5 Best Practices to Make Healthcare Innovation Partnerships Work

5 Best Practices to Make Healthcare Innovation Partnerships Work

Healthcare innovation partnerships can make a huge difference in the way common ailments are regarded by the medical care community. By promoting efficient distribution of data and enhancing the ability to combine resources to gain a deeper perspective into these issues, such partnerships can play a major role to in furthering medical advancements. The collaboration of Merck Medical Information and Innovation M2i2 and online research community PatientsLikeMe is a case in point.
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Ralph Lauren Unveils “Polo Tech” Shirt That Tracks Health and Fitness Data

Polo Tech Shirt That Tracks Health and Fitness Data

Capitalizing off the potential profits of the growing smart apparel market, Ralph Lauren is currently testing a new nylon"Polo Tech" shirt at this year's U.S. Open tournament, Apple Insder first reports. The "Polo Tech" shirt features sensors knitted within the t-shirt's core, allowing it to track health and fitness data. The smart shirt was developed in partnership with Canadian company OMsignal, which recently launched its activity tracking shirt technology that connects to smartphones like
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Bobby Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical Talks Healthcare Innovation

Edison Nation Medical

It only takes an imagination to create an idea. But to bring an idea to life, it takes much more, especially in healthcare. That’s where Bobby Grajewski comes in. As the president of Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare product and medical device incubator, Grajewski is dedicated to seeing a good idea get a fair shake in the healthcare space. He understands the road blocks and red tape that innovators face; he himself is an entrepreneur and co-founder of two online companies. That
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Jolt Launches Wearable Sensor To Help ID Concussions in Real-Time for Kids on Kickstarter

Jolt Sensor 3

Jolt launches Kickstarter campaign for a new wearable sensor to help ID concussions in real-time for youth athletes.   It’s estimated that up to 300,000 high schoolers in the U.S. suffer sports-related concussion annually. Although helmeted sports like football and hockey receive the most attention in this space, a number of others have high rates of concussion, most notably girls soccer. Girls soccer players suffer almost 40 percent more concussions than their male counterparts and at a rate
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Onlife Health Partners With Validic to Integrate More Than 50 Wearables and Devices to Track Wellness Progress

Validic

Onlife Health, Inc. announces a partnership with Validic to integrated more than 50 wearables and devices empowering individuals to reach their personal health and wellness goals. Onlife Health, Inc., a national wellness company dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living, today announced that its members will soon be able to access their wellness data along with incentives across more than 50 popular wellness devices and apps. Powered by Validic, the mobile health industry's
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Rock Health Adds 8 Startups To Its Portfolio, Partners With Abott, Blue Shield of California, Deloitte

Rock Health Partners with AngelList To Help Fund Its V5 Graduate Class

  Rock Health, a San Francisco-based full service seed fund for digital health startups today announced its latest addition of eight startups to its portfolio. The newest class is focused on using technology to address several pain points in healthcare ranging from a  platform to allow doctors to manage neurological disorders to a collaboration platform for life science R&D.
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Creative England Launches £1million Digital Health Fund in UK

Creative England Launches £1million Digital Health Fund in UK

Creative England has announced a new £1million fund to stimulate creative and digital health innovation in UK healthcare for regional based SMEs. The first of four programmes to open as part of this fund is the West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund, in partnership with Nominet Trust and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. The fund aims to encourage small creative and digital businesses in the North, Midlands and South West regions to develop innovative concepts or prototypes using
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Number of eVisits Expected to Top 100 Million Globally in 2014

eVisits_Telemedicine Partnership

The number of eVisits is expected to reach 100 million globally potentially saving over $5 billion when compared to the cost of in-person doctor visits, according to a recent report from Deloitte. The report findings show that as eVisits are proven and adopted globally, they are increasingly likely to offer affordable primary medical and diagnostic care to large populations that do not have access today. eVisits are defined in the report as a subset of the telehealth market, which is estimated
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American Heart Association Launches Chicago Open Innovation Challenge

Chicago American Heart Association Open Innovation Challenge

Today, the American Heart Association has launched the Chicago Open Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition to uncover new innovative digital health tools to prevent or manage heart disease and stroke. The top three finalists will receive grants from the American Heart Association totaling $25,000 and a chance to present at the Heart Innovation Forum in Chicago on November 14, 2014. Each award winner will be featured on healthcare crowdfunding platform MedStartr.
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