When it comes to healthcare, there are many new startups looking to bridge the gap between technology and patient care. InformationWeek spotlights eight that you need to know.NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Healthcare and technology are on a collision course.
With the continuing implementation and requirements of the US Affordable Care Act, doctors, patients, and healthcare providers are all dealing with a whole new approach to medicine. This includes new technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs), as well as mobile devices, and requirements to protect data from hackers.
With all this happening, there's a lot of money being poured into startups with unique and innovative approaches that combine the latest in IT with healthcare. By the middle of 2014, venture capitalists and others had invested some $2.3 billion in these health-tech startups, according to a recent report by Rock Health.
So, for CIOs, IT managers, healthcare practitioners, as well as patients, which startups should they pay attention to?
InformationWeek Editor Alison Diana delivers an in-depth look at eight different health-tech startups that are truly innovating in this up-and-coming field. These new firms have the same entrepreneurial spirit as the social media companies of Silicon Valley and are cutting their way through the fields of chemistry, manufacturing, biology, and other sciences to improve patient care.
Here's a chance to get ahead of the curve and find out which startups have the edge when it comes to innovation and healthcare.
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