DENVER — 2015 was a big year for the Colorado digital health community. Prime Health held its second annual Digital Health Challenge. The Catalyst HTI team secured a site for their upcoming innovation hub. And the 130+ digital health startups that call Colorado home obtained a record amount of funding.
Throughout it all, CyberMed News was there to report on the people, ideas, and companies transforming healthcare in Colorado. Beginning with a few of our first articles and ending with CyberMed News’s most recent coverage, here are some of the top posts of 2015.
In this CyberMed News interview, access.mobile CEO Kaakpema Yelpaala sheds light on how the lessons he has learned working in the primarily mobile-based African digital health market can help American entrepreneurs better navigate the current transformation of the US healthcare system.
Colorado possesses what Governor John Hickenlooper recently described as “a burgeoning digital health community,” and no organization deserves more credit for establishing this community than Prime Health.
In our coverage of Prime Health’s August meeting, we gave readers a glimpse into how this digital health organization is using its “integrator model” to build a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, technologists, and medical professionals committed to reimagining healthcare.
While Prime Health brought the Colorado digital health community together, Mike Biselli is building it a home. In our coverage of the Catalyst HTI land announcement, we spoke with several members of the Colorado digital health community to get a sense of what the upcoming innovation hub means to them.
With CirrusMD declared the winner at this year’s HIMSS Venture+ Forum pitch competition and Prima-Temp and Nextstep.io winning 1776’s Denver Local Challenge Cup, Colorado digital health companies are making a name for themselves at pitch competitions around the country.
In this article, we covered three digital health startups – Novum Concepts, Orderly Health, and Lifestyle Social – as they pitched at Galvanize’s Pitchers and Pitches last August.
Eight digital health companies. Seventeen healthcare payers and providers. Prime Health’s 2015 Digital Health Challenge was the biggest event in Colorado digital health this year, and CyberMed News was there to cover it.
In this CyberMed News profile, we took an in-depth look at Novum Concepts, a Colorado-based digital health company founded by two veteran paramedics who are intent on bringing emergency medical services into the digital age.
“We feel that if we can improve the way patients are cared for,” said Mike Kobneck, Co-Founder and CEO of Novum Concepts, “and streamline the delivery of that care, then we can make what’s a really tough job that much easier.”
As a culture, we love to celebrate entrepreneurial success, but say very little about the struggles entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Kristin Darga’s photography project Impact Founder seeks to address this imbalance by encouraging entrepreneurs to speak openly about their experiences.
In this article, Darga allowed CyberMed News to publish a selection of photos from a recent Impact Founder exhibit that featured several members of the Colorado digital health community.
It would be hard to identify a more forward-thinking Colorado organization than Prime Health. In this article about Prime Health’s October gathering, we reported on the non-profit’s plans to provide startups with a means of validating the efficacy of their products.
Arguably one of Colorado digital health’s most ambitious figures, Mike Biselli has big plans for our community. In this CyberMed News profile, Biselli shared his vision for Catalyst HTI, a collaborative work ecosystem that aims to bring Fortune 20 healthcare organizations and digital health startups together to fundamentally reimagine healthcare.
As our industry matures, more and more healthcare providers are recognizing the potential of digital health technology to radically transform how healthcare is delivered. Standing in the vanguard of this growing recognition is Peter Kung, the System Vice President of Virtual Health at SCL Health System.
In this CyberMed News profile, we explored the trajectory that brought Kung to his current position, and gained insight into his beliefs about the future of healthcare.