UArizona-led team receives $3M grant to use your Apple Watch to change healthcare forever

A multi-institution team led by faculty of the University of Arizona School of Engineering has received a $3 million grant to dramatically transform the healthcare system as we know it.  The effort is led by Janet Roveda, UArizona electrical and computer engineering professor who has done research in a number of areas and is also … Read more

Wearable health tech startup teleScrypts expanding pilot to Africa

A Phoenix-based med tech startup is working to provide healthcare access for low resource communities, starting with a pilot community in Tanzania. TeleScrypts is piloting with 5,000 of the last hunter gatherers called the Hadza population in Tanzania. This is the first mobile health platform they have used according to founder Omron Blauo. “At teleScrypts our … Read more

Diagnose epilepsy through a mobile device – chat with Neel Mehta, co-founder EpiFinder

The CDC reports that about 5.1 million people (adults and children) have a history of epilepsy and about 2.9 million people have active epilepsy in the United States, with the most common causes being a stroke, brain injury, or a brain infection, among others. Neel Mehta, co-founder and chief strategy officer of EpiFinder, a diagnostic app that … Read more

Healthcare transportation Veyo hiring 1,200 drivers

Healthcare providers are taking a new approach to getting their patients the care that they need by using technology. Providers are partnering with technology-based transportation companies to drive patients to their medical appointments. Healthcare logistics company Veyo takes patients to and from their healthcare appointments. The company is hiring 1,200 drivers in the Phoenix area … Read more

HealthiestYou raises $30M led by Frontier Capital – interview CEO Jim Prendergast

After going through an entire box of tissues, again, you head to the closest urgent care. The problem is you find out it’s not in-network and will be stuck with a large bill-what now? One Valley telemedicine startup is helping company employees gain access to doctors anytime day or night from the comfort of their … Read more

Medtech startup NeoLight to help babies with jaundice – interview with co-founders

Video Contribution by Xavier Smith Medtech startup Neolight, a device that helps treat jaundice in newborn babies, is continuing to gain speed and will soon be finalizing their product and sending it off for FDA approval. “Neolight is a phototherapy medical device that treats jaundice in newborns [versus] the technology used today [which is] LEDs or … Read more

OrbHealth raises $650,000 in first seed round

Phoenix based healthcare mobile application OrbHealth has raised $650,000 in their first round of seed funding, according to its CEO and Founder.   OrbHealth rose from the ranks of Dallas healthcare accelerator and has launched mobile applications for both patients and physicians to collect, disseminate and provide health data for both parties, said Paul Oran, … 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