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By  Gwendolyn Lee & Dan Gebremedhin, MD 12:54 pm December 4, 2020
In Part 1 of this article, we introduced Medicare and its covered services, along with rationales for digital health startups to engage with the nation’s largest payer. These motivations include Medicare’s large and growing beneficiary base, access to the nation’s largest and most influential payer, and movement toward value-based care. Despite these opportunities, startups have been relatively...
By  Gwendolyn Lee & Dan Gebremedhin, MD 04:41 pm November 24, 2020
Despite its attractive large market size, Medicare has long frustrated early stage healthcare companies. The complex federal health insurance system, mired in statutory constraints, has arguably discouraged entry from would-be external innovators. Regulations intended to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, also create barriers to adoption for innovative value-creating products and services. The goal...
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By  Ian Chiang and Poorwa Godbole 11:03 am November 6, 2020
About the Authors: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of Cigna’s CareAllies. Previously, he was a digital health entrepreneur and a former management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Poorwa Godbole is an MBA candidate at the Wharton...
By  Sofia Noori and Dan Gebremedhin 10:59 am June 12, 2020
  About the authors: Dr. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) was a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar Class and is currently a psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. She is the curriculum lead for Innovation to Impact, a substance use entrepreneurship program funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners...
By  Ian Chiang 11:21 am February 7, 2020
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
By  Ian Chiang 11:06 am December 20, 2019
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
By  Dave Muoio 03:42 pm July 23, 2019
Flare Capital Partners has closed a second health tech investment fund totaling $255 million, a $55 million bump over its original target of $200 million due to interest from new strategic and financial investors, the venture capital firm announced today. “The logic for the size of the fund was really important,” Michael Greeley, general partner at Flare Capital Partners, told MobiHealthNews. “We...
By  Joshua Barrett and Dan Gebremedhin 11:41 am June 21, 2019
About the Authors: Joshua Barrett is a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar program and a third-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine, who completed his MBA at the Columbia Business School. He plans to pursue a career in healthcare technology or life sciences investing. Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a...
Dan Gebremedhin and Isobel Rosenthal
By  Dan Gebremedhin and Isobel Rosenthal 09:14 am January 4, 2019
About the Authors: Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a Partner at Flare Capital Partners, a Healthcare Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, previously served as a Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan and spent time as an entrepreneur in the health IT industry.  Isobel Rosenthal (@isobelrosenthal) was a...
By  Jonah Comstock 01:15 pm January 3, 2019
Cohealo, a Boston-based startup that uses technology to help hospitals track and share medical equipment, has appointed Dr. Todd Rothenhaus as its new CEO. Former CEO Brett Reed has moved into the role of president. Rothenhaus’s experience includes a stint as chief medical officer at athenahealth as well as another as chief information officer at Steward Health Care. “In addition to his...