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Inbound Health launches at-home post-surgery care

Inbound Health, a company that enables health systems and health plans to offer hospital-at-home and skilled-nursing-at-home programs, has announced that it is expanding its services to include general surgery, including orthopedics, bariatrics, and hernia. Inbound Health spun out of its parent company, Allina Health, in October of 2022. Although the company was originally designed to take care of COVID patients, it has already diversified its services to new patient populations including people with chronic illnesses like heart failure, asthma, COPD, and kidney failure; and to patients...

‘A Startup Supporting Startups’: Inside Merck Digital Sciences Studio

Last year, McKesson Ventures joined Merck, Microsoft, the Global Health Innovation Fund, Northland Ventures, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology to create the Merck Digital Sciences Studio. The studio was inspired by the work of Geof Hannigan, a computational biologist at Merck. In his work, he often had contact with later-stage startups that had great science and technology that could have a big impact on patients. Unfortunately, that tech was largely unusable due to regulatory or security issues. “That got me thinking about how we could...

Survey results show unseen burdens for individuals with endometriosis at work and school

Evidation and Myovant Sciences conducted a survey about the lived experiences of people with endometriosis and/or uterine fibroids. The results of that survey show the magnitude of the negative impacts these conditions have on employee and student experiences and quality of life and indicate a need for conversations and accommodations that advance equity for folks with endometriosis and/or uterine fibroids. “Millions suffer silently from endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Both diseases have excruciating impacts and insidious, yet outsized, effects in everyday life,” said Evidation Co-Founder and CEO...

Digital Health Assessments May Improve Parkinson Disease Diagnosis

Results from the 12-month, multicenter, observational study, WATCH-PD, were recently published in the journal Nature. The researchers found significant associations between digital biomarkers with a wearable device and conventional clinical scoring methods used in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Working with Clinical Ink to gather the real-world data for their research, the scientists provided evidence on different digital measures gathered from smart devices for the detection of motor and non-motor features in patients with early-stage PD. In the gait analysis, smart device data from participants with PD revealed...

Komodo Health unveils MapEnhance, a new centralized network of specialty data partners

Komodo Health has recently launched MapEnhance, a feature that leverages a network of specialty data partners connecting into the company’s platform. MapEnhance builds on Komodo’s Healthcare Map, which it characterizes as a de-identified data set on 330 million patients in the United States, by combining it with data curated by its partners, Invitae, PointClickCare, and Trio Health. The company hopes to offer visibility into a real-world view of clinical events (e.g., doctor appointments, lab tests) and patient populations at a level of detail not previously available. MapEnhance...