Digital Health

GrandPad Launches E-Commerce Site to Enable Direct, Online Sales for Seniors and Families

Just in time for holiday shopping, new e-commerce site gives individuals and families easy access to expanded options for purchasing GrandPad ORANGE, CA) September 14, 2020 — Since early this year, GrandPad has been a lifeline for families around the world who have used the purpose-based tablet designed exclusively for older adults to stay connected during […]

Groovin’ to the Oldies: GrandPad Launches New Streaming Radio Feature for Senior-Friendly Tablet

Enhanced music offering with live radio streaming capabilities allows older adults to stay connected, while supporting emotional and cognitive well-being (ORANGE, CA) August 26, 2020 — Music is a powerful thing. Not only does it help people of all ages preserve and enjoy memories, but studies have also shown that music can help manage conditions like Parkinson’s and […]

Bind Named to 2020 CB Insights Digital Health 150 List of Most Innovative Digital Health Startups

MINNEAPOLIS — (Aug. 13, 2020) — Bind Benefits, Inc., a personalized health plan that creates an intuitive fit between people’s health benefit and the way they actually use health care, was named to the CB Insights Digital Health 150 list—the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. “The health benefits cost curve is unsustainable. And it’s […]

Medical Alley Association Letter in Support of Making Permanent Changes Made to Telehealth Policy and Reimbursement

Zipnosis Hires While Telehealth Visits Grow By Hundreds of Thousands

Via Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal “Zipnosis is one of the Minnesota tech firms still hiring during the pandemic. It’s added 11 employees in the past six weeks, reaching a total of 42. Those new hires are mostly in positions like customer support, though some new marketers were hired as well.” “The telehealth company has 51 health system […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Troubling Gap in Healthcare System

Debate over essential vs. non-essential services reduces access to care for people with hearing loss  Eden Prairie, Minnesota (May 6, 2020) – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, clear communication has been vitally important for the safety of people around the world. For adults and children with hearing loss, the barriers to communication […]

How Mayo came to the aid of a New York hospital as it was being overrun by COVID patients

Via Post Bulletin “Where the New York hospital on a normal day might see a dozen ICU patients, there were now four times as many on ventilators. Doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals with little experience in an intensive care setting were being rushed to the ICU to handle the overflow of patients. “ “And they […]

SupDoc Gives Virtual Access to Minnesota Doctors During Coronavirus Pandemic

Via MinneInno “Founded in 2019, SupDoc offers virtual visits with local doctors to address things like allergies, medication refills, coughs, strep throat and more.” “During the current crisis, the company is offering free COVID-19 screenings through its app to help determine if a person should be officially tested for the disease. SupDoc also established a […]

2020 Q1 Investment Report

After a record-breaking year of investment in Medical Alley companies, early returns for 2020 demonstrate changes in the healthcare market. 2019 saw investments in digital health companies skyrocket, exceeding investments in medical device companies in Medical Alley for the first time. So far in 2020, medical device deals have returned to prominence, capturing over 85% […]

The Value of Telemedicine During a Global Pandemic

The CDC is encouraging the liberal use of telehealth tools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth technology, originally designed to give patients who live far from a provider reliable access to care, is now being used much more widely as a way to screen and diagnose patients without risking the spread of COVID-19 through […]

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