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Friday 19th October 2018

How to address the social determinants of health – and pay for it too

The topic of how exactly the healthcare industry is attempting to address social determinants of health is the subject of a panel at the MedCity ENGAGE conference in San Diego from Nov. 6 to 7.

Stride Health partners with CareLinx to provide heath coverage for caregivers

San Francisco-based Stride Health claims its personalized recommendations can direct caregivers to the plan right for them and find subsidies that can defray out-of-pocket health insurance payments.

Do wearables have a role to play in precision medicine?

Biology and artificial intelligence are key aspects of precision medicine, but are wearables part of the equation? Panelists at the Connected Health Conference weighed in.

PhaseBio goes public in downsized offering of $46 million

The company, developing a reversal agent for an antiplatelet therapy in-licensed from AstraZeneca, had proposed an IPO at $12-14 per share.

Thursday 18th October 2018

A debate at #Connect2Health: Is telehealth cost-effective?

At the Connected Health Conference, two medical experts — Dr. Andrew Watson, president of the American Telemedicine Association, and Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, an associate professor of healthcare policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School — debated whether the

How can technology make a difference for the aging population?

At the Connected Health Conference in Boston, panelists discussed thoughts and ideas to take into consideration when creating technology for older people.

Highlights from Cleveland Clinic CEO-turned-Googler Toby Cosgrove at the Rock Health Summit

Morphic partners with investor AbbVie on integrin inhibitor development

The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company will receive $100 million, in addition to potential undisclosed milestones and royalties.

Novartis spends $2.1B to snap up targeted radiotherapy drug for prostate cancer

Endocyte entered its targeted radioligand therapy, Lu-PSMA-617, into a Phase III study in June following Phase II data showing more than 60 percent response rate.

Exclusive: Remedy launches screening tool to uncover undiagnosed chronic illness

The San Francisco-based startup’s platform aids care coordinators to assess and identify both clinical and sociodemographic risk factors for chronic illnesses like diabetes,

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Voice tech is coming to healthcare

The Voice.Health Summit at the Connected Health Conference brought together a plethora of experts to discuss the pros of voice technology as well as why it’s still in its early days in the healthcare realm.

An App Store for genomics

Helix, based near San Francisco, touts its API-based business model as a way to stand out among the plethora of personal genomics companies.

How Oscar Health’s CEO charts its path forward in a changing payer landscape

Devoted Health just raised $300M. Can it stand out in an increasingly crowded market?

The Medicare Advantage startup pitches itself as a “payvidor” as it goes against a host of competitors including Bright Health, Clover Health and Oscar Health.

Devoted Health just raised $300M, can it stand out in an increasingly crowded market?

The Medicare Advantage startup pitches itself as a “payvidor” as it goes against a host of competitors including Bright Health, Clover Health and Oscar Health.

Foundation Medicine, Novartis partner up on companion diagnostics in oncology

The partnership will also enable Foundation Medicine to move into ex-US markets like Japan, where it is working with drugmaker Chugai.

At MedCity ENGAGE, see how patient engagement is becoming a critical component of healthcare

The speakers and topics at the event this year reflect a more nuanced approach to patient engagement and how the patient voice is changing the way drug d

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Jackson Health System CIO’s prediction for health IT in 2019

In a Q&A, CIO Michael Garcia said healthcare’s use of and dependency on technology is only going to grow as we head into next year.

Anthem agrees to record-breaking $16M HIPAA violation settlement

The settlement stems from a cybersecurity attack in 2015 that revealed the personal health information of nearly 79 million people in the single largest healthcare data breach in U.S. history.

Drug prices in DTC ads invite consumer confusion, but administration can still require them

A legal expert compared mandatory prices in ads to food labeling, but another expert said mandating them risks scaring patients out of taking life-saving medicines.

Four men, seven companies indicted for $1B telemedicine fraud scheme

The indictment alleges that as part of the scheme, which ran from June 2015 to April 2018, the defendants submitted no less than $931 million in fraudulent claims for payment.

Taiho Pharmaceutical’s venture capital arm gets sixfold funding increase

Taiho Ventures’ investment pool is increased by $250 million, to $300 million. The fund will primarily focus on drugs for treating cancers.

Exclusive: adds healthcare lead to head up new vertical, a startup based in Santa Monica, California, enables companies to offer a benefit that can help workers manage and repay their student loans.

Monday 15th October 2018

What can healthcare learn from cable? A closer look at the Comcast – Independence joint venture

Meet the 4 startups in the new class of the Digital Health Breakthrough Network

The startups in the cohort are led by women and address topics like hospital-acquired infections, sexually transmitted diseases and senior care.

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