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Cyrcadia:  A Wearable, Social Breast Cancer Screening Bra

Cyrcadia: A Wearable, Social Breast Cancer Screening Bra

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August 21, 2014

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Cancer, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Cyrcadia has developed a complex sensing grid that can sense temperature changes in throughout the tissues of both breasts. And there’s an app to make monthly screening social….really?

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Research Initiatives Around the Microbiome

Research Initiatives Around the Microbiome

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July 31, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

What does a “healthy” microbiome look like? Who is part of a microbiome? How can we quantify and analyze our microbiome?

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Derek Newell, CEO, Jiff

Jiff: Rewarding Employees Digital Health Achievements

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July 30, 2014

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Digital health, Digital Health Summer Summit 2014, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

The Jiff platform collects “digital exhaust” from health apps to facilitate tying improved health outcomes to reductions in employees’ out-of-pocket cost-sharing.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Health Information Exchange: Meaningful Consent

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July 30, 2014

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IT, POLICY:

The lack of consistency in state laws (some are “opt-in,” some are “opt-out, and at least one is “opt-out” at the point data comes into the HIE, and “opt-in” when a clinician seeks to obtain that data) and the lack of general understanding of the issues involved by patients has led to the ONC recommending the obtaining of “meaningful consent” from patients for health information exchange.

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Vinod Kholsa, Founder, Kholsa Ventures

Entrepreneurs: Vinod Khosla Answers Your Questions

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July 29, 2014

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Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

Video: Vinod Khosla, Founder of Khosla Ventures answers entrepreneurs questions for almost an hour at 7/2014 Health 2.0 Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Cal. Fun & informative.

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Doctors:  Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

Doctors: Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

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July 26, 2014

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EDUCATION, Entrepreneurs, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

Daily Rounds collects clinical cases from medical schools & individual docs so physicians can learn from case studies via their mobile phone.

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One of GeriJoy's Avatars

Giving GeriJoy to Loved Ones with Dementia

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July 25, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

GeriJoy harnesses the global supply of human compassion & intelligence to enable families to provide loved ones with low cost care & supervision.

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Calvin Togashi, Principal Consultant at Assigncorp

Prompt Outreach: Solving for Simple Between-Office Visit Communication

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July 23, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

“Prompt Outreach” will offer (they are still in beta) clinicians a simple way to outreach to patients via a variety of means (emails, SMS texts, telephony, and PDF letters).

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Star Cunningham, CEO 4D Healthware

Star Cunningham presents 4D Healthware

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July 23, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, SV Health 2.0, Technology in healthcare:

4D can take in lab data, genome data, data from fitness trackers, and with your permission, data from your EHR. It will be analyzed via 4D’s analytic engines, and turned into actionable information that you can use.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Digital Health: What the Hell?

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July 23, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

I figured I would ease back into the blog with something light-hearted, so today I bring you the first installment of Digital Health: What the Hell? This intermittent but ongoing series will highlight so-called digital health products that are actually real but which, at least in my personal opinion, fail to meet the classic VC requirement of “need to have” vs. “nice to have.”

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