DispatchHealth Raises $330M for Hospital-at-Home Care
DispatchHealth, a provider of in-home medical care raises $330M led by Optum Ventures with support from current investors such as Humana (NYSE: HUM), Oak HC/FT, Echo Health Ventures and Questa Capital. New investors included Adams Street Partners, the Olayan Group, Silicon Valley Bank, Pegasus Tech Ventures and Blue Shield of California. Patients and their care partners can request DispatchHealth medical care via phone, mobile app, or website, and a medical team arrives within two hours equipped with tools and equipment needed to perform high-acuity medical care.
Haystack Oncology Launches with $56M for Post-Op Cancer Detection Tech
Haystack Oncology (“Haystack”), an oncology company that applies the next generation of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) detection technology raises $56M in Series A financing led by Catalio Capital Management (“Catalio”), which co-founded Haystack through its private equity and structured equity investment vehicles. Additional investors include Bruker, Exact Ventures, the venture arm of Exact Sciences and Alexandria Venture Investments. The funding will be used for the continued development and planned 2023 commercialization of its best-in-class personalized cancer diagnostic test that can detect as few as one mutant molecule in a million DNA molecules, positioning it as the most sensitive ctDNA-based MRD test for use in solid tumors.
DexCare Announces 50-state Project with Kaiser Permanente
Providence spin-out, DexCare, announced an expanded partnership with Kaiser that’ll make health system care accessible in all 50 states, including those where Kaiser doesn’t have a physical location. DexCare will now handle all of Kaiser’s clinic bookings, virtual care scheduling, phone care and health system load-balancing. The partnership is a case study in creating health system sustainability through digital modernization, which is pivotal during a time where the volatile market, low margins and external competition are forcing health systems to double down on growth and innovation to survive. Despite the current financial climate, DexCare CEO Derek Streat has seen an accelerated interest in their platform – proving there is appetite from health systems to invest in sustainable, scalable solutions.
Babylon to Provide Fitbits for Eligible Members
Babylon Health will offer Fitbit devices and services to a subset of members that doesn’t currently have access to wearables and that fit health program criteria to promote proactive management of care and improve accessibility through its digital-first offering. Eligible members in select markets will be able to use Fitbit’s health and wellness features to track their activity levels, sleep patterns and more, and can sync this data with Babylon’s app where it will be available to them and their care team.
Uber Health Expands into Employer Market
Uber Health announced its plans to expand its healthcare offerings into the employer market.
Edifecs Partners with Empowered-Home to Deliver Automated Prior Authorizations
Edifecs and Empowered-Home announced a partnership to provide automated prior authorizations to medical associations, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Independent Physician Associations (IPAs), medical groups, and home healthcare agencies. The Edifecs prior authorization solution combined with the clinical decision support system of patient management software company, Privis Health, forms the backbone of Empowered-Home’s ecosystem.
MEDITECH, SeamlessMD Collaborate on Digital Health Integration
MEDITECH announced that its Expanse customers in Canada can now integrate directly with digital care journey platform SeamlessMD. The collaboration will enable providers to monitor and engage their patients before, during, and after hospitalization using digital, evidence-informed pre-and post-care plans – such as for surgery, cancer, maternity, mental health, and chronic care.
Evangelical Community Hospital Switches from Allscripts to Epic
Evangelical Community Hospital switches from Allscripts to Epic’s enterprise EHR. The Hospital will go-live on Epic on December 4, 2022. This strategic move by the Hospital modernizes the patient process creating a seamless, safe, and more consistent healthcare delivery system for all patients in the community.
Cipher Skin Launches Pilot Program for Tech-Enabled Physical Therapy Rehab
Cipher Skin and Parker Health launches a new pilot program to help bring tech-enabled physical therapy to Medicare and Medicaid patients. With plans to pilot the program in Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, the partnership will bring Cipher Skin’s wearable motion and biometric-tracking technology to select orthopedic clinics that use Parker Health’s platform. This collaboration will help accelerate physical rehabilitation by improving patient engagement and care plan completion.
Vivalink Integrates with Garmin, Other Wearables to Address RPM Interoperability
Vivalink is addressing these RPM interoperability challenges by announcing today that leading wearables and medical-grade devices are integrating with the company’s Biometrics Data Platform. Now, leading pulse oximeters, blood glucose monitors and sleep monitors by companies like Garmin and Roche are available alongside the Platform to accelerate development and deployment of novel healthcare applications and research.
Validic Raises $12M for Healthcare IoT Platform
Validic, a healthcare IoT platform raises $12M in funding led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. The investment will further Validic’s mission of improving the quality of life by making personal health data actionable and accelerate the full integration of personal health device data into the electronic health record.
ResMed Launches Sleep Platform, Primasun
ResMed and Verily, an Alphabet precision health company launches Primasun, an end-to-end, clinically-supported solution for addressing complex sleep disorders, The clinical sleep care solution aims to reduce untreated sleep disorders’ impact on chronic disease and people’s lives. Through its preventive care model, Primasun works with employers and healthcare providers to identify populations at risk and connects patients to certified sleep physicians who guide them from diagnosis to treatment in a matter of weeks.
Ariadne Labs Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment
Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launches a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action called “Trusted, Equitable, Open Access Humanitarian Health Education.” Ariadne Labs is collaborating with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, International Medical Corps, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Suki Releases Mini-Doc on Physician Burnout Challenges and Solutions
Suki, a voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology company for healthcare, announced the release of a mini-documentary that features the real-life challenge of a family physician facing burnout and how a voice assistant helped alleviate the negative impact of administrative burden. “From Burnout to Balance” is an intimate view into Dr. Elizabeth Goff’s struggles with work-life balance and how the use of a voice assistant provided the margin needed to keep her in practice full-time.
OpenLoop Health Partners with BlueJeans by Verizon to Expand Access to Quality, Reliable Virtual Visits
OpenLoop Health has signed a teaming agreement with BlueJeans to provide its clients access to BlueJeans Telehealth, an intuitive, HIPAA-ready virtual care platform designed to help drive better patient interactions from beginning to end. The partnership will also give BlueJeans customers access to unrivaled provider staffing services through OpenLoop’s NCQA-certified network of clinicians in all 50 states, with payer coverage across 250 million patient lives.