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Virtual Care

Health Insurance Marketplace Gravie Announces Expanded Coverage for Members in 2020 | PR Newswire | 9/17/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Sept. 16, Gravie , a Minneapolis -based health insurance marketplace that has been at forefront of improving the way employers and employees purchase and access healthcare, announced that in 2020, their Gravie private exchange plans will offer expanded coverage. The expanded coverage includes a lengthy list of new preventative care services, virtual care, a disease management program, and discounts on health and wellness programs for members. Members who reenroll with …

Medical Imaging

Global Medical Imaging Research Outlook Report 2019 | PR Newswire | 9/17/2019

… includes X-ray systems, magnetic resource imaging equipment/instruments, CT scanners, ultrasound systems, and nuclear imaging equipment/instruments. The scope of this report is broad and covers various types of products available in the medical imaging instruments market and potential application sectors across various industries. The medical imaging instruments market is broken down into product types such as X-ray systems, ultrasound devices, MRI, CT, and nuclear imaging. Revenue forecasts …

Charge Capture

Change Healthcare Unveils AI-Infused Charge Capture for Providers | HIT Consultant | 9/17/2019

Change Healthcare unveils a new AI solution, Charge Capture Advisor that will help providers capture more revenue—automatically. – Charge Capture Advisor identifies potentially missing charges for services that providers performed before claims are submitted. – Change Healthcare’s AI for charge capture is trained on more than 500 million service lines and 180 million unique, de-identified claims that touch $245 billion in charges. Change Healthcare today introduced Charge Capture Advisor , a …

Hospital Management

California nurses to strike Sept. 20 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

California nurses to strike Sept. 20 Kelly Gooch - Print Email Registered nurses at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., plan to walk off the job Sept. 20, alleging that hospital management has refused to bargain in good faith about employee medical debt and healthcare coverage, the union that represents them announced . The California Nurses Association said Sept. 14 that nurses presented a proposal to hospital management 14 months …

Revenue Cycle Management

Xolv Technology Solutions Created to Transform How Care is Delivered | Business Wire | 9/17/2019

DUBLIN, Calif.- Xolv Technology Solutions , a non-profit organization headquartered in Dublin, California, launched today. Xolv helps organizations transform the way they work and deliver care outside of the traditional hospital setting. It does this by offering a fully-integrated suite of solutions ranging from clinical treatment operations to revenue cycle management. These solutions help customers meet the demands of today’s ever-changing health care industry pressures. “At Xolv, we …

Concierge Medicine

Athenahealth ex-CEO Jonathan Bush joins concierge medicine startup | Modern Healthcare | 9/16/2019

… services to help providers better manage the more mundane aspects of healthcare,” Bush, co-founder and former CEO of Athenahealth, said in a statement. “Firefly Health sets all of that aside.” Firefly Health, a concierge medicine service, revealed Bush’s new role Monday as part of an announcement about the startup’s Series A funding round. The startup, which primarily works with employers and health plans, raised $10.2 million in the funding …

Patient Satisfaction

Changing The Dynamic Between EHRs And Patients | Health IT Outcomes | 9/16/2019

EHRs have long been the culprit of waning patient satisfaction. But they don’t have to be. Most physicians have been using an EHR for at least five to ten years. But while it’s been a decade since the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act introduced the term “meaningful use,” physicians still complain about the technology. One of their biggest qualms is that EHRs interfere with …

Digital Health

2-Day Seminar: Connectivity & Digital Health in Medical Technology (London, United Kingdom - October 17-18, 2019) - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

DUBLIN- The “Connectivity and Digital Health in Medical Technology” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The latest technologies in connected medical devices, digital health and mobile apps for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries We are in the midst of an innovative period in medical technology and digital health and this brings huge opportunities for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to revolutionise drug delivery. The market size in …

Remote Monitoring

SMILE Heart Failure Clinical Trial Primary Results Presented at HFSA 2019 | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

PHILADELPHIA , Sept. 16, Today at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Meeting Dr. William T. Abraham the SMILE national principle investigator presented the results of the study as a late breaking trial. The study examined use of ReDS™ non-invasive remote monitoring of pulmonary congestion for the management of heart failure patients. The SMILE trial demonstrated that when used as intended, REDS-guided heart failure management prevented 58% of …

Home Health

Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO to Share Industry Outlook at Home Health Care News Summit | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO to Share Industry Outlook at Home Health Care News Summit Share Article Jennifer Sheets, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc., will explore the greatest challenges and opportunities facing home care SUNRISE, Fla. Interim HealthCare Inc ., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, is participating in the Home Health Care News (HHCN) Summit in Chicago on …

Diabetes Management

New FDA Clearance Paves The Way to Optimization of Insulin Pump Therapy Across All Glucose Measurement Methods | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

PETAH TIKVA , Israel , Sept. 16, DreaMed Diabetes , developer of personalized diabetes management solutions, announced today that it has received U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance as well as CE Mark for DreaMed Advisor Pro, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based insulin dosing decision support software, for use by people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) using insulin pump therapy with continuous glucose sensors and/or blood glucose meters (BGMs). This clinical …

Mental Health

State Highlights: DOJ Outlines Efforts To Address Rural Safety Crisis In Alaska; Activists File Lawsuit Over New Hampshire’s Treatment Of Mental Health Patients In ERs | Kaiser Health News | 9/16/2019

… how the money will be spent, as well as related efforts by federal agencies and the state of Alaska. (Hopkins, 9/13) New Hampshire Public Radio: Held For 20 Days: How N.H.’s Shortage Of Mental Health Beds Erodes Patients’ Rights Imagine you are forced to go to a hospital to receive psychiatric treatment that you don’t think you need. What rights would you have?That’s the question at the heart …

Telehealth

VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results | Healthcare IT News | 9/16/2019

A JAMIA Open study and a Psychiatric Services study both found that the VA is succeeding in providing enhanced benefits to veterans. September 16, 2019 11:35 AM Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. WHAT HAPPENED A JAMIA Open study published in August concluded the initiative successfully reached veterans in rural …

Virtual Coaching

Vistage Chooses Vengreso for LinkedIn Sales Training | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

… a ten-step program that includes buying persona and content consultation, custom playbooks, training, and coaching. It’s delivered in a blended learning model which includes on-demand course content, live virtual instruction, and live virtual coaching from digital selling experts. “One of the main strengths of Vistage is in our peer advisory groups in which business leaders help each other solve challenges. More qualified members enhance the richness of our …

Healthcare Marketplace

Spoke Health Selected for Launch Health Accelerator Powered by Nueterra Capital | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

… Launch Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital. Spoke Health’s platform powers an efficient, engaging and cost-transparent marketplace for high quality, lower cost packaged care episodes for value-based programs. DENVER Spoke Health, a healthcare marketplace solution that tackles high cost care episodes for value-based programs, has been selected to join the Launch Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital. The accelerator is designed for early-stage businesses deemed likely …

Claims Management

AXIS Insurance Chief Claims Officer David Hayward to Retire, Will Be Succeeded by Michael Baumel | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

… retire from AXIS following a career that has spanned more than thirty years, with the past seventeen years spent at AXIS. He has played an instrumental role in building the Company’s award-winning global claims management function. “Dave’s contributions to AXIS cannot be understated. He has played a fundamental role in shaping our claims management strategy and he conceptualized and implemented many of the approaches that have helped us establish …

Healthcare Supply Chain

Intalere’s Illuminated Path Podcast Series Latest Episode Focuses on Traceability and Transparency of the Healthcare Supply Chain | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Intalere’s Illuminated Path Podcast Series Latest Episode Focuses on Traceability and Transparency of the Healthcare Supply Chain Share Article Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes, today announced the release of Episode 10 of its Illuminated Path Podcast Series, examining the need for more Traceability and Transparency in the Supply Chain with Intalere Chief Commercial Officer and AHRMM 2020 Board Chair Elect Steve Kiewiet …

Clinical Collaboration

Context Therapeutics and SOLTI launch ONAWA: a Window of Opportunity Study in Breast Cancer with Apristor | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

PHILADELPHIA & BARCELONA, Spain- Context Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing medicines for hormone driven cancers, today announced a clinical collaboration with SOLTI, a leading collaborative and academic group in Spain dedicated to clinical and translational research in breast cancer. This clinical collaboration, being supported by Context and sponsored by SOLTI, is a window of opportunity study (WOO) in the neoadjuvant setting for breast cancer. During the study …

Medical Records Request

You don’t have to Choose Between Speed, Security, and Ease of Use; RRS Request is the Solution that Supports All Three | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

MEDIA, Pa. Today, Record Reproduction Services (RRS) announces the launch of a better way to process your medical records requests. RRS removes the challenges associated with antiquated manual processes and provides a centralized hub for your PHI requests and fulfillment. “RRS Request is just the first step in our transformation of RRS. We support our clients by being hyper-focus on patient service, innovative technology, and continuous security improvement throughout …

Digital Pathology

Come Visit Visikol at the College of American Pathologists at Booth #216 | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

… However, over the last few years, Visikol has transitioned into an imaging, image analysis and advanced cell culture focused contract research organization and today offers 3D tissue imaging as a service as well as digital pathology and 3D cell culture assays . “To support our 3D tissue imaging services and products, we had developed a large suite of image analysis tools for both 2D and 3D data sets and began to …

Cerner

Cerner Appoints Darrell Johnson as First Chief Marketing Officer | HIT Consultant | 9/17/2019

Former Medtronic executive Darrell Johnson joins Cerner as their first SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. – Johnson will oversee marketing, corporate communications and market intelligence in its next wave of growth to introduce its new solutions to the market. Cerner announced today it has appointed Darrell Johnson in the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer where he will be responsible for leading global marketing, corporate communications …

Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare Unveils AI-Infused Charge Capture for Providers | HIT Consultant | 9/17/2019

… million unique, de-identified claims that touch $245 billion in charges. Change Healthcare today introduced Charge Capture Advisor , a new cloud-based addition to the company’s portfolio of Revenue Integrity Solutions. The solution uses Change Healthcare Artificial Intelligence to identify potentially missing charges for services that providers actually performed before claims are submitted. The result: more complete capture of services rendered without additional time and effort by hospital revenue integrity …

Gravie

Health Insurance Marketplace Gravie Announces Expanded Coverage for Members in 2020 | PR Newswire | 9/17/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Sept. 16, Gravie , a Minneapolis -based health insurance marketplace that has been at forefront of improving the way employers and employees purchase and access healthcare, announced that in 2020, their Gravie private exchange plans will offer expanded coverage. The expanded coverage includes a lengthy list of new preventative care services, virtual care, a disease management program, and discounts on health and wellness programs for members. Members who reenroll with …

Purdue Pharma

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy — Now what? | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

… counties. To date, 24 states and five U.S. territories have accepted the agreement. With the proposed settlement and bankruptcy filing, a key question remains: What happens now? A breakdown of some next steps: 1. Purdue Pharma is working to freeze lawsuits and shift claims into bankruptcy court. Purdue Pharma will soon ask a bankruptcy judge to freeze all of its lawsuits. Under a typical bankruptcy filing, lawsuits are halted and …

athenahealth

Athenahealth ex-CEO Jonathan Bush joins concierge medicine startup | Modern Healthcare | 9/16/2019

… or our relationship overall,” she said. The allegations surfaced in the midst of hedge fund Elliott Management’s aggressive pursuit to acquire Athenahealth. In May 2018, the firm made an unsolicited all-cash bid for Athenahealth worth nearly $7 billion, kicking off a monthslong question over the company’s future. Elliott Management affiliate Evergreen Coast Capital and private equity firm Veritas Capital ultimately purchased Athenahealth for $5.7 billion in a deal that …

Mango Health

Mango Health acquired by pharma service TrialCard | MobiHealthNews | 9/16/2019

… affordability solutions,” TrialCard President and CEO Mark Bouck said in a statement. “For nearly 20 years, TrialCard has been providing the industry’s premier affordability and access solutions for its pharmaceutical industry clients. By adding Mango Health to our services, we feel like we’re raising the bar on what customers should expect from their provider.” WHY IT MATTERS TrialCard is on an acquisition roll. Within the last 12 months, it also …

drchrono

DrChrono EHR Rolls Out New Mobile EHR Features for iPad, iPhone and Apple Pencil | HIT Consultant | 9/16/2019

Recipient Email Enter a Message I read this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called DrChrono EHR Rolls Out New Mobile EHR Features for iPad, iPhone and Apple Pencil and is located at https://hitconsultant.net/2019/09/16/drchrono-mobile-ehr-features/. Captcha Submit – DrChrono rolls out all of the DrChrono features from iPad and iPad Pro into iPhone mobile EHR/practice …

Altruista Health

Medica Selects Altruista Health for Enterprise Care Management Platform | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Medica Selects Altruista Health for Enterprise Care Management Platform Share Article GuidingCare platform to support more than 1 million members in 9 states. We used a comprehensive RFP process to explore innovative approaches and technologies so we can reach deeply into our communities. Nichole White, RPh, MBA, SVP, Medica Health Services RESTON, Va. Altruista Health, an innovative provider of care management technology solutions for health plans and provider organizations, today …

Veeva Systems

Veeva Quality & Regulatory Summit to Feature Top Consumer Goods, Chemical, and Cosmetics Companies | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

PLEASANTON, Calif.- Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today announced details of 2019 Veeva Quality & Regulatory Global Summit . The event will be held on October 8, 2019 in Chicago and will feature industry experts from leading companies, including a keynote panel with Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and Syngenta sharing best practices to improve speed and agility across the product lifecycle. The one-day educational event will offer more than 14 sessions with industry …

Siemens

FDA Clears ARTIS icono Family of Angiography Systems From Siemens Healthineers | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

MALVERN, Pa.- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the ARTIS icono, a high-precision family of angiography systems from Siemens Healthineers that permit a wide range of minimally invasive procedures to be performed in a single interventional suite. The ARTIS icono biplane system is engineered for optimal utilization in neuroradiology and abdominal imaging, while the ARTIS icono floor is a floor-mounted, single-plane system for vascular …

Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO to Share Industry Outlook at Home Health Care News Summit | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Interim HealthCare Inc. CEO to Share Industry Outlook at Home Health Care News Summit Share Article Jennifer Sheets, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc., will explore the greatest challenges and opportunities facing home care SUNRISE, Fla. Interim HealthCare Inc ., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, is participating in the Home Health Care News (HHCN) Summit in Chicago on …

Hospital IQ

Hospital IQ Offers Continuing Education Credit Session on the Power of Predictive Analytics to Improve Operational Efficiency in Healthcare at OR Manager Conference | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

… Predictive Analytics to Improve Operational Efficiency in Healthcare at OR Manager Conference Share Article Hospital IQ’s Predictive Analytics Platform Enables Hospitals to Improve OR Utilization, Optimize Perioperative Staffing, and Grow Surgical Volume and Revenue Hospital IQ will demo Surgeon Access, a new module to the Hospital IQ Perioperative solution, that identifies OR blocks that have a high likelihood of being unused, creating more available OR time for surgeons and their …

Navigant

Navigant Research Report Finds Global Share of Electric Buses Is Expected to Grow to Nearly 33% by 2030 | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

BOULDER, Colo.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global bus market across electric powertrains, vehicle weight, vehicle type, and region, through 2030. The global medium and heavy duty bus market has been dominated by internal combustion engine vehicles. Yet the adoption of electric buses (e-buses) will continue to rise as battery prices decline and a greater importance is placed on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and …

Datica

HIStalk Interviews Jeremy Pierotti, CEO, Datica | 9/16/2019

September 16, 2019 Interviews No Comments Jeremy Pierotti is co-founder and CEO of Datica of Minneapolis, MN. Tell me about yourself and the company. I’ve been working in healthcare IT for about 20 years. I started off working at Allina Health in Minneapolis and ended up doing consulting. Then I co-founded Sansoro Health. Sansoro and Datica merged in June 2019, with the go-forward company name being Datica …

Novartis

Amplyx boosts pipeline with Novartis antiviral, unveils phase 2 data for lead antifungal | FierceBiotech | 9/16/2019

… the human body, so there’s no target-driven toxicity in patients.” RELATED: Spying a chance to stop a ‘catastrophic threat,’ VCs funnel $67M into Amplyx to trial a broad-spectrum antifungal As for the Novartis deal, Amplyx picked up the exclusive worldwide rights to a monoclonal antibody, MAU868, but kept financial details under wraps. The drug targets BK virus, a virus that most people catch in childhood and that can …

Merck

Merck Manuals Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace to Power Provider Reference & Patient Education | HIT Consultant | 9/16/2019

… the Epic App Orchard Marketplace , enabling Epic customers with access to provider reference and patient education content within the Epic EHR . Merck Manuals Infobutton Solution Available now on the Epic App Orchard marketplace, the Merck Manuals Infobutton Solution directly embeds clinical decision support and patient education information content on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options on diseases and disorders directly within the Epic EHR workflow. Clinicians can share this same quality …

Novo Nordisk

With new Medtronic pact, Novo Nordisk’s smart insulin pen to link with all major CGMs | FierceBiotech | 9/16/2019

Medtronic and Novo Nordisk have agreed to integrate their digital offerings for people with diabetes, including the sharing of data between continuous glucose monitoring devices and smart insulin pens. The collaboration is similar to a contemporaneously announced move from the two companies’ competitors: a nonexclusive agreement between the devicemaker Abbott and insulin manufacturer Sanofi. But for Novo Nordisk, the agreement with Medtronic and its predictive Guardian Connect system completes its …

UnitedHealth

Treatment centers sue UnitedHealth unit for $5M in denied claims | Healthcare Dive | 9/16/2019

Treatment centers sue UnitedHealth unit for $5M in denied claims Author share Dive Brief: Three treatment centers are alleging they are owed more than $5 million after claims they submitted to United Behavioral Health, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, were denied. The treatment centers want the claims reprocessed, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in the Northern District of California. The action comes on the heels of a court ruling …

Quantzig

Why Manufacturing Analytics Present a Game-changing Opportunity for Today’s Manufacturers | Register for Quanztig’s FREE Upcoming Webinar to Find Out | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

… His expertise in conceptualizing and building advanced marketing ROI models, digital marketing analytics roadmaps, and pricing analytics models have helped several companies to improve their bottom-line. Lalith is a lead data scientist at Quantzig with over 4 years of experience in developing high impact analytical solutions to complex sales and promotional challenges in manufacturing, marketing, trade spend optimization and revenue management. He has implemented cutting-edge advanced analytics concepts …

Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics and Astellas Announce U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for Enfortumab Vedotin Biologics License Application in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

… dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.astellas.com/en About the Astellas and Seattle Genetics Collaboration Seattle Genetics and Astellas are co-developing enfortumab vedotin under a collaboration that was entered into in 2007 and expanded in 2009. Under the collaboration, the companies are sharing costs and profits on …

Kaiser Permanente

How Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise are investing in affordable housing | Healthcare Finance | 9/17/2019

In high-priced areas in California, the partnership is working to keep affordable apartments from becoming the next million dollar condos. Susan Morse , Senior Editor Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise Community Health have partnered to create and retain affordable housing in communities in California and elsewhere where home prices are steep. In San Francisco, for example, the average asking price for a home is reportedly $1.3 million. Preserving existing affordable housing …

Twin County Regional Healthcare, Galax VA

Twin County Regional Healthcare names Greg Pearson CEO | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

Twin County Regional Healthcare in Galax, Va., has selected Greg Pearson to serve as CEO, effective Sept. 23. Mr. Pearson most recently served as CEO of Minden (La.) Medical Center. He previously served as CEO and COO at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Miss. He also has served as CFO of several hospitals, including St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Ala. He …

Ardent Health Services

Ciox Expands Work With Ardent Health Services | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

… retrieved and processed via computer-assisted release. “At Ciox, we understand that it takes the right balance of people, processes and technology to meet the needs of the medical community. We’re proud to support Ardent Health Services as they work toward improving the continuum of care across their organization,” said Pete McCabe , CEO of Ciox. “Our relationship with Ardent is the perfect example of next-generation collaboration. To support Ardent …

AMITA Health

Top brass turnover comes at a bad time for Amita Health | Modern Healthcare | 9/16/2019

Print A wave of executive departures, capped by the exit of CEO Mark Frey, has swept through Amita Health as the hospital chain grapples with a changing health care sector and works to integrate a major acquisition. Seven of Amita’s 19 hospitals lost their CEOs last month. Aug. 30 brought the resignation of Frey, who had led the Lisle-based organization since it was formed four years ago as a …

MidMichigan Health

3 critical insights for EHR customization efforts: MidMichigan Health CIO Dr. Pankaj Jandwani | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/16/2019

… Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Geriatric Society. As CIO, Dr. Jandwani has overseen MidMichigan Health’s efforts since 2017 to transition various subsidiaries of the health system to its Epic EHR. Here, he discusses how MidMichigan Health has approached EHR customizations as well as current initiatives it is rolling out. Editor’s Note: Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. Question: What is one recent initiative you’ve taken to customize …

UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health hospital to go live on Epic EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/16/2019

Grinnell (Iowa) Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, will deploy an Epic EHR system Sept. 29. By implementing the new EHR, GRMC will be able to share patients’ health records with other UnityPoint Health locations as well as pull relevant information from other clinics. UnityPoint Health is partnered with more than 280 physician clinics and 32 hospitals throughout Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. GRMC …

Novant Health

More Than 100 Charlotte Hornets & Novant Health Volunteers Build An Out Teach Outdoor Learning Lab For Devonshire Elementary | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

More Than 100 Charlotte Hornets & Novant Health Volunteers Build An Out Teach Outdoor Learning Lab For Devonshire Elementary Share Article Thanks to financial and volunteer support from the Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Novant Health, on September 20th, more than 100 employees will gather to build an Outdoor Learning Lab at Devonshire Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Soon, Devonshire’s students will have a dynamic new Outdoor Learning Lab where teachers can lead …

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA

Mario Lemieux Foundation, Highmark Health Establish Research Fund in the Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Allegheny Health Network | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Mario Lemieux Foundation, Highmark Health Establish Research Fund in the Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Allegheny Health Network Share Article Representatives from the Mario Lemieux Foundation today joined Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) officials to announce a major investment in the health of patients with heart rhythm disorders. “Our Foundation is committed to supporting important research and patient care, and we are pleased to give this gift that …

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Children’s Hospital Los Angeles With $300,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant To Support Pediatric Cancer Research | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai and its U.S. dealers, announces $300,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to continue its long-standing fight against pediatric cancer. HHOW has committed $13.2 million to support 52 new doctor-researchers in their research for better treatment options and to improve care for children …

University of Rochester

Rochester Police Department Celebrates 200 Years and Mayor Lovely Warren Introduces New Chief of Police La’Ron D. Singletary at Rochester Police Foundation’s Annual Blue and Gold Gala. | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 16, 2019– The Rochester Police Foundation (RPF) hosted its Annual Blue and Gold Gala on September 13th, 2019 at the Wintergarden, at Legacy Tower, where it introduced the new Chief of Police, La’Ron D. Singletary and celebrated 200 years of the Rochester Police Department. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190916005236/en/ Rochester Chief of Police La’Ron …

Penn State Health

Penn State Health Enters into Master Purchase Agreement with ViewRay for MRIdian® Systems | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

CLEVELAND ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY ) announced today that Penn State Health has entered into a master agreement for the purchase of up to four MRIdian systems, placing an order for its first system today. Penn State Health, which includes the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center, has selected MRIdian to offer personalized, precise radiation therapy in its community centers, delivering world-class care to the patients …

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Leads First Randomized Clinical Trial to Show Positive Results in Rhabdomyosarcoma in 45 Years | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

… through an affiliation dating from 1932. The hospital also leads the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles encompasses basic, translational and clinical research conducted at CHLA. To learn more, follow us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn and Twitter , and visit our blog for families ( CHLA.org/blog ) and our research blog …

UAB Medicine

Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD, FASCP, Installed as 2019-2020 President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology | PRWeb | 9/15/2019

Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD, FASCP, Installed as 2019-2020 President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology Share Article World-renowned scholar takes the helm during ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting in Phoenix “Being surrounded by a large cadre of highly dedicated volunteers and staff ensures the ongoing success of ASCP as we prepare ourselves to enter the next century of service to our colleagues and our patients.”Gene P. Siegal …

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston TX

Kodiak Sciences Announces Emerging Durability Data from Ongoing Phase 1b Study of KSI-301 in Wet AMD Patients at The Retina Society Annual Meeting | PR Newswire | 9/15/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. , Sept. 15, Kodiak Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: KOD ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence retinal diseases, today announced emerging durability data in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated in its Phase 1b clinical study of its investigational therapy KSI-301. The results were presented by David M. Brown , M.D., FACS, an investigator in the study, as a …

Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health breaks ground on $714M expansion | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/14/2019

Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health broke ground Sept. 13 on its nine-story, $714 million pavilion, according to NorthJersey.com . The 530,000-square-foot building will house 50 intensive care unit beds, 150 medical-surgery beds and 50 orthopedic beds. It will also have 24 new operating rooms. “Today we really embark on a great journey to help us deliver on our mission to transform health care,” Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert …

Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care Opens Doors to Community for a Sneak Peek of the New Stanford Hospital | PR Newswire | 9/14/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. , Sept. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Stanford Health Care is inviting the community to experience a behind the scenes multimedia tour of the new Stanford Hospital, an 824,000 square foot facility that will transform the way that patient care is delivered at Stanford. The two-day open house features facility and technology tours of new Stanford Hospital and a health and wellness inspired street fair complete with food trucks …

WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health launches online urgent care clinic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/14/2019

York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health deployed its new digital urgent care clinic for patients to access entirely online, local CBS affiliate WHP-TV reports. The clinic offers various options to connect with a WellSpan provider: by video, sending pictures or video of the medical issue or calling in online. WellSpan said that a physician will respond to the patients within minutes of the virtual request, according to the report. Patients …

Stanford Health Care, Stanford CA

Stanford Health Care Opens Doors to Community for a Sneak Peek of the New Stanford Hospital | PR Newswire | 9/14/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. , Sept. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Stanford Health Care is inviting the community to experience a behind the scenes multimedia tour of the new Stanford Hospital, an 824,000 square foot facility that will transform the way that patient care is delivered at Stanford. The two-day open house features facility and technology tours of new Stanford Hospital and a health and wellness inspired street fair complete with food trucks …

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic opens 1st telehealth-equipped neurology unit | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/13/2019

Cleveland Clinic launched its first telehealth-equipped neurology step down unit to support constant monitoring of epilepsy and stroke patients’ brain activity. The step-down unit, which opened in July, provides specialty care for patients who are moved from the intensive care unit. The unit comprises 17 private rooms and four epilepsy monitoring beds, and each room is equipped with epilepsy monitoring units to track patients’ 24/7 brain activity as …

Sutter Health

Sutter Health | Aetna Enlists Docent Health to Elevate Member Experience | Business Wire | 9/13/2019

SAN FRANCISCO- Sutter Health Aetna today announced members will have access to a unique technology-enabled service from Docent Health that will help them find a provider, schedule an appointment, understand tools available to them and more starting this Fall. The pilot program, part of an agreement between Sutter Health and Docent Health, delivers personalized services across phone, email and text to members. “We’re re-imagining the member experience by …

Health Net

Health Net Appoints J. Brian Ternan as CEO | Business Wire | 9/17/2019

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 16, 2019– Health Net, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Brian Ternan as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Health Net of California and California Health & Wellness effective beginning September 16, 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190916005909/en/ Health Net, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Brian Ternan …

Anthem Blue Cross

Health Net Appoints J. Brian Ternan as CEO | Business Wire | 9/17/2019

… brings to Health Net robust leadership and expertise developed through nearly 30 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Mr. Ternan served as Senior Vice President, Anthem Inc., and President with Anthem Blue Cross of California in Thousand Oaks, California. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President, Aetna Inc., and President of Aetna’s West region in Woodland Hills, California. “Brian’s extensive experience in healthcare leadership will be …

UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare’s specialized Medicare plan reduced ED visits for nursing home patients, study finds | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/16/2019

When compared to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, institutionalized UnitedHealthcare members with specialized Medicare Advantage coverage had lower emergency department use, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care . UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans provide on-site, coordinated care for beneficiaries by linking them with advanced practice clinicians. For the study, researchers with the Department of Health Care Policy at Boston-based Harvard Medical …

Pivot Health

PennantPark backs Pivot Health Solutions | PE Hub | 9/16/2019

PennantPark backs Pivot Health Solutions September 16, 2019 Towson, Maryland-based Pivot Health Solutions , a provider of physical therapy, corporate wellness and occupational health services, has secured $25 million in funding. The backer was PennantPark Investment Advisers . PRESS RELEASE TOWSON, Md., Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pivot Health Solutions, a leading provider of physical therapy, corporate wellness and occupational health services with two million patient visits in 2018, announced today that …

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona And Fitness Icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld Present $100,000 Fitness Center To Brunson-Lee Elementary School | PR Newswire | 9/12/2019

PHOENIX , Sept. 11, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and fitness icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld unveiled the new Get Fit. Don’t Quit! fitness center at Brunson-Lee Elementary School in Phoenix. Brunson-Lee hosted a school-wide pep rally to celebrate the official opening of the new $100,000 fitness center that will be utilized by both students and staff. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona And Fitness …

Clover Health

Clover Health Deepens Presence in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina with Expansion into Eight New Counties | PR Newswire | 9/12/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, Today Clover Health , an innovative technology company improving health outcomes for America’s seniors, announced plans to expand into eight new counties on January 1, 2020 . The expansion counties include: Bryan , Bulloch , Effingham and Liberty, Georgia ; Salem, New Jersey ; Delaware , Pennsylvania ; Beaufort and Jasper, South Carolina . In the past 12 months, Clover has increased membership by 31 percent which, compared with average nationwide growth of 8 percent …

Benefit Concepts

LearnYour Benefits Launches Version 2.0 of Its Video-First Employee Benefits Engagement Platform | PR Newswire | 9/11/2019

… spends 30-minutes or less reviewing and enrolling in their benefit plans, per year,” stated Korey Erb , CEO and Co-Founder of LearnYour Benefits. “It’s 2019, and it’s extremely important to visually articulate these benefit concepts with short videos and deliver them in a way employees and spouses will actually see and use. LearnYour Benefits is a solution that saves employers and employees time, and increases engagement.” The LearnYour Benefits …

Cigna

Telehealth Secrets 2019 Announces Keynotes, Talks by Moon Express Cofounder, MDLIVE Founder, NBC Comcast SVP, Berkshire Hathaway and Zenefits CEO | PRWeb | 9/11/2019

… MBA - “Impact of Telehealth on Perinatal Genomics” NextGen VP Patient Engagement, Cheryl LejBolle - “Engaging Patients Through Video Visits” Humana Director of Strategy & Transformation, Erik Eaker - “Simplifying the care experience through payor insights and interoperability” Cigna Medical Director, Luis Torres, MD - “Loneliness and Telemental Health Care” UCSD Chief of Staff, Innovation, Matthew Jenusaitus - “Optimizing Telemedicine in an Academic Medical Systems” CareMore VP of Digital Innovation, Omid Toloui - “Designing for Trust & Intimacy …

The Health Plan

Excellus BCBS Ramps Up Efforts to Curb E-Cigarette Use and Boost Education | PR Newswire | 9/11/2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. , Sept. 11, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s chief executive officer today ordered clarifications to its own workforce policies to ensure the current ban on smoking in the workplace of tobacco products also applies to non-tobacco products, as safety concerns are mounting regarding e-cigarettes and vaping. Continue Reading E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know About Vaping printable poster from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield “Most laws and workplace policies are …

Select Health

Morningstar Assigns New Analyst Ratings to Two Strategies, Upgrades Eight, and Downgrades Four in August 2019 | PR Newswire | 9/11/2019

… 2019 , Morningstar’s manager research group assigned new ratings to two U.S. strategies and affirmed 134 strategies. Eight strategies were upgraded, four were downgraded, and one was placed under review. “In July we upgraded Fidelity Select Health Care from Silver to Gold as it continues to stand apart from competitors due to deep subsector expertise and an outstanding team of analysts,” said Russ Kinnel , chair of Morningstar’s North America ratings committee …

Optima Health

Optima Health’s Medicaid Addresses Food Security, Social Determinants | HealthPayer Intelligence | 9/9/2019

Value-Based Care News Optima Health’s Medicaid Addresses Food Security, Social Determinants Optima Health collaborates with Solutran’s Healthy Savings program to lower financial barriers to healthy food options, increase food security and address other social determinants of health. Source: Getty Images By September 09, 2019 - Optima Health’s Traci Massie can outline the different social determinants of health that impact Virginia’s different Medicaid populations county by county, from the opioid epidemic …

Metroplus Health Plan

Amanda Parsons, M.D., Appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer of MetroPlus Health Plan | Business Wire | 9/9/2019

NEW YORK- MetroPlus Health Plan today announced the appointment of Amanda Parsons, M.D., as the health plan’s new Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO). Dr. Parson’s assumed her new position on September 3. “I am pleased to announce Dr. Parson’s appointment as Deputy Chief Medical Officer,” said Talya Schwartz, M.D. , MetroPlus President and Chief Executive Officer . “We believe that she is supremely qualified to support Dr. Sanjiv S. Shah, who was …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Texas

District Court Hearing Postponed Following BCBS Motion To Have Case Heard In Federal Court | PR Newswire | 9/9/2019

KNOX CITY, Texas , Sept. 9, The September 10 hearing on the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS) by the 50 th District Court of Texas has been postponed pending the BCBS effort to have the case moved to federal court. Texas District Judge Bobby Burnett , presiding Judge in the 50 th District Court of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) ordering the …

Magellan Health

Magellan Rx Specialty Pharmacy Helps More Patients Achieve Adherence Goals through MRx Cares Clinical Coaching Program | Business Wire | 9/5/2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced superior outcomes for members receiving specialty medications through MRx Specialty Pharmacy. Compared to benchmarks, members who utilize MRx Specialty Pharmacy were significantly more likely to reach and maintain adherence goals of 85 percent or greater – measured by proportion of days covered (PDC) - across all disease states. A key component to the …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Additional Members Affected by Hurricane Dorian | PR Newswire | 9/4/2019

BOSTON Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is expanding expedited access to care for members who live in Georgia , South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia , which are all in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Last week the company announced it was expediting access to care for members in Florida . BCBSMA has more than 134,000 members living in the five states that may be affected by the hurricane. The company …

Freedom Health

Freedom Healthcare Staffing Climbs to 1,746 on Inc. Magazine’s 2019 List of America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Companies | PR Newswire | 9/4/2019

DENVER Freedom Healthcare Staffing, an agency that provides experienced high-quality nurses and paraprofessionals to healthcare facilities across the nation, announces it has been ranked 1,746 on the prestigious Inc. magazine 2019 list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Its three-year revenue growth of 232% propelled Freedom Healthcare Staffing to the seventh-fastest-growing healthcare staffing company to make the list, and eighth of the 30 self-identified …

Moda Health

Moda Health reenters Alaska’s individual market after financial losses pushed the insurer out | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/4/2019

… only one insurance option on the individual marketplace — Premera Blue Cross — after Moda’s exit. Financial pressures originally pushed Moda out of the market. At the beginning of 2016, Alaska and Oregon insurance regulators suspended Moda Health from accepting new or renewal policies due to financial struggles. More articles on payers …

Bright Health

Former UnitedHealth, Best Buy exec becomes Bright Health president as startup’s founder departs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/4/2019

… positions at UnitedHealth, will lead Bright Health’s new team of executives. The team will focus on the individual and Medicare Advantage plans the health insurer sells, as well as technology and consumers.Mr. Mikan joins Bright Health as its previous president and co-founder Kyle Rolfing steps down. The insurer told the Star Tribune Mr. Rolfing “moved on to pursue other opportunities.”Bright Health appointed three other executives in addition to …

Providence Health Plan

122K Providence Health Patients Added to Dominion National Breach | HealthIT Security | 9/4/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 122K Providence Health Patients Added to Dominion National Breach About 122,000 Providence Health Plan members have been added to the victims of the Dominion National breach that impacted 2.96M patients; a cyberattack and theft complete this week’s breach roundup. Oregon-based Providence Health Plan is notifying 122,000 members that their data was potentially breached during the massive hack on Dominion National, a health plan administrator …

Independent Health

Leading New York-Based Health Agency Lazar Partners Joins FINN Partners to Create One of the Sector’s Largest Practices | PR Newswire | 9/4/2019

… The firm serves clients in the digital/health, health/tech, medical device and biopharma sectors. Continue Reading Leading marketing and integrated communications firm FINN Partners Acquires Lazar Partners, Creating One of the World’s Largest Independent Health PR Practices. Pictured (L to R) are Gil Bashe, Managing Partner leading FINN’s Global Health Practice; Kristie Kuhl, Managing Partner, FINN Health; Peter Finn, Founding Partner, FINN Partners; and Fern Lazar, CEO, Lazar Partners …

Bain Capital Ventures

FOSSA Raises $8.5 Million in Series A Funding, Led by Bain Capital Ventures and Costanoa Ventures | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

SAN FRANCISCO FOSSA, the open source management company, today announced that it has closed a $8.5 million Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures and Costanoa Ventures, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners. This brings FOSSA’s total amount of funding to $11 million . The investment will be used to accelerate product development, expand enterprise features and drive overall corporate growth. In 2011, Gartner estimated that open source adoption …

Genstar Capital

Genstar-backed Sphera completes thinkstep acquisition | PE Hub | 9/16/2019

Genstar-backed Sphera completes thinkstep acquisition September 16, 2019 Sphera , which is backed by Genstar Capital , has closed its previously announced acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany-based thinkstep , a provider of software and consulting services company that specializes in corporate sustainability and product stewardship. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 16th, 2019) — Sphera, a global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus …

Draper Associates

Private Equity Jobs of the Week: Highland, Brookfield and Draper Associates are hiring | PE Hub | 9/16/2019

Private Equity Jobs of the Week: Highland, Brookfield and Draper Associates are hiring September 16, 2019 By Iris Dorbian A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry – from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks. Highland Capital Management is on the hunt for a director of distressed/special situations . The hire will source, evaluate and execute special situation and distressed credit investment opportunities. Also, he or …

Mission Bay Capital

Mission Bay Capital Announces $60 Million Fund III | PR Newswire | 9/16/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 16, Mission Bay Capital , an early-stage life-science venture capital firm investing in innovative entrepreneurs working on vital medical and environmental challenges, announced the closing of its third fund today. Notable investors include Astellas Venture Management (a corporate venture capital of Astellas Pharma Inc.), Banyan Pacific Capital, Eli Lilly and Company, Mayfield, UC Investments, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Zambon (through Zcube, research venture of the …

Spectrum Equity

Spectrum Equity invests in Datassential | PE Hub | 9/16/2019

… in Datassential September 16, 2019 Spectrum Equity has invested in Datassential . Financial terms weren’t announced. Datassential provides data, intelligence and market research to the foodservice industry. PRESS RELEASE Datassential Receives Significant Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity Funding Will Fuel Company-Wide Innovation and Expansion Initiatives Chicago, IL, September 16, 2019, 6:00AM ET — Datassential, the leading provider of data, intelligence and market research to the foodservice industry, announced today that it …

Nueterra Capital

Spoke Health Selected for Launch Health Accelerator Powered by Nueterra Capital | PRWeb | 9/16/2019

Spoke Health Selected for Launch Health Accelerator Powered by Nueterra Capital Share Article Denver-based company Spoke Health has been selected from over 120 companies for the Launch Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital. Spoke Health’s platform powers an efficient, engaging and cost-transparent marketplace for high quality, lower cost packaged care episodes for value-based programs. DENVER Spoke Health, a healthcare marketplace solution that tackles high cost care episodes …

Merrill Lynch

Amgen To Present At The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference | PR Newswire | 9/14/2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Sept. 13, Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference at 9:45 a.m. British Summer Time on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 , in London . David W. Meline , executive vice president and chief financial officer at Amgen, will present at the conference. Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar on Amgen’s website, www.amgen.com , under Investors. A replay …

Silicon Valley Bank

SVB Financial Group Appoints Kay Matthews, formerly of Ernst & Young, to its Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 9/13/2019

… retired business leader with Ernst & Young, to its board of directors . Matthews joins SVB’s board of directors and its audit committee as of September 10, 2019 . SVB Financial Group is the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors. “Kay’s deep experience working with clients ranging from early-stage, venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies in the innovation sector …

The Halifax Group

ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education Names John McLaughlin, Ph.D., to Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 9/12/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Sept. 12, ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education , the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults, today announced John McLaughlin , Ph.D., has transitioned from ChanceLight Executive Vice President to a member of the Board of Directors. “Both our company and the board established by the Halifax Group, our private equity sponsor, will benefit from John’s perspective as an educator and …

Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners Strengthens Investment Team with Five Key New Hires | PRWeb | 9/12/2019

… software company that provides solutions to protect data in electronic health records (EHRs), Salesforce and hundreds of other cloud-based applications. For a full list of Mainsail’s portfolio companies, please visit: http://www.mainsailpartners.com . About Mainsail Partners Mainsail Partners is a San Francisco-based growth equity firm that invests in bootstrapped software companies. For 16 years, the firm has partnered with exceptional founders and entrepreneurs across many end-markets. Mainsail has …

Andreessen Horowitz

Incredible Health’s hiring platform for nurses gets $15M led by Andreessen Horowitz | TechCrunch | 9/12/2019

Natasha Lomas @riptari / 16 hours Andreessen Horowitz has led a $15 million Series A in US-based job matching platform for nursing vacancies, Incredible Health . Other investors in the funding round include NFX, Obvious Ventures, Precursor Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. To date the recruitment startup has raised a total of $17M. The California startup’s pitch to nursing professionals and hospitals is faster and more efficient hiring via proprietary matching algorithms …

Summit Partners

Akeneo Raises $46 Million to Expand Its Leadership in Product Experience Management | PR Newswire | 9/12/2019

… including Sephora, Fossil and Staples CA. “In an omnichannel world, PXM represents the next evolution of product information management, which is becoming the new CRM of product data,” said Steffan Peyer , a principal at Summit Partners who will join the Akeneo Board of Directors. “We believe Akeneo’s highly-focused product approach, as well as its hyper-connectivity with the broader commerce stack, makes it uniquely capable of addressing complex and …

Riverside Partners

Greg Verdino, Business Futurist and Leading Authority on Digital Transformation, to Provide Keynote Address for Calero World Online on September 19 | PRWeb | 9/12/2019

… worldwide, including Fortune 2000 corporations, universities and government agencies. Calero is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Learn more at http://www.calero.com . About Riverside Partners Founded in 1989, Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm currently investing Riverside Fund VI, L.P. The fund focuses on growth-oriented companies primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside Partners is particularly experienced at partnering …

New Mountain Capital

Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos Join IRI Board of Directors | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/12/2019

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 12, 2019– IRI ®, a global leader in big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced that Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. IRI is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners and New Mountain Capital. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190912005164 …

First Analysis

Moderna Announces Positive Phase 1 Results for the First Systemic Messenger RNA Therapeutic Encoding a Secreted Protein (mRNA-1944) | Business Wire | 9/12/2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced positive data in the first analysis of safety and activity in its Phase 1 study evaluating escalating doses of mRNA-1944 administered via intravenous infusion in healthy adults. mRNA-1944 encodes for an antibody (CHKV-24) with activity against chikungunya …

Focus Ventures

C5 Capital Leads $51 Million Growth Funding Round Into Shape Security, the Leading Online Fraud Prevention Platform and the Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley | Business Wire | 9/12/2019

LONDON- C5 Capital , the specialist venture capital firm focused on cyber security, data analytics and cloud computing, has led a $51 million financing round in Shape Security, maker of the leading platform for bot and online fraud mitigation for the world’s largest companies. Investing alongside C5 are renowned Silicon Valley and corporate investors Kleiner Perkins, HPE Growth, Norwest Ventures Partners, Focus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, and …

Och-Ziff Capital Management

Och-Ziff Capital Management changes name to Sculptor Capital Management | PE Hub | 9/12/2019

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc said Sept. 12 that it changed its name to Sculptor Capital Management Inc . Och-Ziff’s stock began trading under the ticker “SCU” on the NYSE. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc. today announced that it changed its name to Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (the “Company” or “Sculptor Capital”). The Company’s Class A common stock, which …

Avalon Ventures

Avalon Ventures and COI Pharmaceuticals Announce Acquisition of Sitari Pharmaceuticals by GSK | Business Wire | 9/11/2019

SAN DIEGO- Avalon Ventures today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the acquisition of Sitari Pharmaceuticals by GSK. Sitari has been developing a novel treatment for celiac disease and was the first company formed under the GSK-Avalon venture collaboration in 2013. Sitari was incubated at COI Pharmaceuticals, the Community of Innovation established by Avalon Ventures. “Our collaboration with GSK has been overwhelmingly positive …

Rock Health

Rock Health founder Halle Tecco launches new fertility startup Natalist | MobiHealthNews | 9/11/2019

… take longer than expected. Increasingly, the healthcare innovation industry is seeing fertility-focused startups sprouting up to support women in their journey. Now big names in the field are getting involved. Earlier this month, Rock Health founder Halle Tecco unveiled her next endeavor, a fertility company that sells scientifically proven products and gives online educational resources to women seeking to get pregnant. Dubbed The Natalist, Tecco teamed up with former …

Octopus Ventures

vHive Raises $5.5M in Series A funding, Led by Octopus Ventures | PR Newswire | 9/11/2019

… from existing investors StageOne Ventures and private investors. This funding will support vHive’s mission to expand its customer base and accelerate growth as well as to further develop its technology leadership. Zoe Chambers , of Octopus Ventures has joined the Company’s board of directors. Founded in 2016 by Yariv Geller and Tomer Daniel , vHive’s mission is to be a trusted partner that enables enterprises to digitally transform by capturing data from …