A Primer on the 10 Innovative Companies Taking the Stage at Health Wildcatters’ Pitch Day

In return for 8 percent equity, the companies, which beat out more than two dozen other applicants for the spot, got $30,000 and the 12-week accelerator program. This class of graduates—medical device companies, health tech firms, research, and data analytics—is Health Wildcatters’ most mature and diverse yet. And so D Healthcare Daily asked Hubert Zajicek, the co-founder and executive director, to step in and introduce each of them in his own words. Full Story

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Its Top 10 Innovations for 2017

Liquid biopsies, automated car features, dissolving stents, interoperability resources—these are all among the 2017 innovations highlighted by the Cleveland Clinic in the renowned hospital’s annual list of those “most likely to be game changers.” For the past 11 years at the system’s Medical Innovation Summit, the C-suite and highest ranking physicians and researchers gather on a stage and unveil the innovations they believe will make the most impact in the coming year. That happened on Wednesday, and we’d like to post what it thought, along with the commentary. Some have Texas ties: Immunotherapy, as Texas Monthly highlighted in this month’s… Full Story

Health Wildcatters Debuts 26-Investor Alliance

Health Wildcatters has introduced a Health Investor Alliance, comprising 26 venture capital firms, as it aims to increase deal flow and exposure of the accelerator’s companies.

Huber Zajicek, CEO of the Dallas health accelerator, said most of the investors have long standing had relationships with him throughout the years. The alliance represents investors’ formal commitment to consider the accelerator’s portfolio of companies for possible investment deals. Health Wildcatters will provide investors shared office space in its green suite at its new office, located at 1910 Pacific Ave., VIP access to pitch day, and the first look at the startups. Startups will get one-on-one access to the investors. Full Story

Children’s Health Launches Tech-Driven Family Health Brand

Children’s Health is leveraging technology to launch a new brand of care that will include telehealth services for adults as well as children. Family Health launched Tuesday and aims to extend Children’s services to a larger demographic as well as provide new ways for patients to receive access to care. This marks the healthcare provider’s first separate brand as well as the first time the company has ventured into adult care. “We’re providing amazing care in hospitals, but we’re also finding ways to get back to the home,” Julie Hall-Barrow, vice president of virtual health and innovation at Children’s Health,… Full Story

EY’s 2016 Healthcare Entrepreneurs of the Year

Each year, EY digs into the nation’s most promising entrepreneurs. And with every passing 12 months, more and more healthcare representatives make their way into the list. In Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s representation from a provider group, a hospital system, and services organizations. Highlighted in D CEO’s July-August issue, we’re pleased to bring you EY’s best healthcare entrepreneurs of the year. Full Story