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Klara Receives $2,5 Million to Expand to U.S.

Klara Receives $2,5 Million to Expand to U.S.

Klara, an eHealth startup from Berlin, formerly called GoDerma, raised $ 2.5 million from Creathor Venture, Partech, Stephan Schambach, Heilemann Ventures and existing investor Atlantic Labs. The investment will fuel its US expansion. Founded in 2013 by Simon Bolz and Dr. Simon Lorenz, the startup aims to digitize the communication...
Tinnitracks is the only European nominee for SXSW Accelerator Competition

Tinnitracks is the only European nominee for SXSW Accelerator Competition

We’ve reported about the niche healthcare startup Tinnitracks, hailing from Germany, earlier already and now they got some big news today. Hundreds of companies submitted to present at SXSW Accelerator, where Tinnitracks was selected out of 48 finalists in six different categories. The team from Hamburg, Germany, is the only European...
Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Does it matter whether your doc believes in a god or not? Famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins posed this question during one of his many panel discussions between theists and atheists. The majority of people will argue that beliefs are something private and should not get mixed with a professional opinion....
Have You Ever Prescribed Technology?

Have You Ever Prescribed Technology?

Most patients who come to see their docs expect that they will suggest or prescribe some medical intervention at the end of the encounter. This doesn’t necessarly mean that you hand out a prescription for a drug, but the patient wants you to give her answers to her questions, instructions on how to behave, on...
True Expertise: What Doctors Can Learn From Mozart, Tiger Woods and Jack Welch

True Expertise: What Doctors Can Learn From Mozart, Tiger Woods and Jack Welch

This writing was inspired by a recent post by Chris Nickson on Kevinmd.com, which was entitled "The Art of Medicine is in Observation".
The MedCrunch Top 10 Tech Services for Physicians

The MedCrunch Top 10 Tech Services for Physicians

We've compiled a list of 10 services and tools that evey physician should know about and at least give a try!
Smoking, Parkinson's and Facebook

Smoking, Parkinson’s and Facebook

Many people display some sort of addiction or "reward seeking behavior". Be it chocolate consumption, cigarettes, facebook, twitter or their like. Rewards are associated with a cerebral dopamine high...
The Doctors Desk

The Doctors Desk

We recently wrote about a pair of headphones, which we argue are the ultimate physician headphones. Mimicing a stethoscope and available in iPod-esque color sets it would truly be great a lifestyle addition for any doc or wanna be doc. Now (actually already quite some time ago) the Danish design studio “Søren Rose Studio” has...
Times Change, Ward Rounds Don't

Times Change, Ward Rounds Don’t

Ward rounds are crucial elements in any hospital environment. They are routinely being performed, no matter in which country, which day of the week or which medical speciality. Physicians and patients alike either do look forward to them – or they don’t. Over the past decades the procedure of rounds hardly changed. If you ever...
Hierachy in Communication

Hierachy in Communication

Why communication matters and how hierarchies in communication even may lead to plane crashes and what it means for medical practice.
Intelligent Plasters

Intelligent Plasters

When we think of medical innovation, we usually think high-tech, lots of money, biotech and brain-scans. But researchers at the Frauenhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT (who knows how they came up that abbreviation) in Munich now has developed a kind of plaster that does something special. The idea is simple, it’s...
Use Death as a Change Agent!

Use Death as a Change Agent!

Thinking about the last hours of your life can be life-changing. Some very famous people use this hack in their everyday life.
10 Things Physicians Don't Want To Hear

10 Things Physicians Don’t Want To Hear

Since I’v been on both sides of the table, meaning medicine and business, I’ve closely examined and thought about the differences of these very seperate worlds. Only a very small percentage of medical practice is somewhat business-orientated (at least in Europe). In general I have the feeling that physicians are largely disconnected from the “real...
Package Design For Drugs Does Matter

Package Design For Drugs Does Matter

In this post, Lukas explains how drug packaging can make medicine safer and more enjoyable.
False Authority

False Authority

Technology can boost patient care - but only if you use it in conjunction with good clinical judgement.