Friday, October 30, 2020

One preliminary study suggests CBD may help to fight Covid-19

Lockdown restrictions may be easing worldwide, but COVID-19 remains a real threat. A vaccine is still months away, but research shows that help may come from an unexpected source: cannabidiol, also known as “CBD.” Following a study conducted at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, researchers believe that strong cannabis strains could prove...

Human intervention is imperative to address social determinants of health in the face of Covid-19

It is widely recognized that socioeconomic factors have a profound impact on health outcomes. Addressing these social determinants of health (SDOH) is an essential part of “total care,” with physical and behavioral healthcare being the other primary components. However, this calls for a deep understanding of how these elements are interconnected, and from...

How much will drug price controls harm innovation? It depends

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For all their differences, particularly in election season, Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on one thing: Drug prices, both list and out-of-pocket, are out of control. Both parties have backed efforts to use the power of government to bring them down. In response, the biopharma industry has said that policies forcing it...

NJ legislators call for probe of insurance unicorn

    New Jersey legislators are calling for state officials to investigate Clover Health, a San Francisco-based insurance startup, as well as other entities created by the owners of CarePoint Health System. The for-profit health system had planned to sell two of its New Jersey hospitals, and was seeking a buyer for the third....

The changing nature of healthcare compliance during Covid-19

The onset of Covid-19 has dramatically reshaped life as we know it. This is especially true in healthcare, where health systems and clinicians are treating unprecedented numbers of patients. The palpable stress caused by the uncertainty of a patient’s well-being coupled with daily media updates surrounding Covid-19’s devastating impact is accelerating the need...

Startup bringing gig-economy approach to nurse staffing raises $45M

IntelyCare’s app matches nurses with nearby shifts, helping fill shortages at long-term care facilities. A startup bringing a tech-based approach to healthcare staffing raised $45 million in equity and debt financing. Boston-based IntelyCare’s software matches nurses with openings at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, letting them opt into shifts of their choosing. With an...

Symptom checker K Health raises $48M

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K Health, a startup that lets patients look up their symptoms and chat with a doctor, closed a $48 million series C round. 14W and Mangrove Capital led the round, with participation from Anthem, Lerer Hippeau and Primary Venture Partners. The New York-based company is one of several that routes patients through an AI...

With $1.8M fundraise, Pyx wants to be “prescriptive solution to loneliness”

Pyx Health has raised $1.8 million to support the growth of an app it designed to help patients at risk of loneliness or social isolation following hospitalization or some other health event. Traditional healthcare settings struggle to address social determinants of health like clinical loneliness, Cindy Jordan, the company’s founder and CEO, said in...

Omron Healthcare CEO Ranndy Kellogg on the company’s collaborative approach to innovation

Omron Healthcare is one of the leading companies within the blood pressure monitoring space, but hasn’t been content to rest on its laurels. The company has continued to innovate through partnerships that driven new lines of business and new products meant to bring Omron closer to its overarching goal of reducing heart attacks and...

Maven Clinic raises $45M for women’s health

Maven Clinic, a digital health startup focused women’s health services, closed a $45 million series C round on Wednesday.  Icon Ventures led the funding round, bringing the New York-based startup’s fundraising total to $88 million to date. CEO Katherine Ryder founded the company in 2014, with the idea of making women’s health services easier...
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