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Inhaler Monitoring Cuts Hospitalization Usage, Study Finds

Patients with emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) whose inhalers were tracked by a monitoring device were less likely to need hospital admission, according to a new study by Propeller Health and the Cleveland Clinic. Electronic monitoring allowed healthcare providers to intervene sooner...

More than half of US seniors would use telehealth, survey finds

According to a new study from American Well, 52 percent of U.S. residents over 65 are willing to use telehealth services. For its Telehealth Index: 2019 Senior Consumer Survey, the company hired market research firm Harris Poll to conduct an online survey of more than 2,000...

Xealth adds Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic and MemorialCare to close $14m Series A

Digital health prescribing platform Xealth has raised an additional $3 million in Series A financing, bringing the amount raised in this round to $14 million. New investors Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, and MemorialCare Innovation Fund join McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ...

THCB Spotlight | Chris Gervais, CTO of Kyruus

Matthew Holt of The Health Care Blog recently interviewed Kyruus Chief Technical Officer Chris Gervais about what Kyruus is doing to improve patient access and help health systems match patients to the right providers. When asked what Kyruus does, Gervais said, “We’re focused on patient access,...

Flip the Script: Prescribing digital care to Duke patients

Thanks to a partnership between Duke Health and Seattle startup Xealth, Duke providers will be able to prescribe apps, videos, educational materials, and other digital health tools to their patients. In the future, the Xealth platform will also enable “contextual awareness,’ which will present relevant...

Aledade and the Louisiana Physicians Accountable Care Organization Partner to Deliver High-Quality Care and Lower Costs

Today, Aledade announced a partnership with the Louisiana Physicians Accountable Care Organization (LPACO). Through the partnership, Aledade will support the independent primary care physician-led LPACO in delivering high-quality, coordinated care to communities across Louisiana. “Aledade’s network of independent physicians in Louisiana has already delivered better care,...

Accolade — Meet a Vendor

Shortlister invited Accolade Director of Business Development Kristen Vener and Product and Tech Solutions Expert Jeff Waibel to share how Accolade is using human compassion, clinical expertise, and intelligent technologies to deliver personalized healthcare and benefits support to employees and their families. Accolade operates on the...

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Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Announces Finalists for $10K Business Plan Competition and The Silicon Valley Innovation Competition 2019, Sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Business Plan Competition and AARP Innovation Labs Pitch Competition. The business plan competition features companies pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for feedback, funding, and a $10,000 prize. Judges for the business plan competition were...