Healthbox

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...
By Brian Dolan 03:34 am 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 04:28 am 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...
By Neil Versel 12:06 am January 24, 2012
Sometimes, a smartphone app is more than you need. Sometimes, it is not enough. Perhaps, the "just right" approach is simple technology like a text message. That is the underlying principle behind CareWire, which automates appointment reminders and other administrative information so health systems can cut down on no-shows and unprepared patients in hopes of producing more productive encounters,...
By Brian Dolan 10:45 am December 20, 2011
A new health incubator, Healthbox, is  set to launch on January 9th with its first batch of 10 health startups, which it chose from some "hundreds" of applications that came in from 26 states and eight countries. A group of healthcare providers, payors, venture firms and others supported the formation of Healthbox, including venture capital firm Sandbox Industries, the BlueCross Blue Shield...