Startups

UnitedHealth’s Optum Launches $250M Fund To Invest In Start-Ups

The fast-growing Optum unit of the nations largest health insuance company is escalating its interest in startup and innovative ventures, launching a $250 million fund to develop early-stage healthcare companies.Optum Ventures will be a venture fund focused on investing in startup and early-stage companies whose innovations will help advance the health care system, UnitedHealth and

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University City Science Centers Digital Health Accelerator Unveils Third Class of 7 Startups

The University Science Centers Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) has announced its third class of seven digital health startups. From flushable pregnancy tests, remote patient monitoring systems, augmented reality to prepare for emergency situations these are among the focus of the seven technologies being developed by the third class of startups.Each startup selected to the 12-month

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New startup Doctella aims to help hospitals build their own apps

Billed as a “digital health studio,” the newly-launched Doctella aims to help healthcare organizations develop patient-facing apps quickly, easily and inexpensively.Doctella CEO Amer Haider who co-founded Doctella with his brother, Brigham & Women’s Hospital surgeon and public health researcher Adil Haider, MD, and Peter Pronovost, MD, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and

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