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Disruptors Making Health Care Better...And Cheaper

Healthcare Disruptors

Health Care Industry Game Changers
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on companies that are looking to increase efficiency and implement simplicity in medical care. These five are the five companies that made the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for healthcare: 23andMe, Audax Health, Castlight Health, Ginger.io, and ZocDoc.

From low-cost DNA analysis to same-day appointments made online, these five CNBC Disruptors are making healthcare more accessible and less expensive: 23andMe, Audax Health, Castlight Health Ginger.io, and ZocDoc.

  • Castlight Health will be in the spotlight, coming to market with a valuation of more than $1 billion, after pricing its IPO above range.

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    Naimish Patel

    Going social leads to better health and a better health-care system, and it will reinvent the Obamacare era.

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    Health care has been a bad investment. Lots of money into a system that isn't improving our health or the patient experience. Silicon Valley-backed startups intend to change that.

  • 23andMe Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Low-cost DNA analysis service for individuals.

  • Audax Health Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Self-engagement technology for individuals aimed at bringing down health-care costs and providing better care.

  • Castlight Health Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Health care transparency technology for employers, lowering the cost of health care and providing individuals with unbiased pricing and quality data for health care purchases.

  • Ginger.io Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:21 PM ET

    Technology that can model individual health patterns and behavior through a mobile phone app, and provide researchers, physicians and hospitals with a continuous data stream.

  • ZocDoc Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Free smartphone-based service that lets patients research doctors and dentists, and to book appointments.

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Videos

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the IPO of cloud storage firm Box. CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down competition in the cloud space.

Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, discusses the growing trend among some consumers to bypass banks and borrow money directly from individuals.

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

Quirky CEO and founder Ben Kaufman explains how his manufacturing company helps businesses fund the invention process and demonstrates several of this season's top gadgets.

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Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

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Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

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