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Digital Health Startup That Assists Emergency Department Decision Making Acquired

Beckman Coulter acquired health startup, Stocastic, and the technology for TriageGO, a decision support tool that has been integral to the triage process in emergency departments across multiple Johns Hopkins hospitals.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Surpasses 1.5M Telemedicine Visits Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

Johns Hopkins clinicians reflect on challenges and benefits of the growth of telemedicine visits since March 2020 and consider what this may mean for the future of remote patient care.

CurieDx wins Hexcite Pitch Competition

The winner of the recent Hexcite Pitching and Polling event was CurieDx. CurieDx is a digital-health startup that uses a developing machine-learning algorithm to screen for strep throat using throat images a patient captures and uploads with their cell phone. More than 100 people watched CurieDx and three other Hexcite teams (Albright, Video Vitals, and Surgeon MR) pitch their technologies.

The Enduring Power of Telemedicine

A recent telemedicine symposium confirmed that telemedicine is here to stay, even as in-person clinical appointments resume. Telemedicine may help patients feel more comfortable at visits, while helping providers maintain work-life balance by providing clinical care from anywhere. Challenges include billing and coding changes, as well as improving and ensuring accessibility for patients.

'Know your worth': Advice for women founders from two digital health startup CEOs.

Starting your own business is difficult enough, but being a female founder brings additional unique challenges. Ellington West and Therese Canares share their experiences as female entrepreneurs in digital health.

Behind the Scenes of Avhana Health's Decision to be Acquired

After witnessing a 2,000% growth in their customer base in 2020, Baltimore-based Avhana Health makes the call to be acquired by Amalgam Rx.

Olive Startup Valued at $4 Billion

Olive uses technology to help healthcare firms automate tasks, and closed a funding round that values it at $4 billion, just seven months after it was worth $1.5 billion.

Protenus Raises Series D, Doubles Revenue, Reduces Risk for Health Systems

Baltimore-based Protenus announced a $21M investment from some of the country’s top healthcare technology investment firms.

Iodine Software Acquires Artifact Health

Iodine Software acquired physician engagement platform company Artifact Health, and will deliver a powerful mid-revenue cycle solution that improves documentation integrity and ensures proper reimbursement so healthcare systems can achieve long-term financial resiliency.

Digital Health: Zero to a Billion w/ CDHX and Olive

What does it take to build a company from zero to a billion? Checkout this fireside chat with Sean Lane, CEO of Olive (and Betamore co-founder), to find out.

A Smart Otoscope to Better Diagnose Ear Infections

Johns Hopkins clinicians team up to produce a prototype of a smart otoscope that analyzes photos of a patient eardrum to detect ear infections.

Explosion of Telemedicine at Johns Hopkins a 'Complete Evolution of Outpatient Care'

A few months into the pandemic, the number of virtual appointments at Johns Hopkins Medicine skyrocketed to represent more than half of all outpatient care appointments. Experts weigh in on the longterm impact of expanding digital health.

Digital Health Startup Founders Learn from Olive CEO During CDHX Inaugural Roundtable

In mid-December, the Chesapeake Digital Health Exchange (CDHX) presented a virtual CEO roundtable for Baltimore-area digital health startup founders to connect with and learn from Olive CEO Sean Lane.

Digital Health Startup Sees Growth in Remote Mental Health Monitoring

Baltimore-based tech startup Rose meets a growing need to monitor mental health in patients between clinical visits.

AI Tech Sprint brings together private industry and inoovation to benefit Veterans

US Department of Veterans Affairs sprint allows for multiple perspectives that can lead to new prototypes that will advance solutions to benefit Veterans and others.

Local Baltimore telemedicine Intelehealth recognized by the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum selected Intelehealth as one of the 15 innovations helping fight COVID-19 and its aftermath

Proscia Raises $23M in Series B Funding

Digital and computational pathology company Proscia, has secured $23 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners.

Rose Health zeros in on primary focus area and secures $1.5M in investment

The Baltimore-based mental health tech startup is extending its seed round and hiring.

2020 Awards Invention of the Year — Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard announced the winners of the 2020 Awards on Friday at Baltimore Innovation Week’s Innovation Celebration.

HHS Announces MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge

HHS launched the MENTAL Health Challenge to combat the social isolation and loneliness that older adults, people with disabilities and veterans often experience. A total of $750,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Baltimore based telemedicine start-up founder recognized

Johns Hopkins PhD student and CEO of Intelehealth Neha Verma wins prestigious fellowship from the Mulago Foundation to support her digital health start-up

Local start-up Rose is being piloted with Emergency Room physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently announced that they would be introducing a new mental health and wellness program for providers using the Rose app.

OtoPhoto wins $20k prize in the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation’s initiative to find and fund coronavirus-related pediatric medical devices awarded OtoPhoto $20k for their innovation.

Baltimore based ICmed on the frontlines in NYC

ICmed is chosen to provide telemedicine support in caring for patients in NYC.

Pothik Chatterjee wins BBJ's Best in Tech 2020

LifeBridge Health Executive Director of Innovation, Pothik Chatterjee is recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal for his health innovation leadership.

Rose Helps Doctors Guide Patients Through COVID-19

DC-based mental health start-up connects mental health professionals with patients for early detection of mood disorders.

Johns Hopkins Rolls out COVID-19 Monitoring Tool

Johns Hopkins Medicine is using digital health startup emocha’s telehealth tool to monitor healthcare providers for Covid-19 symptoms.

Baltimore based health tech start b.well Connected Health raises $16M

Within five years of launching, Baltimore's b. well Connected Health has rasied over $27M after the latest round of $16M.

Early Charm Ventures Partners with Innovators of Progress Scholarship Program

The partnership aims to support entrepreneurially talented students in the Baltimore-Washington, DC region.

Baltimore: Poised for a Revolution in Health Business

Baltimore and the surrounding region are poised to lead a business revolution in health.

AdventHealth Adopts Baltimore-Based Start-up Technology

Avhana Health is working with the health system to launch its platform that improves electronic health records throughout the system’s network of doctor’s offices.

Johns Hopkins Start-ups win Microsoft Innovation Acceleration Awards

Five Johns Hopkins startups received inaugural Microsoft Innovation Acceleration awards to advance their businesses that are using data science and AI technology to address societal problems.

CDHX Aims to Spur Regional Startup Growth

A new initiative spearheaded by Johns Hopkins is setting out to organize and grow the digital health community in the region, with an aim of fueling successful startups.

emocha and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Join Forces

The partnership brings together two Baltimore teams working on ensuring that patients take medicine as prescribed.

AdvaMed Launches Center for Digital Health

The Washington, D.C.-based Advanced Medical Technology Association established its Center for Digital Health to advance tech- and data-driven care delivery.

Protenus Named to List of Most Innovative Digital Health Startups

CB Insights today named Protenus to the inaugural Digital Health 150 ranking, showcasing the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world.

Johns Hopkins University Wins Economic Development Grant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded more than $600,000 to Johns Hopkins University to increase economic development in the region’s digital health field.

Startup Finalists Named in LifeBridge Health Innovation Challenge

Six digital health startups have been named finalists in the LifeBridge Health and CareFirst Innovation Challenge with the chance to receive $50,000 towards research and development.