CVS Health Creates Community Equity Alliance To Improve Health Disparities

CVS Health Creates Community Equity Alliance To Improve Health Disparities

CVS Health launched a new initiative Thursday called the Community Equity Alliance, which is in partnership with three institutions and aims to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. The Alliance aims to grow the community health workforce, advance the connections between healthcare institutions and communities, and improve disparities in heart health and mental health. The … Read more

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Healthcare recently partnered with a startup named Story Health to help manage patients’ heart failure by increasing access to specialty care. During the tea partnershipIntermountain clinicians are working with Story’s health coaches to help patients keep up with their treatment plans while they’re outside the walls of the doctor’s office. Founded in 2020 and … Read more

Report: Employees Are More Focused on Immediate Health Goals Than Longer Term Goals

Report: Employees Are More Focused on Immediate Health Goals Than Longer Term Goals

Employees are more determined to work on their immediate health goals, like back or joint pain, than longer term health goals, like managing diabetes or hypertension, a new report shows. The survey was published Wednesday by HealthJoy, a healthcare navigation platform for employers. It had 2,534 total respondents, all employees of the company’s employer customers. … Read more

Top 5 Compliance Issues for Medtech Firms Transitioning To Data-enabled Solutions

Top 5 Compliance Issues for Medtech Firms Transitioning To Data-enabled Solutions

Medtech companies leveraging data must meet FDA and compliance-related requirements, especially given evolving laws and social concerns. Here are the top 5 compliance issues for medtech-enabled data platforms: Medtech companies should be particularly mindful of the following legal and regulatory compliance issues: 1. Data Collection, Use and Sharing Medtech-enabled data platform companies need to be … Read more

Miach Orthopedics Snags $40M to Change the Standard of Care for ACL Tears

Miach Orthopedics Snags M to Change the Standard of Care for ACL Tears

Miach Orthopaedics — a medical device company focused on restoring torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) instead of reconstructing them — received $40 million in funding on Wednesday. The financing includes $30 million in investments from Sectoral Asset Management, Endeavor Vision, NFL Players Association, Amzak Health, Smith+Nephew spirit DSM Venturing. The Massachusetts-based company also signed a … Read more

5 Ways To Drive Intelligence Into the Prior Authorization Process

5 Ways To Drive Intelligence Into the Prior Authorization Process

The burden of prior authorizations (PA) has been a topic of discussion for quite some time due to concerns that the current process burdens providers and slows down care delivery. Providers continue to express their frustration. According to an American Medical Association’s provider survey, 93% reported care delays, 82% said that patients abandoned a course … Read more

Leapfrog: Employers Give Health Plans a ‘C’ Letter Grade

Leapfrog: Employers Give Health Plans a ‘C’ Letter Grade

Employers “remain disappointed” in their health plans, giving them an average letter grade of “C,” according to a new survey. The report was published Thursday by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers. The online survey was conducted in the summer and included responses from 114 executives of companies, who were asked to … Read more

Digital Health Insurance Provider Angle Health Pulls in $58M

Digital Health Insurance Provider Angle Health Pulls in M

Angle Health, a digital insurance startup, secured $58 million in Series A funding, which it will use to grow its membership, the company announced Wednesday. San Francisco-based Angle Health, founded in 2019, is a digital healthcare benefits provider for employers. Its AI-powered app offers care navigation services through its care team. Its customizable health plans … Read more

Tia Adds Cedars-Sinai as 3rd Health System Partner to Advance Women’s Primary Care

Tia Adds Cedars-Sinai as 3rd Health System Partner to Advance Women’s Primary Care

Tia — a startup providing hybrid primary care, OB/GYN services and mental health care to women — announced its third health system partnership on Thursday. The company is now working with Cedars-Sinaiin addition to two UCSF Health spirit CommonSpirit Health. Founded in 2017 and based in San Francisco, Tia is “a medical home for women,” … Read more

Pearl Health Rakes In $75M to Enable More Physician Participation in VBC

Pearl Health Rakes In M to Enable More Physician Participation in VBC

Investors are continuing to funnel big bucks into alternative payment models. The latest example of this comes from Pearl Healtha New York City-based technology company that helps independent physician practices participate in value-based care models. The startup, which was founded in November 2020, on Thursday announced that it raised $75 million in its oversubscribed Series … Read more