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Infusion Express Finances Next Phase of Growth

Intravenous drug therapy provider Infusion Express (IVX) has raised $13.5 million of growth capital in a round led by McKesson Ventures and Health Velocity Capital, with additional support from Nueterra Capital. Infusion Express will use the money to expand its services to chronically ill patients,...

Key takeaways from Rock Health’s annual digital health summit

On October 17, 2017, Rock Health kicked off its sixth annual digital health conference in San Francisco. The two-day seminar focused on using interactive programming to tackle healthcare’s most challenging issues. Here are some key takeaways from the summit.   Takeaway #1: Address the problem first, then...

StartUp Health’s Q3 is an Even Crazier $9bn YTD

StartUp Health recently reported on Q3 digital health funding activity, joining a previous Rock Health study. According to StartUp, whose study takes a wider sample than Rock Health’s, funding in Q3 is already at $9bn, past last year’s $8bn. StartUp Health notes that it is...

Diffusing Innovation: A Case Study of Care Management in Louisiana

Aledade, a health company that works with independent primary care practices to operate accountable care organizations (ACOs), currently helps 287 primary care practices in 17 states look after more than a million patients. Their mission is to find more and better ways to diffuse innovation,...

Avizia Acquires Carena

Telehealth company Avizia announced on October 10 that it will acquire Seattle-based Carena, a leading virtual care provider. This acquisition makes Avizia the largest and most comprehensive telehealth solutions partner in the nation. It will also roughly double Avizia’s size, raising the number of health...

Black Book ranks top 50 disruptive health IT companies, see the list

On Friday, market research firm Black Book published its list of the 50 most disruptive IT companies in healthcare. Hospitals and payers rated these companies the highest in terms of client experience. The list—comprised of both startups and established names—is categorized by services rendered. McKesson Ventures...

McKesson Ventures Expands Investment Team

In order to further its mission of partnering with exceptional healthcare entrepreneurs, McKesson Ventures has added two new members to its investment team: Carrie Hurwitz Williams as Principal and Irem Mertol as Director. “We are pleased to welcome both Carrie and Irem to the McKesson Ventures...

Why ACOs Should Be Considered by Independent Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians have been asking themselves how they can survive and thrive in a reimbursement environment that is increasingly biased toward consolidation, specialists, and large health systems. Empowered independent primary care practices will help create a health system that is better for patients, better for...