Press Releases

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...

Evariant Named Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award as one of Connecticut’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies

The Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum LLP announced on September 19 that Evariant, a healthcare CRM data analytics platform, made the Marcum Tech Top 40 (TT40) list of fastest-growing technology companies in Connecticut. This is the sixth year that the company has been recognized on the TT40 list. Companies in the TT40 can be either privately or publicly held, have at least $3 million in annual revenue, and demonstrated a record of revenue growth in each of the preceding four years. “We are proud to be recognized...

Truveris Secures $25 Million in New Funding to Help Reduce Cost and Improve Access to Prescription Medications

Truveris, a healthcare technology company that pioneered cloud-based analytics solutions for the prescription benefits industry, announced today that it has secured $25 million in a new round of funding. The Series D round was led by McKesson Ventures and included five other venture capital firms. Truveris brings transparency to the prescription drug ecosystem through data-driven innovations. The company’s TruBid® platform allows clients to understand and shop for pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contracts so they can make smarter decisions about their members’ prescription drug coverage. TruBid includes...

Swisslog Healthcare Invests in PipelineRx to Establish Strategic Partnership

Swisslog Healthcare has announced that it will be investing significantly in PipelineRx. The two companies will be using their new partnership to improve hospital workflow efficiency and to provide patients with a better experience. The two companies will be improving digitization options for their clients to ensure that healthcare remains financially viable for patients. PipelineRx’s PowerGrid technology will be combined with Swisslog’s pharmacy automation to improve the medication supply chain across the board. “We’re excited to work with PipelineRx and their team of telepharmacy experts, who are proving...

Binary Fountain and Kyruus Announce Partnership to Enhance Patient Acquisition and Engagement for Health Systems

Binary Foundation and Kyruus will be partnering to help healthcare organizations increase their online patient acquisition and the general patient experience. The partnership will integrate Kyruus’s ProviderMatch™ for Consumers, a web-based search and scheduling solution that can be embedded directly onto healthcare groups’ websites, and Binary’s Start Ratings, which promotes healthcare transparency. The partnership will also serve healthcare systems’ desire to enhance provider directory pages, which help patients find doctors via advanced search, online ratings, and reviews. Additionally, the new technology combination will allow for more...