All posts by Gloria Cho

Salesforce: Philanthropy for the Common Goo...

Jun 10, 2015Comments off2013 Views

Salesforce’s philanthropic model is a 1-1-1, where they donate 1% of their time, 1% of their equity, and 1% of their product to organizations that

Tonic Health: Making Patient Data Collectio...

May 03, 2015Comments off2769 Views

Your doctor’s office still handing you a paper form on a clipboard? No way! Tell ’em to check out Tonic Health. CEO of Tonic Health,

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Elsevier: Customizing Medical Content for D...

May 02, 2015Comments off4778 Views

Elsevier uses the approach to customize evidence-based medicine targeted towards docs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and patients. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is all about the right

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Extending Emergency Care Beyond the ER

Apr 24, 2015Comments off4982 Views

The hope is that they take their meds, follow the discharge instructions, get follow-ups, and, most important, get better along the trajectory expected by the

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Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds to Solve To...

Mar 04, 2015Comments off4055 Views

On average CrowdMed patients have been ill for 8 years, have seen 8 doctors and have cost $60,000 Jared Heyman is the Founder and CEO

Genia Technologies: Democratizing Gene Sequ...

Feb 11, 2015Comments off3711 Views

Smaller, lower cost units will allow DNA sequencing to be decentralized and democratized, making it affordable for patients everywhere Allison Ballmer, Director of International Business

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Qualcomm Life & Chronic Illness Manage...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off3340 Views

Qualcomm Life is building the underlying digital health infrastructure that enables healthcare companies to focus on delivering care instead of developing technology. Rick Valencia, SVP and General Manager

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Managing Mental Health with the Big White W...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off2632 Views

“Having a tough time? Feeling down or stressed? Start feeling better now.” According to their website, over 90% of members feel better after using Big White

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mHealth in Croatia: An Interview with the ...

Dec 10, 2014Comments off7602 Views

mHealth in Croatia is being used to improve health care access in rural areas and on isolated islands. Sin Varga, the Croatian Minister of Health, joins

Docs, You Can Solve “Daily RoundsR...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off3248 Views

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

Prompt Outreach: Solving for Simple Between...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off8425 Views

Prompt Outreach will offer clinicians a simple way to outreach to patients via a variety of means (emails, SMS texts, telephony, web services and PDF

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Exponential Medicine: Exploring the Cutting...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off5535 Views

When Daniel Kraft talks as fast as he thinks, the rest of us have to hold on tight to just to keep up! Daniel Kraft joined

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SingFit: Leveraging Technology to Scale Mus...

Oct 29, 2014Comments off3244 Views

Getting a Whole Brain Workout with Music Andy Tubman, music therapist, joined Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at HealthTech Conference 2014 in San Francisco to discuss how he wants

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AccelDx pScreen: A New Way to Monitor Heart...

Oct 29, 2014Comments off2972 Views

AccelDx’s new microfluidic platform, the pScreen allows home testing of biomarker BNP for monitoring of heart failure Alberto Gandini, PhD, MBA, Co-founder and CEO of

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Doctella: Patient Centered, Patient Safety ...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off2703 Views

Safety checklists – airline pilots use them, doctors and care teams use them, and now Doctella is making sure that  patients and their families can use

i-Human Patients Hones Diagnostic Skills Vi...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off2842 Views

Medical diagnosis is a “learn by doing” skill. In medical school, we are taught how to acquire the data we need from patient’s history, physical

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Danny Sands, MD Shares Some Great Ideas In ...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off2635 Views

The unifying theme of the Society for Participatory Medicine’s founding member, Danny Sands, is meaningful patient and family engagement. Pat Salber (@docweighsin) caught up with Danny Sands, MD,

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Gain Fitness: Digital Personal Training

Oct 21, 2014Comments off2517 Views

GAIN Fitness merges the worlds of fitness apps, wearables, and personal training to make it easy for everyone to access a personal trainer Gain Fitness’

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Manage your Vitals Beautifully with iHealth...

Oct 21, 2014Comments off2697 Views

As more and more aggregators of health tracking devices vie to gain traction in the marketplace, it will be interesting to see which digital health apps

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HealthXL – Matchmaking Young Companie...

Oct 21, 2014Comments off5072 Views

HealthXL is beyond an accelerator. Their sweet spot is linking young companies – particularly those with fully developed products and revenue with large, multi-national Strategics

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Myontec: Intelligent Shorts to Improve Your...

Oct 16, 2014Comments off2579 Views

Finnish company, Myontec, makes workout shorts that are embedded with sensors that can pick up muscle activity in the hams and quads. By training with

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Tough Conversation Coming Up? Kognito Can ...

Oct 14, 2014Comments off2794 Views

Kognito uses its virtual human technologies and its science-driven approach to create simulations of real conversations. I had the chance to speak with Ron Goldman

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Sensoria: Weaving Sensors into the Fabric o...

Oct 13, 2014Comments off2486 Views

Sensoria’s first products are for runners. Their smart sock “are infused” with proprietary 100% textile sensors. When combined with an electronic anklet and their mobile

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Better than Google Glass? Atheer Air is 2-E...

Oct 13, 2014Comments off2433 Views

The Atheer AiR Smart Glasses are a big WOW! Like Google Glass, these devices put the virtual stuff you want to see right in front

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This Glucometer is Yofi & That’s...

Oct 10, 2014Comments off2660 Views

Yofi is Hebrew for fantastic, beautiful, wonderful, great. And, according to Gad Shaanan, the CEO of YofiMeters, their new glucometer is just that. Not only

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Do Docs & Patients See Eye-to-Eye? An ...

Oct 05, 2014Comments off2582 Views

Eric Topol, MD, Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, and author of the “bible” of digital health, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”

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Zephyr Health: Combining Disparate Data for...

Sep 28, 2014Comments off4907 Views

Pat Salber, MD, interviews Sven Junkergård, the CTO for Zephyr Health, an innovative big data company. Watch the video to learn how Zephyr Health is

Giving GeriJoy to Loved Ones with Dementia

Sep 28, 2014Comments off3041 Views

“Harnessing the global supply of human compassion, intelligence and care to enable families to provide loved ones with very cost effective company and supervision when

Cyrcadia Health: A Wearable, Social Breast ...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off3929 Views

In this interview with Rob Royea, the CEO of Cyrcadia Health (formerly known as First Warning Systems) we are introduced to the company’s novel approach