Category Archives: healthcare

The consumerization of healthcare

 Recently, I registered with the GP across the road from my flat. I’ve lived there for a year. I had put off registering beforehand due to a severe allergy to bureaucracy.  Last year, I wanted to go see a specialist. I snored at my private healthcare provider’s response that I first needed to have a consultation with my doctor… Safe to say it never happened.… Read More

Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of healthcare

 Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report, out today, was full of insights on how tech is shaping our future — including now in healthcare. This was the first year Meeker included healthcare in her report and it shows just how much of a role tech is going to play in improving our lives going forward. Here are a few key insights from the report. Read More

PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

Distributed ledger technology , bitcoin icon with hexagonal symbol blue background , cryptocurrencies or bitcoin concept , flare light , 3D illustration PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel’s open source Hyperledger Sawtooth as the underlying ledger, and processing blockchain transaction requests at the chip level using Intel chips. This partnership and the broader… Read More

Tackling diagnostic medicine with AI, Viz launches a tool to identify strokes

 On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. They’re the third leading cause of death in the country, killing more than 140,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands more with long term disabilities that cost the healthcare system billions. One of the reasons why strokes are so deadly and debilitating is that they’re hard to diagnose and time is of the essence.… Read More

India-based doctor booking platform Lybrate quietly raises $3M more

 Indian health tech startup Lybrate has raised $3 million in new funding, according to a filing in the U.S., where it is incorporated. Lybrate declined to comment on the filing, nor would it provide details of the investors who participated in the round. Make what you will of that cagey response. The company last raised $10.2 million led by Tiger Global in July 2015, which is some time ago. Read More