Tag: healthcare

Portland startup Provata Health, makers of a digital health VR offering, acquired by Merck StayWell

Looks like we have another acquisition to talk about today. Portland startup Provata Health has been acquired by StayWell, a division of healthcare giant Merck.

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REMINDER: New Relic FutureTalk "Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine: Opportunities and Challenges" with Bill Hersh

Wow. The last week kind of got by me. Sorry about that. I really wanted to get a post up for this sooner, but you know. Better late than never. Or something. And stuff. Anyway, if you’ve still got time open this evening, you should definitely try to catch Bill Hersh’s New Relic FutureTalk this evening, Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine: Opportunities and Challenges. Read More

Marcus Welby & Steve Jobs: Tips for Gov. Kitzhaber to save billions on healthcare

[Editor: If there’s any market that’s primed for a startup to disrupt it, it’s healthcare. That’s why it’s nice to see another guest post from Dave Chase, providing some guidance on what Oregon could do to take a lead in the healthcare market.] Read More

MergerTech stands up MergerTech Capital, a $50 million fund for healthcare IT startups

For all of the good things happening in the Portland startup scene, there’s one area where we’re clearly still maturing: successful exits which result in capital reinvested in the startup community.

But we’re beginning to see glimmers of hope. Like Nitin Khanna, CEO of MergerTech who—following a successful exit from Saber in 2007—has begun to invest capital in a number of early stage startups here in Portland. Read More

REMINDER: Consider the future of healthcare, Saturday at HealthCamp Oregon 2011

Few topics cause more rousing discourse than the state of the US healthcare system. From insurers to providers, from treating sickness to encouraging wellness, and from technology to certification, the industry is rife with topics galore.

That’s why HealthCamp Oregon 2011 is sure to be chock full of interesting discussions. Read More

Calling Oregon entrepreneurs to action: Do-it-yourself healthcare reform

From friends who own small traditional businesses to my tech entrepreneur friends, most are aghast at how severely they’ve been hit by healthcare cost increases. It’s simply unsustainable. This post will outline an alternative approach to getting your healthcare needs met that may be a better route for you and your organization.

[HTML4][Editor’s Note: Dave Chase provides us with another guest post. This time, he focuses on what entrepreneurs can do to reform the US healthcare system. It’s an area near and dear to his heart and, as you’ll see, where his latest startup is focused.]

Imagine a cost in your business or personal budget that grew 3400% faster than all other costs. Would you do something about it? That is what has happened to healthcare costs over the last 50 years. While other goods have gone up 8x in the last 50 years, healthcare has gone up 274x. Read More

Open Affairs TV: It’s like C-SPAN only less boring and more open source-y

If only there were a channel that focused on government topics that were interesting. Like open government, open source, and fixing healthcare. Well, now there is. Introducing Open Affairs TV.

Remember when C-SPAN launched? Well I do. Boy oh boy were we excited. Watching government in action! Wahoo! The only problem, of course, is that government isn’t in action all that much. And when it is, it’s not all that exciting.

If only there were a channel that focused on government topics that were interesting. Like open government, open source, and fixing healthcare. Well, now there is. Introducing Open Affairs TV. Read More

Kryptiq partners with Surescripts to reinvent healthcare and gets some extra cash to boot

Kryptiq and Surescripts have envisioned a way to revolutionize the secure sharing of health information.

It’s always nice to see the kids do well. Especially when they’re the great grandkid of the Portland startup scene.

You see, Kryptiq is a descendant of a long line of Portland startups. Some folks started at Tektronix and then left to join startup Mentor Graphics. And then some of those folks from Mentor Graphics left to join startup MedicaLogic. And then MedicaLogic folks wound up at Kryptiq.

And today, that startup whippersnapper had some major news: Kryptiq and Surescripts have envisioned a way to revolutionize the secure sharing of health information. Read More

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