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

Children’s Health Funds, Adopts Technology From Dallas Startup

Children’s Health is adding Pieces to the technology it uses within its healthcare system, bolstering the service it can provide to its patients. Pieces Technologies, a software company that helps healthcare systems and community organizations provide better service through data analytics, has launched with a $21.6 million Series A funding round. Full Story

At JP Morgan’s Annual Healthcare Conference, Providers Vie For Consumers Using Health Plans And Collaboration

The annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference wrapped in San Francisco last week, and Dallas’ own Hubert Zajicek, co-founder and CEO of startup accelerator Health Wildcatters, was one of the invite-only attendees. Here, he writes that digital health took a backseat to large-scale providers who are looking for innovation through partnerships and attracting more patients—er, consumers—using their own health plans. Full Story