Healthbox

By Aditi Pai 09:00 pm September 18, 2013
Portrayal of Nashville Healthbox participant Gema Touch's technology Healthbox's Nashville accelerator has announced its first class in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville. Of the class' seven companies, five come from the Nashville area. Last month, the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, joined as a sponsor. Because of the...
By Aditi Pai 10:16 am August 6, 2013
A month ago, Healthbox launched a new accelerator class in Nashville, Tennessee. This week, the program announced the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, has joined as a sponsor. Because of the announcement, Healthbox extended the Nashville application deadline three more days, to August 7th. Founded in Nashville in 1968, HCA currently operates 161...
By Aditi Pai 10:09 am 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 04:08 am 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 12:56 pm 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 05:30 am 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 07:53 am 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 08:00 pm 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 11:19 am 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 09:23 am 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...