23andMe, who does it profit?

Combining data analytics and healthcare raises interesting questions of ethics. In a context where consumer data are an increasingly valuable currency globally and concerns for individual privacy becomes widespread, what is 23andMe’s situation?

Athenahealth Marketplace – crowdsourcing in health care

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In 2013, Athenahealth launched the “More Disruption Please” (MDP) program, a platform that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, clinicians and industry experts to discover new ways to improve healthcare. The MDP Accelerator invests in startups through the MDP program and provides the resources and customer access to help these start-ups scale up and succeed. These start-ups partners with Athenahealth to provide solutions through the Athenahealth Marketplace. Currently the Athenahealth partners provide healthcare solutions in seven major areas, including acquisition and engagement, administrative, billing, care management, efficiency tools, medical records, and provider tools.