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12/29/2014
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9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch

As venture capital flows into healthcare startups, look at some new companies that should be on your radar.
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AdhereTech
One of the most common reasons patients return to the hospital or suffer medical setbacks is lack of adherence to their medication plan. This is exactly the problem startup AdhereTech targets with its smart, wireless pill bottles. The wireless bottles collect and send data to companies, analyzes the information, and shares it via dashboard, sending customizable alerts -- such as texts or alarms -- when patients miss doses.
AdhereTech is a member of GE's Startup Program and a graduate of Blueprint Health, and its bottles are currently being used by patients in pharmaceutical trials and research programs.  Potentially, this type of system could be useful in non-research situations, particularly for patients suffering from chronic illnesses or taking critical medications. 

(Image: AdhereTech)

AdhereTech
One of the most common reasons patients return to the hospital or suffer medical setbacks is lack of adherence to their medication plan. This is exactly the problem startup AdhereTech targets with its smart, wireless pill bottles. The wireless bottles collect and send data to companies, analyzes the information, and shares it via dashboard, sending customizable alerts -- such as texts or alarms -- when patients miss doses.

AdhereTech is a member of GE's Startup Program and a graduate of Blueprint Health, and its bottles are currently being used by patients in pharmaceutical trials and research programs. Potentially, this type of system could be useful in non-research situations, particularly for patients suffering from chronic illnesses or taking critical medications.

(Image: AdhereTech)

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12/31/2014 | 1:01:52 AM
To our health!

It's a great list. I think the potential is tremendous for technology to attack contagious diseases and help those with chronic illnesses reduce crises. These companies all have interesting solutions that touch on these areas, I hope they are successful in their efforts for all our health! The challenge will be integrating all this technology into the existing infrastructures to become most effective and efficient.

David F. Carr
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12/29/2014 | 2:10:55 PM
Simple is good
The smart pill bottle strikes me as the most focused and useful of the products in this batch.
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