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How Your Smartphone Could Improve Your Health

October 22nd, 2013

“Technology is being forced on care organizations,” Moore says, citing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, a precursor to Obamacare. The HITECH Act for the first time requires hospitals to use electronic medical records. “Now that hospitals and doctors are being forced to use these fairly basic software tools, there’s pressure to adopt more tools,” Moore says. Read more…

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From 1,200 to 14: StartUp Health’s new class get pass into special 3-year program

October 14th, 2013

StartUp Health’s academy program is highly structured and designed to help startups become sustainable businesses. One of the goals for the first year, for instance, is to connect the founders with potential pilot partners, like a chief information officer of a large hospital network. These partners will often turn into paying customers by the end of the program. Read more…


UR Business Network LogoJohn Moore CEO and Co-founder of RXAPPs on The Medical Entrepreneur

October 9, 2013

John’s points for being an entrepreneur:
1. Go out and test your idea
2. Don’t quit your job before you are ready
3. Passion is the key to success


Five Boston-area health startups from our Mobile Monday event

Apr 11th, 2013

This week, MobiHealthNews co-hosted a special healthcare-themed Mobile Monday event at Ned Devine’s bar here in Boston to showcase some local mobile health startups. The five startups presented a diverse range of products tackling different challenges in mobile health. Read more…


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RxApps Uses Texting, Other Tech to Track Mental Health

Oct 2nd, 2012

Watching friends and family members undergo treatment for psychiatric conditions inspired John Moore to create RxApps, a health management platform that uses text messaging and web apps to help patients and their doctors track their illness.  “My mom was diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which is basically PMS on crack,” says Moore. Read more…


After A Summer At Harvard Med School, Rock Health’s Third Class Shows Off Its Goods

September 9th, 2012

Back in June, Silicon Valley’s health-focused startup accelerator, Rock Health, kicked off its third program. What was notable about this third batch — other than the encouraging fact that a health-only accelerator has made it to its third batch (props also to Blueprint Health in NYC, now on its second) — was the promise of its future academic pedigree. Read more…



Rock Health reveals six startups for its Boston class

May 31st, 2012

San Francisco-based digital health incubator Rock Health revealed the six startups that will take part in its “pop up” incubator in Boston this summer. The Boston program is a bit different from those that took place at Rock Health headquarters in California: Those were five-month long spring and fall programs and the Boston program’s duration will be just under three months. Read more…