Cedars-Sinai

By Heather Mack March 17, 2017
The human brain and the seemingly infinite number of health complications that can befall it are complex. As such, there aren’t universally agreed-upon therapies and treatments for conditions ranging from depression and chronic pain to stroke and Parkinson’s disease. But recent, rapid advances in neuroscience research and digital technology are enabling a new wave of tools to gain traction in...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2017
There's some technology that has to be seen to be believed. Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedar-Sinai Hospital, puts virtual reality technology in that category. And that can make it hard to sell doctors on the idea, at least at first. "What I’ve seen is, talking about therapeutic virtual reality is completely hypothetical until you’ve experienced virtual reality...
By Jonah Comstock January 26, 2017
After an inaugural class that has led to several full-scale rollouts at the hospital, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles announced its second accelerator class today. The medical center works with Tech Stars to incubate its chosen startups.  “We will help companies accomplish in three months what will otherwise take them two years,” Darren Dworkin, chief information officer at Cedars-Sinai, said in a...
By Heather Mack September 30, 2016
What does the next generation health consumer look like? If you ask the folks at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, it depends on the technology you give them to make healthy choices.   In a session at focused on the consumerization and disruption of traditional care models, we heard from several providers, startups and established medical device makers on the new digital health tools they are equipping...
By Jonah Comstock August 17, 2016
IBM Watson Health announced that its Watson for Oncology program, trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, will be rolled out to 21 hospitals throughout China. The initial 21-hospital introduction is the beginning of a multi-year partnership through which IBM's Chinese partner Hangzhou CognitiveCare will introduce Watson for Oncology to hospitals across China. More. CareMore Health System ...
By Jonah Comstock August 16, 2016
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is rolling out two new technologies incubated in its recently-launched accelerator program. Cedars Sinai VP of Legal and Technology Affairs Jim Laur told MobiHealthNews that all 11 companies in the first class are partnering with the healthcare system going forward, but the latest two to have all the contracts signed and to be ready to be announced are...
By Aditi Pai April 4, 2016
Cedars-Sinai and Techstars announced the 11 companies that will join its first digital health accelerator class. The two organizations first announced their plan to launch a digital health accelerator in Los Angeles last year, in October. The accelerator program aims to work with companies that are developing hardware or software offerings that help patients manage and improve their health or...
By Aditi Pai October 21, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has announced that it is partnering with Techstars to launch a digital health-focused accelerator in Los Angeles. The accelerator program aims to work with companies that are developing hardware or software offerings that help patients manage and improve their health or help healthcare professionals improve care delivery. “Cedars-Sinai’s longstanding focus on innovation, quality, and...
By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2015
Since 2010, doctors from UCLA and the University of Michigan have been working with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals on a project called My GI Health, which leverages computers and apps to improve doctor-patient communication around gastrointestinal disorders. At an ePharma Summit update session, Dr. Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist formerly associated with UCLA and now working at Cedars-Sinai...
By Aditi Pai May 6, 2013
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a point of care communications application for nurses, recently named its Founder and VP of Innovation Trey Lauderdale as the company's new president. Voalte's longtime CEO Rob Campbell has since departed the company and is searching for other startup opportunities in the area. Voalte provides nurses with voice, alert and text capabilities on a...