Healthbox

By Jonah Comstock April 26, 2016
Although Under Armour raised revenues overall by about 30 percent this quarter, the company’s Connected Fitness business — made up in large part by its 2015 fitness app acquisitions — is still not turning a profit. UA says it lost $16.5 million in Q1 on Connected Fitness, more than the $15 million it lost in Q1 2015. “While we are still in investment mode, we believe that the future of Connected...
By Jonah Comstock November 24, 2015
Sometimes the ways technology can improve the patient experience are complex new sensors, patient engagement apps, or telepresence robots. Or sometimes they're simple. Like CareCube, a new product from Madison, Wisconsin-based Quietyme that will allow hospitalized patients to call for a nurse, food service, hospitality, or more just by changing the orientation of a box about the size and shape of...
By Aditi Pai July 30, 2015
Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added ten companies to its next accelerator, which will be located in Chicago. This is the fourth program Healthbox has run in Chicago and its 14th programs overall. Healthbox partnered with insurance company Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare to launch the class. Since launching the accelerator in 2012, Healthbox has...
By Aditi Pai July 28, 2015
Chicago-based Opternative has launched an online refractive eye exam service that helps consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts. According to the company, the offering is registered with the FDA as a Class I device. Consumers access Opternative's service on the web via desktop. Opternative asks users a few questions, like when their most recent eye exam was, and then takes the user...
By Jonah Comstock June 11, 2015
Smart hand hygiene sensor-maker SwipeSense, based in Evanston, Illinois, has raised $9.6 million according to a new SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to $12.1 million. The company raised $1.7 million last May. Previous investors in the company include Jumpstart Ventures and Healthbox, which counts SwipeSense among the graduates of its very first class back in 2011. SwipeSense...
By Aditi Pai May 7, 2015
Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added 10 startups to its next accelerator, which will be based in Miami. Healthbox is launching the eight week program in partnership with GuideWell, the parent company of Florida Blue. Program sponsors include Orlando-based Lake Nona Institute, the Health Foundation of Florida, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Here are the 10 companies in...
By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2014
When Intermountain Healthcare, a large Utah-based hospital system, invested in digital health accelerator Healthbox last April, they announced that Intermountain would be one of the first testbeds for a Healthbox "foundry" program. Now more details have emerged about Healthbox and Intermountain's three-part collaboration. One part is fairly standard: Intermountain will serve as a partner for a...
By Aditi Pai September 17, 2014
Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added eight companies to its next accelerator, which will be located in Chicago. This is the third Chicago-based Healthbox accelerator. Chicago is also home base for Healthbox Global Partners, the parent company of Healthbox since 2013. Healthbox partnered with a number of companies to launch the class, including insurance company Health Care Service...
By Jonah Comstock August 28, 2014
Bayer HealthCare, a German pharmaceutical company, has underscored pharma's growing interest in mobile health by starting a new health accelerator. Grants4Apps, which started last year as a crowdsourcing initiative, was releaunched as an accelerator at an event earlier this week. The commitment on Bayer's part is pretty significant: they'll be offering 50,000 euro (about $65,000) to each of the...
By Jonah Comstock June 11, 2014
Yosko, a hospital software startup that is now a veteran of three digital health accelerators, is gearing up to launch pilots with as many as five hospitals this year. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company just graduated from the Sprint-TechStars accelerator and is developing its software for two platforms -- the iPad and Google Glass. The startup is led by wife-and-husband team CEO Dr....