December 19, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

Health Without Borders: Connecting Chinese Patients to the World’s Top Doctors

Five years ago, Dr. Sheena Liu made a cold call to one of the most well known US healthcare research agencies, Castle Connolly. She was eager to launch a telehealth company that would connect Chinese patients to top doctors around the globe but needed a strategic partner to achieve her Health Moonshot. Liu’s idea resonated with the agency, so much so, they signed on the dotted line and formed an exclusive partnership with her company, Medebound, and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors network. Since that fateful call, Liu hasn’t stopped sounding off about her moonshot mission – to open up access to care for millions of Chinese patients. Read about the latest partnership Medebound facilitated with China’s largest insurer, PingAn.

StartUp Health Festival

The Countdown Continues

In less than three weeks, more than 2,000 Health Transformers, investors, and visionaries will gather in San Francisco for our 7th Annual StartUp Health Festival. Over 100 Health Transformers will give progress updates on their plans to achieve Health Moonshots and several will invite patients and consumers to the stage for a live dialogue about the future of healthcare as they see it. Get a preview of these inspiring presentations on our StartUp Health HQ Festival channel.

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StartUp Health Magazine

StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3 Release @ 2019 Festival

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Using Tech to Humanize Senior Care

9 Health Transformers Using Technology to Humanize Senior Care

Scaling senior care in a way that addresses both medical & mental health needs in the older population.

Emergency Medicine

The Future of Emergency Medicine

Meet four startups transforming the EMS industry, making patients the point-of-care.

Life Recovery Systems

Saving Lives Through Rapid Precision Body Cooling

Life Recovery Systems is restoring quality of life for stroke, heart attack, and cardiac arrest patients.

Patients First

Meet the Entrepreneurs Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health Information

These six Health Transformers are using HIPAA-compliant technology to create patient-centric healthcare systems that allow all medical data to be accessible when and where it is needed.

Health Nucleus

Full-Body Imaging + Genome Sequencing

Health Nucleus, developed by Human Longevity Inc., invites the StartUp Health network to enroll in the first personalized assessment that reveals your complete state of health. Receive a $500 discount with code 2019Startup through 6/30/19.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $286M in innovative health funding this week, led by San Francisco-based Future Family with $100M from Atalaya. Other big raises included $35M for Las Cruces, NM-based SameDay Security and $32M for Carlsbad, CA-based Medsphere Systems.

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Stories to Watch:

Prepare for the Smart Home Fitness Revolution

Holiday Gifts for Biohackers: Splice DNA. Live Forever. Be Merry.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Mediktor Raises $3.4M in Series A Funding

Play-it Health Scores $480K Funding Boost
Kansas City Business Journal

Sandstone Diagnostics Wants Couples Counting Sperm for the Holidays
San Francisco Business Times

Merck KGaA Takes ‘Balanced Risk’ With Cyclica’s AI Platform
Outsourcing Pharma

The Green Organic Dutchman Partners With HelloMD to Advance Medical Cannabis Onboarding
Proactive Investors

Healthcare AI Innovator Prognos Finds Frequent Doses of New Insight Can Benefit Its Customers

Major Health Systems Use New Tech Like Ride Health to Accelerate Into a New Frontier: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Health System Specialist (From the Financial Times)

Here Is MassChallenge's 2019 Healthtech Cohort: Alavita Health (fka Multisensor Diagnostics) & Valera Health
MedCity News

Deeptech Showcase – Teemu Suna, Nightingale Health
Slush 2018

According to Conversa Health, Healthy Future for ‘Augmented Intelligence’

Joining Forces With Sift Healthcare to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management
Wind River Financial

Help-Full Selected as Finalist for 20th Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Award
Adaptive Business Leaders Organization

54 Digital Health Mergers and Acquisitions in 2018: & Babyscripts

50 World-Changing Startups to Watch: Ride Health
Inc Magazine

2019 Best Tech Startups in New Haven: Inbox Health
The Tech Tribune

25 Milwaukee Startups to Watch in 2019: Sift Healthcare
Milwaukee Biz Times Leans Into Leveraging Video Technology to Build Your Business

Merck KGaA Links With AI Firm Cyclica to Iron Out Side-Effects During R&D

Mediktor fetches $3.4 Million Series A
PE Hub

First Sun, South Carolina's Largest EAP, ‘Goes Digital’ via wayForward's Behavioral Health Engagement, Counseling and Analytics Platform
Business Insider

Emergence Health Network and Valera Health Partner to Bring Novel Comprehensive Remote Behavioral Services Using Analytics and Digital Tools
PR Newswire

Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Integrates wayForward’s Behavioral Health Counseling, Engagement and Analytics Digital Platform to Support Global User Base

Biocept and Prognos Enter Into Partnership to Apply Artificial Intelligence in Order to Help Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Companies Optimize Commercialization of Biomarker-Targeted Therapies in Oncology
PR Newswire

CarePredict Wins CTA Foundation Accessibility Award at CES 2019
PR Newswire

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 Unity Stoakes and the rest of 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.

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Upcoming Health Events

StartUp Health Festival
January 7-8, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
January 7, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Health 2.0 VentureConnect's Top 20 Digital Health Startup Showcase
January 7, 2019
San Francisco, CA

See more event information on our website.

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