Imagine a world where every patient has access to a care manager armed with comprehensive, real-time data and the tools to take action.
Rideshare startup Lyft will integrate its concierge rides services with Epic’s electronic medical record system. The service allows healthcare providers and other businesses to order rides for their patients.
Startups focused on chronic conditions and value-based care: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health
Finalists in the Pitch Perfect contest track, chronic disease management and value-based care, span virtual care for patients with neurological disorders and family caregivers, digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health, and personalized nutrition coaching to address chronic disease risk.
While payers and policymakers took a more narrow-minded perspective on innovation value in 2020, the year 2021 will bring an increased focus on a treatment’s societal value, how innovation interacts with digital technologies, and whether new innovations are able to reduce existing health outcome inequalities.
Addressing behavioral health challenges for patients and employees: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health
In the latest video installment from INVEST Digital Health Virtual, a panel looks at behavioral health from the loneliness epidemic, workplace stress, and other challenges and the innovative tools developed to address these needs.
Consumer healthcare behavior is changing: 3 changes that will stick post-Covid in the healthcare revenue cycle
What are the Covid-related changes in consumer behavior that will stick in the healthcare revenue cycle following the pandemic? Here are three trends that could reshape customer service in the revenue cycle.
In rearchitecting the system by training every care provider in every specialty, and enable lower-cost providers and communities, we will provide a new model of care where a physician isn’t the person who helps us when we’re sick — they help us be healthy.
The INVEST Digital Health Virtual conference Pitch Perfect competition, from September 21-25, had some intense competition between the healthcare startup participants. Thanks to all the entrepreneurs, judges and sponsors who took part.
GoodRx, a digital health startup that helps users track prescription drug prices, filed for an IPO on Friday. The company hasn’t yet priced its shares, but plans to be listed on Nasdaq as “GDRX.”
There will always be a place for face-to-face care, but the shift to virtual care will drive a more intentional and cost-effective use of such in-person interaction.
Mental health startup Lyra Health raised a $110 million series D, valuing the company at $1.1 billion. The company plans to use the funds to expand its teletherapy service and develop additional mental health solutions.
Price transparency is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must-have as consumers’ wallets increasingly run dry.
Through a partnership with prescription delivery startup NimbleRx, Uber is offering home prescription delivery in Seattle and Dallas. The two companies plan to expand the partnership to other locations in the future.
Carrot Fertility, a startup that provides employee fertility benefits, raised $24 million in a series B round. The company plans to use the funds to further its expansion and build out its telehealth features.
Thirty Madison, which owns direct-to-consumer pharmacy brands for hair loss, migraines and acid reflux, raised $47 million in a series B round. Polaris Partners led the round, and Johnson & Johnson participated as an investor.
Walmart caught the healthcare industry’s attention when it began opening primary care centers across Georgia, Florida and Illinois. But without its leader, will the effort still be able to keep its momentum?
The MedCity INVEST Digital Health Virtual event, Sep 21-25 will spotlight healthcare startups in four categories. The application deadline is coming up quick: Friday, August 21 at 5pm ET! Read more to find out how to apply.
Bodyport, a startup developing a scale intended to detect early signs of cardiovascular disease, raised $11.2 million in series A funding. The San Francisco-based company also struck a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
INVEST Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: Atentiv’s digital therapeutic for ADHD isn’t just fun and games
Judges picked Atentiv as the winner of the __ for MedCity Invest’s virtual conference. The Boston-based startup is building a game to improve attention in kids with ADHD.
Ginger, a startup that provides mental health coaching services to its members, raised $50 million in series D funding.
Ancestry, which grew from a genealogy tracking tool to offering DNA tests for a number of healthconditions, reached a deal to be acquired by Blackstone for $4.7 billion. But privacy advocates have raised concerns over the deal — namely, what would happen to users’ health… Read More »Blackstone’s $4.7B acquisition of Ancestry raises privacy questions
Oak Street Health, which operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, went public on Thursday for $328 million. Its capitation payment model has helped the company continue on where many clinics have struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic.
When reviewing a return to normal operations, there is much to consider. Here are four approaches aimed at establishing a healthy pathway back to something close to the norm.
Teladoc will acquire digital health company Livongo for $18.5 billion. The deal would combine one of the largest telehealth companies with a platform for managing an array of chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.
The MedCity INVEST Digital Health Virtual event, Sep 21-25 will spotlight healthcare startups in four categories. The application deadline is August 14 at 5pm ET.
Regulators with the European Commission said they would launch a full investigation of Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit. The deal has drawn close scrutiny from regulators who worry about the amount of data Google would be able to access.
GoodRx, a startup that makes tools for comparing the price of prescription drugs, is looking to go public, according to a report by Reuters. The company reportedly submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Patient engagement platform Luma Health was designed to help patients schedule appointment with the doctor without having to wait months. With Covid-19, the startup’s vision has expanded.
Mount Sinai spinoff launches virtual trial network with the American Gastroenterological Association
Rx.Health, a Mount Sinai spinoff that stitches together digital healthcare tools, struck a partnership with the American Gastroenterological Association to create a virtual trial network. The company hopes to expand the toolkit to other patient registries in the future.
We are seeking digital health startups in four categories to take part in our INVEST Digital Health Virtual event in September.
In-home primary care startup Heal raised $100 million in funding, led by Humana. Heal plans to use the funds to expand into new markets and expand the breadth of services that it offers.
Population health management advocates need to demonstrate how redefining care management by adopting a holistic viewpoint to include what’s happening outside the hospital will help systems influence health at scale and improve care at a lower cost.
After Withings co-founder Eric Carreel bought the connected device company back from Nokia two years ago, the company has charted a more clinical course. With $60 million in new funding, Withings plans to build out a remote monitoring program for its medical devices.
Ro, a startup offering patients mail-order prescriptions and telehealth appointments, raised $200 million in funding. The company started three years ago with men’s health and wellness products, before expanding its business.
Healthcare startups across health services, health IT, medical devices, biopharma and diagnostics tracks took part in the week-long competition at the conference July 20-24. Here are the winners for the five tracks.
Read about new developments from healthcare startups including HealCo, Eikonoklastes, Sidecar Health and more.
Healthcare mergers decreased in the first half of 2020, but not to the extent expected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Kaufman Hall showed a decline in mergers and acquisitions, but still reported sustained interest from buyers
After opening four health centers in Georgia and Arkansas, Walmart confirmed that it will expand to Florida next year.
Executives with Kaiser Permanente, Houston Methodist, Providence St. Joseph Health and Highmark Health shared their thoughts on the future of digital health and how they used technology to care for their patients at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our annual INVEST conference, where investors and startups meet, kicks off today as a virtual event. Chris Coburn, chief innovation officer of Mass General Brigham, is a featured speaker and startups in the area of health services will present in the first track of our INVEST… Read More »Here’s what’s on the agenda for Day 1 of MedCity INVEST virtual
In comparison to other developed countries, we spend the least amount of money on social care and the most on medical, with the worst overall health outcomes. We must intentionally and strategically reallocate some healthcare dollars to invest in communities.
Facing declining retail traffic, particularly overseas, Walgreens posted a net loss of $1.7 billion for the quarter ending on May 31. The company still has a long road ahead, but analysts said they liked its long-term strategy with VillageMD.
Walgreens plan to open hundreds of VillageMD clinics at its stores in the next five years. It would be the first major move by Walgreens to staff its locations with primary care physicians.
Walmart quietly launched a new health insurance business. The company, called Walmart Insurance, was filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State last month.