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Aledade Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

Great Place to Work and Fortune have named Aledade as one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma for the second consecutive year. This year, Aledade ranked at No. 11 on the list. The honor represents nearly 800,000 employees working in the health care and biopharma industries in the United States. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience at their workplaces. The criteria on which each company was evaluated include the...

What Startup Investing Looks Like In the Next Six Months

Women 2.0 recently spoke with several experienced female venture capitalists to find out what they think founders should expect in the next several months as they’re fundraising. Rock Health Director of Research and Marketing Megan Zweig was one of the interviewees. At the time of the interview, Rock Health had recently completed its Q1 2020 Digital Health Fundraising Report. “As early-stage digital health investors, we’re watching an incredible dichotomy unfold—some of the greatest macroeconomic uncertainty we’ve ever seen, alongside urgent, enormous demand for connected health care solutions,”...

Digital behavioral health company SilverCloud grabs $16M in Series B funding

Digital behavioral health company SilverCloud recently announced that it had earned an additional $16 million in Series B funding. The round was led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, with participation from LRVHealth, OSF Ventures, and UnityPoint Health Ventures. The company works with provider organizations to deliver digital mental health programs. These include support for common conditions like anxiety or depression, or programs for more specific situations like mental wellness with a chronic condition. It works with providers in the U.S. and Europe. Behavioral health funding is an area...

Delivery drones may be key to fighting future pandemics

As social distancing becomes the norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of goods like groceries, medicines, and other cargo has become more important than ever before. As a result, drone delivery has the potential to come into its own. Drone delivery was on the rise even before the coronavirus outbreak, but now, those developing the technology are seeing a greater interest in what else drones can do and how they could be used to fight future pandemics. Matternet, for example, has been operating pilot programs for drone...

KC nurse adjusts to new reality amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is being felt around the world, and it’s been weeks since many health care workers have been able to see their families when they’re done with work. Lauren Gremillion, a registered nurse at IVX Health in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn’t been able to spend time with most of her family in person. Gremillion provides IV therapy to some of the most at-risk patients at IVX Health, a company that runs infusion centers in several U.S. states. She says she’s working 10-hour shifts and definitely...