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2012 was an exciting year for healthcare with the fierce growth in mobile health technologies and the preservation of the Affordable Care Act. I have highlighted below some of my favorite [...]

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Fitbit One: Self-Tracking Made Easy

The Fitbit One is a self-tracking device that records steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and stairs climbed. It can also monitor sleep patterns and the device wirelessly uploads all [...]

HealthPocket: Find Your Best Health Plan

By upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court confirmed that everyone in the United States must have health insurance – whether it is through an employer or [...]

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Interview: Brent Poole, Mindbloom Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Brent Poole is engaging on the phone – no wonder his company, Mindbloom, founded with co-founder Chris Hewett, has taken health engagement to a new level. Before Mindbloom, Brent and Chris [...]

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Zensorium: Measure Circulatory and Respiratory Functions with Tinké

Tinké is a small device which measures your circulatory and respiratory functions. Simply place your thumb on the device to measure your blood oxygen level, heart rate variability (less [...]

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23andMe: New $50 Million Raise to Help Reach One Million Customers

Six months ago, I wrote about 23andMe and their price reduction to $299 per kit from the December 2007 $999 price tag. Today, the Company announced that it has raised $50 million in new funding [...]

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Pillboxie: An Effective Way to Manage Meds

Pillboxie is a simple and effective medication management app. After you add your medication (including visual shape and color), dose and time due, the app will notify you to take it. Pillboxie [...]

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BitGym: Making Stationary Workouts More Interactive

I use the stationary bike in my living room three times a week while watching Homeland and Nashville, biking at a moderate pace. After using BitGym’s Fit Freeway for 10 minutes, in a [...]

Basis: Taking Self-Tracking to a New Level

Basis is a self-tracking watch that is taking exercise and health monitoring to a new level. The watch has multiple sensors where it touches your wrist, which measure blood flow, perspiration, [...]