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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 July 20, 2020

Medtronic buying French spinal-surgery tech maker Medicrea Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia on why he doesn’t want to go back to a pre-pandemic world In ‘Groundbreaking’ Study, UMN Researchers 3D Print Working Heart Pump With Real Human Cells 3M says it’s on track with N95 production goals Hillrom launches two new respiratory health systems UnitedHealth […]

Kurt Waltenbaugh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Carrot Health

Kurt is a serial entrepreneur with a career spent building solutions to understand, predict, and influence consumer behavior. Kurt has built successful analytic solutions, products and companies in the healthcare, retail, and education/credentialing industries. His previous companies were sold to Oracle and Pearson Education. Most recently, Kurt was responsible for Product Strategy at Optum, Inc. […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for May 26, 2020

Lee Jones Selected University of Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year Medtronic, Abbott, Thermo Fisher Are The World’s Largest Healthcare Companies In 2020 Med-tech company Tactile Medical announces new CEO Corporate America’s Most Underrated Innovation Strategy: 3M’s 15% Rule Medtronic execs see quick recovery, increased M&A NaviHealth trades hands again with Optum acquisition DeviceTalks Weekly: EP. […]

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Polyester Swabs and Saline Transportation for COVID-19 Testing, Improving Testing Efficiency and Flexibility, and Protecting Health Care Workers

Via UHG A study led by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Research & Development and The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, revealed alternative swab materials and commonly available saline are effective for COVID-19 testing, providing more options for sample collection. These new findings, in conjunction with nasal sampling, allow for greater flexibility in obtaining samples, reduce […]

UnitedHealth Group To Roll Out Coronavirus Test To 46,000 Doctors

Via Forbes “A study funded by UnitedHealth Group earlier this week shows people can self-administer a diagnostic test with a much smaller swab, a process that should save potentially thousands of clinicians from being exposed to the virus while at the same time making the testing simpler.” “Researchers say such a self-administered process eliminates the need […]

2019 Medical Alley Investment Report

Even with just a month of perspective, it’s abundantly clear that 2019 was a huge year for the Medical Alley startup ecosystem. The community as a whole raised more than $1 billion for the first time and Bright Health’s $635 million round at a $2.2 billion valuation broke the state’s record for the largest venture […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for January 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic to create patient genetic data library FDA APPROVES LESS INVASIVE SURGICAL APPROACH FOR ABBOTT’S HEART PUMP TO HELP PATIENTS AVOID OPEN HEART SURGERY Allina partners with Optum on surgery centers Medtronic Acquires Stimgenics, Pioneer of DTM™, a Novel Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Bright Health scoops California health plan Brand New Day Teleflex’s UroLift […]

In the Know: Healthcare News from Medical Alley for December 9, 2019

John Halamka named president of Mayo Clinic Platform NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Evo(TM) Cortical Electrode Abilitech Medical raises $7.4 million Dr. Craig Samitt Headlines Medical Alley Representation on TCB 100 List Boston Scientific sells Zytiga royalties for $256m Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for July 22, 2019

Meet the University of Minnesota Scientists Trying to Retrain the Brain POPS! Diabetes Care Announces Closing of Oversubscribed Series A Funding Philips acquires Medumo Minnesota startups see healthy investment in first half of 2019 M Health Fairview to open walk-in clinic at Mall of America FDA, Yale, Mayo Clinic Join Forces to Study Cardiac mHealth […]

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