Healthbox

By Aditi Pai July 10, 2013
This week, Healthbox launched a new accelerator program in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville, Tennessee. Other Healthbox locations include Chicago, Boston, London and most recently, Jacksonville, Florida. Healthbox typically partners with the local Blue health plan in each of its locations. Nashville, home to 31 hospitals and more than 250 healthcare companies is "the Silicon...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2013
Physical therapy is approaching a crisis, according to Dr. Kourosh Parsapour, founder and CEO of 5plus, a startup working on building digital health physical therapy tools. The specialty is experiencing provider shortages at the same time as the need for physical therapy and rehabilitation services increases -- as the baby boomer generation ages. "By 2030, the number of states with substandard...
By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2013
Left to right: Michael Weintraub, Giovanni Colello, Josh Stein, Nina Nashif, and Juan Enriquez. The TEDMED organizers tried something new this year: they dedicated Thursday morning to some unscripted meetings of the minds about innovation in healthcare. The first discussion (which TEDMED maintained was not a panel) centered on the topic "From Start to Scale to Exit, the Trajectory of Innovation...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2013
As healthcare accelerators and incubators continue to grow and spread, they're also evolving as the unique needs of healthcare startups become apparent. For many incubators, that means a stronger focus on providing ongoing working relationships with established industry partners like payers, providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Healthbox's Nina Nashif stressed the...
By Jonah Comstock April 15, 2013
Healthbox CEO Nina Nashif After bringing their incubator to Europe last year, Healthbox has announced that its next class will be based in Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored by Florida Blue. Like Healthbox's previous locations in Chicago and Boston, companies will receive $50,000 in seed capital and participate in a 16-week program. Healthbox will receive 7 percent equity in the companies. As...
By Jonah Comstock April 1, 2013
Digital health accelerator Healthbox announced its second Boston class this week. The accelerator's Boston program is one of three along with its original site in Chicago and London, which had its demo day in January. Just like last time, Healthbox's partner for the Boston class is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Healthbox announced that with this class they're extending their 14-week...
By Jonah Comstock March 13, 2013
Medication adherence is a huge problem, and it's one that seems solvable. People fail to take the pills prescribed to them for many reasons, but one of the biggest is forgetfulness, especially among elderly patients who take a lot of medications and can easily become confused. Pillboxes have always been the go-to technology to improve adherence, whether it's a simple Monday-through-Friday...
By Jonah Comstock January 22, 2013
Healthbox CEO Nina Nashif speaks at the Innovation Day in London. Just a year after launching its first class in Chicago, Healthbox held a demo day in London to showcase its first European class. The seven startups, representing four countries, which were announced in October 2012, have now completed Healthbox's three-month accelerator course. They were chosen out of an initial pool of about 200...
By Brian Dolan August 16, 2012
Chicago-based Healthbox kicks off its accelerator program in Cambridge, MA this week with 10 teams from the Boston area and support from Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, Express Scripts, HLM Venture Partners and Long River Ventures. The three month accelerator program will conclude in November with an "Innovation Day" where the teams will share their pitches. San Francisco-based Rock Health launched...
By Brian Dolan May 17, 2012
One of the more entertaining panels at this week's Health 2.0 Spring Fling event here in Boston was the panel on digital health incubators. While the lineup did not include a rep from Rock Health as originally advertised, the panel did include founders from a handful of other increasingly high-profile organizations. Only two of them self-identify as "incubators", however. One is more like an...

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