Mayo Clinic

By Aditi Pai 06:50 am December 18, 2014
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator alum Yosko Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the company's second Mobile Health Accelerator, a three-month program in Kansas City powered by TechStars. The 2015 Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator will run from March 9 through June 4. “We are pleased to work with Techstars to provide early-stage input and guidance related to our...
By Aditi Pai 09:17 am December 11, 2014
Startup accelerator Techstars has launched a post-accelerator program, called Techstars++ that provides exposure for entrepreneurs who have completed the Techstars accelerator. Techstars' launch partner is Mayo Clinic. Post-accelerator startups can use the Techstars++ network to spend time learning from and engaging with a corporate partner. "For example, after completing Techstars, healthcare-...
By Jonah Comstock 09:31 am September 29, 2014
IBM's Watson, a cognitive computing system originally designed to vanquish human competitors on Jeopardy in 2011, has been winding its way into more and more healthcare and health-related use cases. But like most novel technologies, a number of people still don't understand exactly what Watson is or does -- or what IBM's roadmap for the technology is. On the sidelines of the Health 2.0 event in...
By Jonah Comstock 10:10 am September 8, 2014
Watson at Memorial Sloan-Kettering IBM's Watson, a cognitive computing system that has already been deployed in a number of healthcare use cases, is teaming up with Mayo Clinic to bring its computing power to bear on the  age-old problem of matching active clinical trials with eligible participants. "Using natural language processing and powerful data analytics capabilities, Watson will help...
By Jonah Comstock 09:29 am August 13, 2014
According to a new report from Reuters, Apple's announced partnership with EHR provider Epic Systems may not be an exclusive one. The news outlet says Apple is in talks with Allscripts about how HealthKit could integrate with its systems, as well as with Johns Hopkins, Mt. Sinai, and the Cleveland Clinic. Of these organizations, all but the Cleveland Clinic declined to comment. All the hospitals...
By Jonah Comstock 09:54 am July 24, 2014
Catalyst, an internal iPad app developed by Medtronic. In a third-quarter earnings call with investors, Apple senior vice president and CFO Luca Maestri listed medical device giant Medtronic as a headline example of a company creating a lot of iOS apps to use internally. "Today companies have equipped millions of employees with iPhones and they’re seeing huge benefits in productivity, employee...
By Jonah Comstock 09:30 am June 17, 2014
Vidscrip, a Minneapolis-based patient engagement startup, has inked a deal to provide its video-making software to physicians across Partners Healthcare in Boston. It's the two-and-a-half-year-old company's largest deployment yet, and Vidscrips will open up a Boston office to support the rollout. "We had an opportunity to present what we were doing to their senior population health leadership [at...
By Jonah Comstock 08:00 am June 12, 2014
Chrono Therapeutics, a Hayward, California-based company working on a new wearable for smoking cessation and drug delivery, has raised $32 million in its first round of funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners and 5 am Ventures. Additional contributors included Fountain Healthcare Partners, and two strategic investors: GE Ventures and the Mayo Clinic. The company's flagship product SmartStop...
By Jonah Comstock 08:02 am June 9, 2014
At Apple's WWDC event earlier this month, the company finally announced its HealthKit and Health offerings, which will bring health tracking natively to the next generation of iOS. But there was no mention of Apple's long-rumored iWatch at WWDC. Now Nikkei Asian Review, a Japanese publication with a history of reporting Apple's release dates before they are announced officially, says Apple is...
By Jonah Comstock 11:24 am June 2, 2014
At Apple's WWDC event, the company announced its rumored native health tracking platform, which we now know to be called HealthKit. Rumors have circulated that the tracking platform would be called HealthBook, though we noted previously that was probably not the official name. "Developers have created a vast array of healthcare devices and accompanying applications, everything from monitoring...