Healthbox

By Jonah Comstock 08:22 am June 28, 2019
One easy mistake for an organization to make is to think of innovation as a project that can be finished. Certainly healthcare systems have seen success with large-scale transformation projects with set end dates that can be said to be concluded. But the nature of innovation is that it’s ongoing, not just because technology is always advancing, but also because the needs of patients and providers...
By Laura Lovett 12:11 pm February 11, 2019
When it comes to innovation, healthcare players can’t wait around to see how it it going to play out. “You are either being disrupted or a disruptor — sometimes you are both,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and EVP at HIMSS, said this morning at the Innovation Symposium. That’s why it’s important to always be looking ahead and thinking about trends, he said. Giving Blockbuster as the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:06 pm May 4, 2018
Worries about artificial intelligence replacing doctors — at least any time soon — have largely given way to a vision of doctors and algorithms working together to give patients the best possible treatment. But what exact shape that collaboration will take is still being hammered out by developers and doctors. At Health 2.0’s Dev4Health conference, held this week at the HIMSS Innovation Center in...
By Tom Sullivan 12:13 pm March 7, 2018
HIMSS on Friday revealed that it has acquired Healthbox for its innovation consulting and fund management services. "Healthcare organizations look at us asking if we can help them think through concepts around digital health or how to bring innovation into their systems," said Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO.  Healthbox, in fact, specializes in two sets of services: innovation consulting and fund management...
By Jonah Comstock 01:55 pm 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 11:10 am 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 10:41 am 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 09:47 am 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 09:43 am 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 10:47 am 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...