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Health Union Acquires Patient Advocate Network WEGO Health – M&A

– Health Union, the leader in building online health solutions for people living with chronic conditions, announced that it has acquired WEGO Health, the world’s largest network of patient leaders – advocates, community leaders, creators and influencers. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Founded in 2007, WEGO...
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Data Reveals Institutional Racism in Healthcare Still Exist, But Providers/Payers Can Change That

The vaccine rollout is following patterns that are all too familiar — but we can change that. Newscasters sounded surprised when they announced for the first time that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting Black, Indigenous, and people of color. As they presented graphs that showed higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, their tone was one of mild shock.
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Form Health Raises $12M to Expand Obesity Telemedicine Platform

– Form Health, a pioneer in the emerging field of obesity telemedicine, announced $12M in Series A funding led by M13 with participation from SignalFire and NextView Ventures. – Form Health is specifically aiming to help chronically ill patients with obesity with a science-backed, personalized program combining virtual care from...
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HHS Establishes $80M Public Health IT Workforce Program

– The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the establishment of an $80M Public Health Informatics & Technology Workforce Development Program (PHIT Workforce Program) to strengthen U.S. public health informatics and data science. – The PHIT...
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Brightline Secures $72M to Expand Pediatric Behavioral Health Solution Nationally

– Brightline, a virtual pediatric behavioral health solution announces, today announced it has raised $72M in Series B funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investors Optum Ventures, 7wireVentures, and Gaingels, the leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity and representing the LGBTQ community and allies. Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO Emeritus, BET Networks, also contributed to the round as an independent investor.
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Doximity’s Medical Social Network Launches Announces IPO at $4B Valuation

– Doximity, a leading digital platform for U.S. medical professionals announced its initial public offering (IPO) of 23,300,000 shares of its Class A common stock. – The initial public offering price is expected to be between $20.00 and $23.00 per share. Doximity’s Class A common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DOCS.”
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ZS Acquires Digital Health Consulting Firm Medullan – M&A

– Evanston-based global consulting firm ZS today who signed an agreement to acquire Medullan, an innovator in digital health strategy, experience design, technology enablement, compliance and research. Through the acquisition, ZS also gains Medullan’s pioneering virtual care platform, VARA™. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The deal...
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Medidata Announces Decentralized Clinical Trials Program

– Today Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced the launch of the Medidata Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT) Program, the most comprehensive set of unified, secure technologies that enable full decentralization across the clinical trial continuum. For the first time ever, drug, vaccine, and medical device developers (sponsors) and contract research...
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Beacon Health Launches Digital Patient Access Experience via Kyruus ProviderMatch Platform

– Beacon Health System, a non-profit health system serving northern Indiana and southern Michigan, has launched a new digital patient access experience through the Kyruus ProviderMatch platform. The health system is now making it easier for both new and existing patients to search for care system-wide online, as well as self-schedule appointments with a growing number of providers.
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KLAS: Growth of Drug Diversion Monitoring Market

Often when we talk about the opioid epidemic, the focus is rightly on the suffering that the situation has caused. However, it’s important not to miss the surrounding context of this crisis, and what various health systems have started to uncover. Currently, health systems face a huge challenge in tracking...
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The Role of Digital Mental Health in the Healthcare Journey

With more than 20,000 apps available to address myriad mental health challenges with varying degrees of support, it’s clear that digital mental health is experiencing a boom. But there seems to be little consensus regarding the true role that digital therapeutics can and should play within the greater context of a patient’s mental health care journey. In order to better articulate this role, we need to take a person-centered view and understand how digital therapeutics can help people not just in moments of need, but over the course of a lifetime.
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Innovaccer Unveils Health Plan Analytics Tool to Give a Comprehensive View of Over 700 Medicare Advantage Plans

–Innovaccer Inc., a leading healthcare technology company, recently launched its Health Plan Analytics tool, which provides a comprehensive view of health plan performance across the country. –With this tool, payers can identify the quality parameters where they lag and determine the performance threshold to attain satisfactory ratings and enrollment. In...