By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Even though kids make up 20% of the total national patient population, investments in startups that use tech to improve their care is, at best, a dismal 1% of the total investments made in digital health and health tech each… Read More »KidsX to Unite Children’s Hospitals & Boost Innovation Investment in Pediatric Digital Health
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH It’s the telehealth market reality check you’ve been waiting for! “Rogue” digital health consultant Dr. Lyle Berkowitz unpacks the numbers and the market potential for virtual care from the unique vantage point of a primary-care-physician-turned-health-tech-entrepreneur with nothing to lose. Having… Read More »Telehealth Reality Check: Who’s Really Going to “Win” the Race to Virtual Care Market Leadership?
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… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 23 LIVE 8/27 1PM/4PM ET!
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH One Drop just landed a $98.7M deal with Bayer — and we got the details from CEO Jeff Dachis. The timing of this deal is nothing short of impeccable: less than a year after the life sciences giant led One… Read More »The Bayer Deal: One Drop’s CEO on New $98M & How Data Science Will Fix Chronic Condition Care
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH From his vantage point at the helm of one of healthcare’s biggest IT infrastructure companies, Change Healthcare’s President & CEO, Neil de Crescenzo, has an unrivaled perspective at how covid19 has impacted hospital systems and payers. His business builds the… Read More »Change Healthcare’s CEO on Payers, Providers & The New Healthcare Economy
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “Next-gen” healthcare might just be getting its start in primary care. So says Crossover Health’s CEO, Scott Shreeve, who laughingly channels Justin Timberlake and says he’s “bringing sexy back” to it too. With Walmart launching its own Healthcare Super Centers,… Read More »Crossover Health: The Amazon Deal, Primary Care & The Rise of the ‘Health Activist’ Employer
Six competitor CEOs and one ex-CMO discuss the biggest-ever digital health merger by JESS DAMASSA & MATTHEW HOLT It was the news that stunned the world of health tech. And us! So we had seven of Teladoc and Livongo’s biggest competitors weigh-in on what the… Read More »Teladoc & Livongo — The Health Techerati Weigh-In
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH JUST before the Teladoc-Livongo merger was announced, I had a chance to catch up with Doctor on Demand’s CEO, Hill Ferguson. The future for telehealth, he said, is “bright green” — and I’m pretty sure it’s looking even greener now!… Read More »Don’t Underestimate Doctor On Demand – CEO Hill Ferguson on the Era of ‘Tele-Everything’ Healthcare
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Even before Covid19, virtual care for chronic conditions was a hot and competitive area, with the heat turned up by Livongo Health’s IPO last year and big funding rounds for companies like Omada Health, Virta Health, and One Drop. Another… Read More »Vida Health’s CEO on Scaling Up in the Highly Competitive Chronic Condition Virtual Care Space
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH A startup PBM? Partnered up with Walmart to bring “everyday low prices” to prescription drug pricing? Is this too good to be true? A.J. Loiacono, founder & CEO at Capital Rx, gives us a quick primer on “Pharmacy Benefit Managers”… Read More »PBM Startup Capital Rx Starts Prescription Drug Pricing Shake-Up with Walmart Partnership
By JESSICA DaMASSA There are few better positioned to speculate on what’s next for telehealth than Roy Schoenberg, co-CEO & President, of Amwell. After 15 years, more than $710M in total funding, and probably the best analogies out there for describing telehealth’s potential as a… Read More »Amwell’s Roy Schoenberg: Telehealth Post-Pandemic is “Entrenched Inside” Traditional Health Care