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March 1, 2017
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Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge: Digital Disruption to Improve Patient Lives

StartUp Health NOW: Digital Disruption to Improve Patient Lives

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, leaders from Accenture, Anthem, Merck, Shire and StartUp Health share wide ranging perspectives on digital disruption and its effect on patients’ lives.

Be sure to check out all of the videos from StartUp Health.

StartUp Health & Health Transformers at Lake Nona Impact Forum

We had an awesome few days at this year's Lake Nona Impact Forum, featuring the brightest minds in the industry -- like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jean Chatzky -- and our Health Transformers who are working together to transform the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. Check out the official Lake Nona Impact Forum gallery and our own favorite highlights on Facebook.

Right to Left: Ryan Olohan, Google; Dr. Howard Krein, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health; Steve Krein, CEO & Co-founder, StartUp Health; Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder, Exponential Medicine
Steven Krein, CEO & Co-founder of StartUp Health with Health Transformers Lynda Brown-Ganzert, Curatio; Eran Kabakov, Docola; Hari Prasad, Yosi; Jo Schneier, Cognotion
Dr. Howard Krein and Steven Krein with Deepak Chopra
Dr. Howard Krein, Chief Medical Officer of StartUp Health; Dr. Sanjay Gupta; Dr. Ellen Strahlman of Dickinson and Company; Dr. James Kirkland from Mayo Clinic; and Jean Chatzky discuss the cutting edge health innovations for an aging population

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Curatio's Digital Social Support for Those With Health Challenges Captures All Dragons’ Attention
Financial Post

Dragon's Den: Curatio

How Prognos Is Using AI to Track and Predict Disease and Identify Patients Early On

The ‘Force’ Is With Northwell Surgeons, Patients

Full Transcript: Creating a Food Data Layer With Edamam’s Victor Penev
The Spoon Closes $5M in Series A Funding
FinSMEs Raises $5M to Help Doctors Corral Their Online Reviews

Upcoming Technology for Seniors: UnaliWear's Kanega Watch

Smart Inhalers Market Players: Cohero Health

UCHealth Funds Boost Startups Like RxREVU With More Than Money
Modern Healthcare

2 Sport Town: Former Rams Gus Frerotte Talks About Brain Health, Roberto App by RC21X
St Louis Post-Dispatch

The Press Box: Seg. 2: Gus Frerotte Talks About Roberto App
Inside STL

Co-founder of Epstein Becker & Green Appointed to the Fit4D Board of Directors

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.

The Digital Health Technology Show 2017

Join StartUp Health Finland’s Aki Koivistoinen in London on March 7-8 to explore the future of healthcare and learn about the latest disruptive technology transforming the medical sector.

Healthtech Invest Europe

Healthtech Invest Europe will take place on March 15-16 in Helsinki, Finland, to showcase 40 promising European companies building technologies that are driving health innovation in medical devices and diagnostics, digital health, connected health and sensors, wearables, and well-being. Register today.

ATA Telehealth 2.0

Join us in Orlando April 23-25 for the world’s largest telehealth innovation and networking event hosted by the American Telemedicine Association. Use code StartUpHealth for 20% off registration.

Upcoming Health Events

ePharma: The Art and Science of Innovative Digital Strategy
March 6-8, 2017
New York, NY

Digital Health Technology Show
StartUp Health’s Aki Koivistoinen speaking
March 7-8, 2017
London, UK

SXSW Interactive - Real Stories of Success From Health Hackathons
StartUp Health’s Troy Bannister speaking
SXSW - Patient-Centric Healthcare: The Future of Health
Health Transformer Tatyana Kanzaveli, Open Health Network, speaking
March 11, 2017
Austin, TX

SXSW - Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of Fashion
Health Transformer Sabine Seymour, SUPA, speaking
March 13, 2017
Austin, TX

Healthtech Invest Europe
Health Transformers Tuomas Poskiparta. Nightingale Health; Kalle Palomäki, HLD Healthy Life Devices; Jussi Määttä, Buddy Healthcare presenting
March 15-16, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Find a Pilot Partner Matchmaking Event
April 6, 2017
New York, NY 

AARP Innovation@50+
April 12-13, 2017
Mountain View, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

How to Get Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions
Wall Street Journal

50 Companies Leading the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google and Twitter to Start Healthcare Companies
Fast Company

Technology Helps Cut Global Surgery Shortage

Top Hospital CEOs Predict a Brave New World of Patient Engagement

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. We’re hiring for multiple key roles including with StartUp Health Academy working with Health Transformers, StartUp Health’s Moonshot Media Network to create impactful content and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $44M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Anxin Doctor $28M Matrix Partners China, Qiming Venture Partner, IDG Capital
Congenica $10M Cambridge Innovation Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, Parkwalk Advisors $5M Spring Mountain Capital, Colle Capital
Kinnos $1M Georgica Advisors, New York Angels, VentureWell
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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