The Tech That Could Be Our Best Hope for Fighting COVID-19—and Future Outbreaks

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By deeply analyzing the care that every COVID-19 patient receives, for example, AI can tease out the best treatment strategies. Jvion, a health care analytics company, is using AI to study 30 million patients in its data universe to identify people and communities at highest risk of COVID-19 on the basis of more than 5,000 variables that include not just medical history but also lifestyle and socioeconomic factors such as access to stable housing and transportation. Working with clients that include large hospital systems as well as small remote health centers, Jvion’s platform creates lists of people who should be contacted pro-actively to warn them about their vulnerability so health providers can create a care plan for them. Read More

Telemedicine Poised for Rapid Growth With Increasing Number of COVID-19 Infections, Elimination of Medicare Payment Barriers

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With the federal government’s loosening of restrictions on Medicare payment for virtual health care services, the use of telemedicine is poised to grow exponentially across the country. At the same time, the increasing number of people infected with COVID-19 and resulting hospitalizations will increase demand for physician specialists and subspecialists who can deliver high acuity care through telemedicine.

“Access Physicians has long believed in the power of telemedicine to deliver health care of clinical excellence to more patients who need it,” said Chris Gallagher, MD, FACC, CEO, Access Physicians. “Adoption and use of and comfort with telemedicine have been on a growth trajectory for several years. The current public health crisis will only accelerate these trends. We are pleased that telemedicine is being viewed as a vital resource in these uncertain times to bring essential health care to more people. Read More

Twistle Adds Providence Saint Joseph Health and ChristianaCare to Investment Syndicate to Complete an $18M Financing Round

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Twistle, a company that helps health systems automate personalized education and care communications with their patients, today announces that Providence Ventures, the venture capital arm of Providence St. Joseph Health, and ChristianaCare, two of the nation’s most innovative health systems, are now strategic investors as well as significant customers. Both use Twistle across their enterprises to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and differentiate their services. This investment completes Twistle’s latest funding round at over $18 million.

An automatic navigation (GPS) system for health, Twistle reduces the burden on clinicians by keeping patients on track. On behalf of care teams, Twistle offers “turn-by-turn” guidance to patients as they navigate specific care journeys before, during, and after a clinic or hospital visit. Patients are motivated to engage in their own care and follow best practices, communicate as needed with their care teams, and realize measurably better outcomes. Twistle integrates sophisticated automation with multi-channel communication, engaging patients wherever they may be — through secure messaging, interactive voice response, patient portals or the health system’s own digital apps. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Names Ed Vertatschitsch as Chief Operating Officer and Announces Additions to the Leadership Team

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Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, including the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the only P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac patch monitor and arrhythmia detection device, announced today the appointment of Ed Vertatschitsch as Chief Operating Officer effective January 2, 2020. With over 17 years in the medical device industry, Vertatschitsch will be responsible for leading all operations, research & development, and regulatory and quality affairs functions.

“We are pleased to have Ed Vertatschitsch join BardyDx’s executive team,” said Gust Bardy, MD, Bardy Diagnostics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Vertatschitsch brings a wealth of operational and development experience across the spectrum from early-stage to large-sized companies. We are thrilled to have him join our team as we continue to expand our product line and rapidly broaden our customer base.” Read More

Health Enterprise Partners Takes the ParityPledge® as Part of Its Commitment to Improving the Pathway for Women in Leadership Positions

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Health Enterprise Partners, a healthcare private equity firm, today announced it has taken the ParityPledge.® The ParityPledge asks that companies commit to interviewing at least one qualified woman candidate for every open position, vice president and above. The ParityPledge is an initiative of Parity.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on bringing gender equality to the highest levels of business.

“The healthcare and private equity industries are both characterized by a dramatic underrepresentation of women in leadership positions and proven financial benefits associated with better gender representation. We are glad to take this small step towards achieving better gender equity and encourage our peers to do so as well,” said Ezra Mehlman, Managing Partner of Health Enterprise Partners. Read More

Twistle raises $16 million to automate patient engagement

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Twistle, a Seattle-based developer of a health care communication platform with automated workflows, today announced that it’s raised $16 million in series A funding led by Health Enterprise Partners (HEP) and MemorialCare Health System’s MemorialCare Innovation Fund (MCIF). The fresh funds bring the company’s total raised to $19.8 million, which CEO Kulmeet Singh said will bolster Twistle’s customer acquisition efforts in the provider and life sciences segments. Read More

Nordic Named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2019 by Modern Healthcare

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Each year, our exciting Best Places to Work program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. Being named one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare can have a tremendous impact on your organization, so if you think your organization has what it takes to stand out among some of the best, we invite your organization to participate and see whose named to the list next.
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Intraprise Health BluePrint Protect can help detect, manage security risks

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BluePrint’s visualization software coalesces security program data from disparate sources into a central “source of truth” founded on the company’s workflow automation and rules engine.

Intraprise Health BluePrint Protect can help detect, manage security risks

BluePoint coalesces security program data from disparate sources into a central “source of truth” founded on the company’s proprietary workflow automation and rules engine.

Healthcare security software specialist Intraprise announced the launch of its BluePrint Protect risk management software, designed to help health organizations manage and automate their security program, including third-party risk management. Read More

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