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Truveris Appoints Sally Welborn, former head of Walmart Global Benefits to Board of Directors

Truveris, a McKesson Ventures portfolio company, has announced that it has elected Sally Welborn to its board of directors. Welborn brings 30+ years of industry experience to Truveris, which is working to provide everyone with access to affordable prescription medication. Welborn expressed her support of Truveris’s mission, saying, “Prescription drug affordability and accessibility is one of the most important issues in the US today.” She continued, “Truveris has unique capabilities to make a difference for payers and patients, and I am honored to join its Board.” Welborns...

Avizia Partners with athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption, Please’ Program to Enable System-Wide Telehealth Strategies

Today Avizia announced a new partnership with athenahelath, Inc. as part of the ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program. The move means that Avizia will now be a part of the athenahealth Marketplace, making the company available to more than 111,000 healthcare providers. It also means Avizia’s innovative telehealth strategies will be more accessible to healthcare professionals. athenahealth is a results-oriented services company that offers medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for hospital and ambulatory clients. Its goal as an organization...

Avizia TeleStroke Workflow Update Provides Faster Access to More Effective Treatment

Avizia recently announced availability of an updated telestroke workflow integrated into their system-wide powering of telehealth. The process allows care teams to collaborate quickly and effectively by streamlining decision-making and closing communications gaps. It reflects the company’s record of consistently developing innovative technology solutions for medical and healthcare professionals. With this latest update, the window for stroke treatment has been expanded to allow eligibility for thrombectomy up to 24 hours after symptom onset. It means more opportunities to lower disability from stroke. Avizia’s technologies empower remote neurologists...

Global Augmented and Virtual Reality in Healthcare Market 2017-2023

A new report from Research and Markets values the augmented and virtual reality in healthcare market at a whopping $769.2 million in 2017. The report predicts that by 2023, just five years from now, it will be valued at nearly $5 billion. Key reasons for the increased value of this market include increasing use of connected devices in healthcare, more investment in healthcare augmented reality and virtual reality, and the continuing need to drive healthcare costs down. A lack of training, competence, and expertise among healthcare...

Virtual Care Market Growth with Worldwide Industry Analysis Research Report 2021

Virtual care continues to grow in importance and prevalence in the healthcare industry. Patients and healthcare organizations alike are becoming more exposed to virtual care offerings such as telemedicine, online scheduling, and better electronic health record (EHR) management. Key players in the virtual healthcare market include American Well Corporation, AMD Global Telemedicine, Avizia (previously Carena), General Electric Company, Premera Blue Cross, Tealdoc, AT&T, MDLIVE, Koninklijke Philips N.V., CHI Health, United HealthCare Services, THA Group, Integrity Urgent Care, Celtic Healthcare, MedSpring, Mercy, and edgeMED Healthcare. Healthcare organizations partnering...

McKesson Ventures Donates $10,000 to Alzheimer’s Association

McKesson Ventures has donated $10,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of ClearCare, a former portfolio company. Moving forward, McKesson Ventures intends to donate a portion of its financial returns from any positive exit to a charitable organization of that portfolio’s choosing, a move that demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to the missions of its portfolios. Tom Rodgers, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at McKesson Ventures commented, “Our Ventures program is ultimately focused on helping develop and scale innovations that will improve the lives of...

Amino Seamlessly Drives Greater Healthcare Savings for Millions of Americans, with New Health Savings Accounts

Digital health company Amino has announced that it will be adding a health savings account (HSA) to its list of features for customers. Amino currently offers a “find care” service, which helps connect people with in-network physicians and facilities, as well as allowing them to gather cost estimates before care is received. Amino’s features for eligible employees include the following: Care search and booking for doctors, urgent care, imaging centers, and hospitals. This includes whether providers are in or out of network, cost estimates, quality measures,...

VC-backed GRAIL Appoints Cook as CEO

GRAIL, Inc., a McKesson Ventures portfolio company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured, announced on December 14th the appointment of Jennifer Cook as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2nd, 2018. Bill Rastetter, the interim CEO since August 2017, will continue as the chairman of the Board of Directors. The company also announced the appointment of Catherine Friedman and Min Cui to its board of directors. Jennifer Cook joins GRAIL from Roche/Genentech, where she is Head of Clinical Operations in Product Development for...

McKesson Ventures Expands Investment Team

In order to further its mission of partnering with exceptional healthcare entrepreneurs, McKesson Ventures has added two new members to its investment team: Carrie Hurwitz Williams as Principal and Irem Mertol as Director. “We are pleased to welcome both Carrie and Irem to the McKesson Ventures team,” said Tom Rodgers, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at McKesson Ventures. “Carrie’s lengthy experience throughout the healthcare ecosystem provides us with a diverse array of perspectives ‘from the inside’ to deliver strategic and valuable investment guidance to pioneering...

Evariant Announces New Engagement Center Solution to Enable Smarter Patient Engagement and Retention

Healthcare CRM data analytics platform Evariant announced today that it is launching a new Evariant Engagement Center. This product enables call center agents to deliver on-the-fly, highly personalized patient experiences resulting in smarter patient engagement, increased patient acquisition and retention, and optimized health center growth. “Healthcare providers have a tremendous opportunity to invest in solutions and processes that can transform their call center into a profit center by driving smarter patient engagement,” said Clay Ritchey, CEO of Evariant. “Early adopters of the Evariant Engagement Center have...