Articles from February, 2014

Precedent Spine Health Names Brian McCollum as President and Chief Executive Officer

Precedent Health Press Release  |  February 25, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

Precedent Spine Health, a Precedent Health company that is focused on delivering improved intraoperative monitoring services with a focus on safety and quality, announced the appointment of Brian McCollum as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. McCollum brings over 12 years of …

How to bring the price of health care into the open

Yahoo! Finance  |  February 25, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

There’s a big push to tell patients what they’ll pay … before they decide on treatment.  It’s a simple idea, but a radical one. Let people know in advance how much health care will cost them … and whether they …

Hospitals Look to MedTech for New Services and Solutions

L.E.K.  |  February 24, 2014

Category: General, Healthcare

US hospital systems are going through a challenging period and, just as species must adapt to environmental changes, hospitals are evolving to survive.

TEXO Ventures Plans $75M-$100M Expansion as Portfolio Progresses

VentureWire  |  February 3, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific, TEXO GP Publications, Venture Capital

TEXO Ventures, which has invested $16.5 million while building nine medical startups for the new era in U.S. health care, plans to expand by raising $75 million or more, VentureWire has learned.

Reliability of computer-assisted lumbar intervertebral measurements using a novel vertebral motion analysis system

The Spine Journal  |  February 1, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

The paper concluded that “The VMA system markedly reduced variability of lumbar intervertebral measurements compared with a digitized manual analysis. Further, computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging techniques demonstrate precision within the range of computer-assisted X-ray analysis techniques.”

Harvey Keitel, CEO, Or How To Pull Off The Impossible

TechCrunch  |  February 1, 2014

Category: General, Venture Capital

Over the years, I’ve noticed some patterns and methods that explain how great people manage to pull off the impossible.