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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....
Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Technology In March 2013 I was working in Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH) in Pretoria. One of my patients had just been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and the professor who is the head of our unit asked me to book a PET-CT scan. I had no idea what that was but assumed that if I...
NHS Choices - How can UK’s Biggest Health Portal Work with Innovators?

NHS Choices – How can UK’s Biggest Health Portal Work with Innovators?

The annual NHS Innovation Expo is always a hotbed of ideas. 2013, for example, saw the launch of the NHS App Library. The response after one year: Improvements in progress. It has been on the verge of closure, but equally appreciated for what the NHS does best: reliable advice. There’s no shortage of commitment in the...
Physicians Are the Smart Money

Physicians Are the Smart Money

Ever hear the notion that physicians are dumb investors?  It’s often rattled off as truth and yet it is totally false. Physicians, like everyone else, tend to do better with their investments when they invest in what they know. What do they know? They know medicine, and the “practice of medicine.”  They have a better...
Healthcare Lessons from the Data Sages at Strata

Healthcare Lessons from the Data Sages at Strata

This article was first published on Strata. By Bonnie Feldman (@DrBonnie360) and Ellen M. Martin Most healthcare clinicians don’t often think about donating or sharing data. Yet, after hearing Stephen Friend of Sage Bionetworks talk about involving citizens and patients in the field of genetic research at StrataRx 2012, I was curious to learn more. McKinsey points out...
Discussing South African Healthcare

Discussing South African Healthcare

Discussing healthcare in South Africa usually ends up in a heated conversation. It is generally divided into two area’s: private and public sector. Those exposed to private sector complain about exorbitant fees, and those in the public sector complain about the lack of staff, equipment and patient volume overload which then results in ridiculously long...
How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

Accenture’s recent Digital Consumer Tech Survey 2014 revealed a growing interest in wearable technology. That’s endorsed by the plethora of new wearable devices on show at this year’s CES. Typical are smart watches and also wearable smart glasses – the pioneer here, of course, being Google Glass. Glasses are particularly interesting to us here at...
Mindfulness and Communication; Wearable Technology and Data Visualization

Mindfulness and Communication; Wearable Technology and Data Visualization

Vandrico is an unbiased 3rd party verifier and specialized R&D firm that investigates new technology to help businesses identify the true players on the map. It recently released a database composed of over 118 wearable devices. The site is interactive, enabling researchers to see how many devices have been designed for the chest versus the...
MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin's XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin’s XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr, a start up from Austria, has just announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount from Berlin-based accelerator XLHealth. XLHealth is the venture vehicle of the CEO of CompuGroup Medical, the European market leader in physician IT software. The startup currently offers two apps, Companion and Junior, that aim to help diabetics track their...
Pernicious Moralising: When Public Health Fails

Pernicious Moralising: When Public Health Fails

The last few weeks have been exceedingly busy as we finalised the Wellthcare Manifesto, interviewed more Wellth Creators, and started work on what a meeting on ‘health creation’ might look like. One question has surfaced a few times and I wanted to reflect on it here: “How is Wellthcare different to public health?” Public health,...
The Medical Black Box

The Medical Black Box

A friend sent me  a podcast from RadioLab a few weeks ago. The topic was ‘black boxes’ and since he knew I was an anesthesiologist in the making, he thought I would find this one particularly interesting. I did. RadioLab Black Box Podcast How scientists and physicians have managed to put people to sleep or...
Hacking The Medical Care of Chronic Disease

Hacking The Medical Care of Chronic Disease

The medical world has done an astounding job of treating and curing acute disease. Heart attacks, strokes, gun shot wounds, infections and broken bones can all threaten your life; yet, with our level of complex care and diagnosis, your chances of survival are very high. However, when it comes to treating chronic disease, medical care...
Health 2.0 Seattle: Drilling Into Local Industries For Healthcare Solutions

Health 2.0 Seattle: Drilling Into Local Industries For Healthcare Solutions

Since the inception of Health 2.0 by co-founders Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 local chapters have popped up all over the world. The chapters differ in location and objective, yet all provide networking opportunities and stimulating discussions for people involved or interested in how technology can be leveraged to systemically affect change in...