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Is the COVID Vaccine the Shot in the Arm We Need for Healthcare Access?

Colin Hung recently interviewed Chris Gervais, CTO and CSO at Kyruus; and Pamela Landis, vice president of digital engagement at Hackensack Meridian Health, for a discussion of healthcare access and the importance of that access in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gervais began by saying that Kyruus defines patient access as “the ability to ensure that patients can obtain timely care from the right provider in a convenient location.” All three of these factors must come together in order for healthcare to be truly accessible. There are...

Andrew Dudum, Hims & Hers, on disrupting healthcare by reimagining the patient experience

On a recent episode of Wharton Digital Health’s The Pulse podcast, Hims & Hers Founder and CEO Andrew Dudum discussed a wide range of topics including how Hims & Hers disrupted the $4 trillion healthcare industry by creating a telehealth tool that makes Americans’ medical care more affordable, more accessible, and higher quality while building a brand consumers love. Dudum comes from a family of entrepreneurs and began his own entrepreneurial journey while he was still in high school. With a desire to disrupt an established...

Keeping Physicians Independent: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Farzad Mostashari

In a recent episode of the American Journal of Managed Care’s Managed Care Cast podcast, Dr. Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In interviewed Aledade Co-founder and CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD, about how his company is keeping physicians independent through value-based care. Value-based care, Mostashari said, is different from the standard fee-for-service model in that a practice’s success as a business is not tied to how many people they can see in a short amount of time. Rather, it is tied to outcomes for...

The Spread of COVID-19 Has Caused Medtech to Boom

The promise of digital health, telehealth, and other medtech solutions like remote patient monitoring has been apparent to people in the industry for a long time, but it wasn’t until COVID-19 forced the adoption of these tools that the promise started to become a reality. Global Market Insights forecasts that telemedicine will expand at a 26.2 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2020 and 2026. Investors have also pounced on the digital health market as rapid consumer adoption has created massive new business for digital...

Here’s the pitch deck that convinced Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to participate in a $33 million Series C extension for Vineti, which makes cloud software to track advanced drug development

Vineti, a cloud software startup that manages the development of drugs such as cancer vaccines and cell and gene therapies recently raised a $33 million extension to its Series C round. Business Insider recently interviewed Vineti CEO and Co-founder Amy DuRoss about the company, why it raised an extension to its Series C round, and how it was able to attract Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as an investor. The COVID-19 pandemic created a slowdown in the development and commercialization of some drugs and therapies that had...