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In the Know: Healthcare News for October 5, 2020

Revel and NovuHealth Merge to Create Leading Technology Platform Company Focused on Healthcare Member Engagement University of Minnesota develops AI algorithm to analyze chest X-rays for COVID-19 SentiAR Announces FDA 510K Clearance of CommandEP™ System, the First Holographic Cardiac Ablation Guidance System Medtronic to acquire Avenu Medical UnitedHealthcare to Roll Out Medicare Expansion Next Year […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for September 28, 2020

Bright Health Inc. Announces $500 Million Series E Funding Including Significant Investments by Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, Blackstone, NEA and Bessemer Venture Partners Bind Launches Into the Fully-insured Market Spineology Gets FDA De Novo Grant of Minimally Invasive OptiMesh Expandable Interbody Fusion System Medtronic gains breakthrough nod for VAD driveline Fast Company […]

World-Champion Gymnast Aly Raisman Partners with Sanvello to Advance Mental Health Solutions

Leading behavioral care provider also introduces nationwide availability of new mental health coaching services and expands therapy offering to 10 states MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today announced a new partnership with gold medal gymnast and wellness advocate, Aly Raisman. The […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for August 31, 2020

Abbott’s Fast, $5, 15-Minute, Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Antigen Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization; Mobile App Displays Test Results to Help Our Return to Daily Life; Ramping Production to 50 Million Tests a Month Allina Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commit to Landmark Value-Based Contract in Minnesota Cancer Genetics and StemoniX Sign […]

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 […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 8, 2020

The George Floyd case has rocked a major U.S. medtech hub: Here’s what industry leaders think Upholding our social contract UnitedHealth to donate $10M to George Floyd family, rebuilding causes Medtronic turns to Titan Medical as it makes robot-assisted surgery play Pace Analytical® Acquires Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Central Logic Announces Strategic Investment from Rubicon […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 1, 2020

Philips launches clinical trial accelerator United Health Foundation Commits $2.5 Million to Children’s Wisconsin Peak Health partners with Bright Health carrier through 2021 Philips launches next generation wearable biosensor for early patient deterioration detection Industry Voices—Employer-sponsored health plans: Where do we go from here? CHF Solutions Expands Commercial Presence in the Middle East with Distribution […]

COVID-19 Study Paves the Way for an Innovative Virtual Clinical Trial

Via UnitedHealth Group A study completed by UnitedHealth Group with the Yale School of Medicine found that older COVID-19 patients with hypertension taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors had a lower risk of COVID-19 hospitalization. A pragmatic clinical trial will be a critical next step. Methodology The study, which was recently submitted for peer-reviewed publication, analyzed […]

UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft Partner On Coronavirus ‘Return To Work’ Venture

Via Forbes “The protocol works like this: employees would download the ProtectWell app and answer a series of questions every day, UnitedHealth and Microsoft say. It also offers the ability of employers to include their own questions for workers.” “’They are then either cleared to go to work, so that all employees know their colleagues […]

UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8M in emergency child care benefits due to COVID-19. Here’s why

Via Fierce Healthcare “UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8 million through the program, accounting for 238,000 days of child care to date.” “Jaime Erickson, vice president of benefit administration and employee experience at UnitedHealth Group, told FierceHealthcare the organization previously offered child care and eldercare benefits to its employees. But the unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic meant […]

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