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By Max Sullivan November 5, 2019
While 88% of patients said they were satisfied with their care, only half said their doctors and other providers did a "good" or "excellent" job.
patient with tablet
By Jeff Lagasse November 5, 2019
A robust web presence and offerings like online scheduling and telehealth are imperatives for health systems looking to stay relevant.

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By Laura Lovett November 4, 2019
Mars — it’s the subject of countless science fiction novels and has long been a fascination amongst us earthlings. Today NASA is setting its sights on making a human Mars landing a reality within the next two decades. Located on average 140 million miles away from Earth, distance is just one obstacle in sending humans to the red planet. Maintaining the health of the astronauts venturing to Mars...
By Laura Lovett October 29, 2019
Last week Emirati startup Meddy scored $2.5 million in Series A funding for its doctor search and booking platform. The latest infusion of cash was led by Modus Capital with participation from 212 Capital, QSTP, Kasamar Holdings, Dharmendra Ghai, Innoway and other unnamed investors.  As part of the funding news the company named Kareem Elsirafy, a partner at Modus Capital, as a new board member...
By Laura Lovett October 25, 2019
With more than 200 million people, Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. This translates to a lot of healthcare needs.  Driven by the size, local needs and a growing innovation market, Brazilian health tech startups are beginning to emerge. The Brazilian market is unique for startups as it has both a public system, which serves everyone, and a...
By Laura Lovett October 24, 2019
Healthcare AI company Viz.ai announced that it landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding this morning. This latest infusion of cash was led by Greenoaks, with participation from Threshold Ventures, CRV, GV and Kleiner Perkins.  The new funding comes a little over a year after the Israeli company raised $21 million from Kleiner Perkins and GV.  WHAT THEY DO  Viz.ai focuses on using AI to...
By Dave Muoio October 24, 2019
It’s an age-old question: do joint and bone pains really get worse with the weather, or is it all just grumblings and happenstance? For an answer, a new study published in NPJ Digital Health looked to smartphones, tasking thousands participants with long-term pain to report their daily pain levels through an app and referencing these against their GPS-based local weather. By doing so, researchers...
By Laura Lovett October 23, 2019
While 2019 is projected to have fewer digital health deals than 2018 — the first dip in five years — the estimated amount of funding pouring into the space continues to grow year over year, according to a new report by the Silicon Valley Bank.  Last year digital health companies worldwide raised a total of $7.21 billion, according to the report. This year the projected amount is up to $7.88...

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