December 2020 News

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December 2020 News

December 2020:
NYC Healthcare Investment Updates

  • Cityblock Health raised $160M Series C to address systemic healthcare inequity.
  • Spring Health announced $76M Series B for its behavioral health benefits solution.
  • Precision medicine Elevation Oncology landed $65M Series B.
  • Centivo, a new type of digital health plan, raised $34M Series B.
  • AI-powered K Health raised $42M Series D to expand its platform.
  • Headway announced $26M Series A to expand therapy finder service.
  • Click Therapeutics, a provider of in Digital Therapeutic solutions, secured $30M in growth funding.

 

Industry News

Fern Health has expanded its collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Fern Health’s relationship with MGH, formed 18 months ago, will now broaden to entail a multi-year collaboration in which MGH will validate emerging Fern Health product lines, pilot new products in a clinical setting, and investigate new scientific approaches to pain management.

GoMo Health, a recent cardiac care program delivered a 98% medication adherence rate and a 43% decrease in tobacco use for cardiology patients. Click here to learn more about it.

Jones Day was recognized by the legal publication Law360 for its 2020 “Practice Groups of the Year” awards in the Appellate, Construction, Employment, Health Care, and White Collar categories. Now in their 11th year, the awards “honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.”

MDCalc’s EHR-integrated offering MDCalc Connect is making waves, winning 2nd place in AMIA’s HL7 FHIR Applications Competition and went live in another health system in November. Their EHR-integrated COVID-19 Toolkit Plus includes ~150 calcs that help clinicians better care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis. CARES Act/FEMA may help hospitals get the tools partially or fully reimbursed. MDCalc also recently launched the new Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 (VACO) Index for COVID-19 Mortality, which estimates risk of 30-day mortality after infection. They worked closely with the VACO co-creators and collaborated with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the CDC, NIH, VA, and the ASPR, to launch this important tool. Check out the discussion with VACO co-creators for more info.

PatientPoint recently announced a new collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring suicide prevention education, support resources and real patient and family stories to the offices of more than 33,000 physicians nationwide. The patient engagement leader also recently hosted a webinar and issued a blog post offering three key insights about the growing area of remote care management.

Remedy Health Media announced the acquisition of Patient Power®, an online consumer-focused cancer patient network providing comprehensive and dedicated resources across a variety of cancer types. Patient Power complements Remedy’s family of trusted brands HealthCentralTheBodyPsyCom, and EndocrineWeb. Patient Power educates and empowers cancer patients with the vital information they need to make informed treatment and life decisions, connect to the cancer community, and live well. “This acquisition presents an incredible opportunity for us to further contribute to the evolving health and wellness needs of our communities of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,” said Remedy Health Media CEO, Mike Cunnion. “We are excited to welcome the Patient Power team to Remedy and collectively serve the cancer community in powerful and innovative ways.”

Veeva Crossix, General Manager, Sarah Caldwell and other industry experts shared how healthcare brands can engage with today’s empowered in patients in the latest PharmaVoice.

ZyDoc was ranked second in medical transcription services and sixth for their TrackDoc Connect enterprise cloud transcription platform in the 2020 Black Book™ Market Research vendors survey by 203 hospitals and 2,263 physician practices.