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Beyond COVID-19: Preparing for a Future of Remote, Digital Interaction in the Healthcare Sector

A return to what the healthcare industry once knew as normal may no longer exist By Chris Althoff and Kim Perry Contributor Lorri Detrick While attention has been on supporting healthcare workers at the front lines of battling the COVID-19 crisis—and rightfully so—some parts of the sector are grappling with the new challenge of remote, digital interaction among workers […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for August 10, 2020

Mayo’s plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit University of Minnesota turns natural killer cells against COVID-19 FDA approves new Medtronic neurostim leads Best Buy’s health chief to step down, will remain an advisor as company pursues long-term ambitions Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19  Cantel Medical names new president Walking […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for May 18, 2020

Medtronic receives US FDA approval for Cobalt and Crome implantable ICDs Boston Scientific prices $1.7b offering Minnesota Blues CEO Craig Samitt on COVID-19, 2021 Rates Increases, Telehealth, Medicare for all, and WFH Smiths Medical Acquires the Business of Access Scientific, LLC, Expanding Vascular Access Offering Minnesota Masons give $35 million to the University of Minnesota […]

Why Integrity is the Economy’s No. 1 Concern Right Now

Via West Monroe Partners “This economic crisis is not just about how you weather the storm financially, but whether you demonstrate integrity and have all intentions of keeping your promises. For our capitalistic society, that means a selfless responsibility and commitment to transparency and communication with your stakeholders. Each of our stakeholder groups, and the […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for 24 February 2020

St. Paul firm developing hypertension therapy raises $31 million Abbott wins CE Mark for ICD device Mayo Clinic expands access to clinical insights and digital content Halma expands capabilities in oxygen analysis and delivery products with acquisition of Maxtec, LLC PhysIQ raises $6m for its AI for wearable insights RIS Approves $150,000 in Research Grants […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for Jan. 27, 2019

Manny Villafaña raising $10 million for Medical 21 BREAKING: Medtronic wins FDA approval for Micra AV Three Industry Leaders Form New Venture to Create Scalable Manufacturing Platforms for Cell and Gene Therapies Major Texas health system will use CHF Solutions’ Aquadex FlexFlow system Starkey’s Livio Hearing Aid Has New AI Capabilities Spotlight: Flywheel leaves science […]

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 It for the Long Run: Committing to Health Equity in Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) took a stance in a recent report on health equity in Minnesota, building upon their existing content and calling attention to health inequity in the state. The report calls out the health disparities that exist despite the state’s above average health outcomes. To many, residence in Minnesota […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for October 14, 2019

Phase 2 Results: Microbiota-Based RBX2660 Safe, Efficacious for Preventing C diff Recurrence Medtronic Bids for FDA Approval of OAB/FI Neuromodulation Device – MassDevice Recombinetics Announces Collaboration with Mayo Clinic to Develop the First-Ever Swine Models of Osteogenesis Imperfecta This Is the Strongest Pipeline in Medtronic’s History Funding Roundup: 4C Medical Spineology Seek Millions West Monroe […]

Despite a Cold M&A Market in Minnesota, Deal Activity in Healthcare Remains Hot

2019 has not been a banner year for Minnesota’s M&A market. After a half-decade of record-setting activity, the local M&A scene has cooled significantly, with the lowest reported deal volume and dollar values since 2013. According to Pitchbook data, total deal count for Minnesota companies for the first half of 2019 was 35% lower than over […]

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