Members in the News – May 2020

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Members in the News – May 2020

Altruista Health, Chief Medical Officer Munish Khaneja, MD, MPH, FACP, conducted a webinar Payers and the Pandemic to educate health industry leaders. Dr. Khaneja has a background in public health and was able to shed light on some big-picture issues and what the future holds. He was joined by immunologist/allergist Nandita M. Khaneja, MD. Detailed information was provided about what makes COVID-19 so deadly and what may happen next fall. Dr. Khaneja also talked about the potential for treatments and a vaccine. The recorded webinar is free for everyone to watch.

Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, one of the top 4 public health schools in the nation, has consistently excellent placement rates with 97% of their graduates either employed in the field of public health or continuing their studies after graduation. To post a public health job or internship, please contact Mailman’s Office of Career Services at During this unprecedented time, they are putting a focus and emphasis on Covid-19 relief positions. Columbia Mailman has a wealth of highly trained public health graduates in the areas of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Population and Family Health, and Sociomedical Sciences who are ready to fill these roles. To discuss customized recruitment strategies and virtual recruiting events, please email Adi Clerman at

Crossix continues to lead the industry in privacy-safe audience and measurement solutions for health marketers. This month, they joined the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory group for digital advertising.

Ichnos Sciences CEO Alessandro Riva, MD, CEO, recently shared key cultural values and leadership strategies that he believes are important to any biotech company in Life Science Leader magazine. Ichnos also recently announced the appointment of David Lubner, a 20-year finance and executive leadership veteran, as an independent member of its Board of Directors.

PatientPoint is publishing daily insights and data-driven updates about the impact of COVID-19 on the more than 75,000 unique HCPs in its point-of-care network. The patient and provider engagement leader also recently published a blog post on COVID’s impact on physician office traffic, the current and future impact of telemedicine and what to watch for as America reopens.

PulsePoint has a challenge for healthcare marketers! What you’ve relied on for the last 25 years will be obsolete in the next year. Instead of panicking, they challenge you to simply change your mindset to one that welcomes new solutions. A health first mindset, that prioritizes context over cookies. Learn more.

Sid Lee recently led a virtual roundtable with industry experts from Cleveland Clinic, Atlantic Health System, 98point6 and Xealth to explore what’s next for digital health innovation in light of COVID-19. It was interesting to hear experts express that the current situation has revealed many unnecessary frictions and regulations in the US healthcare system, throwing up roadblocks that patients do not want or need. And that the long-term continuity of patient centered digital health innovations will require a collective response – from consumers, from physicians, from those outside of the legacy digital health community. A video with highlights from the discussion can be found here.

The Sophia Consulting Firm Founder and CEO Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD MPH MBA has published two recent articles in MIT Technology Review and PharmaBoardRoom. In both articles, she emphasizes that our post COVID-19 survival hinges on continued collaboration within and between industries, especially the technology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Stellar Health, a point-of-care platform that helps primary care providers earn additional revenue and improve performance against value-based care goals, raised $10M Series A, led by Point72 Ventures and Primary Venture Partners.

The TeleDentists announced a partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide dental patients with at-home virtual consultations and emergency exams with no deductibles or copays. Through the partnership, Anthem is offering consumers convenient, timely access to dental care that is available 24/7, 365 days a year in the event of an emergency, with virtual exams covered at 100 percent with no deductibles, copays, paperwork or claims to file through June 30, 2020.