Star Cun­ning­ham

4D HEALTHWARE

Inc. (USA) - - 100 FF - —Jemima McEvoy

Ach­ing from Crohn’s dis­ease and chronic pain caused by the steel rod lodged in her spine—in­serted to cor­rect child­hood sco­l­io­sis— Cun­ning­ham, then an IBM ex­ec­u­tive, won­dered how she could patch over the be­tween-treat­ment holes in her in­sur­ance. “I got a bot­tle of wine, sat on the couch with a friend, and talked about my vi­sion of man­ag­ing health from a smart­phone,” says Cun­ning­ham. She imag­ined a pre­ven­ta­tive tech­nol­ogy that could mon­i­tor and pre­dict shifts in an in­di­vid­ual’s health, “just like Tesla knows what’s go­ing on with ev­ery ve­hi­cle.” Cun­ning­ham’s six-year-old, Chicago-based tech com­pany, which has raised $2.3 mil­lion in fund­ing, now of­fers can­cer pa­tients ser­vices in­clud­ing med­i­ca­tion man­age­ment and video check-ins with doc­tors—all through their phones.

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