Articles from December, 2013

In 2013, Austin was on top of the world

Austin Business Journal  |  December 27, 2013

Category: General

Pretty much everybody had Austin on their wish list in 2013. From companies looking to relocate or grow here — and there were a lot of them — to the hundred-plus people moving to the region each day, this was …

Using Mobile Point of Care to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Intel  |  December 21, 2013

Category: General

In healthcare settings, mobile technology offers more than just convenient online access – it can enhance patient outcomes and encourage collaborative workflows.  

Healthcare’s Road to Ruin

NY Times  |  December 21, 2013

Category: Healthcare

There are plenty of interesting ideas being floated to help repair the system, many of which are being used in other countries, where health care spending is often about half of that in the United States.

If Santa pitched a venture capitalist

USA Today  |  December 20, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

A conference room at a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The firm’s partners — VC below, for venture capitalist — are discussing a potential investment from an entrepreneur who recently pitched them. Also attending is a chief executive of …

Venture capital will thrive even if tech IPOs don’t

CNN Money  |  December 19, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Here are two basic facts about business cycles: (1) They exist, and (2) people often dispute that, particularly in the midst of a prolonged top or bottom.

Big Data is Healthcare’s Biggest Threat And Likely Savior

Healthcare Intelligence Network  |  December 17, 2013

Category: General

Data use may be the cure for the modern healthcare industry, which misspends $600 billion annually, according to a new infographic from ReferralMD. Research suggests that the use of big data can provide better, yet cheaper care.

Digital Health Insights Report for the 50+ Market

StartUp Health | AARP  |  December 12, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

StartUp Health and AARP announce the first ever digital health funding insights report evaluating the 50+ market. This report highlights the encouraging rise in health innovation among a growing population with increased medical needs.

The Unicorn VCs are Increasing Their Early Stage Investment Focus – Not Decreasing It

CB Insights  |  December 10, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Since 2010, unicorn VCs have invested in at least half of their portfolio companies at or before the Series A stage.  And it looks like their appetite for early stage deals is increasing

Khosla explains his ‘robots replacing doctors’ comment

VentureBeat  |  December 5, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

Vinod Khosla’s first bone to pick is with technology journalists, whom he refers to as “English grads who don’t understand English.”  His second is with modern medicine, which he believes is more of a practice rather than a science.

CMS Physician Fee Schedule Outlines New Telehealth Service Regions

FierceHealthIT  |  December 4, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes to Medicare’s 2014 physician fee schedule to expand coverage for telehealth services.