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

Health Systems In North Texas Look To Enter Startup Investment Market, Beginning With Big Hires

The largest health systems in Dallas-Fort Worth have created teams to hunt down innovative solutions that will help their organizations appeal to consumers and eliminate waste and variation in the delivery of care. It’s among the first large-scale entrepreneurial efforts seen among North Texas’ dominant providers, who have historically built new products and developed services in-house. Full Story

More Health Systems Are Dedicating Money to Venture Capital Funds

Health systems are investing in innovation. You’re seeing it in Dallas-Fort Worth, most notably with the Children’s Health investment initiative with startup tech companies that can change how they deliver care. Children’s has already sunk considerable capital into the urgent care on-demand service Mend and the data analysis startup known as Pieces Technology. Full Story