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Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

Controlling the Costs of Innovation: Let’s Refocus and Remember The Patient

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November 21, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

The US has always been a place where others from around the world have come to incubate and grow ideas. Now, it appears that innovation must come at a substantial cost–the increasing capital required for drug development as well as taxes on medical device companies only serve to squeeze out the “small guys with big ideas” and limit our ability to continue to produce new, more effective therapies and cures.

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Mark Winter, CEO, CareSpan

CareSpan: Delivering Primary Care Everywhere

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November 18, 2014

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Global Health, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

CareSpan’s clinic in the cloud employs state-of-the art telemedicine technology to bring high quality health care to remote areas anywhere in the world.

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Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

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November 15, 2014

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IT:

Enter the modern era of wearables and sensors. Sensor technology is going through a sort of Moore’s law type period, with personal health technologies experiencing exponential improvements.

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Bob Messerschmidt, CEO of Nueon

Reimagining Blood Pressure Measurement – the Nueon Story

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November 7, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Nueon, has come up with a better, probably more accurate and clinically relevant, way of obtaining a blood pressure measurement.

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Amer Haider, CEO, Doctella

Having Surgery? Check Out Doctella’s Checklists for Patients

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November 6, 2014

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Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient Safety, Salber:

Until recently, healthcare checklists were aimed at doctors or the care team. But now, a startup, named Doctella, has released an app that features checklists for patients preparing for surgery or some type of medical procedure.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Getting a Whole Brain Workout with Music

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November 2, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Innovation/innovative companies, Mental health, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare, Wellness, Wireless Health:

Music has been with us since the dawn of our species. It activates a large portion of the brain and causes the release of hormones that increase pleasure and social interaction, and reduces stress hormones. SingFit, an app that leverages music with technology, promises to become a therapeutic modality in psychotherapy.

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Daniel Kraft MD, Founder and Executive Director of Exponential Medicine

A Wild Ride with Daniel Kraft

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November 1, 2014

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HealthBeat 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

“The pace of change is breathtaking,” says Daniel Kraft MD, Chair, Medicine track at Singularity University & Founding Executive Dir.of Exponential Medicine

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Don Ross, Co-Founder and Managing Director of HealthTech Capital

Missed This Year’s HealthTech Conference?

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October 29, 2014

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Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Co-founder and Managing Director Don Ross shares his thoughts on HealthTech Capital’s 2014 HealthTech Conference in San Mateo

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Abner Mason, Founder & CEO of ConsejoSano

ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders

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October 28, 2014

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HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

ConsejoSano provides Spanish-speakers living in the US telephonic access to licensed practicing physicians in Mexico at a very low cost.

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Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

Validic – The Great Digital Health Connector

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October 24, 2014

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Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies:

Validic has built connections to >150 apps and devices making it easy for enterprise CIOs and CTO to connect to them by building a single connection to their cloud-based platform

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Periodic Table of Digital Health

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October 23, 2014

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CB Insights published something they called the Periodic Table of Healthcare. It was a very clever way to characterize the healthcare landscape. They specifically noted that the table was not intended to characterize the digital health world, so I decided to do that myself.

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Sina Fateh, MD, Co-founder and EVP of Atheer Labs

Gesture-based, 2-Eyed, 3D Augmented Interactive Reality (What??)

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October 22, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

Like Google Glass, Atheer Augmented interactive Reality (AiRTM) Smart Glasses created by Atheer Labs puts the virtual stuff you want to see right in front of you. Unlike Google Glass, you see the images using both of your eyes and the images are in 3D.

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Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria

Sensoria Weaves Sensors into the Fabric of Your Life

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October 21, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Exercise & fitness, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

“The garment is going to be the next ultrapersonal computer” – Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria

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Myontec Makes Intelligent Shorts to Improve Your Performance

Myontec Makes Intelligent Shorts to Improve Your Performance

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October 20, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies, Innovator Series, Salber, Sports and Health:

By training using these shorts, athletes (including weekend warriors) can improve muscle balance (right vs. left side, hams vs quads) and thus improve performance.

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Adrian Gropper, contributor, The Health Care Blog

Ebola Offers a Teachable Moment For Health Information Technology

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October 18, 2014

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The essence of controlling Ebola is surveillance. To accept surveillance, the population must trust the system responsible for surveillance. That simple fact is as true in Liberia as it is in the US. The problem is that health care surveillance has been privatized and interoperability is at the mercy of commerce.

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