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TIME Magazine Slams Rapacious U.S. Medical System
Written by Anne DeGheest // 13 March 2013 // НealthTech Capital

By Sarosh Kumana, HealthTech Capital member and Junglee LLC - Venture Investments.

Time Magazine's March 4, 2013 cover story, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, is an exploration of what's wrong with the US medical system - the players, the rapacity, the secrecy. Ultimately it's about how hospitals, doctors, pharma, regulators and insurers all collude in extracting the maximum possible income from the economy, with consumers allowed very limited information about their options, and very little control over their bodies, their care and the costs forced upon them. Patients are seen as simply the pawns to enable the medical community to impose an out-of-control levy on the economy.

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Asthmapolis: Most promising 2012 HealthTech company
Written by Anne DeGheest // 06 November 2012 // Conferences, Entrepreneur, НealthTech Capital


At the HealthTech Conference On October 26, 2012, Asthmapolis won the "Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2012”:

Please read my interview below with David Van Sickle, Co-Founder and CEO, Asthmapolis. He has done an amazing job in the last few years and is a leader of the mobile health movement. 

 

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Submission deadline for DC to VC: HIT startup showcase
Written by Anne DeGheest // 10 July 2012 // Conferences, НealthTech Capital

Calling all Health IT Startups - 23 Days Left to Apply to the DC to VC: Health IT Startup Showcase

Morgenthaler Ventures and Health 2.0 are partnering with HealthTech Capital to help lead nationwide DC to VC contest to find the best startup companies in health information technology (HIT). The competition is open to any U.S. startup seeking Series-A funding that is applying cutting edge technology to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. In its 3rd year, the event will be co-located with the Health 2.0 Fall Annual conference in San Francisco on October 10, 2012.

  • Pitch your company's business to VCs, Angels, government and industry experts at the Health 2.0 conference in SF on Oct 10th
  • 23 days left to apply - Deadline is Friday August 3, 2012 at midnight, PT
  • Online application takes 5 minutes to complete - http://www.dctovc.com/apply/
  • See Criteria for the contest here - http://www.dctovc.com/challenge/
  • No cash prizes but tons of exposure to press and VCs that are investing in health IT deals today
Want To Revolutionize Health? Enable Physicians, Don't Replace Them
Written by Anne DeGheest // 26 June 2012 // Angel funding, НealthTech Capital

David Shaywitz wrote a must read article in Forbes called "Want To Revolutionize Health? Enable Physicians, Don't Replace Them".

This is a great description of the challenges we face to improve healthcare delivery. I founded HealthTech Capital because it takes three sets of expertise to start new healthcare delivery companies: HEALTHCARE (workflow of multiple stakeholders, complex regulatory and payment systems), TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS (mobility and social media are enablers only..we learn these lessons during the internet bubble), and USER ENGAGEMENT (patients, nurse or doctors). Nobody has these three sets of expertise (entrepreneurs or investors). We had to create an ecosystem of providers, clinicians, industry, angel and venture capitalists to bring all these expertise together! unfortunately tech VC fall back to their comfort level which is selling directly to consumers instead of dealing with complexity and irrationality of today's healthcare delivery. There is a funding gap for selling productivity tools to existing healthcare providers and an overabundance, if not exuberance, of activities for patient empowerment and direct to consumer products and services.

HealthTech Capital sponsors DC to VC HIT Startup Showcase
Written by Anne DeGheest // 21 June 2012 // Conferences, НealthTech Capital

HealthTech Capital is sponsoring the third nationwide contest called "DC to VC: HIT Startup Showcase" to find the best startup companies in health information technology (HIT). The competition is open to any U.S. startup seeking Series-A funding that is applying cutting-edge technology to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. Applications are being accepted from Monday, June 4, 2012 through Friday, August 3, 2013 at www.dctovc.com. In its third year, the event will be co-located with the Health 2.0 Fall Annual conference in San Francisco on October 10, 2012.

“DC to VC was initially started to help bring the venture capital community together with Washington D.C. policymakers to help bridge the gap between those who are investing in health IT innovation and those who are creating public policy that leads to innovation,” said Rebecca Lynn, General Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures.

“With the trend towards more clinical integration, Accountable Care Organizations and new opportunities around healthcare reform, health IT has never been a stronger segment for investors to spend time on,” said Missy Krasner, Executive in Residence, Morgenthaler Ventures and former Google Health founding team memb

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