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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision – TechCrunch

UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision – TechCrunch The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for …

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Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness – TechCrunch

Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness – TechCrunch Thirty Madison, the healthcare startup behind the hair loss brand Keeps, has brought in a $15.25 million Series A co-led by Maveron and Northzone. The company provides a subscription-based online marketplace for men’s hair loss prevention …

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With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida – TechCrunch

With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida – TechCrunch Devoted Health, a Waltham, Mass.-based insurance startup, has raised a $300 million Series B and began enrolling members in eight Florida counties to its Medicare Advantage plan. The company, which helps Medicare beneficiaries access care …

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Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals – TechCrunch

Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals – TechCrunch Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have even crept into hospitals, as …

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Weed in space is going to be a thing now – TechCrunch

Weed in space is going to be a thing now – TechCrunch Scientists interested in cannabis as a subject for pharmaceutical studies may find an unlikely new home for their research into the plant, its byproducts, and biochemistry aboard the International Space Station. Yes, weed is going to space thanks …

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AT&T Launches Blockchain Solutions Targeting Supply Chain and Healthcare

AT&T Launches Blockchain Solutions Targeting Supply Chain and Healthcare The world’s largest telecoms firm, AT&T, has become the latest major corporation to launch a suite of blockchain services targeting diverse industries. AT&T said in a news release Wednesday that the solutions – which are largely focused on supply chain processes – can …

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Sequoia backs Maven, a virtual health clinic for women – TechCrunch

Sequoia backs Maven, a virtual health clinic for women – TechCrunch Despite the increase in women in the U.S. workforce and public pledges from several high-profile CEOs to close the gender pay gap, women, especially working mothers, often find themselves without the resources necessary to succeed at work. Maven, a …

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Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers – TechCrunch

Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers – TechCrunch Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headquarters on Wednesday. While Apple …

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A.I. bests experts at predicting deaths from heart disease

A.I. bests experts at predicting deaths from heart disease An artificial intelligence algorithm has bested experts at predicting patient deaths from heart disease. In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers make yet another case for using A.I. to inform medical diagnoses. The post A.I. bests experts at …

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Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be …

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