Three tech developments impacting healthcare

Let's dig into some recent tech developments with interesting implications for healthcare, like this new blockchain consortium created by thirty companies that could impact healthcare infrastructure and data sharing. Salesforce beefed up its healthcare vertical with capabilities that could compete with EHRs and other vendors, while Amazon wants to deploy Alexa at call centers—potentially saving untold millions in patient time and sanity—not to mention payer admin costs.


  • A16Z led Freenome's $65M round to compete in the liquid biopsy space
  • Medisafe brought in $14.5M to help patients manage their medicines
  • ClassPass competitor Zenrez raised another $6M
  • Lucy, the support system for new parents, raised $2.25M
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