UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Commits Initial $50 Million to Combat COVID-19 and Support Affected Communities

Via UnitedHealth Group Initial investment will assist those most directly impacted, including health care workers, seniors, and people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness Funding will also aid hard-hit states, including New York, New Jersey, Washington, California, Florida and other states as the virus spreads across America UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum continue to mobilize resources, […]

UnitedHealth Group Study Clears Path for Self-Administered COVID-19 Test, Improving Testing Efficiency and Protecting Health Care Workers

Via UnitedHealth Group Simple, scalable patient-collected COVID-19 testing process is as effective as clinician-administered test, according to study of 500 OptumCare patients Less-invasive testing is better tolerated by patients, reduces exposure for health care workers, and preserves personal protective equipment FDA has updated its guidance based on UnitedHealth Group data to allow patients to self-administer […]

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 Jan. 20, 2020

Medtronic wins 2020 Catalyst Award FDA-approved clinical trial to study expanded use of Abbott’s MitraClip Smiths Medical launches Portex tracheostomy tubes and kits Mayo Clinic launches its first Platform initiative Cerebral Therapeutics Completes $35 Million Series B Financing Tactile Medical CEO announces retirement in 2020 Medtronic receives CE Mark for neurostimulators for urology treatment Flannel […]

Anser Innovation Appoints Amanda Brinkman to Board of Directors, Expanding List of Influential Leaders Supporting the Company’s Move to Ōmcare Commercialization

Brinkman’s career includes leadership positions at the world’s top creative agencies and corporations, as well as a track record of business development success BURNSVILLE, MN (JANUARY 16, 2020) – Anser Innovation and Ōmcare announced today that Amanda Brinkman has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Brinkman is currently Chief Brand Officer at Deluxe Corporation and creator, producer, and host of […]

In the Know: The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2019

Medical Device Excise Tax Fully Repealed Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Returns Gov. Walz Shows Support for Entrepreneurs with Creation of Launch Minnesota Proposed Changes to Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Announced in Medical Alley Bright Health Raises $635M in Latest Funding Round Optum completes acquisition of DaVita Medical Group from DaVita 3M buys medical device […]

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 November 27, 2019

Starkey Livio AI: The 100 Best Inventions of 2019 In Silicon Valley, startup cofounder battles VC over the future of health insurance Cancer-killing virus designer Vyriad raises $24.4 million 3M, Medtronic lead Minnesota companies on Management Top 250 list Mayo Clinic expands out of U.S. with Abu Dhabi hospital ExceleraRx, a network for expensive specialty […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for Nov. 18, 2019

New Abbott Labs CEO has deep background in medical devices Possible Faegre Baker Daniels merger would form one of nation’s top 50 law firms Workforce, job creation and startups among Greater MSP’s top priorities Optum CEO named UnitedHealth Group president Excelera Joins Medical Alley Association to Influence Positive Change for Complex Patient Care Made in […]

Excelera Joins Medical Alley Association to Influence Positive Change for Complex Patient Care

Partnership brings specialty pharmacy expertise to the Medical Alley ecosystem to increase cross-industry collaboration MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 12, 2019 – Excelera®, the company behind the Excelera Network, a nationwide network of leading health systems and academic medical centers with specialty pharmacies, today announced it has joined the Medical Alley Association (MAA). Located in Minnesota, Medical […]

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