Press Releases

McKesson Ventures Grows Leadership Team with New Partner Promotions

McKesson Ventures has expanded its leadership team, promoting Jennifer Carter and Carrie Hurwitz Williams to partners in the organization. Their promotions reflect McKesson Ventures’ commitment to an apprentice model of mentoring and promoting from within. Carter brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience, and her expertise spans marketing, business development, and sales operations. She joined McKesson Ventures in 2014 as vice president of portfolio development. In 2019, Carter expanded her role to oversee operations for the firm that include managing talent, budget, and resources. As...

Cleveland Clinic Joins Interventional Study Using GRAIL’s Multi-Cancer Early Detection Test to Help Guide Clinical Care

Cancer detection company GRAIL has announced that Cleveland Clinic has joined GRAIL’s PATHFINDER Study, a prospective, multi-cancer clinical study that is evaluating the implementation of Galleri™, an investigational multi-cancer early detection blood test, into clinical practice for the first time. Today, most cancers are found too late, when outcomes are often fatal, because most deadly cancers have no available screening tests. Current recommended screenings are critical, but they only cover four cancers and screen for a single cancer at a time. In fact, cancers responsible for...

Komodo Health Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for Empowering Healthcare Stakeholders with Dynamic Real-world Evidence Solutions

Based on its recent analysis of the North American real-world evidence (RWE) solutions market in healthcare, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Komodo Health with the 2020 North American Company of the Year award. Komodo Health’s comprehensive real-time Healthcare Map platform facilitates access to unified, longitudinal patient encounters. Built on this platform, the company’s software solutions allow partners to analyze data dynamically to identify unmet needs across the healthcare value chain, serving payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies to help them achieve better outcomes. “Komodo differentiates itself with data...

Aetion and Cegedim Health Data announce new partnership to power real-world evidence research in Europe

Aetion and Cegedim Health Data announced a new partnership to integrate Cegedim’s European real-world data (RWD) platform, THIN, into the Aetion Evidence Platform. The new collaboration will enable Aetion’s clients, including top biopharma companies, leading payers, and regulatory agencies to employ leading trans-Atlantic RWD to unlock essential insights about treatments. Cegedim’s THIN database—which stands for The Health Improvement Network—includes fully anonymized electronic health records from France, the UK, Spain, Belgium, and Romania, and provides details on diagnoses, treatments, clinical outcomes, and interventions. This data provides a...

Evidation Raises $45 Million Series D, Hires CCO To Accelerate Commercial Momentum and Expand Into Virtual Health

Evidation Health has announced the close of a $45 million Series D funding round to power the expansion of its privacy-first, direct-to-person research platform, Achievement, to include virtual health. The company will use the new capital to build upon its existing evidence generation capabilities to offer real-time insights and digital tools to its network of nearly 4 million individuals. B Capital led the funding round, which includes new investors McKesson Ventures and Section 32. Existing investors Revelation Partners, Rethink Impact, and SV Health Investors also participated....

New Survey Reveals Patients Have Been Overwhelmingly Satisfied with Virtual Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Want Greater Access to it in the Future

Kyruus recently surveyed 1,000 patients about their virtual care experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings reveal that nearly three-quarters of the respondents engaged in their first telemedicine experience ever during the initial surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., and more than 75 percent were very or completely satisfied with their virtual care experience. The survey examined patients’ experiences accessing virtual care, their sentiment around the visits themselves, and their demand for virtual care in the future Not only did most participants say they had...

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network Expands Digital Health Options for Pregnant Patients with Babyscripts and Xealth

The Froedtert & MCW health network has expanded its digital health offerings to pregnant patients through a new integration between virtual obstetrical care platform Babyscripts and Xealth, a company that enables digital health at scale. This clinical solution is the latest measure in Froedtert & MCW health network’s commitment to personalize and meaningfully improve the health and well-being of expectant mothers and their babies. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Froedtert & MCW health network has increased enrollment in the remote patient monitoring solution to...

The Washington Post Names Aledade a 2020 Top Washington-Area Workplace

Aledade has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C., area. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. Aledade was named a Top D.C.-area workplace in 2018 as well. “This month marks six years since Aledade’s founding, and we are thrilled to celebrate that occasion by once again being named one of The Washington Post’s 2020 Top Workplaces,”...

Kyruus Secures $30 Million Investment From Francisco Partners

Kyruus, a leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, recently announced that it had obtained $30 million in new funding from Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm with extensive experience in healthcare IT. This funding comes on the heels of a $42 million Series D round the company closed last year. During this time of COVID-19, the Kyruus platform has been critical to healthcare organizations’ ability to facilitate patient access, and the additional funding will propel the company’s plans to...

McKesson Appoints Tom Rodgers to Executive Vice President & Chief of Strategy and Business Development Officer

McKesson Corporation announced that Tom Rodgers has been appointed executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, effective June 5, 2020. In his new role, Rodgers will also become a member of the company’s Executive Operating Team. Rodgers succeeds Bansi Nagji, who stepped down from the role on March 31, 2020. As executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, Rodgers will have responsibility for the company’s overall strategic plan and initiatives. He will also be responsible for key acquisitions and internal...