BOSTON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthrageous, Inc., a personalized connected health technology company, was selected by Dow Jones VentureWire as one of the 50 most promising tech start-ups, hand-picked by a panel of notable venture capitalists. Healthrageous was one of only two health care companies selected. The company has launched a proven health technology platform that provides personalized, interactive, motivational self-management tools which help individuals shed unhealthy habits, improve their adherence to medical advice, and embrace healthy lifestyles. The company's health solutions combine wireless biometric sensors, smart phones, individualized coaching, incentive programs and social network support to help achieve positive outcomes.
Rick Lee, CEO, Healthrageous, was invited to present at the VentureWire FASTech conference last week. "We are truly delighted to be recognized by VentureWire as a start-up to watch. Our consumer driven programs offer personalized guidance, expert coaching and motivation to help individuals manage such health issues as hypertension and diabetes, and support healthy lifestyles. We are working with a number of large employers and healthcare organizations to create new ways to empower individuals to manage and improve their health and reduce healthcare costs."
Healthrageous offers its solutions to a wide variety of organizations, including large employers, health plans, health providers and organizations involved in consumer health and wellness. Customers may license Healthrageous' core platform to design their own custom solution, or may purchase Healthrageous' solutions off-the-shelf on a turn-key basis for deployment under their own brand or under the company's Healthrageous brand.
Launched in 2010, Healthrageous, Inc. designs and delivers highly effective, personalized, interactive, motivational self-management solutions that help individuals shed unhealthy habits, improve their adherence to medical advice, and embrace healthy lifestyles. Healthrageous achieves its success by combining wireless biometric sensors, smart phones, individualized coaching, incentive programs and social network support in a real-time, interactive, feedback-rich experience that keeps individuals involved and motivated toward achieving their personal health and wellness goals. The company's solutions are based on technologies developed at the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School. Healthrageous, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Healthrageous' investors include North Bridge Venture Partners (Boston, MA/San Mateo, CA), Egan Managed Capital (Boston, MA) and Long River Ventures (Amherst, MA). Visit www.healthrageous.com.
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