Members in the News – November 2018

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Members in the News – November 2018

98point6 raised $50 million in Series C funding to expand its on-demand text-based primary care app. The round was led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and existing investors.

AbleTo published a new white paper Barriers to Behavioral Health Care featuring new consumer research that shows how low engagement and unmet needs still persist.

Alpha1-Foundation is currently hiring for a new President and Chief Executive Officer. The position will report to the Board of Directors and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s staff, programs, execution of mission, and future growth.

CBS Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Program, Director Bunny Ellerin (and NYCHBL President) was recently a panelist on the Internet of Wellness at the Lewis Health Tech Conference. She talked about how tech and the internet have opened the floodgate for healthcare data, and how patients can take advantage to make more informed decisions.

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, The Mailman School of Public Health, one of the top 5 public health schools in the nation, has consistently excellent placement rates with 96% of their graduates either employed in the field of public health or continuing their studies after graduation. To to post a job or internship, please contact Adi Clerman at To recruit directly on campus, spots are available at the Spring Career Day on Friday, March 15th, 2019. For registration information please email  

Fit4D announced a new partnership with health plan giant WellCare, to deliver diabetes management solution to members in New York. The partnership will deliver Fit4D’s personalized coaching program to WellCare members living with Type 2 diabetes in the state of New York.

Hive Health’s parent company St Ives, the international marketing services group, has re-launched as Kin + Carta, a next-generation digital transformation businessbuilt for clients in search of seamless digital solutions. Kin + Carta has been created to capitalize on the exciting growth in the already massive digital transformation sector.

Kognito, a health simulation company, released a patient education simulation entitled Talk to Someone: Triple Negative Breast Cancer. The simulation utilizes Kognito’s virtual human technology to engage newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in a conversation with an emotionally responsive virtual coach who answers their questions about their diagnosis, treatment options, and survivorship. The goal is to help patients gain the knowledge to make the right treatment decision for themselves. The simulation was developed in collaboration with the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Controland the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and if available for free.

PatientPoint and Digital Health Coalition recently released results of a survey noting that 95% of physicians are leveraging patient engagement technology in their offices—and welcome pharma brands. The patient engagement leader also received some exciting recognition earlier this fall when Chief Growth Officer Traver Hutchins was named as a Top DTC Marketing Innovator by DTC Perspectives for excellence in helping pharmaceutical and health and wellness brands promote life-saving products to consumers.

Dr. Neil Paulvin recently launched a new holistic biohacking wellness program. The program incorporates extensive lab data, genetic testing, supplements, diet and technology to allow the individual to learn about their specific biology and how to live, eat, train and supplement to maximize it. The wellness program is currently being offered in two Manhattan locations.

Staten Island, PPS Executive Director Joseph Conte Ph.D., CPHQ was a keynote speaker at the 1st annual Washington State Medicaid Transformational Learning Symposium. The conference drew 400 participants from Washington State and Oregon, and his talk was entitled Lessons and reflections from New York DSRIP.  Feedback was very positive, “Your presentation/presence has created quite a stir in Washington and I have already seen a number of questions/comments about the work you are doing from ACHs and provider partners.”

TeloChain published a new blog, What is Your System IQ? that examines how organizations can benefit from the intelligent use of data, tools, agility and experience to help identify and close value gaps.