Iodine is the ‘Yelp of Medicine,’ creating tremendous value by crowdsourcing reviews of pharmaceuticals to help patients make better-informed choices about their medications. But the question remains: can they capture any of that value?
CrowdMed: helping patients to get closer the right diagnosis.
Crowdsourcing platform empowers patients to take a greater role in advancing health
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.
PatientsLikeMe is an online community network where chronic disease patients are able to find other patients with similar demographics and experiences. This data is shared to help support the search toward better chronic disease treatments.
Chunyu Doctor (春雨医生) is an online telemedicine platform in China. Among the telemedicine companies in China, it has the largest Internet penetration rate, and it has accumulated more than $100 million in capital. In September 2016, Cycares, the international branch of Chunyu Doctor, completed its series C venture capital fund raising round, raising $50 million, the largest round of venture funding ever achieved in the Chinese telemedicine industry.
Fitbit announced last week it is planning a transition into becoming an integrated healthcare platform. What does that mean for the wearables company and will it succeed?
AI has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, influencing online search results to personal styling recommendations. Are we ready to let computers read our X-rays?
The commodification of healthcare data and its resulting losers
As the on-demand economy begins to disrupt healthcare, One Medical Group is best positioned to lead the booming market of on-demand primary care