Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I catch up on loads of news in health tech. In this episode, Jess asks me about Amazon Care, doing telehealth, house calls, urgent care, drug delivery for their employees—could it change health delivery? Also, Eko raises $20 million for their smart stethoscope; Bayer leads a $40 million round for OneDrop’s blood glucose meter; GoodRx buys telehealth company HeyDoctor; Rock Health investing $10M in InsideRx, and an undisclosed amount to Arine; and Peloton IPO’s today and everyone’s looking at it as a healthcare company (but no, it’s not). We end on some gossip, so tune in. —Matthew Holt
Since we first put it on at Health 2.0 in 2008, Launch! has introduced over 45 new companies and products, including Unity Medical, Remedy Ventures, TheCarrot, and the WSJ’s 2010 top (and not just in health!) start-up company, Castlight Health. Launch! is the first time a company has demoed at a conference, and the product must either be coming out soon or have been in very limited beta to this point. This year, we’re seeing some larger better funded companies on Launch! but everyone’s had to compete to get on and there are some teeny start-ups here that you’ve never heard of that might just blow you away. It’s 10 continuous 4 minute demos, and the winner gets a main stage spot next year, not to mention bragging rights. Who wins? The audience decides. Yes you can still get one of the last few tickets (but we’ll sell out in next day or two).
Below (in alphabetical order) for the first time, we’re thrilled to announce the Launch! finalists for 2011:
- Basis–There’s been lots of excitement in the Health 2.0 offices about getting hold of one of these devices. It looks like a watch but it tracks heart rate more than time. CEO Jef Holove will finally show us what they’re like.
- Clarimed–CEO Nora Iluri will show us her ambitious attempt to measure devices and much more in health care and communicate the results to lots of constituencies including consumers
- CareCoach–Almost everything we hear in a doctor’s office is lost by the time we get to the parking lot. But a visit to the doctor is an expensive and important time that should be captured, reviewed and shared with family. CEO Jeff Kozloff shows how CareCoach does that.Continue reading…