Press Releases

Evariant Appoints Tom Schultz Chief Growth Officer

Evariant, the healthcare industry’s leading CRM platform, has appointed Thomas (Tom) Schultz as its new Chief Growth Officer. Beginning July 31st, Schultz will directly oversee the company’s corporate, product, and go-to-market strategies. “I am energized by Evariant’s vision for the future and their track record of enabling customers to adopt cutting edge digital marketing strategies that are revolutionizing the way healthcare organizations engage patients, consumers, and physicians across the care continuum," Schultz stated. “I’m thrilled to join the company at this important time. We have a...

Landmark Health Extends Medical House Calls to More Patients

Yesterday, Landmark Health introduced a new initiative called Landmark Connect. Landmark Connect is an extension of Landmark’s home-based medical care program. The expansion will provide primary care to patients that reside in assisted living facilities (ALF), independent living facilities (ILF), skilled nursing facilities (SNF), continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), and other long-term care (LTC) facilities. "With Landmark Connect, we have an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference for patients residing in facilities," said Adam Boehler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Landmark. "This allows us to...

The Virtual Health Care Provider Will See You Now

In partnership with Carena, Inc., the University of California, Davis has launched the UC Davis Virtual Clinic, a simple online diagnosis and treatment service for non-emergent health conditions like colds, flu, pinkeye, rashes, or sore throats. Care is provided by board-certified physicians or nurses employed by Carena for a fee of $40, payable by credit card. The clinic is available to UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees, as well as UC Davis patients and the general public. No appointment is necessary to use the system. Patients...

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...