More than 50% of Americans are living with at least one chronic condition. Despite effective treatments that would allow patients to live healthy lives and lessen the $100B+ cost burden on the healthcare system, up to 60% of chronic patients fail to adhere to their medication regimes. In fact, up to 125K deaths and at least 10% of hospital admissions annually are the result of non-adherence. This startup seeks to solve that problem.
How recent Dreamit Health alum Bluedrop Medical built a device that can prevent thousands of foot amputations and save healthcare payers billions of dollars per year.
PeopleGrove, an edtech startup which has built a software platform to connect students and professionals with advisers, coaches and mentors, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The funding round, coming less than a year after graduating from the Dreamit edtech accelerator in Spring 2016, was led by Reach Capital, with participation from Bisk Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Floodgate, GSV, Launch Capital, RiverPark Ventures and University Ventures.
Kaizen has partnered with Lyft to get patients to healthcare providers cheaply, reducing patient discharge times and missed or late appointments for providers.
Every year 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical treatment due to a lack of transportation, and every year missed appointments cost our country $150B. Mindi Knebel discovered this problem when, over the course of a month, both sides of her family in rural Iowa and in urban Chicago were unable to find affordable, reliable transportation to access healthcare.