Tag: healthcare

Portland startup Brave Care expands to Austin, Beaverton, and North Carolina… not necessarily in that order

Portland seems to have a knack for rethinking healthcare. Back when I first started in startups around here, it was the concept of Electronic Medical Records. Then came concepts like Zoom Care. Now, Brave Care is rethinking pediatric care. And they’re thinking much bigger than simply Portland.

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Investing in virtual healthcare: Portland’s Conversa continues to attract capital

Portland based Conversa has raised another chunk of capital, expanding its Series B raise to $20 million. The funding will be used to “continue to scale its technology platform, expand its library of automated virtual care digital pathways, and fuel growth with new and existing customers.”

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Portland grassroots manufacturing heroes equip frontline healthcare heroes with PPE

If there’s a single bright point to what we’re experiencing, it is as simple as this. It’s humanity. At no single time has the entire globe been impacted by — and aligned against — something that so desperately reminded us all of our humanity, our commonality, and our need for one another. And that’s why stories like the Portland Maker Force story are both expected — and exceptional.

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REMINDER: Connecting women in healthcare and life sciences

If you’re a woman working in healthcare or life sciences and are interested in connecting with your peers in Portland, there’s a new opportunity to do so. It’s the Women in Leadership – Healthcare & Life Science Event.

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Healthcare startup? Healthcare mentor? Join PIE at The Dairy Building for the Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

Digital healthcare has long been one of Portland’s strongest areas of startup success and support. But like so many awesome Portland things, it’s also a tightly knit community for which it can be difficult to figure out where to start. That’s why OTRADI Oregon Bioscience Incubator started a regular happy hour. So that making those connections could be easier.

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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

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