All posts by Gloria Cho

Salesforce: Philanthropy for the Common Goo...

Jun 10, 2015Comments off1340 Views

Salesforce’s philanthropic model is a 1-1-1, where they donate 1% of their time, 1% of their equity, and 1% of their product to organizations that

Tonic Health: Making Patient Data Collectio...

May 03, 2015Comments off1797 Views

Your doctor’s office still handing you a paper form on a clipboard? No way! Tell ’em to check out Tonic Health. CEO of Tonic Health,

Elsevier: Customizing Medical Content for D...

May 02, 2015Comments off3243 Views

Elsevier uses the approach to customize evidence-based medicine targeted towards docs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and patients. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is all about the right

Extending Emergency Care Beyond the ER

Apr 24, 2015Comments off3130 Views

The hope is that they take their meds, follow the discharge instructions, get follow-ups, and, most important, get better along the trajectory expected by the

Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds to Solve To...

Mar 04, 2015Comments off2735 Views

On average CrowdMed patients have been ill for 8 years, have seen 8 doctors and have cost $60,000 Jared Heyman is the Founder and CEO

Genia Technologies: Democratizing Gene Sequ...

Feb 11, 2015Comments off2801 Views

Smaller, lower cost units will allow DNA sequencing to be decentralized and democratized, making it affordable for patients everywhere Allison Ballmer, Director of International Business

Qualcomm Life & Chronic Illness Manage...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off2393 Views

Qualcomm Life is building the underlying digital health infrastructure that enables healthcare companies to focus on delivering care instead of developing technology. Rick Valencia, SVP and General Manager

Managing Mental Health with the Big White W...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off1708 Views

“Having a tough time? Feeling down or stressed? Start feeling better now.” According to their website, over 90% of members feel better after using Big White

mHealth in Croatia: An Interview with the ...

Dec 10, 2014Comments off5262 Views

mHealth in Croatia is being used to improve health care access in rural areas and on isolated islands. Sin Varga, the Croatian Minister of Health, joins

Docs, You Can Solve “Daily RoundsR...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off2409 Views

Daily Rounds collects clinical cases from medical schools & individual docs so physicians can learn from case studies via their mobile phone Deepu Sebin, MD,

Prompt Outreach: Solving for Simple Between...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off3816 Views

Prompt Outreach will offer clinicians a simple way to outreach to patients via a variety of means (emails, SMS texts, telephony, web services and PDF

Exponential Medicine: Exploring the Cutting...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off4112 Views

When Daniel Kraft talks as fast as he thinks, the rest of us have to hold on tight to just to keep up! Daniel Kraft joined

SingFit: Leveraging Technology to Scale Mus...

Oct 29, 2014Comments off2266 Views

Getting a Whole Brain Workout with Music Andy Tubman, music therapist, joined Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at HealthTech Conference 2014 in San Francisco to discuss how he wants

AccelDx pScreen: A New Way to Monitor Heart...

Oct 29, 2014Comments off2140 Views

AccelDx’s new microfluidic platform, the pScreen allows home testing of biomarker BNP for monitoring of heart failure Alberto Gandini, PhD, MBA, Co-founder and CEO of

Doctella: Patient Centered, Patient Safety ...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off1857 Views

Safety checklists – airline pilots use them, doctors and care teams use them, and now Doctella is making sure that  patients and their families can use

i-Human Patients Hones Diagnostic Skills Vi...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off1998 Views

Medical diagnosis is a “learn by doing” skill. In medical school, we are taught how to acquire the data we need from patient’s history, physical

Danny Sands, MD Shares Some Great Ideas In ...

Oct 28, 2014Comments off1868 Views

The unifying theme of the Society for Participatory Medicine’s founding member, Danny Sands, is meaningful patient and family engagement. Pat Salber (@docweighsin) caught up with Danny Sands, MD,

Gain Fitness: Digital Personal Training

Oct 21, 2014Comments off1767 Views

GAIN Fitness merges the worlds of fitness apps, wearables, and personal training to make it easy for everyone to access a personal trainer Gain Fitness’

Manage your Vitals Beautifully with iHealth...

Oct 21, 2014Comments off1862 Views

As more and more aggregators of health tracking devices vie to gain traction in the marketplace, it will be interesting to see which digital health apps

HealthXL – Matchmaking Young Companie...

Oct 21, 2014Comments off3869 Views

HealthXL is beyond an accelerator. Their sweet spot is linking young companies – particularly those with fully developed products and revenue with large, multi-national Strategics

Myontec: Intelligent Shorts to Improve Your...

Oct 16, 2014Comments off1955 Views

Finnish company, Myontec, makes workout shorts that are embedded with sensors that can pick up muscle activity in the hams and quads. By training with

Tough Conversation Coming Up? Kognito Can ...

Oct 14, 2014Comments off2009 Views

Kognito uses its virtual human technologies and its science-driven approach to create simulations of real conversations. I had the chance to speak with Ron Goldman

Sensoria: Weaving Sensors into the Fabric o...

Oct 13, 2014Comments off1715 Views

Sensoria’s first products are for runners. Their smart sock “are infused” with proprietary 100% textile sensors. When combined with an electronic anklet and their mobile

Better than Google Glass? Atheer Air is 2-E...

Oct 13, 2014Comments off1642 Views

The Atheer AiR Smart Glasses are a big WOW! Like Google Glass, these devices put the virtual stuff you want to see right in front

This Glucometer is Yofi & That’s...

Oct 10, 2014Comments off1834 Views

Yofi is Hebrew for fantastic, beautiful, wonderful, great. And, according to Gad Shaanan, the CEO of YofiMeters, their new glucometer is just that. Not only

Do Docs & Patients See Eye-to-Eye? An ...

Oct 05, 2014Comments off1811 Views

Eric Topol, MD, Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, and author of the “bible” of digital health, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”

Zephyr Health: Combining Disparate Data for...

Sep 28, 2014Comments off3868 Views

Pat Salber, MD, interviews Sven Junkergård, the CTO for Zephyr Health, an innovative big data company. Watch the video to learn how Zephyr Health is

Giving GeriJoy to Loved Ones with Dementia

Sep 28, 2014Comments off2110 Views

“Harnessing the global supply of human compassion, intelligence and care to enable families to provide loved ones with very cost effective company and supervision when

Cyrcadia Health: A Wearable, Social Breast ...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off2886 Views

In this interview with Rob Royea, the CEO of Cyrcadia Health (formerly known as First Warning Systems) we are introduced to the company’s novel approach