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CareInSync Appoints New CEO And Raises Additional Funding
Written by Anne DeGheest // 09 May 2013 // НealthTech Capital

One of HealthTech Capital portfolio companyies, CareInSync, announces that the Board of Directors has tapped industry veteran Steve Curd as the Company’s new President and CEO.

Steve Curd is also joining CareInSync’s Board of Directors. Plese check press release.

Steve joins the CareInSync team with a distinguished reputation for building successful and innovative health care technology organizations. As Chief Information Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Steve delivered new technologies to improve the connectivity between health care providers, payers, and patients. As the Chief Operating Officer of Healtheon / WebMD, he helped lead the company’s rapid growth by introducing solutions which fundamentally transformed the efficiency and transparency of health care service delivery. Most recently, Steve led the development of Global Care Quest, the Surgical Informatics division of KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., which focuses on improving surgical team communication, patient safety, and operating room efficiency.

“I am thrilled to be joining Siva, Sathi and the CareInSync team at such a pivotal time. The innovative Carebook™ technology delivers an unprecedented real-time care team collaboration platform that streamlines the patient care transitions while reducing complications and readmissions,” according to Steve Curd.

“Carebook works alongside the hospital’s existing electronic health records systems to manage care transitions across the entire professional team, essentially eliminating miscommunications, incorrect assumptions, and dropped handoffs through an intuitive mobile solution.”

“We are excited to bring on a leader of Steve’s caliber, to help take the strong foundation we have built at CareInSync to the next level of business growth.” says Siva Subramanian, founder of CareInSync, Director, and Chief Operating Officer.

“Steve’s broad healthcare experience, his track record of building trust and teamwork across the industry, and his prior growth successes are exactly what we need,” adds Anne DeGheest, Executive Chairperson of the CareInSync Board and lead investor from HealthTech Capital.

In addition, CareInSync announces a follow-on investment from the California HealthCare Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund. According to Sanjay Shah, Senior Program Officer with the Foundation’s Innovations for the Underserved program, “CareInSync’s focus is aligned with our mission: to promote sustainable, scalable care innovations that can dramatically lower cost and substantially improve access to care. We are pleased to have the opportunity to assist in CareInSync’s growth as they work to improve quality and efficiency of patient care.” 

CareInSync’s real-time mobile care collaboration network connects care providers to coordinate safe and timely care transitions for patients from admission through discharge. The network identifies patients at risk of readmissions and dispatches evidence-based interventions from Project BOOST®, Project RED®, Care Transitions Intervention® and other hospital-proven best practices. These interventions are delivered to the appropriate provider at the right time, to enable efficient and effective management of each patient’s specific challenges and readmissions risks.

CareInSync Corporation and Carebook are trademarks of CareInSync Corporation. Project BOOST®, Project RED® and CTI® are registered trademarks of Society of Hospital Medicine, Boston University Medical Center and The Care Transitions Program of the UC, Denver respectively.

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.

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