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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Exposes Investors’ Lack of Due Diligence

Start-up investors have often suspended skepticism while chasing a hot deal. The trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of Theranos, has put that behavior under the spotlight.

Walmart Picks Transcarent: Tullman on First ‘Everyday Low Prices’ Offer for Self-Insured Employers

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Walmart is looking to scale its healthcare business in a brand-new way: setting its sights on self-insured employers. Today the retail giant announced a go-to-market partnership with Transcarent that will make its “everyday low price” prescription drugs and healthcare services available to self-insured employers for the very first time. Transcarent’s …

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‘Nos complica la vida’: muchas empresarias deben soportar las comparaciones con Elizabeth Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos

Numerosas emprendedoras dicen que suelen compararlas con Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos, que pronto enfrentará un juicio por fraude.

‘Nos complica la vida’: muchas empresarias deben soportar las comparaciones con Elizabeth Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos

Numerosas emprendedoras dicen que suelen compararlas con Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos, que pronto enfrentará un juicio por fraude.

‘Nos complica la vida’: muchas empresarias deben soportar las comparaciones con Elizabeth Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos

Numerosas emprendedoras dicen que suelen compararlas con Holmes, la fundadora de Theranos, que pronto enfrentará un juicio por fraude.

Enabling healthcare’s digital future

Debiopharm Innovation Fund’s Tanja Dowe on investing in digital health start-ups and supporting them on their rollercoaster rides to improve patient outcomes The weight of expectation hangs heavy over the digital health sector. Even before COVID-19 struck, shattering established societal and healthcare norms, much was expected from start-ups that could combine health and tech. Now, …

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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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Jonathan Bush Launches Zus with $35M & “Build-Your-Own EMR” Proposition for Health Tech Startups

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Jonathan Bush has “More Disruption Please-d” himself and is back at it with a new company, Zus (get it…like the father of Athena) backed by a $35M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures, & Rock Health. “It’s ‘Build-A-Bear’ for EMR, patient relationship management, CRMs…” says Jonathan, …

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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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Komodo Health’s CEO on $220M Series E & What’s REALLY Happening with Big Data in Healthcare

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH You know all that “magic” that machine learning is meant to bring to seemingly lackluster healthcare data and our limited understanding of it? Komodo Health’s co-founder & CEO Arif Nathoo demystifies the wizardry of one of our favorite buzz phrases, “The Algorithm,” and gives us a colorful overview of how …

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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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Sharecare’s SPAC IPO: A Second Success for WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold?

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Sharecare, the population-health-slash-care-navigator of the stars (literally, celebrity doc Dr. Oz is a co-founder, and Oprah’s Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications are partners) is about to hit the public market via a $4-Billion SPAC IPO with Falcon Capital. Jeff Arnold, co-founder, CEO, and Chairman drops in to …

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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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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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Bayer G4A Agents of Change: Watch the Panels, Meet the Co’s that Got Deals

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Bayer G4A, the global life science company’s digital health innovation arm, held their splashy “Agents of Change” event last month to not only introduce their latest cohort of health tech partners, but to also demonstrate the pharma co’s commitment to digital transformation. The entire C-suite of Bayer’s Pharma division became …

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Navigating the NHS as a digital start-up

We speak to finalists from the Greater Manchester Future of Health accelerator to find out how digital start-ups can overcome the challenges small companies face in bringing their technologies into the NHS. Right now the NHS is embracing digital to an extent no one could have foreseen a year ago – but that doesn’t mean …

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Building the infrastructure for successful digital health start-ups

2020 might go down as the year digital health truly began to boom – but to continue thriving, health tech start-ups will need a strong support network and an environment that fosters innovation. With advanced tech becoming ubiquitous, healthcare stakeholders finally embracing digital, and patients rapidly shifting their preferences, there has arguably never been a …

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