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Archive: Healthcare IT

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Outside of the Valley, Alternative Markets Attract Investors

Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. venture capital activity is concentrated in the Bay Area, Boston metro, and New York City’s orbit.[1] For some entrepreneurs, this is seen as an obstacle. Groundbreaking ideas can be marginalized if they are not located in one of these “preferred” regions. But investors are beginning to take a harder look at alternative markets, those…

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Healthcare

Commentary: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Over the last 18 months, an alarming number of medical device companies’ challenges with data security have been exposed. In 2015, Hospira’s LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5 devices were found to have security vulnerabilities that prompted a recall. In 2016, St. Jude’s Merlin@home™ remote cardiac monitoring devices were found to require security updates after research firm MedSec found dangerous snags that…

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Healthcare

Data Democratization Bridges Chasm in Healthcare Ecosystem

Healthcare represents a broader, deeper content set than any other domain by orders of magnitude. Healthcare costs represent 17.6 percent of GDP, which translates to approximately $3 trillion, and is projected to go up to 20 percent by 2020. According to a recent report ranking select access to healthcare metrics among developed nations, the U.S. is underperforming with 2.4 physicians…

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Healthcare

Precision Medicine Data Platform, Syapse, Closes $10M Series B Financing

Managing ‘omics data—or the technologies used to explore the roles, relationships and actions of the various types of molecules that make up the cells of an organism such as genomics, proteomics or metabolomics—presents a challenge across the healthcare paradigm. In response, Syapse, Inc. developed a comprehensive Precision Medicine Data Platform that makes genomic, molecular, and clinical data actionable for physicians, their institutions and their…

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Tomorrow’s Healthcare Innovation, Today’s Work at Safeguard

No industry is more ripe for change than healthcare in the America. Hindered by payer models that for too long rewarded procedures and prescriptions, healthcare is now transforming under new approaches that place patients at the center of the healthcare ecosystem and elevate quality and outcomes over quantity and volume. This new focus represents a genuine attempt to rework the…

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