Angle Health Raises $58M for Digital-First Health Insurance
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by Fred Pennic
3d ago
What You Should Know: – Angle Health, a digital first health insurance carrier raises $58M in Series A funding, making health insurance more convenient, approachable, and affordable for employers and members. The round was led by Portage with participation from PruVen Capital, Wing Venture Capital, SixThirty Ventures, Mighty Capital, Wormhole Capital, Mindset Ventures, Crew Capital, Aloft VC, and Pilot founder Waseem Daher; and support from existing investors Blumberg Capital, Correlation Ventures, TSVC, and Y Combinator. – Launched in 2021, Angle Health is bridging the divide between he ..read more
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Exec Hires: Zocalo Health Appoints First-Ever Latina Chief Medical Officer
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by Digital Health Executive Appointments
3d ago
Dr. Sarah Lopez, Chief Medical Officer at Zocalo Health What You Should Know: – Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients, has announced today the appointment of Dr. Sarah Lopez as its Chief Medical Officer making her the first-ever Latina CMO. – As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lopez will lead the expansion of Zócalo’s care model, growth of their clinical team, and the development of the company’s culturally aligned services. Dr. Lopez Bio/Background Prior to joining Zócalo Health, Dr. Lopez practiced Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC, one of the nation’s t ..read more
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The Seemingly Limitless Potential of Blockchain in Healthcare
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by Dr. Rekha Bhandari, Chief Medical Officer at MedElite Group
4d ago
Dr. Rekha Bhandari, Chief Medical Officer at MedElite Group Interoperability remains the Holy Grail in healthcare, the goal to which all organizations aspire. The urgency to remove silos and improve communication between various systems and organizations is paramount, as it promises to lead to greater efficiency and improved outcomes while at the same time lowering costs – and not a moment too soon, given the fact that the world’s population is aging and there is a growing shortage of clinicians. More and more, blockchain – a secure, decentralized digital ledger most often associated with cryp ..read more
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Amazon Launches RxPass, $5 a Month for Unlimited Prescription Meds
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by Fred Pennic
4d ago
What You Should Know: – Amazon launches RxPass, a new Prime membership benefit from Amazon Pharmacy that offers patients affordable access to commonly prescribed generic medications that treat more than 80 common health conditions. – RxPass enables Prime members can receive all of their eligible medications for one flat, low monthly fee of $5, and have them delivered free of charge. There are no hidden fees and no markups to the $5 per month subscription. – RxPass is available starting today in most U.S. states. How RxPass Works To enroll in RxPass, Prime members can go to Amazon.com or Amaz ..read more
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Healthcare AI Transformation: 9 Executive Predictions to Watch in 2023
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by Fred Pennic
5d ago
Piotr Orzechowski, Co-Founder and CEO of Infermedica Innovation areas to watch: One of the exciting areas of applied machine learning recently is so-called Generative Tech. Some say it’s the biggest change to the Internet since crypto was invented. Generative Tech is developing at an unprecedented pace and many of us already had a chance to enjoy images created by OpenAI’s DALLE-E or content generated by GPT-3 language model. However real-world applications of generative tech in health are either scarce or non-existent. It would be exciting and somewhat unexpected to see this technology enter ..read more
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M&A: ReviveHealth Acquires Telehealth Company SwiftMD
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by Fred Pennic
5d ago
What You Should Know: ReviveHealth, a whole health and integrated care company, has acquired SwiftMD, a virtual care services company with a strong physician network.  – The acquisition was facilitated by Eir Partners, a Miami based private equity firm that invests in high growth healthcare companies. Eir Partners took a majority interest in ReviveHealth as a part of the transaction. SwiftMD Background SwiftMD is a digital virtual health company with the highest utilization rate in the industry, thanks to its unique business model and exclusive group of physicians. With a mission of prov ..read more
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Is AI-Assisted Lung Cancer Diagnosis Right For Your Hospital?
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by Ryan Hennen, VP of US Sales at Optellum
5d ago
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with approximately 1.8 million people dying from this disease each year. Most patients are diagnosed after symptoms have appeared and the disease has progressed to an advanced stage (Stage III or IV), which explains the current worldwide five-year survival rate of just 20 percent. In contrast, the survival rate for small lung tumors that are treated at Stage 1A is as high as 90 percent. This significant difference highlights a critical need for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer at the earliest possible stage. One of the bes ..read more
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AI Mental Health Chatbot Diagnoses Disorders with 93% Accuracy
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by Syed Hamza Sohail
6d ago
What You Should Know: – London-headquartered digital health startup, Limbic, has announced that its psychological assessment tool, Limbic Access, has achieved Class IIa UKCA medical device certification – making it the first and only AI mental health chatbot in the world to earn this status for its clinical effectiveness, safety and risk management. – The certification confirms that its mental health e-triage chatbot, which is able to diagnose mental health disorders with an accuracy rate of 93%, can be safely incorporated into the psychological therapy pathway to support patient self-referra ..read more
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8 Executive Key Takeaways from JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
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by Fred Pennic
1w ago
Mike Serbinis, CEO of League JPMorgan was buzzing this year. Part of that is post-Covid return to conference excitement. Part of that is the fact that healthcare has never been more important. While the economy was challenged in 2022, investors are ready to do business in healthcare. The stakes are getting higher and the opportunity in front of us is massive. Pete Anevski, CEO of Progyny People who are currently struggling with infertility, and those who are looking to start or expand their families, want to work for employers who understand that access to fertility and family-building benef ..read more
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Top 10 Health Technology Hazards in 2023 to Watch
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by Fred Pennic
1w ago
What You Should Know: – ECRI, the nation’s largest non-profit patient safety organization, names communications gaps with recalls of home-use medical devices as the nation’s most pressing health technology safety issue for 2023. – ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023 list identifies the potential sources of danger that will warrant the greatest attention for the coming year and offers practical recommendations for reducing risks.  Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023 For 2023, ECRI’s report includes a serie ..read more
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