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Chicago-based telemedicine provider raises $6.5 million

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The First Stop Health funding round was led by Morningstar Chairman and Founder Joe Mansueto and Rich Gallun, the co-founder of employee benefits platform bswift....
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Medici buys startup Chiron Health to further telemedicine goals

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The Chiron Health deal follows Medici’s recent acquisition of another company called DocbookMD. Source link...
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Is digital health in a bubble? Depends on who you ask

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Faster cash burn rates, lack of growth in startup exits and sky-high valuations are leaving some industry observers nervous that a major market correction is...
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AstraZeneca looks to salvage data from negative Imfinzi lung cancer study

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The company pointed to better survival numbers in patients with high tumor mutational burden, in a presentation at the ESMO immuno-oncology congress in Geneva. Source...
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Memorial Sloan Kettering selects MyHealthDirect solution for patient self-scheduling

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Using the tool, MSK patients can book appointments online with providers in the lymphoma, breast surgery and medical oncology, myeloma, and thoracic surgery and medical...
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Stride Health is making health coverage easier for the gig economy

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The San Francisco-based startup has a new integration with CMS that allows users to choose benefits and apply for and receive subsidies directly in the company’s...
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Texas judge strikes down Affordable Care Act as ‘unconstitutional’

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The court ruled that individual mandate is unconstitutional and “inseverable” from the rest of the sweeping 2010 statute. Source link...
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John Doerr thinks Amazon Prime Health is on the horizon

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Doerr led Kleiner Perkins’ investment into Amazon back in 1995 and was a long-time board member for the company. Source link...
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Funding updates, job changes, and other news from the MedCitizens community. Source link...
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From startup to start again: How Withings plans to recover from its Nokia experience

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Withings co-founder Eric Carreel bought the company back earlier this year after a somewhat disastrous tenure under Nokia and is now looking to forge a...
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How UnitedHealthcare members can pay for their Apple Watch by walking

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Participants in the insurer’s Motion wearables wellness program can use their program rewards to purchase up to a $300 version of the Apple Watch 3....
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Biopharma needs a new R&D, innovation model

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Strategic partnerships are one way for biopharmaceutical companies to expand capabilities and offerings and proactively define their future versus having it defined for them. Source...
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Cabaletta raises $38M to develop CAR-T-like cell therapies for autoimmune diseases

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The company plans to file an IND in the second half of 2019. The company CEO says the “CAAR-T” therapies may avoid some of the...
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Cigna boosts its digital platforms for mental health and maternal care

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Cigna has been pushing heavily into digital health as evidenced by a venture capital arm it launched earlier this year as well as acquisitions like...
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McKesson CEO to retire in 2019

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John Hammergren, who has served as the company’s CEO for nearly 20 years, will retire next year, and COO Brian Tyler will take his place....
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Designing a high-value approach to chronic care management

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Determining the right approach for member engagement around care management requires deep understanding not only of the factors that put members’ health at risk, but...
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What CMS’ virtual care moves mean for healthcare at large

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In a phone interview, Matt Fisher, a partner with Mirick O’Connell, said CMS’ latest actions regarding virtual care are beneficial but noted doctors shouldn’t forget about...
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What barriers are preventing patients from getting mental health services?

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New research from AbleTo, a provider of tech-enabled behavioral health solutions, found cost and stigma remain two of the primary reasons behind why consumers don’t...
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How CareMore is tackling loneliness as a clinical issue

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At the MedCity ENGAGE conference in San Diego CareMore Health’s Robin Caruso will how the organization has tackled the issue of social isolation head-on, improving...
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What can healthcare learn from cable? A closer look at the Comcast – Independence joint venture

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A fireside chat at MedCity INVEST Twin Cities event between Medical Alley Association CEO and President Shaye Mandle and Gary Zimmer, chief medical advisor for Comcast...

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