June 12, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Mylea Charvat, PhD, Savonix

Matters of the Mind: The Neuroscientist Who Digitized Dementia Screenings

Mylea Charvat, PhD, is leveling the playing field of brain health. Her company’s app – Savonix Mobile – is making notoriously pricey neurocognition screenings available to the masses, improving prevention and treatment of dementias like Alzheimer’s. Within five years, she and her team of neuroscientists and gaming experts at Savonix have raised $16.2 million to fund a digital upgrade to the classic pen and paper neurocognitive tests. And she’s just getting started. This year, the company embarks on a landmark population health study into brain health.

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10 Health Transformers Reducing Waste in Healthcare

Waste Not, Want Not: 10 Health Transformers Reducing Waste in Healthcare

The cost of waste in the US healthcare system now comfortably exceeds $1 trillion annually, a sum that could fund the entire Medicaid program twice over. Meet 10 entrepreneurs who are taking on the problem of waste and working to trim the fat.

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Health Innovation, in Print

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UK: A Test Bed for HealthTech

The health revolution has been slow coming in the UK, but momentum is building. Lord Prior of Brampton, Chair, NHS England, shares how changes in the NHS make England the perfect test bed for health innovation.

Nightingale Health

Nightingale Democratizes Single-Sample Blood Tests

After five years of perfecting their tech, and on the heels of a Theranos media-blitz, Nightingale has begun rolling out their single-sample blood test.

Jane Metcalfe Podcast

Podcast: The Neo-Biological Revolution Is at Hand

Co-founder of Wired and founder of Neo.life, Jane Metcalfe, discusses the technological and cultural trends behind the neo-biological revolution.

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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. The 40 presenting companies, represented by their CEOs, will be carefully selected and will have the opportunity to network with key international investors who will assist them with their global expansion plans. Furthermore, the program will see a balanced and varied succession of corporate presentations, interactive sessions on accelerating investment, and dedicated networking sessions. The 2019 edition of the Healthtech Summit will focus on Medtech & Diagnostics and Digital Health. Save 20% using promo code STARTUPHEALTH.

Webinar: The Future of Healthcare and the Patient Journey

In the current healthcare technology market, chatbots, data-driven automation, and consumerization models are seeing fast growing interest and adoption. These powerful technologies help hospitals and health systems deliver against critical clinical and business objectives by extending the patient-provider relationship. 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. Selected ideas receive wide visibility, connections to advisors and pitch opportunities, travel to a design sprint, and the possibility of piloting and testing in a health system or entry into a partner program. Check out the challenge brief, sign up to receive email updates, and submit an idea by July 3.

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Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $113M in innovative health funding this week, led by Carbon Health, a San Francisco-based startup which raised a $30M series B round. Other big raises included $23M for Genome Medical and $17M for Legwork. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.

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Stories to Watch:

Breaking Down the Alexander-Murray Senate Health Reform Plan

China Presents a Ripe Opportunity for US Digital Health Companies
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UCHealth Leads $15.9M Round for Prescription Decision Support Startup RxRevu
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Mothers in the U.S. Are Dying: What Are We Doing to Save Them? Thought Leadership From Juan Pablo Segura, Co-Founder of Babyscripts
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Women’s Journeys to Becoming Startup CEOs Illustrate Tech Industry’s Gender Issues, Featuring Jill Angelo, genneve

From Tough Times to $1 Million: KingFit Lives the American Dream
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Simplifying Healthcare Innovations: CliniVantage Healthcare Technologies Seeks to Transform the Future With Its Paas/Saas Based Mobile Applications and Services
The Silicon Review

Beyond Lucid Technologies Connects EMS, Hospital During 300-Mile Transport of Cancer Patient
EMS World

The Best Migraine Apps of 2019: Ouchie (Upside Health)

Impactpool Career Podcast, Episode 17: How to Ensure Equal Opportunities for All – With Marko Vuoriheimo, Founder and CEO of Chabla

Harvard-Westlake School Partners With SyncThink to Monitor, Improve Cognitive Health of Students
Education Dive

Inbox Health Reinvents the Patient Billing Experience With Twilio

Inbox Health Selects CheckAlt to Streamline Check Payments With Innovative Lockbox Solution

Nightingale Health Expands Service Coverage to the United States

Open Health Network Launches PatientSphere So Consumers Can Control and Monetize Their Medical Data
Digital Journal

iCoreConnect's Brand and Innovation Team Launches 'ACTUAL' HIPAA-Awareness Campaign
Globe Newswire

Edamam to Deliver Nutrition Data to Juice Generation, New York's Premier Juice Bar
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