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Accolade Raises $50M in Financing

Seattle, WA-based personalized health and benefits solutions provider Accolade raised $50 million in a funding round led by existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Carrick Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group and McKesson Ventures. Cross Creek Advisors and Madera Technology Partners also joined as new investors. Accolade will use...

Landmark Health plans N.C. entrance through partnership with BCBSNC

Landmark Health, based in California, is planning its entrance into the North Carolina market through a new partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The news came Thursday from Jessica Diaz, senior director of brand and marketing at Landmark. “We’re a risk-based provider...

Providers don high-tech specs to cut screen time, boost patient interaction

At Dignity Health, dozens of physicians are donning Google Glass as part of their new daily routines. Dignity has adopted the technology through Augmedix’s remote scribe service, saving physicians up to 15 hours per week. That translates to about one to two-and-a-half hours per day. “Physicans...

Wall Street Journal

Venture Investors: Theranos’s Fall Underscores Need for Transparency

Medical startups need to communicate their progress well, or they set themselves up for failure. Theranos Inc. is the most recent example of how negligence can carry big consequences. Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs attribute the company’s downfall to a failure to be transparent in dealings...

Aledade, Horizon BCBS J.J., Form Value-Based Care Partnership

Accountable care organization (ACO) company Aledade, Inc. and health insurer Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. just announced a new value-based care collaboration. The partnership’s goal is to deliver coordinated care to more than 20,000 commercially-insured and Medicare Advantage patients, the ultimate object being to lower costs while...