March 2021 News

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March 2021 News

Industry Resources

 

BDO published Biotech IPO Boom Insight, with a look at how 2020 was a record-breaking year for biotech IPOs, with 78 companies going public. In 2021, new questions are arising for the biotech sector. Will investments into COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics continue to drive biotech IPOs, or will the boom start to taper off as the virus is brought under control? COVID-19 is just one factor biotech leaders should keep in mind for the future of the IPO landscape—see what other factors should be top of mind in BDO’s latest infographic.

Deloitte published a new article from Peter Micca, Partner, Life Sciences & Health Care at Deloitte highlighting some recent key investment trends in health tech. Investments in health tech have almost doubled since last year due to COVID-19, as health tech innovators played a key role in the industry’s response.

PulsePoint released The Marketer’s Guide to Taking the Vaccine Viral, a new special report for the latest insights into how marketers can use data, technology, and personalized messaging to build vaccine confidence and drive successful immunization efforts.

 

Job Openings

 

Aetion is hiring a Product Marketing Manager or Senior Manager to lead product marketing initiatives and support their growing health tech business. Aetion uses data science-driven technology to power critical decisions in health care, working toward a world in which we know what health treatments work, for whom, and what we should pay for them. Learn more about the role and apply here.

NYM is hiring a Director of Sales Ops. This person will be reporting to the SVP and Head of Sales and help build their Operations as well as supporting the Sales team at all stages of the deal cycle. They would have to be based on the East Coast, ideally in NYC. Learn more about the role and apply here.

 

Industry News

 

Altruista Health has been named a finalist in the Moxie Awards, which recognize boldness and innovation as part of a company’s growth strategy. The company’s GuidingCare platform broke the mold for care management at Altruista’s founding in 2007, and the company has never stopped innovating. It has been first to market with the integration of SDOH platforms into GuidingCare, and won a 2019 MedTech Breakthrough award for its Mobile Clinician application. Today, next-gen GuidingCare is the largest and most widely adopted technology platform of its kind in the nation. Health plans use it to manage costs, maintain quality and improve member health outcomes. Altruista and its leadership team have been recognized by leading healthcare trade publications and awards in recent years.

Best in Class Medical Doctors (BICMD) has launched the first dedicated musculoskeletal telehealth platform. BICMD is a New York based telehealth company founded by orthopedic surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery – Drs Benedict Nwachukwu and Riley Williams. BICMD provides 24/7 access to a national network of the top musculoskeletal experts.

Bottom Line is a Brooklyn-based non-profit striving for educational equity – leveraging the transformative power of a college degree and a mobilizing first career opportunity to uplift individuals, families and entire communities; supporting over 2400 students from NYC who will be the first in their families to graduate college. With 25% of students majoring in STEM, they seek leaders and companies in STEM fields to support students’ long-term career goals. Click on the links for information on becoming a Board Member or a Corporate Partner.

Clarify announced the closing of a series C funding round of $115M to accelerate the adoption of on-demand healthcare analytics, led by Insight Partners.

Enterin Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, announced the appointment of Katherine Wolf as CFO.

HTD Health and Bryan Stacy launched Vaheala, a coronavirus testing and tracking platform for employers.

Healthcare PR & Marketing Society of NY (HPRMS) is holding a zoom event, Building Online Communities as a Strategic Resource with Lee Aase from Mayo Clinic on Wednesday, March 31 @12:30 pm EST. For more info/to register, please click here.

Jones Day recently published a commentary on the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) annual report regarding False Claims Act (“FCA”) recoveries for fiscal year 2020 (ending September 2020) and its priorities for 2021. DOJ’s announcement of FCA fiscal year 2020 statistics, while lower than in prior years, demonstrates a continued emphasis on health care fraud, accounting for more than 80% of all recovered funds. While the 2020 categories of enforcement remained roughly consistent with prior years, DOJ has signaled a focus on fraud related to opioids, EHR, cybersecurity, and misuse of COVID-19 relief funds moving forward. Given the federal waivers regarding use of telemedicine and expanded federal reimbursement, telemedicine is likely to figure into 2021 FCA enforcement as well.

LifeSci NYC, now in its fourth year, their internship program has worked with 88 of New York City’s top life sciences / healthcare / digital health companies ranging from small startups to multinational corporations to leading nonprofits. The program is a great way of identifying new talent — last year, over 60% of interns received offers to continue working at their companies at the end of their internships. There is no cost apart from paying the interns. Click here to learn more or email rich@upperweststrategies.com.

PatientPoint and Outcome Health have combined to create a new company, PatientPoint Health Technologies,™ further advancing their mission of making every doctor-patient engagement better.® The new company will be one of the nation’s leading tech-enabled patient engagement solutions companies.

Twentyeight Health recently expanded to the West Coast, click here to learn more.