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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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MedWand
Telehealth visits may become a little easier with devices like MedWand. The device includes an in-ear thermometer, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, camera, digital stethoscope, and disposable specula, and it records clinical data into a HIPAA-compliant electronic health record (EHR), according to the developer.
The six-person company, headed and founded by family physician Dr. Samir Qamar, expected to close on its first round of funding earlier this year, using the money for manufacturing and advanced distribution. No shipping date was announced, nor did the company address whether its device needed regulatory approval. Multifunctional devices like this, however, are an important part of telehealth, giving patients with chronic conditions an affordable way to monitor their vital signs from home. 


(Image: MedWand)

MedWand
Telehealth visits may become a little easier with devices like MedWand. The device includes an in-ear thermometer, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, camera, digital stethoscope, and disposable specula, and it records clinical data into a HIPAA-compliant electronic health record (EHR), according to the developer.

The six-person company, headed and founded by family physician Dr. Samir Qamar, expected to close on its first round of funding earlier this year, using the money for manufacturing and advanced distribution. No shipping date was announced, nor did the company address whether its device needed regulatory approval. Multifunctional devices like this, however, are an important part of telehealth, giving patients with chronic conditions an affordable way to monitor their vital signs from home.

(Image: MedWand)

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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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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.

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