Matthew Holt

Policies|Techies|VCs: What’s Next For Health Care–Virtual Conference is Sept 7-10

Policies|Techies|VCs: What’s Next For Health Care? is the conference bringing together the CEOs of the next generation of virtual & real-life care delivery, and all the permutations thereof. You can register here or learn how to sponsor. This is a big week. We are one week out and we’ve started pre-recording a few sessions and they’ve been fascinating. Keynotes …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 229 | Headspace & Ginger merge, Connect America buys 100Plus

It’s M&A day here on Health in 2 Point 00! On Episode 229, Jess and I chat about the big news that Headspace and Ginger are merging to create Headspace Health (for more deets tune into Jess’s interview on WTF Health here). Next up, Connect America buys remote patient monitoring platform 100Plus. Finally, AllStripes raises …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 228 | Mahana, Vera, Cadence, Commure & Ovia

#HealthIn2Point00 is still catching up on back deals from my HIMSS “vacation” when Jess lost track of me. Mahana Therapeutics gets $61m for its IBS related CBT DTx. Not everyone is happy! Vera Whole Health Clinic gets $50mm even if they don’t love Jess! Cadence gets $41m for RPM. Commure buys PatientKeeper from HCA, and …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 227 | Maven, Carrot Fertility, Cricket Health & Sharecare

It’s the return of #HealthIn2Point00 after an overly long summer break (well, I went to HIMSS and Jess didn’t last week!). We have deals with Maven raising a big round, Cricket Health (from a few weeks back) filling its coffers and another fertility play, Carrot Fertility, getting $75m. Finally Sharecare gets its checkbook out — …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 226 | DomaniRx, Connections Health Solutions, Veda, and Connie Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have more deals for you! First up, DomaniRx: Anthem, Humana, and a software company SS&C are teaming up to launch a PBM. Connections Health Solutions raises $30 million working on comprehensive behavioral health care, and Veda Data Solutions raises $45 million, bringing their total to $52.2 million, …

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THCB Spotlights: Shahram Seyedin-Noor, GP of Civilization Ventures

Today, Matthew is back with another THCB Spotlight, this time with Shahram Seyedin-Noor, GP of Civilization Ventures. In this interview, Shahram tells us about how he got into venture and what he was doing before that, as well as his thinking around the focus of Civilization Ventures in catering to a new type of life …

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THCB Spotlights: Marta Zanchi, Founder & Managing Partner at Nina Capital

Today on THCB Spotlight, Matthew sits down with Marta Zanchi, who is the founder and Managing Partner at Nina Capital. Nina Capital is a micro venture capital firm in Barcelona, and in this interview, Matthew asks Marta about her decision to move from Silicon Valley to Barcelona and start this fund. Marta talks us through …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 225 | Amwell acquires SilverCloud & Conversa – plus more deals

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have a deal so big it’s brought me out of vacation just for this episode! Amwell acquires not one, but TWO companies – DTx mental health company SilverCloud Health and chatbot company Conversa Health for a combined $320 million. In other news, mental health company Sondermind raises …

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THCB Spotlights: CJ Wilson, CEO of MyHealth.US

Today on THCB Spotlights, Matthew Holt interviews CJ Wilson, the CEO of MyHealth.US. MyHealth.US provides wearable QR codes for instant access to emergency health information, as well as a digital platform to track your health data and house medical records. CJ shows us some of their offerings and explains how they’re working with unions and …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 224 | b.well, Quit Genius, Doktor.se, Sweetch, Kno2, and HealthifyMe

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I chat about the staggering medical debt in this country before diving into some more health tech deals. First up on Episode 224, personal health record company b.well Connected Health raises $32 million, bringing their total to $57 million. Next, Quit Genius raises $64 million in …

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THCB Gang Episode 62 – Thurs July 22, 1pm PT- 4pm ET

Episode 62 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, July 22nd at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson); fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); and futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve). Then video will be below at 1pm PT- 4pm …

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THCB Gang Episode 63 – Thurs July 22, 1pm PT- 4pm ET

Episode 62 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, July 22nd at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson); fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); and futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve). Then video will be below at 1pm PT- 4pm …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 223 | Carbon Health, Woebot, Eight Sleep, Aidoc, and OM1

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess has finally reclaimed her Twitter account! On Episode 223, Jess asks me about Carbon Health raising $350 million, this is a big competitor for One Medical with retail clinics plus telehealth. Next, for digital mental health care, Woebot gets $90 million for its mental health chatbot. Eight …

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Matthew’s health care tidbits

Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt In this week’s health care tidbits, Shannon Brownlee …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 222 | Funding for Availity, VisiQuate, Truveta, and Bayesian

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover Availity raising $50 million bringing their total to $200 million and a valuation at over a billion. Revenue cycle management company Visiquate raises $50 million, bringing their total to $70 million. Truveta raises $95 million for its data analysis platform, and finally Bayesian gets …

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THCB Gang Episode 62 – Thurs July 15, 1pm PT- 4pm ET

Episode 62 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, June 17th at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars futurist Jeff Goldsmith; policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune); and medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee). If you’d rather listen, the “audio only” version it is preserved …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 221 | Funding for Novacardia, Wellthy, Osso VR, and Form Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, the funding reports are out: Rock Health is saying $14.7 billion for the first half of the year, and Startup Health is saying $20.1 billion. Those numbers are pretty much what the numbers were for ALL of 2020. Now onto some deals: on Episode 221, Jess asks me …

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Matthew’s health care tidbits

Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt In this week’s health care tidbits, a little …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 220 | Olive’s massive raise, Ro buys Kit, plus funding for Tendo & SWORD

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I’m cheering England’s win against Germany this week – but Jess keeps us on track with health tech deals. Olive gets another $400 million, bringing their total up to $902 million – with $802 million of that since March 2020. Tendo Systems gets $50 million in a Series …

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THCB Gang Episode 60 – Thurs July 1, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

Episode 60 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, July 1st at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by policy consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); employer health expert Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz), and–making a rare but welcome appearance –venture investor & soccer mogul Marcus Whitney @marcuswhitney The video is below but if you’d rather …

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CareAlign, fixing that physician workflow–demo & interview

By MATTHEW HOLT I recently interviewed Subha Airan-Javia, the CEO of CareAlign. CareAlign is a small company that is working to fix the clinician workflow by creating a tool for all those interstitial gaps that the big EMRs leave, and now get moved to and from paper by the care team. In this interview she …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 219 | Health Catalyst acquires Twistle, Hims acquires Apostrophe, & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess claims that I am to blame! But for what?? On Episode 219, Jess and I talk about home care software company AlayaCare raising $225 million CAD. Next, Health Catalyst acquires Twistle for $104 million and Hims acquires teledermatology company Apostrophe. Finally, Spiras Health raises $14 million for …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 218 | Bicycle, NexHealth, Stork Club, DrChrono & Pear Therapeutics

On Episode 218 of Health in 2 Point 00, it’s a big week in digital health for IPOs. Today Jess asks me about Bicycle Health’s $27 million Series A, bringing the substance use disorder startup’s total to $32.3 million. NexHealth, which is like Shopify for doctors, gets $31 million in a Series B, Stork Club …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 217 | 23andMe goes public, & funding for Zus, Pill Club, and Brightline

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I haven ‘t been fired yet – so I’m taking over this episode. On Episode 217, there’s been a lot going on in the digital health world, including the biggest IPO in health tech ever with Bright Health’s $14 billion valuation. Speaking of IPOs, 23andMe went public yesterday …

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THCB Gang Episode 58 – Thurs June 17, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

Episode 58 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, June 17th at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars futurist Jeff Goldsmith; policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); Consumer advocate & CTO of Carium Health, Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia); and–after way too long an absence–economist & consumer expert Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) …

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Matthew’s health care tidbits

Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! (And yes, this week’s is a tad late!) –Matthew Holt …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 216 | Datavant acquires Ciox, plus deals for AllyAlign, Cerebral & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess is trying to replace me with the other Matthew Holt. But on Episode 216, I am still around to talk about some deals. First, Datavant acquires Ciox Health in a $7 billion deal, aiming to create the nation’s largest health data ecosystem. Next, Avenue Health is a …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 215 | Monogram, LetsGetChecked, Transcarent, Lenus, and Ada

Amazon Cares already has customers, Clover has become a meme stock, Transcarent has got a Series B that they closed already, and OneDrop has hit 25 billion biometric data points – what the hell is going on in digital health? Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we still have lots of deals to cover. …

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THCB Gang Episode 57 – Thurs June 10

Episode 57 of “The THCB Gang” will be live on Thursday, June 10, 1pm PT 4pm ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will joined by regulars: medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee), THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard) and futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve). And we have a special guest, health care equity analyst at Hedgeye, Emily Evans (@HedgeyeEEvans) You …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 214 | One Medical acquires Iora, plus funding for HumanFirst & many more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess pokes fun at me because my primary care provider has acquired a Medicare provider – One Medical buys Iora Health for $2.1 billion in stock. This deal is curious because these are two very different organizations. Next, HumanFirst (formerly Elektra Labs) raises $12 million in a Series …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 213 | Babylon’s SPAC IPO, plus big raises for Thirty Madison & Intrinsic

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re talking about our new conference in September: Policies, Techies, & VCs: What’s Next for Health Care. On Episode 213, Jess ask me about some massive deals. Thirty Madison gets $140 million – they are now a unicorn. Babylon Health is going public via a SPAC – $575 …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 212 | DayTwo, Hello Heart, Pack4U, and Curebase

Today at Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are presenting at the Going Digital: Behavioral Health conference today — tune in later for that. On Episode 212, our buddies at DayTwo get $37 million for the gut microbiome. Hello Heart raises $45 million, bringing their total to $68.2 million – this is for …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 211 | Noom, Akili, Unmind, Eleanor Health & Clearing

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess gives us a little tour of Chicago before we dive into some deals. Noom raises $540 million, bringing their total to $657 million with a $4 billion valuation. What are they going to do now with all this money? Digital therapeutics company Akili raises $160 million – …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 210 | Babylon acquires Meritage IPA, Ro acquires Modern Fertility & more

This week on Health in 2 Point 00, we’ve got big money, acquisitions, CVS Health starting its own decentralized clinical trials business, AND we’ve got Morgan Health. On Episode 210, Jess asks me about Babylon buying Meritage IPA, looking to add their digital front end to this doctors’ network, and Ro acquiring Modern Fertility for …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 209 | Funding for Lyra, DrFirst, Jasper Health & Cue Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we catch Jess on the road again! On Episode 209, Jess is shocked at Lyra’s $200 million raise, bringing their total to a whopping $675 million – and their valuation is somewhere in the $4 billion range. What does this mean for the mental health space? Next, DrFirst …

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What’s the Latest with Evidation Health?

An email interview with the Co-CEO’s of Evidation Health Over the last few weeks I’ve been conducting a back & forth email interview with Christine Lemke (L) & Deb Kilpatrick (R), the co-CEOs of Evidation Health. They raised $153 million in a Series E back in March (almost a small round these days!) but I …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 208 | Cedar acquires Ooda & funding for Medically Home, Huma

Today Jess is bored with consistent $100m+ deals and yawns in the face of the Tiger! No matter– I explain what Cedar acquiring Ooda for $425m means, why $100m for Medically Home is a departure for Mayo but not Kaiser, and what the heck Huma is all about (OK, I don’t really know). Does Jess …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 207 | Aetion, Halodoc, Vori, Heartbeat Health & Memora Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, the survey says digital health is optimistic! Find out more on the other side. On Episode 207, Jess asks me about Aetion getting $110 million bringing its total to $212 million working on real world evidence for pharma companies, and Indonesian telehealth company Halodoc gets $80 million. MSK …

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The Catalyst @ Health 2.0/Wipfli State of Digital Health Survey

By MATTHEW HOLT & ELIZABETH BROWN Last year was a remarkable time for digital health. Obviously it was pretty unusual and tragic for the world in general as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc. We mourn those lost, and we praise our front line health workers and scientists. But for digital health companies, in …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 206 | Walmart buys MeMD, Science 37 SPACs out, Vim & Zoe

Today in #Healthin2Point00, Jessica is not impressed by my stock trading and it’s all Walmart’s fault (well, Amazon’s too)! Part of the reason for that is Walmart buying a no-name telehealth company–well it has a name but not one anyone knows. There’s a SPAC exit on the horizon for fast growing remote clinical trials company …

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Special Event: The Catalyst @ Health 2.0/Wipfli Survey on the State of Digital Health Results Presentation

Tuesday, May 11th at 2pm ET/11am PT — RSVP here Back in November of last year, Catalyst @ Health 2.0, supported by professional services firm Wipfli, launched the Survey on the State of Digital Health, with the goal of creating a comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on digital health companies and the rest …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 205 | Groups, Collective Health, Oura Ring & Ciitizen buys Stella

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s time for the silliness to end, and for Jess DaMassa and I to take digital health deals seriously. Groups gets $60 million from a bunch of famous investors. Oura, they of the tracking ring used by the NBA, gets $100m, and TPA substitute Collective Health gets a …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 204 | Vida, Headway, & Neuroelectrics, plus RCM acquires VisitPay

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I am over the moon excited about Chelsea’s Champion’s League semi-final win. But on Episode 204, we have some big deals to cover too. First, Vida Health gets $110 million in a Series D bringing their total to $188 million. Next, R1 RCM acquires VisitPay for $300 million, …

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THCB Gang Episode 53, Thursday May 6

Episode 53 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, May 5 at 1pm PT -4PM ET. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars: futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & Jeff Goldsmith; privacy expert and now entrepreneur Deven McGraw @HealthPrivacy; policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee), & THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard) …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 203 | Privia goes public, Vocera acquires PatientSafe Solutions & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess hardly knows the value of $100 million anymore – is it a salary, is it an entire fund, is it one single round? On Episode 203, Jess and I cover Vocera buying PatientSafe Solutions and Privia going public with a $3.7 billion market cap. Cash-paid healthcare services …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 202 | Virta, Seqster, Kaia, Capsule & Accolade acquires PlushCare

On Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about TDOC earnings before getting into today’s deals. First, Virta Health scores $133 million in a round led by Tiger Global for its keto diabetes reversal program. Seqster raises $12 million in its Series A, and there are some interesting investors in this one. MSK …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 201 | European Funding Deals – complete with accents!

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re back from our 200th episode celebration! In Episode 201, we have an all-European funding deals episode for you, and I even attempt to answer every story in an accent relevant to the company. First, French insurance company Alan raises €185 million. Scottish company Current Health raises $43 …

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The “Health Tech Responds to COVID-19” Showcase Webinar!

By ELIZABETH BROWN Catalyst @ Health 2.0 is excited to be hosting the Health Tech Responds to COVID-19 Showcase Webinar, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! A little under a year ago, Catalyst, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, launched the “Health Tech Responds to COVID-19” platform to maximize the health …

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Health in 2 Point 00 — The 200th Episode Special!

Believe it or not, Jessica DaMassa and I have been banging out digital health tech & funding news for 200 episodes of this oh-so-cute little show. To celebrate, after several takeover episodes when Jess replaced me with a number of special guests, this time four of the digital health & health care digerati replaced Jess …

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THCB Gang Episode 51, Thursday April 22, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

Episode 51 of “The THCB Gang” will live-streamed on Thursday, Jan 21. You can see it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars: futurists Ian Morrison (@seccurve) & Jeff Goldsmith; privacy expert and now entrepreneur Deven McGraw @HealthPrivacy; and digital health guru Fard Johnmar (@fardj). If you’d rather listen to the episode, the audio …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 199 | Olive acquires Empiric plus raises by Medable & Papa

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I air some of my grudges as we get into our deals for the day. In the third extension of their Series C, Medable gets another $78 million bringing their total to $217 million. Olive acquires Empiric Health, expanding into surgical data analytics – where does this fit …

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THCB Gang Episode 50, Thursday April 15, 1pm PT /4pm ET

Well the half-century is up for #THCBGang and it’s been a lot of fun bantering with some of the cognoscenti of health tech, business & policy over most of the last year. For #50 we have a special guest. Robert Pearl, (@RobertPearlMD) former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, noted commentator, and author will join …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 198 | Microsoft buys Nuance & lots of IPO rumors

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess claims to be blameless for the drama between Jonathan Bush and Glen Tullman. On Episode 198, we talk about Microsoft buying Nuance for $16 billion and $3 billion in debt – is Microsoft taking over healthcare, and is this going to slow Nuance down? Cohere Health raises …

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Jean Drouin, Clarify Health, on the new data stack.

By MATTHEW HOLT Clarify Health has linked (but anonymized) data on about 300m Americans, including their claims, lab, (some) EMR data and their SDOH data. They then use it to help providers, plans and pharma figure out what is going on with their patients, and how their doctors et al are behaving. CEO Jean Drouin, …

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Health Tech Deals, on Clubhouse tomorrow (Thursday 8th) at 1 PT/4 ET

Tomorrow we are taking a break from #THCBGang. Don’t worry it’ll be back with a vengeance next week. Instead, Jess DaMassa & I will host a new show “Health Tech Deals” on Clubhouse So please join Jess and me in The Health Care Blog’s room for “Gossip, analysis & Sh!talking about digital health funding”. Tomorrow, …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 197 | BrightInsight, SteadyMD, CirrusMD, and Cleo

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I’m getting my shots soon! On Episode 197, General Catalyst is throwing more money around – $101 million goes to BrightInsight for its digital health insights management platform. SteadyMD raises $25 million bringing its total to $31 million, and CirrusMD raises $20 million in a Series C bringing …

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THCB Gang Episode 49, Thursday April 1, 1pm PT /4pm ET

The April Fools joining me on THCB Gang today will be policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), futurist Jeff Goldsmith, policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis),  and patient safety expert & all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson). There’s vaccines, a 4th wave, Texas reopening, Florida never having closed, and a whole mess of health policy. It’ll …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 196 | Rightway, AKASA, Viz.ai, AppliedVR, & Harmonize

We’ve only got one $100 million deal today on Health in 2 Point 00 — has the bubble burst? On Episode 196, Jess and I talk about care navigator Rightway raising $100 million – there’s a lot going on with this space, does it make sense to do this right now with Transcarent? AKASA, formerly …

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Digital Therapeutics, Megan & Me!

Anyone who follows me knows that I’ve been questioning whether digital therapeutics are real and more importantly whether the people building and trying to sell them are simply trying to replicate the American drug pricing model–patent, protect, prescribe & price gouge. So who better to have this conversation with than the person in charge of …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 195 | Cityblock, Crossover, Redesign Health & Vesta

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, I’ve been banned from talking about the Suez Canal by Jess. On Episode 195, we cover Cityblock raising $192 million in a C extension, adding to their $160 million Series C in from December. Crossover Health raises $168 million in a proper D round, Redesign Health raises $100 …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 194 | Ro, Appriss, Everlywell & Ginger

We’re swimming in a pool of money, health tech! Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have over $1 billion and 3 acquisitions in this episode alone. First up is Ro, which just raised $500 million – they’re building quite the big healthcare company; their valuation is roughly double what Hims is trading and …

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THCB Gang Episode 48, Friday March 26, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

This week (for one week only) #THCB Gang will be on Friday March 26. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee),  fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey), Fard Johnmar (@fardj), from digital health consultancy Enspektos, THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), and employer health expert Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz). It’s been …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 193 | Evidation, Komodo Health, Bigfoot Biomedical & Glooko

On Episode 193 of Health in 2 Point 00, we have another huge day! We catch up on Amazon’s telehealth news before covering more massive deals. Evidation gets $153 million, bringing their total to a whopping $259 million and Komodo Health gets $220 million, bringing their total to $319 million. Bigfoot Biomedical raises $53 million …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 192 | Happify, 100Plus, Health Recovery Solutions—& Glen Tullman is back

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re back with more deals as promised for our post St-Patty’s episode. On Episode 192, Jess and I have lots to chat about because Glen Tullman is back—he becomes the CEO of Transcarent, a new company which is going direct to employers and doing navigation and telehealth and …

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Glen Tullman’s Return to Digital Health: In-Depth Chat on New CEO Role at Transcarent

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH As if one consumer digital health company with an $18.5B exit wasn’t enough, Livongo founder Glen Tullman has decided to give the transformation of healthcare another go – this time as Executive Chairman & CEO of Transcarent. Matthew Holt and I sit down with Glen to hear about the “new …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 191 | Doctor on Demand & Grand Rounds merge, plus more staggering deals

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and to top off your green beer we’ve got plenty of green money. First up on Episode 191, the news we’ve been waiting for: Doctor on Demand and Grand Rounds merge. No SPAC here, but this is a real harbinger for the future. Strive …

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Ofer Leidner, Happify Health

by MATTHEW HOLT Happify Health is a online mental health company that is focused almost exclusively on scaling care by offering self-service tech solutions across the patient journey. After R&D starting in 2012, they’ve been scaling since 2017 and now are working with large employers and big health plans. What they don’t do is have …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 190 | Forward Health, Cedar, & Babylon

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, primary care appears to have jumped the shark because there is a deal in this episode in which the investors on the round are probably Jess’s favorite group of investors ever. Forward Health raises $225 million in a Series D – there’s Softbank money in this round as …

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THCB Gang Episode 46, Thursday March 11, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

THCB Gang today features lawyer & privacy expert Deven McGraw, (@Healthprivacy), Health IT girl and WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day @Rosemarie_Day1), and patient CEO Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3). We’ve had far too many Y chromosomes on lately but also joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) for this one will be futurist Ian Morrison …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 189 | DispatchHealth, TytoCare and Highmark Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re wishing Jess a happy belated birthday! On Episode 189, Jess asks me about DispatchHealth raising a massive $200 million Series D, bringing their total up to $403 million, providing in-home urgent care. TytoCare raises another $50 million for their Series D, bringing their total up to $155 …

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Kelsey Mellard, CEO Sitka

By MATTHEW HOLT Kelsey Mellard is CEO of Sitka, one of the emerging companies that’s providing specialty consults online to primary care docs. They’ve been building a specialty care network that can be accessed by asynchronous video, slightly different to some of their competition. Most of their customers are capitated medical groups, like ChenMed, trying …

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THCB Gang Episode 45, Thursday March 4, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy), on this week’s THCB Gang will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee),  policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis),  patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson), and consumer expert and current President of the Medical Board of California, Denise Pines. Vaccines at …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 188 | MDLive, Devoted Health, Medisafe, January AI

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we cheat a little bit and go overtime. On Episode 188, Jess asks me about MDLive getting acquired by Cigna’s Evernorth division, Devoted raising a whopping $380 million, Medisafe getting $30 million in a round led by Sanofi, and January AI raising $8.8 million bringing its total up …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 187 | Redox, Nanit, Innovacer & MindMed

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess makes me pronounce some impossible words while we cover lots of funding deals. Redox has raised $45 million in a Series D, bringing their total up to $95 million. Nanit, another baby monitoring company, raises $25 million in a Series C, Innovaccer raises a $105 million D …

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THCB Gang Episode 44, Thursday Feb 25, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

This weeks THCB Gang will be held live on Thurs Feb 24 at 1pm PT -4pm ET. Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy), will be consultant/author Rosemarie Day @Rosemarie_Day1),  Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune), and health futurist Jeff Goldsmith (@JeffcGoldsmith). We will also have a special guest who is possibly the most successful corporate venture capitalist in …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 185 | Modern Health, Owlet, & Mymee

On Episode 185, Jess has beat us to an interview on WTF Health before we cover it here on Health in 2 Point 00 – Modern Health raised $74 million in a Series D, so how does this compare to other mental health and wellness companies? Owlet is going public via a SPAC for their …

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THCB Gang Episode 43, Thursday Feb 18, 1pm PT – 4pm ET

THCB Gang was broadcast live on Thurs Feb 18 Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) were THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), patient advocates Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano) and Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3), newly-minted VC Marcus Whitney @marcuswhitney, and medical historian Mike Magee @drmikemagee. We touched on the impact of the extremes of global warming on health! And in a …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 184 | Zocdoc, RapidSOS, Capital Rx and Equip

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are back to cover more fun(draising) deals. First, Zocdoc raises $150 million and Jess asks me what’s going on with this old-school appointment scheduler? RapidSOS raises $85 million, bringing their total up to $220 in an infrastructure play for first responders, Capital Rx, which is …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 176 | Optum acquires Change & deals for Hinge, Liva, and Metronom

Insurgents have stormed the Capitol and we’re still here to talk about health tech deals. On Episode 176, Jess and I discuss Optum acquiring Change Healthcare in a $13.5 billion deal, bringing it back to Jess’s interview with CEO Neil Crescenzo bout what Change Healthcare does with the connective tissue of big healthcare. Hinge gets …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 175 | Haven, Color, RapidSOS & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I chat about Haven finally closing its doors. On Episode 175, we cover Color raising $167 million growing fast as the major COVID tester in the Bay Area and 23andMe scoring $82.5 million. RapidSOS quietly raised another $51.2 million on New Year’s Eve, Fruit Street Health …

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THCB Gang, Episode 36, Dec 17, 1pm PT/4pm ET

Today’s #THCBGang is going to be an End of Year special. It’ll be a big one with Michael Millenson @MLMillenson, Deven McGraw @HealthPrivacy, Jessica DaMassa @jessdamassa, Robin Farmanfarmaian @Robinff3, Mike Magee @drmikemagee, Rosemarie Day @Rosemarie_Day1, & Marcus Whitney @marcuswhitney. There may be a few surprises too! But we’ll be rounding off the year talking about the …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 174 | Cityblock, Elation, Modern Health, LeanTaaS & Well

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess has me weigh in on Cityblock Health’s big raise of $160 million bringing their total up to 300 million to improve health for low-income patients. On Episode 174, Elation, which is Cityblock’s EMR as well as that for some other independent primary care clinics, raises $40 million …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 173 | Calm, Story Health, Centivo, Ro & Pear

It’s a wacky world today. Lynne Chou O’Keefe’s Devine Ventures has done 4 deals this week. Calm raises $75m it doesn’t seem to need, Story Health takes on navigation around specialty care, Centivo gets $34m to start a Collective Health rival, Ro moves into home (literally) bringing diagnostics and Softbank money is back! The lucky …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 172 | MedArrive, PointClickCare, Consejo Sano & FOLX Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’ve got quite a diverse set of companies to cover. MedArrive, which is Dan Trigub’s company – the former CEO of Uber Health – raises $4.5 million. Jess also asks me about PointClickCare acquiring Collective Medical, connecting data from EMRs in the acute care space into their long …

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PointClickCare buys Collective Medical

By MATTHEW HOLT I was a little surprised to find out that PointClickCare, a Canadian-based EMR that has a big market share in SNFs and long term care was buying Collective Medical, a Utah-based interoperability-sniffer (that’s a term I just made up). Collective specializes in extracting data from acute care EMRs to find where patients …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 171 | Massive deals & a massive IPO

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have a huge IPO coming up – JD Health, a Chinese company which has a valuation of $28 billion, could raise up to $4 billion in its upcoming IPO. On Episode 171, Jess asks me about Everlywell raising $175 million in a Series D for at-home testing, …

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THCB Gang Episode 34 Live Dec 3, 1pm PT/4pm ET

Episode 34 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed here Thursday, Dec 3, 1pm PT/4pm ET. You can watch it below. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by some of our regulars: Physician coach Maggi Cary (@MargaretCaryMD); entrepreneur, MD & CEO of Suntra Modern Recovery, JL Neptune (@jeanlucneptune): Patient advocate & public speaker extraordinaire Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3), …

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#Healthin2Point00 Episode 170 | Olive, WithMe, Andor & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess & I are together in Marin County before Jess sets off! On Episode 170, Jess asks me about Olive raising $225 million following a recent raise as well, WithMe Health closing a $20 million Series B, Andor Health getting an undisclosed amount in a Series A with …

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#Healthin2Point 00, Episode 169 | They’re real and they’re SPACtacular!

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, It’s a whacky SPACy world, as a new SPAC rolls “UpHealth” and has me singing Bob Marley, meanwhile there’s $91m for remote clinical trial software player Medable, $76m more for Spring Health joining the throng of mental health companies, while K-Health gets $42m to introduce chat bot front …

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#Healthin2Point 00, Episode 169 | They’re real and they’re SPACtacular!

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, It’s a whacky SPACy world, as a new SPAC rolls “UpHealth” and has me singing Bob Marley, meanwhile there’s $91m for remote clinical trial software player Medable, $76m more for Spring Health joining the throng of mental health companies, while K-Health gets $42m to introduce chat bot front …

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#Healthin2Point 00, Episode 168 | Is Amazon taking over the world of healthcare?

Goodbye health insurance, hello Amazon Prime membership! Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we talk about all the Amazon news now that they’re moving into pharmacy via Amazon Prime. Jess and I also discuss AliveCor raising $65 million for its personal EKG technology and Talkspace acquiring Lasting, a relationship counseling app. Levels raises $12 …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 167 | Bridge Connector, Togetherall, Solv Health & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, the big news is about another COVID vaccine… or is it the collapse of the telehealth and digital health market as we know it? On Episode 167, Jess asks me about Bridge Connector shutting down 2 months after getting a $25.5 million raise, UK-based online mental health platform …

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The Catalyst @ Health 2.0/Wipfli Survey on the State of Digital Health

By MATTHEW HOLT Catalyst @ Health 2.0, supported by professional services firm Wipfli, is launching a survey about the state of Digital Health. We hope to get a comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on digital health companies and the rest of the ecosystem. This survey should take under 8 minutes to complete (and probably …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 166 | $100 million, scandal, & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have scandal, drama, intrigue, $100 million and murder! Wait, no; not murder. On Episode 166, we catch up on more deals before Jess gets carried away again. The $100 million goes to Carbon Health in a Series C, which is another Bay Area-based primary care startup; they’re …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 165 | Centene, Koa Health, Eko and Medically Home

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, there is so much to talk about between the election, the Affordable Care Act, and Pfizer’s COVID vaccine news. On Episode 165, we talk about how this is impacting the markets and cover more deals. ACA darling Centene has acquired Apixio, Koa Health spins out from Telefónica and …

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THCB Gang Episode 31 11/5 1PM PT/4PM ET

Episode 30 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, November 5th. Tune in below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by our regulars: CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), medical historian & health economist Mike Magee MD (@drmikemagee), fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey), writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), and patient & entrepreneur …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 164 | Election Day Edition

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess is wondering which European countries let Americans in without a quarantine. On Episode 164, we’ve got more deals for you. Human API gets $20 million seeking to make the world interoperable, Curve Health raises $6 million for its skilled nursing tech platform which has seen a bump …

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Rehash: The Health Assurance SPAC

Not so long ago (August) Jessica DaMassa and I ran a THCB Bookclub interview with Hemant Teneja & Stephen Klasko about their new book UnHealthcare. And, just because, their friend Glen Tullman sat in….. Fast forward to this week and the three of them plus a cast of characters from General Catalyst & Livongo (Jenny …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 162 | Whoop, Honor, Sidekick Health & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess is dismayed at her rising premiums. On Episode 162, Jess and I have more deals to cover. Whoop, which makes a wearable, raises $100 million (including SoftBank money!), bringing their valuation to $1.2 billion. Next, Honor raises $140 million in a Series D and I weigh in …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 161 | Partnerships galore & a new SPAC

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have some hot gossip re: Glen Tullman starting his own SPAC. On Episode 161, Jess and I discuss Bind Benefits raising $105 million, BridgeHealth merging with Transcarent and raising $40 million in a Series A, and Loyal raising $12.5 million in a Series A. Jess also asks …

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THCB Gang Episode 29 10/22 1PM PT/4 PM ET

Episode 29 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, October 22th! Watch it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be by some of our regulars: patient safety expert Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson), MD turned leadership coach Maggi Cary (@MargaretCaryMD), guest Fard Johnmar (@fardj), digital health futurist, and guest Denise Pines (@MedBoardOfCA), Medical Board of California’s …

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THCB Book Club, October: Mike Magee, Code Blue

Dr. Mike Magee has spent his life inside the medical-industrial complex, eventually working at Pennsylvania Hospital and later becoming the doctor who sold Viagra to the world at Pfizer. He’s also an award winning medical broadcaster and historian who appears regularly on THCB these days. For the October THCB Book Club Jessica DaMassa and Matthew …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 160 | Lawsuits galore, and a faux IPO

The thing to do in health tech this week? Trademark infringement. Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we try to make sense of all the lawsuits right now with Teladoc suing Amwell, Allscripts suing CarePortMD, and whose side are we on for Zocdoc suing Zocdoc? On Episode 160, Jess asks me to make sense …

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THCB Spotlights: Jon Bloom, Podimetrics

By MATTHEW HOLT This is a fun conversation with Jon Bloom, the CEO of Podimetrics. It’s one of a number of competitors trying to help prevent foot ulcers among people with diabetes. Some use socks, others use insoles, but Podimetrics’ approach is to use a pad which looks like a weight scale and can tell …

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THCB Gang Episode 28 10/15

Episode 28 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, October 15th! Watch it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by some of our regulars: communications leader Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz), data privacy expert Deven McGraw (@healthprivacy), MD-turned entrepreneur Jean-Luc Neptune (@jeanlucneptune), CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), medical historian & health economist Mike …

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THCB Gang Episode 28 10/15

Episode 28 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, October 15th! Watch it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by some of our regulars: communications leader Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz), data privacy expert Deven McGraw (@healthprivacy), MD-turned entrepreneur Jean-Luc Neptune (@jeanlucneptune), CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), medical historian & health economist Mike …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 159 | A quiet period?

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we might be seeing a quiet period in health tech investing with the election coming up. On Episode 159, Jess and I talk about TigerConnect raising $45 million in a Series D, offering a HIPAA-compliant texting service for doctors; UK-based startup Numan getting £10 million, which is another …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 159 | A quiet period?

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we might be seeing a quiet period in health tech investing with the election coming up. On Episode 159, Jess and I talk about TigerConnect raising $45 million in a Series D, offering a HIPAA-compliant texting service for doctors; UK-based startup Numan getting £10 million, which is another …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 158 | Datavant, Mira, Avail & more

On Episode 158 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about Datavant raising $40 million in a Series B for their open health data exchange platform, Mira raising $2.7 million for it’s Costco-esque health insurance alternative, Avail raising $100 million providing telehealth for the OR, ScriptDrop raising $15 million for prescription drug …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 158 | Datavant, Mira, Avail & more

On Episode 158 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about Datavant raising $40 million in a Series B for their open health data exchange platform, Mira raising $2.7 million for it’s Costco-esque health insurance alternative, Avail raising $100 million providing telehealth for the OR, ScriptDrop raising $15 million for prescription drug …

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Value-based care – no progress since 1997?

By MATTHEW HOLT Humana is out with a report saying that its Medicare Advantage members who are covered by value-based care (VBC) arrangements do better and cost less than either their Medicare Advantage members who aren’t or people in regular Medicare FFS. To us wonks this is motherhood, apple pie, etc, particularly as proportionately Humana …

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Value-based care – no progress since 1997?

By MATTHEW HOLT Humana is out with a report saying that its Medicare Advantage members who are covered by value-based care (VBC) arrangements do better and cost less than either their Medicare Advantage members who aren’t or people in regular Medicare FFS. To us wonks this is motherhood, apple pie, etc, particularly as proportionately Humana …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 157 | The phrase is “Takeout Speculation”!

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I gossip about the wild rumor that UnitedHealthcare is acquiring Amwell. On Episode 157, we discuss Lark raising $55 million in a Series C along with a deal with Anthem to be their preferred DPP provider, Medicare Advantage plan Clover going public with a valuation of …

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THCB Gang Episode 27, 10/8 1PM PT/4PM ET

Episode 27 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, October 7th! Tune in below! Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) are some of our regulars: health futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve), WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), MD-turned entrepreneur Jean-Luc Neptune (@jeanlucneptune), and patient & entrepreneur Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3). The conversation will cover the …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 156 | Garage Sale Edition

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess can’t figure out what’s going on with health tech investors. Episode 156 feels like rummaging through a garage sale… First up is mirrors, mirrors, mirrors, with a total of $225 million invested: Tonal gets $110 million, Tempo gets $60 million, and Fiture gets $65 million. Next up …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 155 | Is UnitedHealth Group taking over the world?

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I discuss UnitedHealth Group acquiring DivvyDose for $300 million, which is a knock off of PillPack. Is there anything left for them to buy? We cover many more deals in Episode 155—Noyo raises $12 million in a series A, helping health plans exchange data, Medigate raises …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 147 | The Most Confusing Episode So Far

With 3 consecutive days of $100M in funding, here is the most confusing (or rather the most confused we have been) Episode 147 of Health in 2 Point 00. Jess asks me about Verily partnering with Swiss Re to get into the stop-loss insurance game, Prescryptive Health raising a $26M Series A for their maybe …

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THCB Gang Episode 23 LIVE 8/27 1PM/4PM ET!

Episode 23 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, August 27th! Tune in below! Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) today are some of our regulars: health futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve), WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), health care consultant Daniel O’Neill (@dp_oneill), and a few more! The conversation will revolve around the recent investments …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 146 | Can We Call it Digital Health Anymore?

Can we call this digital health anymore? What do we call it? On Episode 146 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jessica DaMassa asks me about Amwell filing for their S1, Lyra Health getting $110M to develop their mental health platform, PatientPop raising $50M to improve SEO for doctors and patients (they also brought Johnathan …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 145 | Amwell, OneDrop, Outset Medical & Podimetrics

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about the big news that Google Cloud has entered into a partnership with Amwell and invested $100 million into the company—looks like their IPO is really a thing! OneDrop gets $98.7 million in a partnership with Bayer, following at $40 million partnership last November, in …

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THCB Gang Episode 22 LIVE 8/20 From 1PM PT/4PM ET

Episode 22 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, August 20th! Watch it below. Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) today are some of our regulars: writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), patient safety expert Michael Millenson (MLMillenson), MD & hospital system exec Rajesh Aggarwal (@docaggarwal), data privacy expert Deven McGraw (@healthprivacy), and a few others. The …

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THCB’s Bookclub, August 2020 – UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance

By JESSICA DAMASSA & MATTHEW HOLT The THCB Book Club is a discussion with leading health care authors, which will be released on the third Wednesday of every month. And this is the first one! We kicked off with the new book from Hemant Teneja (VC at General Catalyst who has been writing many big checks lately) …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 144 | Magical Forests, PsychCentral’s History, & More Funding Rounds

On Episode 144 of Health in 2 Point 00, Matthew has gingerly emerged from his office and gone into a Magical Forest! Jess asks me about Healthline media acquiring PsychCentral, the first-ever online psychiatry support group and I explain the history of how it has been passed around from Corporates to PE firms, Bridge Connector …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 143 | Lumeon, Nurx, Thirty Madison, & More

On Episode 143 of Health in 2 Point 00, we have all the alphabets in the raising series represented ;)! Jess asks me about Lumeon raising a $30M Series D for their care orchestration centers, Nurx raising a $22M Series C to develop out its online pharmacy presence, Thirty Madison getting $47M and Johnson & …

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THCB Gang Episode 21 LIVE 8/13 From 1PM PT/4PM ET

Episode 21 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, August 13th! Tune in below. Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) today are some of our regulars: policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis), MD turned leadership coach Maggi Cary (@MargaretCaryMD), patient advocate Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano), and Consumer advocate & CTO of Carium Health Lygeia Ricciardi …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 142 | Ginger, Infermedica, Xealth & SOC Telemed

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover all the deals that got overshadowed by the big news of Teladoc and Livongo’s merger. First up is Ginger, the mental health provider which raised $50 million in a D round bringing their total up to $120 million. Infermedica, an AI enabled symptom checker …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 141 | Teladoc Livongo Merger Special

Today, a special Health in 2 Point 00. Jessica DaMassa asks me about the biggest news in public digital health companies ever: this morning’s merger of Teladoc and Livongo. We discuss the deal, the implications for digital health, what’s next for Continuous Clinics, whether our T-Shirts will become a collectors item, and of course what …

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The THCB Book Club!

by JESSICA DAMASSA & MATTHEW HOLT We are launching a new THCB program! The THCB Book Club (TM) is going to be a discussion with leading health care authors, which will be released on the third Wednesday of every month. We are kicking off with the new book from Hemant Teneja (VC at General Catalyst who has …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 140 | Heal, Lemonaid, CVS & Sema4

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess helps me celebrate my birthday Kylie Jenner-style. On Episode 140, Jess and I discuss Humana investing $100 million in Heal, Lemonaid raising $33 million in a Series B, CVS Caremark announcing 5 new companies in their digital health platform—4 of which are about weight loss, and perplexing …

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THCB Spotlights: Paul Johnson, CEO of Lemonaid

Today on THCB Spotlights, Matthew sits down with Paul Johnson, the CEO of Lemonaid. Lemonaid just closed a $33 million Series B led by Olive Tree Ventures, expanding their direct-to-consumer online services which provide primary care visits as well as pharmacy and medication delivery to your home and launching into more chronic areas of care, …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 139 | More Funding Deals & Livongo’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Health tech deals are just back to back this week! On Episode 139 of Health In 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about Withings getting $60M in a new round to develop their connected devices & apps products, Neurovalens raising €5.5M to grow their headset technology that helps with obesity, insomnia, diabetes, & more, Pocket …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 138 | Health Tech Funding in Late July?

There is still health tech funding going on in late July? Wow! On Episode 138 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about Ro getting $200M from General Catalyst to expand their Telehealth platform, Indigo Diabetes raising 38M Euros to develop its CGM Sensor, Angle Health landing $4M to create a health plan …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 137| $10M in Seed Rounds, AI & Chatbots, and a New Meditation App?

Today on Episode 137 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess questions if “Jack in the Bean Stalk” is actually abut how VCs are growing into the health tech space. Listen to Jess’s take on the comparison as she asks me about Sprout getting $10M in a seed round to grow its Autism platform, Gyant …

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“Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” Matthew Holt & Jessica DaMassa’s Keynote 6/17/20

Matthew Holt and Jessica DaMassa gave a talk at the “Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” on June 17, 2020. They spoke about how technology is evolving the mental health space, along with their thoughts on where the future of the industry is headed. Jess & Matthew first start off with their “Health in 2 …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 136 | Telepharmacy, a Mega-Merger, & DoorDash’s Deal with Walgreens

On Episode 136 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess has 15 new deals to talk about (and its only been a day since the last episode!). Jess asks me about CityBlock getting $54M for their Series B round to provide primary care services to dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid members in New York, Medly raising …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 135 | Amazon’s primary care entry, UnitedHealth’s digital DPP & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s the 4th shoe! On Episode 135, we’ve got Amazon’s entry into primary care through its pilot program with Crossover Health, UnitedHealth Group launching Level2, their own digital health diabetes prevention program, Health Catalyst acquiring healthfinch, Truepill raising $25 million and then investing in Ahead, a company which …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 134 | Health Tech’s “PPP Blacklist”, Walgreens and VillageMD, & more

Today on Episode 134 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover Livongo’s stock price swinging, Brian Dolan’s PPP “Black List” for Health Tech Startups, and Oak Street Health & GoHealth filing their S-1’s. We also get Matthew’s take on Walgreen’s deal with Village MD to become a primary care center, and Doctor …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 133 | PBMs galore, Genome Medical, & the FCC’s Rural Health Program

Episode 133 of Health in 2 Point 00 is brought to you by the letter P — that’s P for PBMs, of course. In this episode, Jess and I talk about Genome Medical extending their series B and getting another $14 million on top of the $23 million they already raised for their remote genetic …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 132 | Accolade IPO, Somatus, NexHealth, Tatch & more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover some big news! Accolade has filed its IPO, so on Episode 132 I give my take on this health care navigation service. We also cover Somatus getting $64 million for chronic kidney disease care, NexHealth raising $15 million, Tatch raising $4.25 million for sleep …

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THCB Gang Episode 16

Episode 16 of “The THCB Gang” was on Thursday, July 2nd! You can see the video below! Joining Matthew Holt were some of our regulars: patient safety expert Michael Millenson (MLMillenson), MD & hospital system exec Rajesh Aggarwal (@docaggarwal), health care consultant Daniel O’Neill (@dp_oneill), and our guest Marcus Whitney (@MarcusWhitney), CEO of Health Further …

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