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Why Startups are Better Off in the U.S. than the U.K.

Why Startups are Better Off in the U.S. than the U.K.

This article succinctly describes the comparative disadvantages for healthcare startups in digital and connected health operating under the U.K.’s National Health Service compared with the more extensive opportunities inn the U.S.  In short, “To sell to the NHS, a vendor must first become an approved supplier by getting on one of the lists the government [...]

August 17, 2015 | Reply More
Highlights from the 10th Annual Convergence Summit 2015

Highlights from the 10th Annual Convergence Summit 2015

“Innovators from across disciplines congregated to discuss the latest in health innovations. Participants included computer programmers, doctors, healthcare administrators, start-up companies, investors, and thought leaders. Themes ranged from patient engagement in their own healthcare to mobile devices to software to find the lowest cost prescription medications nearest you.  This event is organized by the Wireless Life [...]

July 17, 2015 | Reply More
TripleTree Blog: “Connected Health is the Rx for Healthcare Innovation”

TripleTree Blog: “Connected Health is the Rx for Healthcare Innovation”

By Scott Donahue and Spencer Evenson “TripleTree has been evangelizing Connected Health’s impact in the broader healthcare landscape for years.  We continue to use our sponsorship of the WLSA and our iAwards program to not only recognize Connected Health’s brightest innovators, but also keep a close eye on developing trends and technologies.” Read the full blog here!

July 15, 2015 | Reply More
“Rock Health: $2.1B in digital health funding so far this year”

“Rock Health: $2.1B in digital health funding so far this year”

Wow!! It looking like 2015 will be another successful year for digital and connected health investments. We will see great technologies emerge in the healthcare industry. “The year so far has seen 136 digital health investment deals over $2 million, for a total of $2.1 billion in funding according to Rock Health’s mid-year report. Rock Health [...]

July 7, 2015 | Reply More
MetroConnect Prize Awards Funds to 15 San Diego Companies

MetroConnect Prize Awards Funds to 15 San Diego Companies

WLSA’s Rob McCray and Molly Cogan served on the selecting committee for this year’s San Diego MetroConnect Prize, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. The 15 companies, ranging from small to medium, are all looking to further develop business opportunities in the U.K., China, Japan, Germany, Canada, and Australia. The companies are Airstrip, Applied [...]

July 1, 2015 | Reply More
FDA continues on the pathway of smart deregulation of medical devices based on risk assessments

FDA continues on the pathway of smart deregulation of medical devices based on risk assessments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to exempt 120 medical device classes from its premarket notification and review requirements, making it substantially easier for companies to market the devices. – See more at: http://www.raps.org/Regulatory-Focus/News/2015/06/30/22812/FDA-Exempts-120-Medical-Device-Types-from-Most-Regulation/#sthash.FZI2ob5Z.dpuf

July 1, 2015 | Reply More
“American Academy of Pediatrics supports telemedicine, but only if PCP-led”

“American Academy of Pediatrics supports telemedicine, but only if PCP-led”

Rob McCray’s comment on the MobiHealth News article, “American Academy of Pediatrics supports telemedicine, but only if PCP-led”   “Read all about it: ORGANIZED MEDICINE OPPOSES DIRECT CONSUMER ACCESS TO (OTHER) DOCTORS! As a headline this would not be very newsworthy. It is scintillatingly ironic that medical societies, which are responsible for the inefficient fragmented [...]

June 30, 2015 | Reply More
CellTrak Adds New Vice President of Research and Development

CellTrak Adds New Vice President of Research and Development

Health Care Industry Veteran Strengths Senior Leadership Team   June 8th, 2015 Schaumburg, IL  – CellTrak Technologies, the industry leader in mobile health care and service delivery solutions, announced today that Pratik Chakraborty has joined the company as Vice President of Research and Development. An accomplished business and technology leader with an in-depth knowledge of [...]

June 8, 2015 | Reply More
Medical Product Regulation Change [Infographic]

Medical Product Regulation Change [Infographic]

The U.S. is in need of a modernized process for bringing new medical products and drugs to the market. Let’s explore how Open Outcomes Based Regulation could possibly be the next step in innovative healthcare solutions. Share This Infographic On Your Site

May 5, 2015 | Reply More
Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With skin cancer being the most common cancer in the United States, it is vital that awareness be raised surrounding this potentially fatal, yet preventable, disease. Skin cancer is mainly caused by ultraviolet(UV) radiation from the sun. This UV radiation is also found in tanning booths and sunlamps. There are multiple different types of skin [...]

May 5, 2015 | Reply More