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Health Startup Digest - 6/10/16

Startup Highlight: Xip Xip is creating a tool for EDs to conduct fast, point-of-care blood tests for
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Startup Highlight: Xip
Xip is creating a tool for EDs to conduct fast, point-of-care blood tests for patients to detect everything from troponin for heart attacks, to STDs, and other tests that typically require longer turn around. While point-of-care tests exist today, as the company mentions, they, “require unwieldy instruments and often cannot detect low yet meaningful levels of troponin.” Seems quite interesting if they can get the science to work beyond heart attack detection. 
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“All of this begs the question why—why is our system so sloppy? The answer: because it can be. Because the costs of medical errors are hidden. No senior hospital administrator or Washington policymaker heard about Mr. Jones’s death. Even when the errors are more obvious, the financial consequences to institutions are small. And until we fundamentally shift the incentive structure of the system so that the most careful and safe systems get rewarded handsomely (and the poor performers get punished), none of the sloppiness goes away.”
- Ashish Jha, MD
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