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Wellness brand Hims & Hers moving deeper into healthcare with Privia Health partnership

Hims launched in 2017 as a men’s health company, selling just a few products designed to help men suffering from erectile dysfunction or hair loss. Now the company has expanded greatly, adding a women’s health business called Hers, focused on birth control, sexual health, and skin and hair care. But even then, the company’s ambitions seemed to be growing: In 2019, Hims hired its first chief medical officer, Pat Carroll, MD, and the company began to put itself on the map as a healthcare delivery...

Christine Lemke on Evidation’s Push to Use Wearables in Healthcare

On a recent episode of the Moneyball Medicine podcast, host Harry Glorikian interviewed Evidation Co-CEO Chrstine Lemke on what Evidation does, its history, and how its work has evolved since the company started. Smart devices like Fitbits and Apple Watches are with us all the time, and so much of the time the data can go far beyond telling you if you’ve finished your 10,000 steps for the day. But the data comes in so many forms from so many sources that it’s very difficult to...

2021 Best Tech Startups in San Mateo

Evidation Health is one of the 10 tech startups honored by The Tech Tribune as being the best tech startups in San Mateo, California. The publication considered factors including revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape. In order to qualify for the list, companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding. Evidation provides the world’s most innovative life sciences and healthcare companies the technology and expertise they need to understand how...

AI-Enabled Scribes and Entrepreneurship with Ian Shakil (Augmedix)

On a recent episode of the AI Health Podcast, Augmedix Founder, Director, and Chief Strategy Officer Ian Shakil sat down to discuss how Augmedix is changing how electronic health records are generated, saving doctors time and improving patient experience. He also tells the story of how he founded Augmedix, and how his company differentiates itself in a competitive market. Augmedix converts clinical conversations into documentation that is directly entered into the EHR system. The Augmedix story is very much a story of Silicon Valley magic. Shakil was...

The Future of Care Demands a Virtual Health Ecosystem

Telehealth usage skyrocketed in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data from EHR vendor Epic Systems, telehealth visits peaked in mid-April, when telehealth accounted for 69 percent of all ambulatory care visits. Although the percentage dropped to 21 percent by mid-July, telehealth usage is still much higher than it was at pre-pandemic levels. In the last year, telehealth has gotten a lot of attention from investors. Amwell went public and Teladoc acquired Livongo for a record $18 billion, and analysis from Rock Health...