Category: Cleveland Clinic

  • Divurgent Appoints Ed Marx as New CEO

    Ed Marx, Chief Executive Officer, Divurgent What You Should Know: – Divurgent, a healthcare IT consulting company, today announced it has appointed Ed Marx, a renowned leader with more than 30 years of experience, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). – In addition, Colin Konschak, company founder and CEO since 2007, will move to […]

  • 3 Predictions for Post-COVID Clinical Trial Decentralization

    Marc Leighton, VP of Product at Florence Healthcare Prior to COVID, major technological transformation initiatives were already underway at many clinical trial sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs.) But the move to decentralized trials accelerated dramatically in 2020 and 2021–and it’s not slowing down.  Survey data from WCG Avoca shows that research sites and […]

  • MediView XR Secures $9.9M for Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Platform

    What You Should Know: – MediView XR, Inc., raises $9.9M in SAFE financing syndicated by Inside View Investments, LLC, a private investment firm.  MediView has raised approximately $14.4MM in total funding to date. – Investment will support key technology development, commercialization and regulatory submissions. MediView XR Inc., a Cleveland-based medtech company that leverages augmented reality, remote connectivity […]

  • Digital health approach improves neurosurgery care, says study

    Deployment of digital health technologies during the pandemic improved patient satisfaction, expanded the delivery of care and augmented training of staff at a leading neurosurgery provider in the US, according to a new study. Faced with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Cleveland Clinic centres implemented a number telehealth and audio-visual technologies to compensate […]

  • Should You Get an Annual Physical Exam?

    What are the risks and benefits of getting a comprehensive annual physical exam and routine blood testing? The model of getting an annual physical exam dates back nearly a century in American medicine, but recently, many health authorities “have all agreed that routine annual checkups for healthy adults should be abandoned”—yet, the majority of the […]

  • New Research Highlights ‘Surprising’ Findings About COVID-19’s Impact on Mortality in Community, Long-Term Care Settings

    Since last spring, there has been a consistent — and justifiable — narrative that long-term care residents are particularly vulnerable to the deadly COVID-19 virus. New research, however, suggests it’s not so simple. A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) explored how the COVID-19 virus affects actual versus […]

  • Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population

    Research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts-based startup Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) measured the difference in mortality during the pandemic  between people covered by Medicare in long-term care facilities and in the community. While a Covid-19 diagnosis increased deaths in both settings, there was a stark difference in those who had not been […]

  • TytoCare & GIVA Care Partner to Bring Telehealth to Ukraine

    What You Should Know: – TytoCare has partnered with GIVA Care Group, a leading healthcare distribution company, to bring its all-in-one remote examination solution to the Ukrainian healthcare industry. – The partnership with GIVA Care will mark the first implementation of the TytoCare telehealth solution in Eastern Europe. As the sole distributor of TytoCare in Ukraine, GIVA Care is making the solution available to local physicians and healthcare systems across the country as well as selling it directly […]

  • AppliedVR Lands $29M for VR Platform to Treat Chronic Pain

    What You Should Know: – AppliedVR, a Los Angeles, CA-based company advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced $29 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funds raised to date to $35 million. The round, which includes key investors F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures, GSR Ventures, Magnetic Ventures and Cedars-Sinai, […]

  • Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

    What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health with its core product, Unite Us Platform, an outcome-focused coordination software sconnecting community-based […]

  • Cleveland Clinic to help bring affordable broadband to city neighborhood

    The Ohio-based health system is working with three organizations to provide residents of Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood with access to high-speed internet at affordable prices. The collaboration aims to alleviate health disparities that arise from a lack of reliable access to the internet.

  • Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

    Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft, most recently served as chief executive officer of […]

  • Cleveland Clinic Develop COVID-19 Risk Prediction Model through Epic MyChart

    What You Should Know: – Cleveland Clinic develops the COVID-19 risk prediction model through Epic MyChart that is now available to health systems around the world. – Healthcare organizations can present the clinically validated model to patients in MyChart to assess their risk of having COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed a COVID-19 risk prediction […]

  • New Covid-19 risk model available via Epic’s patient portal

    A risk prediction model for Covid-19, developed by researchers at Cleveland Clinic, is now available to all health systems worldwide that use the Epic MyChart patient portal. The model will help clinicians estimate the likelihood of a patient testing positive for the disease.

  • FDA Grants AppliedVR Breakthrough Designation for Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment

    What You Should Know: – FDA awards AppliedVR Breakthrough Device designation for treating treatment-resistant fibromyalgia and chronic intractable lower back pain – AppliedVR’s EaseVRx program helps patients learn self-management skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and other behavioral methods. AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced its EaseVRx […]

  • Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021

    Cleveland Clinic’s top clinicians and researchers present the top 10 medical innovations transforming medical advancements and new awards to recognize healthcare innovation. The list of breakthrough technologies was selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic subject matter experts, led by Will Morris, M.D., executive medical director for Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and Akhil Saklecha, M.D., managing […]

  • [Podcast] How Cleveland Clinic Helps Employers Create a Safer Workplace During COVID-19

    Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic Despite having entered the US eight months ago, COVID-19 remains a topic enshrouded in confusion, conflicting information, hyperbole, and even conspiracy theories. Everyone, informed or not, seems to have an opinion about the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, health systems, hospitals, and medical providers are  uniquely qualified to […]

  • Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians

    What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health, maternity care, and surgery preparation. – Cerner and LRVHealth have […]

  • What Meat and Eggs Do to Our Microbiome

    As I’ve explored before, whether young or old, male or female, smoker or non-smoker, with high blood pressure or low blood pressure, high cholesterol or low, having high levels of a toxic compound called TMAO—trimethylamine oxide—in the bloodstream is associated with a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or dying over a […]