health innovation

ACAP Launches Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation

What You Should Know: – Today, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) announced the launch of The ACAP Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation. The center will encourage and empower other stakeholders to support SDoH initiative. – The center offers tailored resources, including policy reports, market research, and roundtable educational events, to help health …

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Merck Digital Sciences Studio Launches to Support Biomedical Startups

What You Should Know: – Merck, today announced the launch of the Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) to enable the generation of innovative technologies for drug discovery and development. – MDSS will support early-stage biomedical startups with direct investment, access to powerful Azure Cloud computing and opportunities to pilot their technologies in collaboration with discovery …

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Getting the Best out of Algorithms in Health Care

The same basic technology that can predict what movie you might want to watch, what song you might want to listen to, or what item you might want to buy online, can also predict the onset of diseases, forecast costs of care, and recommend treatment options for your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Algorithms are not …

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Taking the Pulse on eCME – What’s Next for Continued Medical Education

Matt Titus, VP & Chief Commercial Officer at epocrates Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed the massive digital disruption in healthcare that was spurred by the pandemic. The most frequent example tends to be in the rapid adoption of technology like telemedicine, but this disruption has touched even the most seemingly small pieces of …

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Intermountain Partners with VC Firm General Catalyst on Innovation

What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare announced a strategic partnership with digital health venture capital firm General Catalyst that will involve jointly exploring opportunities to accelerate the shift to value-based care through digital and other solutions. – As part of the collaboration, Intermountain and General Catalyst will leverage the Health Assurance Network, which is …

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San Diego Health Connect Takes a Big LEAP Over the Barrier of Consent Management

Editor’s Note: On April 14, 2022 at the ONC Annual Meeting, San Diego Health Connect will be demo-ing their project in the exhibit hall. How can we improve the ability of patient to convey their preferences regarding access to and use of their electronic medical record information? San Diego Health Connect – a recipient of …

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TimeDoc Health Secures $48.5M to Scale Virtual Care Management Platform

What You Should Know: – TimeDoc Health, a Chicago-based provider of virtual care management activation, today announced it has closed a $48.5M Series B round led by Aldrich Capital Partners. – Founded in 2015, TimeDoc Health partners with PCPs and healthcare organizations to automate record-keeping for clinician/patient interactions (in-person and virtual), sending the reports to …

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Black Female Co-founders CancerIQ Raises $14M to Improve Cancer Early Detection and Prevention

CancerIQ Co-Founders Feyi Olopade Ayodele & Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, MD What You Should Know: – CancerIQ, a Chicago-based platform powering early cancer detection and prevention across broad patient populations, announced today it closed a $14M Series B financing round. – The Series B round was co-led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) and Amgen Ventures …

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After the Crash

By JEFF GOLDSMITH These are grim days for innovative healthcare companies.  The health tech and care innovation firms mature enough to make it to public markets have been eviscerated in the ongoing market correction. As of January 29, 2022, high fliers like One Medical (down 83% from peak), Oscar (down 83%), Bright Healthcare (down 85%), …

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Harnessing Electronic Health Data in the Palm of Your Hand: New Survey Data Shows Increasing Availability of Patient-Facing APIs and Early Uptake by Patients

More and more individuals are using digital data to make informed decisions about their health. Whether it be health information collected by wearable devices or lab test results in a patient portal, individuals can now access, share, and use electronic health data to manage their health needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of …

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Metaverse and Health Care – A View From 50,000 Feet

by MIKE MAGEE dystopian [disˈtōpēən] ADJECTIVE 1. relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice. NOUN 1. a person who imagines or foresees a state or society where there is great suffering or injustice. There are certain words that keep popping up in 2021 whose meanings are …

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Carta Healthcare Raises $17.3M for AI-Assisted Data Abstraction

What You Should Know: – Carta Healthcare, a provider of AI-powered clinical data abstraction technology and services, is pleased to announce a recent $17.3M Series A investment led by Storm Ventures. AI Digital Innovation Fund (affiliated with Mass General Brigham), CU Health Innovation Fund (affiliated with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus), Asset Management Ventures, …

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Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others

Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. Brewer, 58, will become the …

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MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions to improve health outcomes for their high-risk senior and chronically …

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Standards Beyond the Clinic: Capturing Patient Health Data to Advance Precision Medicine

Does the neighborhood I live in affect my health? How am I going to be able to see the specialist without a car? Can I share blood pressure and blood sugar readings I take at home with my doctor so she can monitor how I’m doing? These critical questions have helped to drive precision medicine …

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Amazon, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck to Build $10M Digital Health Innovation Lab in Israel

Rehovot Science Park What You Should Know: – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merck, and Teva, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected by the Israel Innovation Authority to establish an innovation lab in the fields of digital health and computational biology. – The innovation lab located in the Rehovot Science Park will receive a government budget …

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“Mobilizing a Million Hearts” Through SMART on FHIR

Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin. Both may know that smoking poses a higher risk, but by how much? While the …

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TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings

There are plenty of ways to engage with our TEDMED 2020 class of Hive Innovators. Whether in a Hive Innovator Meetup, the Community Lunch, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Innovator’s “What If” questions, or through TEDMED Scout: Your AR Guide to Innovation. This year, the Hive Innovator experience is powered by our partner TBWAWorldHealth. …

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Introducing The Hive 2020!

We are happy to announce the TEDMED 2020 Hive Program, which will feature inspiring entrepreneurs and their organizations. As always, this year’s Hive class is made of Innovators representing early- to mid-stage organizations across 6 categories: 1) Life Sciences & Therapeutics 2) Med-Tech & Med-Device 3) Mobile & Digital Health 4) Health Systems, Care Delivery, …

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