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MATTER’s 360 Initiative (Re) Purposes 1.5 Million Pounds of Medical Surplus in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 19, 2021) – Minnesota-based global NGO MATTER today announced, through the MATTER 360 initiative of repurposing medical equipment and supplies, that 1.5 million pounds of medical surplus was saved from landfills in 2020.   MATTER is committed to repurposing medical equipment and supplies to aid people and reduce landfill non hazardous medical waste, […]

Medical Alley Leads the Nation in Transformation of Payment Models

Bright Health, Bind Benefits account for half of venture capital invested nationally. 2020 was a record year for investment in Medical Alley startups. The region raised $1.4 billion, exceeding $1 billion by Q3, on the heels of breaking $1 billion in 2019. Health plan startups Bright Health and Bind Benefits, along with digital device company […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for January 11, 2021

Tactile Medical Announces Sheri Dodd to Board of Directors UnitedHealth’s Optum to Buy Data Analytics Firm Change Healthcare in $13 Billion Deal Functional Neuromodulation Announces Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. FDA for Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Disease Bright Health Outperforms Expectations During Open Enrollment and Accelerates Its Membership Growth in 2021; Announces Agreement […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for December 21, 2020

Abbott’s $25 Rapid Virus Test Cleared for At-Home Use Allina Program Allows Those Battling COVID-19 to Heal at Home Small Minnesota Businesses Take on a Vital and Sometimes Unnoticed Role Against COVID-19 Medical-Data Company Flywheel Nearing Goal of $15M Series B Ōmcare Raises $2.5M for Commercialization Ernst & Young Launches Twin Cities Minority-Business Support Program […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for November 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic Establishes New Grant Fund for Racial Equity Medibio Partners with US Company for New Clinical Trial FDA clears Apple Watch Sleep App that Intervenes to Stop Nightmares Caused by PTSD Community Learning Pods Get Boost with Allina Health Office Space Donation Aldevron Names Shawn McCormick Chief Financial Officer Osterholm Asked to Join Biden’s […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for November 9, 2020

Allina Health Runs Only Clinical Trial Site in MN for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Study Bloomington med-tech firm raises $70 million for back pain therapy Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for the Ranger™ Drug-Coated Balloon CVRx secures reimbursement win from CMS Starkey and OrCam Partner to Provide Groundbreaking Assistive Technology to Hearing and Visually Impaired […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for October 26, 2020

Bind lands $105M funding round to fuel expansion into fully insured health plan market Allina Health and Coloplast Leaders Join Medical Alley Association Board of Directors Collagen Solutions Plc Acquired by Rosen’s Diversified, Inc. Mayo Clinic’s Sprint To Develop A COVID Vaccine The Check Up: Dr. Penny Wheeler and Tom Lindquist of Allina Health and […]

Allina Health and Coloplast Leaders Join Medical Alley Association Board of Directors

Medical Alley, MN – The Medical Alley Association (MAA) announces the election of two new directors to the board, Dr. Penny Wheeler, President and CEO of Allina Health, and Manu Varma, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Coloplast. Allina Health is new to MAA, joining Coloplast as a Sustaining Member. “The Medical Alley Association […]

U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips Join Medical Alley for a Value-Based Care Roundtable

On February 20, the Medical Alley Association convened a roundtable of leaders from our community along with U.S. Representatives Angie Craig and Dean Phillips hosted by Best Buy about the growth of value-based care and the policy barriers to its expansion. A bit more than six months later, the group convened again and once again […]

Allina Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commit to Landmark Value-Based Contract in Minnesota

New Payment Model Focused on Increasing Connected Care and Reducing Health Inequities  (Minneapolis/St. Paul) August 27, 2020 – Following more than a year of collaboration and planning, Allina Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced a six-year, value-based payment agreement between the two organizations, which collectively serve a significant […]

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