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Carrum Health, GRAIL strike up partnership to offer cancer test to employers

Cancer has managed to be the most expensive condition increasing employers’ costs. Seeing this issue as an opportunity to collaborate Carrum Health and GRAIL have teamed up to create a solution. Carrum Health is a value-based platform that helps employers and employees find easy access to Centers of Excellence. The collaboration will allow GRAIL’s Galleri early-detection cancer test to be offered as a benefit option to Carrum’s self-insured employers. Though musculoskeletal conditions were once the leading factor increasing employers’ healthcare costs, a recent survey by Business...

How The Healthcare Ecosystem Can Remove Barriers to Precision Health

CancerIQ CEO and Founder Feyi Ayodele recently shared some ideas about how to bring equity to precision health. “We are living in an era of tremendous progress against cancer,” Ayodele writes. Tools such as immunotherapy and multicancer early detection tests have given doctors the best tools to fight disease since the beginning of modern medicine. The problem is that long-standing disparities in cancer outcomes suggest that these tools could be applied more effectively. More than half a million people in the U.S. are projected to die from...

Patients With Alzheimer Disease Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this interview, the second of a two-part series, Tabby Khan, MD, MPH, medical director at Komodo Health, discusses the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She also talks about how telehealth helped AD patients get care during the pandemic and about current research in the field. Komodo Health compared its research from 2020 and 2021 and saw an 18 percent increase in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease among patients between 45 and 65 years of age. Because Alzheimer’s diagnoses are rising...

Kyruus targets medical group market with acquisition of Epion Health

Kyruus is acquiring patient engagement platform Epion Health. The two companies will reach more than 500 health systems and medical groups, giving them access to provider search, patient check-in, payment collection, scheduling, and more. “Epion Health is a trusted partner to hundreds of health systems and medical practices,” said Kyruus Founder and CEO Graham Gardner, M.D., said in an earlier announcement about the acquisition. “By bringing our solutions together, we are uniquely positioned to deliver an end-to-end offering that makes it easy for patients to find and...

Matternet M2 first delivery drone to receive FAA design safety approval

Matternet’s M2 drone delivery system has achieved type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. This is the first time the FAA has approved the design of a drone specifically for package delivery. Until this point, all other drones that have received type certification from the FAA were built for military applications. The type certification is the culmination of four years of rigorous evaluation by the FAA, which ultimately proved the M2 drone to be safe and reliable. “We are incredibly proud that Matternet M2 has met...