Smart Patients

By Jonah Comstock 02:18 pm May 28, 2019
Dr. Roni Zeiger, cofounder and CEO of Smart Patients and ex-chief health strategist at Google, is leaving his startup after seven years to join Facebook as the social network giant's Head of Health Strategy, a position Facebook appears to have newly created. Zeiger quietly announced the news in a post on his own blog entitled "An Opportunity I Can’t Resist." Based on that short post, it appears...
By Jonah Comstock 07:59 am March 5, 2014
While increasing collaboration between payers and providers was a major theme at HIMSS in Orlando last week, one other major stakeholder has been quite a bit harder to find in conversations about big data, ACOs, and digital health. As Forbes columnist David Shaywitz wrote yesterday, pharma has been noticeably hesitant to jump into the fray. At Merck however, a dedicated innovation group called...
By Aditi Pai 10:34 am September 25, 2013
Entrepreneurs in Rock Health's 5th class San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health put on its fifth demo day this week. Rock Health announced the class in June and the accelerator ran until this past week when companies made presentations to show how they have grown in the past three months. Of the 11 companies, 10 presented at the demo day. This class had some high profile...
By Jonah Comstock 01:06 pm June 5, 2013
San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health announced their fifth class this week. The eleven startups will receive $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their four months in the program. This class will also be the last one to work out of Rock's old office, in San Francisco's Chinatown. After this class's conclusion, the program will move into new office space...
By Aditi Pai 02:20 pm April 24, 2013
Better's health app Over the past week, the launch of two startups -- Smart Patients and Better -- with high-profile founders (Roni Zeiger MD and Geoffrey Clapp, respectively) sparked a couple of interesting comments from MobiHealthNews readers. The Smart Patients launch encouraged readers to ask questions about how to manage the information shared in the community, while the Better launch...
By Brian Dolan 04:02 am April 23, 2013
Google's former Chief Health Strategist Roni Zeiger MD and Gilles Frydman, founder of the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR), announced the launch of Smart Patients, a new online community for cancer patients and caregivers, at the TEDMED event in Washington DC last week. "What we are primarily trying to do is help cancer patients and caregivers learn more effectively from each other...