October 4-5
Washington, DC
$200 discount code: INNOVATE2016

Next Edge Health Experience Summit
October 17-18
Boston, MA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Is Radical Life-Extension Around the Corner?
Scientific American

Vice President Biden Says Better Data, Computing Make Cancer Beatable
Wall Street Journal

Nearly 60 Percent of US Smartphone Owners Use Phones to Manage Health

Finland and IBM Partner to Develop Personalized Healthcare and Spark Economic Growth With Watson
Yahoo! Finance

llumina, Secret Giant of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech to the Masses
Fast Company

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is hiring batteries-included team players who want to join our mission to transform health. We’re currently searching for a NY-based CFO, Partnership Leaders and Paralegal as we expand our team.


Digital health companies have raised over $152M this week, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Thalmic Labs $120.0M Intel Capital, The Amazon Alexa Fund, Fidelity Investments Canada, Spark Capital
OMsignal $10.0M Relay Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Real Ventures, Investissement Quebec, Export Development Canada
H4D €6.7M Atoga, Innovation Capital, Bpifrance, CNP Assurances
Ambra Health $6.0M Canaan Partners
Big Cloud Analytics $4.5M Edison Partners
Klara $3.0M Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Project A Ventures, Atlantic Labs, Groupe Arnault
StartUp Health Insights Midyear Report

The digital health market broke historic records as funding reached $3.9B in the first half of the year.

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