Week in Review: Technology and Healthcare Convergence Seeds New Partnerships

Posted by | March 23, 2012

The same technologies driving Enterprise 3.0 have also been revolutionizing health management. This convergence of technology and healthcare has built up momentum recently through new partnerships precipitated by incubators, acquisitions, as well as industry- and private equity-sponsored conferences.

Startup Health Academy, an incubator and accelerator for healthcare entrepreneurs, recently announced its inaugural class, and Medivo CEO Sundeep Bhan was included in this prestigious group. Startup Health Academy is a new way to support entrepreneurs developing new technologies that are reducing health costs and improving patient care.

Medivo is also pursuing that goal through its acquisition of WellApps, which creates mobile apps for monitoring symptoms of intestinal illnesses. In a recent story, Xconomy called the acquisition another step toward Medivo’s goal of creating a comprehensive physician dashboard detailing patients’ latest symptoms.

The convergence of tech and life sciences has sparked MedCity News to host a summit on July 10th in Philadelphia, aptly named Converge. This one-day summit will further explore the implications and potential of innovations in healthcare. According to MedCity’s press release, the driving force behind this conference is as follows: “Data, technology and traditional healthcare have collided in a way that will change the medical industry forever. This is an era of change but also innovation: a new generation of entrepreneurs is coming from the tech sector to contribute to the medical industry, while at the same time progressive-minded leaders in hospitals, pharma, medtech and beyond are finding new problems to solve and new directions to chart for their sectors.”

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