“Minneapolis should be the best place in the country to launch a healthtech startup,” Healthcare.MN founder Peter Kane asserts, acknowledging that, despite our historical strengths in healthcare delivery, medical device, and information technology — we’re not where we should be relative to other national hotspots.
“As entrepreneurs ourselves, we were looking for this sense of community in the digital healthcare space, and it just wasn’t there,” he explains regarding the genesis of the meetup group formed earlier this year for Minnesota’s many practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs.
“Healthtech is a different than others, with its own market dynamics and unique challenges, something which we have experienced firsthand.”
Exclusively focused on encouraging and supporting Minnesota’s growing digital health startup ecosystem through …
In today’s busy health care environment, patients want more time from clinicians who have less of it.
John Brownlee, CEO of Minneapolis med-tech startup Clear.md, aims to tackle this problem, improving health care efficiency and patient engagement through videos made by the caregivers.
“If we can take all the expertise and knowledge inside the heads of clinicians and put them in videos, we can make that clinical encounter more efficient for the patient and provider,” Brownlee said.
Clear.md provides doctors and clinicians with the tools to make short, single-topic videos called “vidscriptions.” The company sends each client a $400 video …
by: Yael Grauer
Online courses are offered at over 75 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities, according to a Pew Research Center report. Now, emerging Minneapolis startup G9MD is helping physicians and other healthcare providers get in the game.
Their “social business ecosystem” is specifically designed for the needs of healthcare professionals seeking increased communication and collaboration between healthcare systems. G9MD’s platform technology serves individual providers and collective companies by streaming live surgeries, facilitating document sharing, hosting HIPAA-compliant virtual forums, and allowing healthcare providers to obtain CME credits online — among many other features.
Why should patients be interested in interoperability and information exchange? Should patients and their families pay attention to how their health information is shared among their physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists? I think everyone has to figure out how their health information should be protected and shared – making sure your physicians have access to all the information necessary to give you the best care possible is often the patient’s responsibility as no one else has the ability to inform them about where that information can be obtained. Don’t assume your physicians have access to all your information; it is often more difficult than you realize to obtain it, and they may not even know where else you have received care.