Press Releases

GRAIL and Cirina Combine to Create Global Company Focused on Early Detection of Cancer

GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured, announced on May 31 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Cirina, Ltd., another company focused on early detection of cancer. The work of Hong Kong-based Cirina has been part of a growing body of scientific evidence that cancer can be diagnosed by analyzing plasma nucleic components in the bloodstream. Cirina co-founder Dr. Dennis Lo has received numerous awards for his discoveries and contributions...

University of Miami Health System Selects Kyruus ProviderMatch™ to Optimize Patient Experience Across Its Call Center and Website

The University of Miami Health Systems, also known as UHealth, will be using the ProviderMatch™ system to enhance patient experience and increase accessibility.   ProviderMatch™, from big data company Kyruus, is designed to deliver a consistent patient experience across various points of access. The multi-channel platform features an advanced referral network that is used to match patients with the right provider. “At the University of Miami Health System, we know that delivering an exceptional patient experience is essential to stand out in a competitive market,” said Roymi...

US Venture Capital Fund McKesson Ventures Leads £2.25M Investment in UK Dementia Start-Up Unforgettable.org

Unforgettable.org, a UK-based dementia start-up, just earned a £2.25M in an investment round led by US-based venture capital firm McKesson Ventures. There are currrently 47 million people in the world living with dementia, 850,000 of which live in the UK. And if the latest calculations prove to be correct, there will be 135 million people living with dementia by 2050. This poses a huge problem, considering those suffering from the disease have little to no resources available to help them cope with daily challenges. But that’s all...

US Venture Capital Fund McKesson Ventures Leads £2.25M Investment in UK Tech City Dementia Start-Up Unforgettable.org

In its first investment outside North America, McKesson Ventures has invested in British start-up Unforgettable.org. Unforgettable.org provides more than 1,000 simple solutions on its website to make dementia sufferers’ lives easier, as well as supporting their caregivers through advice and an online community. As a B-Corporation, the company donates 10 percent of its profits to charity. Unforgettable raised £2.25 million ($2.92 million) total during this round of funding, which was led by McKesson Ventures. The investment by McKesson Ventures will allow Unforgettable to develop new products and...

Sedgwick Introduces Innovative Whole Health Solution

Sedgwick has tapped into the expertise of healthcare concierge service Accolade to launch a new whole health solution designed to ensure the physical, emotional, and financial health of clients’ employees and their family members as they navigate workers’ compensation, disability, leave of absence, job accommodations, and health benefits. With the whole health solution, each member of an employer’s health plan is assigned a dedicated health assistant, who works with Sedgwick’s claims management and clinical experts. That assistant guides the employee through the entire process, supporting them...

Banner Health Selects Kyruus for Its Patient Access and Provider Data Management Solutions

McKesson Ventures portfolio company Kyruus has announced that its patient access and provider management solutions will be used by Banner Health across its operations in six states. Kyruus is a leading provider in search and scheduling solutions for healthcare systems, and Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country. KyruusOne will be used by Banner to create a single point of access for provider data and effectively drive accuracy. KyruusOne powers Kyruus’ ProviderMatch applications, delivering accurate patient-provider matching, ensuring consistency in provider information across channels, and maximizing patient convenience – among a slew...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Offers New Program to Care for Chronically Ill Seniors At Home

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Landmark Health are teaming up to shape the future of healthcare. The two companies are introducing a revolutionary new program that provides in-home care to seniors. Never before has New England offered this type of a program. "This innovative program reinforces our commitment to improving access to high-quality, affordable health care for our members by allowing us to provide care where seniors are often most comfortable—in their homes," said Bruce Nash, Chief Physician Executive at Blue Cross. Elderly Blue Cross...

PokitDok Launches on AWS Marketplace, Becomes APN Advanced Technology Partner

At this year’s annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference (HIMSS 2017), PokitDok announced that its platform is now available on the AWS Marketplace in the newly launched Healthcare & Life Sciences category. AWS consumers will now have access on the secure cloud to a toolset for developing digital health applications. “As the only industry that skipped the internet, healthcare is now 20 years behind as it rushes to respond to cost pressures, an uncertain regulatory environment, and growing security concerns,” said PokitDok co-founder and...

Telepharmacy Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024

Transparency Market Research has released a new report on the rapid increases in the telemedicine and telepharmacy markets. With a rising number of patients and doctors benefiting from the increased reach this kind of technology offers, the number of remote pharmacists is set to grow through 2024. PipelineRx’s latest technology is leading the way when it comes to the telepharmacy field. The San Francisco-based company’s platform helps make pharmacists’ tasks simpler and more efficient, as well as streamlining the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) method. This...

Accolade Receives Case Management Accreditation from NCQA, Showcasing Exceptional Clinical Programs and Services

Accolade recently announced that it has earned a two-year Case Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The accreditation applies to Accolade’s Complex Case Management, Maternity Case Management, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Management, and Oncology Case Management services. The NCQA accreditation is a voluntary review process that helps organizations achieve their best levels of performance and to continue learning. “Our accreditation by the NCQA is a strong testament to Accolade’s clinical excellence for our Case Management program and the services we provide our...