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I am involved in the Cedars Sinai Healthcare Accelerator sponsored by TechStars as a mentor. They provide access to thought leaders at Cedars Sinai and a small amount of capital during an intensive a 3-month program.... (more)

Technology can bring value to BH in two ways, first by bringing data to inform treatment and second by integrating BH care into the holistic care of the patient. For evidence-based treatments to be widely adopted, the data has to be gathered, share... (more)

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This question was sent to me for a perspective today and as I type this answer I am in a room at the California Precision Medicine meeting. A few minutes ago Brennen Spiegel, MD, MSHS, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presented on the use of wear... (more)

Mobile health apps empower consumers by allowing them to self-manage their health and have more control over their own outcomes. Patients can track their health through use of wearable devices such as Fitbit, virtual food journals, and digitally syn... (more)

Though relatively novel, healthcare apps are becoming rapidly adopted by patients and HCPs with the global mHealth market predicted to grow exponentially and be valued at 59.12 billion US dollars by 2020. Mobile healthcare apps allow patients be... (more)

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Here is the #1 lesson I have learned in pitching my 10 other startups. If you have to "educate" and investor, do not even bother pitching. Why? Most (like 99%) of investors will NOT invest in a segment they do not know a LOT (or at least think the... (more)

I totally agree with Nick's assessment below. Low CAC is vital on how fast you can grow, and actually, as you get larger, the CAC should get less. But also to the point, when you can prove a low CAC, most investors will not believe you, so be prepa... (more)

Caution: There is not such thing a being "HIPPA" compliant in the sense that you get a certificate. You are compliant by following the guidelines set out in the HIPPA document, and if and when a breach does happen, you have a plan to rectify a situa... (more)

OK, I am going to assume that this is about a family member taking care of a loved one. With that said, the most obvious and prevalent is that caregivers do NOT take care of themselves. In doing so, they quickly get burned out, and become ineffecti... (more)

Yes, there a quite a few, but most involve wearable and remote monitoring. There are a few that deal with matching you with a caregiver, but the only one I know that deals with helping a family manage a loved ones care is In addi... (more)

I don't think so. They are here to stay, morphing into a variety of objects that people would be wearing without thinking about it, capturing more data about our physical activities over time. The data trackers provide is too valuable for many re... (more)

Marguerite, I wholeheartedly agree with you. The web is 'one size fits all' as it relates to health. Yes, there's plenty of information out there, but, essentially, two people will get the same results when seeking information online. However, there'... (more)

Past and present health, age, gender, education, other socio-economic factors will influence my view of what I want and need in terms of personalized health care. All those characteristics can be mapped and ingested by an AI engine. Eventually person... (more)

Agree with Hilary. Patients expect their health insurance to pay for their health expenses. That being said, there are exceptions. I am thinking for instance of Lumosity. In that case, the company tapped into a deep-seated fear which in the consumers... (more)

Not to mention that the longevity economy includes a large number of Baby Boomers who are completely comfortable using technology in their day-to-day lives. These boomers will be the next wave of older consumers who not only want, but EXPECT to have ... (more)

Anupam Pathak commented on this in his Entrepreneur of the Week interview for The Longevity Network. He said it’s really common to underestimate “the amount of time, effort, and planning required in early design is substantial for hardware produc... (more)

According to Alex Morgan in his Investor Spotlight Q&A for The Longevity Network, an underrepresented area is pulmonary problems. “Monotonically decreasing lung function” is already a problem most adults encounter as they age, he says, and we... (more)

Wandering can also be a serious safety challenge for a person living with dementia, and major source of worry for their caregivers. This is difficult during the day, but if this happens in the middle of the night when it's dark and their caregiver or... (more)

Recently on The Longevity Network, we’ve covered various opinions on why digital health startups often face a much harder road than their counterpart consumer tech startups. Reasons range from an entrenched healthcare culture (including lack of tru... (more)

According to Lisa Suennen in her Investor Spotlight Q&A for The Longevity Network, she is constantly telling entrepreneurs who come and pitch her that consumers are very rarely willing to pay out of pocket for healthcare products.  “Consumers ... (more)

There is a lot of data behind this concern. For those few dream-come-true unicorns out there, CAC is almost always extremely low. This is essentially because the product or service was so compelling and so perfectly met a widespread need (think Uber)... (more)

I didn’t insist that we outline everyone’s expectations in writing—and that goes especially for your co-founders. Even though we thought we had a verbal agreement on everyone’s role and it seemed clear cut, it led to there being a great deal ... (more)

Yes, there are many, each with their pros and cons, so the best app just depends on what your needs are. CaringBridge and Lotsa Helping Hands both help to coordinate care arrangements like meal help and errands, and gives the care team a place to put... (more)

Safety is the biggest concerns for older adults who want to age in place. Houses with slippery flooring, lots of stairs, and lack of railings or grab bars can be dangerous to people with limited physical mobility. Even for a healthy older adult, a fa... (more)

Smart speakers can’t replace human care and companionship, but they can be a helpful tool for an individual with dementia, and give caregivers some needed respite. They can be programmed to provide daily reminders and alarms to take medication, ch... (more)

It’s big. By 2050 the global population of adults 60+ will more than double from 900 million in 2015 to 2 billion. Right now 50+ adults account for $7.1 trillion in annual U.S. economic activity, and that number will grow with the growing older adu... (more)

The short answer is yes. Technology use of all types by U.S. adults 65+ is growing, from smartphone use to social media. According a 2017 Pew Research Study, 42% of adults aged 65 or older own a smartphone, which is a 24% increase from 2013. 34% of a... (more)

Yes, devices like Alexa must be HIPAA-compliant to be used in a medical setting where patient’s medical information is involved. The device is not yet compliant, but Amazon is working on this. Some hospitals already use Alexa apps for tasks like pr... (more)


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