January 15, 2021
For all of the weight healthcare disruptors throw behind the idea of innovation, there's something to be said about moving too fast and breaking too many things. Adoption of new digital tools should never lead to an interruption in patients' care.
COVID-19, however, wasn't the type of disruption that health systems had on their calendars. A shift away from in-person visits and a skyrocketing...
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October 22, 2019
Increasingly, patients are looking for more digital tools and ease from their healthcare providers. Health systems are under pressure to keep up with the growing demands of patients and the needs of their system.
At Providence St. Joseph Health in California, the digital team continues to prioritize tech when tackling the system's healthcare problems. Sara Vaezy, chief digital strategy officer...
September 20, 2019
As if building the next big thing in healthcare technology wasn’t enough, simply getting an innovation in front of hospital leaders or other decision makers is a monumental task for entrepreneurs. With limited resources and the life of their companies at stake, it’s little surprise that vendors spam providers with countess messages in hopes that one will make it through the barricades of spam...
(L to R) Michael Brown, Dan Galles, Stacy Feld, and Indu Subaiya chat on stage at Health 2.0 VentureConnect. (Photo by Jonah Comstock).
September 16, 2019
In the world of healthcare there are many stakeholders: hospitals and other providers, insurers and other payers, and, of course pharma and medical device companies. But one thing all these stakeholders have in common is that they’re increasingly moonlighting as investors.
At the kickoff of Health 2.0’s Venture Connect event today in Santa Clara, California, three of these strategic investors —...
July 8, 2019
Medication adherence technology company AdhereHealth and senior companionship platform Papa have announced a partnership focused on tackling social determinants of health among the Medicare population. Specifically, AdhereHealth’s payer-focused platform will include the option to deploy Papa Pals — the college-age young adults who are paired with lonely seniors — to those who are identified as...
June 20, 2019
Providence St. Joseph health spinout Xealth, which aims to create a prescribing infrastructure for digital health apps, has raised $3 million in new funding, an add-on that brings its previously announced Series A up to $14 million and the company’s total funding to $22.5 million.
The three new investors in the round are all health systems who will be using the app with their doctors and patients...
May 17, 2019
Patient experience begins well before a patient gets to the hospital. And if a patient’s experience trying to schedule an appointment isn’t a positive one, they may not make it there at all.
At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit this week, Karen Applebaum, executive director of enterprise access operations and technology at Providence St. Joseph Health system, spoke about how her...
March 27, 2019
Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, announced this morning that it has closed an $11 million in Series A funding round. Backers new to the startup include McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips and ResMed, with prior investors Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network affiliate Froedtert returning as well.
February 26, 2019
CareLinx, a digital health company focused on in-home care, has acquired Optimal Aging, a fledgling startup still being incubated at Providence St. Joseph Health. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
What’s the impact
Optimal Aging is a program that coordinates non-clinical services like home care, transportation and meal support for accountable care organizations and Medicare Advantage...
December 18, 2018
Yesterday Teladoc’s VP, COO and CFO Mark Hirschhorn resigned amidst allegations that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate and took part in insider trading. Last week the telemedicine company was hit with a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the company’s share holders, which accused the company of misleading or false statements.
“While this was a difficult...