Startup Shoutouts: March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into the most noteworthy headlines from the past few weeks.

CareBand stakes their claim

CareBand, the wearable technology for seniors living with dementia, has received its first patent. CareBand is on a mission to enhance the quality of life f…

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What we're reading

March 21, 2019

In this monthly blog post, members of the MATTER team highlight articles from across the web that cover some of the most relevant healthcare topics today.

Nobody Wants a Waiting Room, CNEJM Catalyst

“Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin’s redesign puts patients at the center of healthcare delivery in the clinic. Their clinic is an impressive example of a successful and…

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Tales from the Trenches with Jeff Margolis, CEO of Welltok

March 20, 2019

Earlier this month, Welltok CEO Jeff Margolis joined us at Tales from the Trenches™ to share the wisdom he’s gained from a 30-year career building some of the nation’s largest and most innovative technology and service organizations.

Jeff is on a mission to transform what he calls the ‘sick care’ system, so that future generations have the resources necessary to achieve and sustain optimal hea…

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#storiesthatmatter: Shedding light on medication safety

March 14, 2019

Editor’s note: In a Linkedin post, MATTER member Varun Goyal recently shared the personal story that helped him to realize the need for better patient education around medication safety — and that led him to found We’re sharing it here as part of our new project, Stories That Matter.

“Six years ago, while trying to start our family, my wife was dealing with a minor but annoy…

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#storiesthatmatter: New horizons for women's health

March 8, 2019

For the next installation of Stories That Matter, we drew inspiration from innovators in our community who spend every day in pursuit of a healthier future for the mothers, sisters and daughters of the world.

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, we’re kicking off this women’s health series by spotlighting the story of a MATTER startup founder and pelvic health advocate — and the “why…

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