Michelle Longmire was raised by a family of scientists, so when she went on to become a lead researcher at Stanford and eventually launched her own health tech company, the career path was more than fitting.
Recently, CNBC posted an article by Rob Coppedge titled "Digital Health is Dead, Says this Health Tech Investor". Obviously, such a bold headline caught the attention of just about everyone at Redox, and the article (and our thoughts about it) circulated through our Slack channels for about a day.
For those of you following our journey these past few years, you might be wondering how the recently announced partnership with Brigham Health fits into our developer-first approach to interoperability. I want to spend a few minutes to share where this journey has taken us and how this developing strategy fits into our vision for the future of health tech.
Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the convergence of tech and art, specifically when it comes to Burning Man. As highlighted by Tech Crunch, the annual arts festival is beginning to be seen as the ultimate respite for creative technologists looking to express themselves.
We took our Bad Ass Women in Health Tech series on the road to interview Dr. Vonda Wright at Health:Further in Nashville, Tennessee. She's the Medical Director for UPMC's Lemieux Sports Center, a pioneer sports medicine researcher, and lauded public speaker. Beyond that, Dr. Wright is one of the few female orthopedic surgeons in the country—and has authored five books as well.
Incubators and accelerators have become prominent within health tech due to their obvious and quick-to-realize value—they help bring people together and give fledgling companies access to otherwise-hard-to-obtain resources. Back in our startup days, Redox participated in a few accelerators, and we're no strangers to incubators either.
Earlier this year, Chrissa McFarlane made headlines for raising $7.2 million in three days via online blockchain token sales of her company Patientory. Just under 2,000 investors placed their bets on the blockchain-based distributed EMR storage computing platform.
I volunteer at an amazing organization here in Madison, Wisconsin, that serves disconnected youth by training practical trade and business skills in construction and conservation while helping them obtain a high school diploma. Part of my work is tutoring young adults in math.
Elaine Warren is a decorated technologist with a resume that includes leadership roles at Accenture, the Veterans Health Administration, and Emory University. Having spent the last two decades managing and building technology for the healthcare environment, Elaine now leads the charge as president of SurvivorPlan—a company she launched three years ago to provide personalized solutions for cancer survivors, their clinicians, and their loved ones.
CNBC drops a rumor about Aetna providing Apple Watches to their members... the internet responds, some in favor of a “free” Apple watch, others skeptical about the state of their personal health data and railing against the “evil health insurance industry” for raising premiums for members who don’t get enough steps in.
It’s no secret that Redox is a company of nerds—tech nerds, sports nerds, book nerds. You name it, and there’s probably someone at Redox who is happy to talk at length about any given topic.
What do the tooth fairy, traveling in Eastern Europe, and Google have to do with healthcare tech? Great question. Read on to find out.