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Physicians: The Culture of Complainers

The Black Hat thinking Attitude is not working in Favor of Physicians, after All! In general, and by nature, physicians are Black Hat thinkers because they tend to stare at a decision’s potentially negative consequences...
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Meeting Healthcare Enterprise demand by Hybridizing Blockchain and MongoDB

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Added peek at the Utility of Centralized in conjunction with a Robust Decentralized medical Practice Systems Blockchain is a relatively novel decentralized or distributed data ledger system. Instead of banking health information in a single...
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Deep Tech Dive #3 | Matt McGuire CEO of SafeStamp®

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“Jim Mattis invested in Theranos. Osama Bin Laden invested in box cutters. Who changed the world more?” A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt McGuire, CEO of SafeStamp Inc....
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Political Authority and Power: the fundamental determinant of modern Public Health outcome

An in-depth look into the moral principles of legitimizing severance between Individual Rights in defiance of Personalized Healthcare. Power and authority are often used synonymously to demonstrate one’s ability to sway public discourse as well...
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The healthcare industry is growing from strength to strength in 2021- Here’s how

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Stretched to its limits by the repercussions of the Pandemic last year, the healthcare industry has been forced to evolve at an unprecedented speed. From catering to less than 20% of hospital occupancy, the...
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Why Diagnostics Is Hard: Three Extra Challenges And How Startups Can Still Succeed

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Diagnostics shares the same two key challenges as most of digital health. One, long sales cycles of 9-18 months into providers, often even longer for payors and pharma. Two, FDA approval that necessitates clinical...
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Depression Is One Companion I Can Do Without

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I am determined to shut the door when it comes knockin’. *Depression Hotline* *Crisis Text Line* I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues...
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Politics of Licensing and Certification

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The Decades’ old Partisan instrument of Control of Scholars The purpose of licensing and certification that we see today dawns on establishing some form of professional quality and safety standards for goods and services furnished...
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3 Billion Reasons the Biotechnological Revolution must Preserve

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Reprogramming our Genetics (GNR part 2) As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fanboy of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on GNR (Genetics, Nanotechnology,...
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Why We Invested In Decoded Health aka “A Medical Resident In Your Pocket”

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In January we invested in Decoded Health as part of their $4.5M seed led by Sierra Ventures. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley investing primarily in seed but we occasionally take...
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Synthetic Biology — Golden Land Of Startups?

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Synthetic biology is the branch of biotech that is about creating new biological parts from scratch or from templates in nature. It is often about genes or proteins that can be used in research...
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Disaggregation of the Hospital – A Counterintuitive Opportunity for Startups?

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Tau Ventures is a seed-focused fund investing in applied AI in digital health, enterprise and automation (cars, robots). We think a lot about where healthcare is going and one of the biggest trends we...
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Keeping mHealth Apps Secure: What Developers Can Do to Keep User Data Private in...

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Former hacker and cybersecurity expert Alissa Knight talks about her latest research on vulnerabilities in data privacy for the telemedicine and health app space. Telemedicine and mobile health space can take simple, basic steps...
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Just Telling a Patient what to do isn’t usually going to Change their Behavior

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It’s Impossible to Get People to Change their Act unless there’s a Personal Connection by which they can Empathize. The human being is a creature of behavior. We all as individuals act in a certain way. Not...
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The only preexisting condition that matters

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It was the summer of 2008.  A few of us were sipping a beer on a patio of the new house the hosts bought a few days prior. They had just sold the family...
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The Silver Lining for Clinical Trials During the Pandemic

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Located in major medical centers, clinical trials all but halted during the pandemic, but a new approach has given birth to the trials. He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

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In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given our continued excitement. Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed fund in...
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Deep Learning amid Increased Physician Administrative Workload

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The Epitome of the Trojan Horse to duplicate Physician Clinical Judgment and conquer the Medical Industry The administrative workload is one of many burdens experienced by most physicians of our period. Doctors, particularly those practicing...
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Healthcare Too Cheap to Meter

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“When the apocalypse comes, everyone will be on their own to buy healthcare.” Dave “ePatient” DeBronkart dropped this casually into a phone call. I had to ask about the apocalypse. “It’s when the system collapses...
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Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

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Primum non nocere -- Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of the Hippocratic Oath. Unfortunately erring is part of the human condition and despite...