January 20, 2016
New York City-based Greatist, an online publication and media brand that focuses on health and wellness content, has raised $4.5 million, bringing its total investment to $8 million. Floodgate led the round, with participation from Strauss Zelnick, Andy Russell, John Gardner, David Pecker, and Startup Health. Previous investors including RiverPark Ventures, Vayner/RSE, Jon Miller, Ramit Sethi,...
November 24, 2014
One of the many rumors I heard prior to the HealthKit and Apple Watch reveal was that Apple was working on a new section of its iTunes store, like the AppStore, but instead of apps the company would begin selling health and fitness coaching programs or services. That never came to pass though.
Last week, however, an app launched to do just that.
Boston-based Change Collective offered up an iOS...
January 20, 2014
Welltok, the Denver-based creator of an online and mobile "social health management" platform, has introduced a partnership program to link technology with disease management and wellness programs.
The idea is to make it easier for population health managers from payers, health systems and accountable care organizations to provide services and actionable steps for program members.
"We're able to...
May 14, 2013
For many years there has been a common refrain for mobile health app discovery: There's no Consumer Reports for health apps. With tens of thousands of health-related smartphone apps, dozens of direct-to-consumer wearable health sensors now available, and various other websites and services -- how is the increasingly health-conscious consumer to choose? Or, perhaps, if you believe that digital...
September 20, 2012
Chemotopia's personalized chemotherapy decision tree
This week healthcare academy StartUp Health announced 12 more companies that would begin its three year program, which is designed to help them better navigate the world of healthcare. Like its inaugural class StartUp Health’s second class is includes a couple of well-known entities, including Dave Chase's Avado, CakeHealth, and Greatist....