Articles from the Sector Specific Category

Untying the knots of capital equipment acquisition

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting  |  February 27, 2017

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

Capital equipment purchasing can be a painful process – for providers and suppliers. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how many projects are pending at one time, or what the status is of each. What’s the budget? Have the clinicians decided …

Digital health companies continue to drive improvements in U.S. healthcare

PE Hub  |  January 11, 2017

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

Digital health is on a roll — and that’s the best sign that U.S. healthcare is changing for the better. The marriage of healthcare and digital technology improves patient outcomes, lowers costs and broadens consumers’ access to care.

Insurer’s Flawed Directories Leave Patients Scrambling for In-Network Doctors

NY Times  |  December 3, 2016

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

As consumers review their coverage and shop for 2017 insurance through the federal health law’s online marketplaces during the annual open enrollment period, many of the directories they are using are outdated and inaccurate.

New bill seeks to remove roadblocks to telehealth

FCW  |  February 3, 2016

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

Lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill today that seeks to expand telehealth services while reducing health care costs.

Using a Tracking System to Improve Infection Control and Patient Outcomes

ICT Magazine  |  January 15, 2016

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are among the leading causes of patient disability and mortality as well as financial loss for health care institutions with hundreds of millions of patients affected and the United States losing approximately $6.5 billion annually. Despite efforts …

Fee-For-Value Drives Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Opportunity

TechCrunch  |  January 9, 2016

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

One of the main tenets of healthcare reform has been to better align payment/reimbursement schemes to incentivize healthcare providers for achieving improved outcomes and lower cost.

SwipeSense gets $9.6M for hand hygiene tracking system

mobihealthnews  |  June 11, 2015

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

Smart hand hygiene sensor-maker SwipeSense, based in Evanston, Illinois, has raised $9.6 million according to a new SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to $12.1 million. The company raised $1.7 million last May. Previous investors in the company …

What We Know From A Decade Of SaaS

Tech Crunch  |  June 5, 2015

Category: General, Sector Specific

As the number of unicorns, those private companies valued at a billion dollars or more, has moved from a handful to a herd in Silicon Valley, many are left wondering just how arbitrary valuations have become. For founders in search …

Employers seeing benefits of high-deductible plans

Modern Healthcare  |  March 23, 2015

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

High-deductible health plans have aided employers in containing healthcare costs without immediately leading to more expensive healthcare needs for patients, new research suggests.

Ante Up! Where I’d Place Healthcare Bets

The Doctor Weighs In  |  November 22, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

Here are the five big trends that I believe offer the most opportunity for those smart enough (and lucky enough) to play them the right way.