In the News

Truveris Pulls in $25mln in Series D

New York City-based Truveris, a healthcare tech company focusing on cloud-based data analytics, recently raised $25 million during its Series D funding. The funding round was led by McKesson Ventures, with other investors including Canaan Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, and New...

How to Raise Your Employees’ Benefits IQ Before Open Enrollment

With all the paperwork required for benefits, particularly during the open enrollment season, it can be difficult to make sure employees receive everything they need. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics finding that the average cost of employee benefits is about 30% of their total...

Doctors in Smart Glasses Are Using the “Pokemon Go” of Medicine

With health systems around the world under pressure due to time restraints and excessive paperwork, bedside manner is often the first to go. That’s why Augmedix’s Google Glass transcription service is so vital to the healthcare industry. “Augmedix allows doctors to focus on what matters the most:...

Kyruus CEO Shares Perspective on Digital Health in Massachusetts

Kyruus CEO Graham Gardner likens Kyruus's efforts to change healthcare to the way Oakland A's manager Billy Bean redefined baseball by focusing on the inherent value of his players in the book Moneyball. The KyruusOne software platform, according to Gardner, helps health systems connect patients with "the...

How Science is Unlocking the Cancer Medicines of the Future

In the UK, more than 350,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2014, and there were 163,444 deaths from cancer. Nonetheless, the outlook for cancer patients is looking better, thanks to major advances in drug development, genomics, and immunotherapy. One example is CAR-T cell therapies,...

Doctors Live-Streaming Patient Exams to Note-Takers via Google Glass

A 2016 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that physicians spent 37 percent of their time on a computer during exams. This can frustrate patients because they don’t think they’re getting the doctor’s full attention. Not only that, but physicians spend one to two...

A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Despite the drama in Washington, D.C. over the Affordable Care Act and its repeal or replacement, investors are still seeing a big future in the expansion of healthcare and the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare. Perhaps the most interesting and groundbreaking company created...