June 18, 2014

Can Innovation Boost US Healthcare Out of Last Place?

The U.S. might be on the upswing in the World Cup arena, but not so much when it comes to the global health game. In a study released Monday by The Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. came in dead last on a list comparing the health systems of 11 industrialized countries. And it’s the fifth time in a decade that the U.S. has ranked so poorly. So, how do we reverse our losing streak? We think digital health innovation led by an army of entrepreneurs has a huge role to play. The first half of 2014 has already witnessed major advancements in the industry, from data releases to increased venture deals. And we still have yet to see what the rest of the year (including the Apple-Google-Samsung health battle!) will bring.

A Fresh Perspective on Health Spending

Each year, $2.7 trillion is spent on medical care in the U.S., but where does it all go? On June 25 & 26, the SOCAP Health conference in New York will convene stakeholders from across the industry to explore new opportunities for impact and entrepreneurship. To join the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the NY Academy of Medicine and other leaders, use our code N_STARTUP for 30 percent off tickets.

Extended Deadline! Apply by July 11 to Join the StartUp Health Academy

Our next group of Healthcare Transformers will join our program in the coming weeks! We’ve been reviewing applications from around the world, and are looking forward to meeting with even more digital health companies this summer. Get additional details on the StartUp Health Academy and apply by July 11.

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StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Chrono Therapeutics $32.0M Mayo ClinicGE Ventures5AM VenturesFountain Healthcare PartnersCanaan Partners
Nant Health $25.0M Celgene
HealthTell $9.5M Undisclosed
Valencell $7.0M TDF VenturesTrue VenturesBest Buy Capital
Core Informatics $5.0M KLP Enterprises
Weave $5.0M Y CombinatorHomebrewSV Angel
Fuel CapitalInitialized Capital
VisionGate  $4.8M Undisclosed
Health Integrated $4.0M Western Technology Investment
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

Healthcare Cloud Coalition
June 19, 2014
Falls Church, VA

SOCAP Health
June 25-26, 2014
New York, NY

Pilot Day 2014
June 26, 2014
New York, NY

July 15-16
Philadelphia, PA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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