Transparency vs. Privacy: Is Our Healthcare Data Policy Leading Us to a Dystopian Future?

Transparency vs. Privacy: Is Our Healthcare Data Policy Leading Us to a Dystopian Future?

While we are comfortable having our health data regularly monitored, this desire for transparency may be biased by self-selection, as health-conscious millennials are more inclined to quantify themselves than their (potentially) less active, (by definition) less young counterparts. Gamification and other incentives must continue to encourage those who would otherwise prefer privacy to become more transparent with their health information, as this transparency will improve doctors’ ability to provide preventative care, reduce employers’ healthcare costs and ultimately, improve overall population health and reduce disparities within the population.

Catalyst FAQ on Health Care

When and why did Catalyst get interested in health care?  Approximately three years ago Catalyst realized that it was shutting itself off from a large segment of growth equity investment opportunities by not developing an expertise in and ultimately making investments in health care. Health care spending currently represents ~20% of U.S. GDP and IDC … Continued

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Times Square

The Times Square Alliance announced today that Solstice in Times Square, now in its 12th year, will take place Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The Times Square Alliance and presenting sponsor Athleta, the premier fitness fashion brand for women who see being healthy and fit as vital to life, will offer free “Mind Over Madness” yoga classes to celebrate the longest day of the year, June 21, beginning with its first-ever sunrise class at 5:30am. The free yoga classes will continue throughout the day until 9:15pm – just after sunset.

Who Cares What You’re Wearing?!?

Catalyst is exploring the health and wellness technology sector, and while we have been observing the extensive media attention surrounding Nike’s decision to cease its wearable hardware efforts and the estimated $570 million of venture capital invested in wearable technologies, WE ACTUALLY DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’RE WEARING! We are indifferent as to whether you’re a Fitbit, a FuelBand, a Fitlinxx, a Jawbone, a Samsung, a Garmin, a Misfit or even a Lark – rather, we are more interested in the health and wellness software that powers your wearable device.

MINDBODY Named on Deloitte’s Fast 500 List

MINDBODY, the largest global provider of web and mobile management solutions to the wellness and beauty industry, has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. Ranked at 228, MINDBODY experienced 437% revenue growth between 2008 and 2012.

Salon Today: Mindbody Launches App Which Links Consumers to Their Network

MINDBODY, a leading provider of wellness business management software, launched MINDBODY Connect, a new mobile app that grants public access to the company’s fast-growing network. The mobile app simplifies personal wellness management by connecting consumers with services in their geographical areas and streamlining the entire transactional experience, from booking services to walking through the door. Consumers can now discover, book, and pay for all their beauty, health and fitness activities through one unique login.

MINDBODY Acquires Jill’s List, Launching Nationwide Wellness Network

MINDBODY, the largest provider of online business management software in the health and wellness industry, acquired Jill’s List, the leading online platform for Integrative Healthcare practitioners. The acquisition marks the launch of MINDBODY’s new wellness network which connects consumers, employees and doctors with integrative healthcare practitioners, riding the rising tide of consumer-driven healthcare and facilitating the adoption of a more holistic and preventive approach to wellness.

MINDBODY partners with lululemon to build om finder app

MINDBODY, the largest provider of online business management software to the health and wellness industry, partnered with the Canadian-based athletic apparel company lululemon to launch the om finder app, now available in iTunes. Produced by lululemon athletica and powered by MINDBODY’S Finder technology, the om finder app marks the first major digital initiative for lululemon as part of their commitment to create more hyper-local experiences for their guests.