ACA announces Spring 2015 Innovation Challenge Winners

These passionate and innovative companies dedicated to their niche took home the win. Today the Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge where companies from around the country compete for a piece of the pot and build their business in Arizona. The envelope please… Learn more about the companies … Read more

Top 10 finalists revealed for Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

It’s coming down to the wire for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Arizona Innovation Challenge. Who will win the $250,000 to build their business? Today, 10 finalists were announced, and software and science took the majority of spots as finalists.   Beacon Biomedical –  is a medical diagnostic device that provides easy, accurate and affordable blood … Read more

eVisit lets patients follow up with doctors from their couch

Next time you have a cold or a post-op concern, you can check in with your doctor via smartphone from the comfort of your living room. Arizona-based telehealth startup eVisit, a web-based software that connects doctors with their patients, is expanding its horizons by introducing a mobile app and transitioning into a more inclusive patient … Read more

25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge

The list is in! Here are the 25 semifinalists for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Innovation Challenge vying for $250,000 to help build their business. All but one startup (Matrix Medical) is Arizona-based. Since 2011, the AIC has received over 1,400 applications. This Challenge is a semi-annual business plan competition awarding $1.5M in the Spring … Read more

Healthiest You launches app to keep you out of the ER

Healthcare just became a little bit easier with the recent launch of Healthiest You‘s new mobile app. Healthiest You, a Scottsdale-based telehealth company, built the app to offer both mobile and desktop users free consultations with doctors, area-based procedure cost comparisons, provider directories, drug pricing and insurance information. Healthiest You’s application is meant to bring innovation and … Read more

Emerge.MD and Avizia unite to provide optimal telemedicine platform

Co-written with Ashley Garcia Imagine being able to securely interact with your doctor or refill a prescription without having to wait on hold or drive to the doctor’s office. In the near future, virtual care will be ubiquitous and a common extension of a healthcare provider’s core business. Emerge.MD, a telemedicine software provider which enables enterprise telehealth with cloud … Read more

ClearDATA Secures $7M in Series B Funding

ClearDATA Networks, a Tempe-based company and the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, secured $7M in Series B Funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Excel Venture Management. The funding will be used to expand market base, sales and operations and help heath care providers share … Read more