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TEDMED 2020 Meetups

TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation Hosted by RWJF and facilitated by Malik Yakini, an RWJF Health Equity Expert Speakers: Cheryl Holder, Jyoti Sharma, and Thijs Biersteker Description: When we consider human health, we must consider climate health. Whether it is the impact the climate has on the social determinants of our health, the depletion of essential resources like water caused by a changing climate, or how we can harness art to better connect ourse...
BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech
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BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech

What You Should Know: – BrightInsight, provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40 million, led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners. – Already the partner of choice to four global pharmaceutical leaders—AstraZeneca, Roche, CSL Behring, and Novo Nordisk—the Series B financing will enable BrightInsight to speed up hiring, expand its global footprint and add functionality to its regulated digital health platform as it continues to grow its customer base. BrightInsight, Inc., provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40M led by global venture capital and private ...
4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Use Data & Analytics to Prevent, Predict and Prepare for a Pandemic
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4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Use Data & Analytics to Prevent, Predict and Prepare for a Pandemic

Laura Craft, Vice President, Analyst at GartnerCOVID-19 has put a laser focus on how data and analytics are powerful tools for healthcare leaders to predict, prepare, and respond in a proactive and coordinated manner to a global health crisis. Throughout the pandemic, data has been used to document the spread of the virus, project the curve, and more. Responses and actions to mitigate viral spread hinge on real-time data collection, governance, and analysis for instant decision making. The exchange of reliable, real-time data between the government and local health authorities has been proven vital. Yet, while some data and analytics applications have been highly impactful, the crisis has also highlighted ways that data could have been used more effectively. The demand for data and ...
DispatchHealth Raises $135.8M to Expand On-Demand In-Home Care Model
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DispatchHealth Raises $135.8M to Expand On-Demand In-Home Care Model

What You Should Know – Today DispatchHealth announced the closing of $135.8 million growth capital financing led by Optum Ventures and included participation from existing and new strategic investors. – The additional funding enables DispatchHealth to continue to provide in-home medical care to even more vulnerable, high-needs patients by growing its existing 19 markets, expanding to new markets, and launching additional services.  – Many health systems, including Renown Health and MultiCare, are working with DispatchHealth to help keep ER’s clear during the pandemic and keep patients at home. DispatchHealth (formerly known as True North Health Navigation), a Denver, CO-based provider of on-demand in-home care, today announced it has raised $135.8M in growth capital financing ...
How Can eConsults Help Clinically Integrated Networks Deliver Better Care and Demonstrate Value?
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How Can eConsults Help Clinically Integrated Networks Deliver Better Care and Demonstrate Value?

Mark Cittadino, Head of Health System Sales, AristaMDA Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) strategy that leverages eConsult technology can help physicians and health systems deliver better care at a lower cost. Physicians increasingly face pressure to deliver high-quality care efficiently while continuing to grow and sustain their practices. But lowering costs while sustaining growth often means giving up autonomy. The percentage of solo physicians in the U.S. fell to 17% in 2014, compared with 41% in 1983. Additionally, hospital ownership of physician practices increased from 24% in 2004 to 49% in 2011. One way that small physician practices have begun combating this trend is by forming clinically integrated networks (CINs), which are groups of providers that come together to impro...
CVS Health Launches COVID-19 Testing Solution for Companies Returning to Worksites
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CVS Health Launches COVID-19 Testing Solution for Companies Returning to Worksites

What You Should Know: CVS Health today announced Return Ready™, a COVID-19 testing solution, to help return and maintain healthy populations at work. Return Ready offers organizations clinical consultation, end-to-end testing execution, integrated reporting, and additional health and safety solutions to help reduce COVID-19 transmission. The testing technology options include point-of-care testing with results in a few minutes or third-party lab-processed testing with results in a few days. Six states recently reported record numbers of new COVID-19 cases amid the continued rapid easing of lockdown restrictions – leaving many employers wondering how they can safely bring employees back to worksites and keep them healthy given the continued incidence of the virus in communit...
Social Distancing for Medical Devices: 5 Steps to Clinical Network Segmentation to Thwart Cyber-Attacks
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Social Distancing for Medical Devices: 5 Steps to Clinical Network Segmentation to Thwart Cyber-Attacks

Leon Lerman, Cynerio Co-Founder and CEOSince the beginning of 2020, cyber-attacks have spiked by 300%. As members of the world’s most targeted industry, healthcare organizations like hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and distributors of medical equipment are more at risk now than ever.  Even if an attack isn’t directly targeted at connected medical (or, Internet of Medical Things: IoMT) devices, it can spread through a hospital’s internal network and infect equipment used to diagnose and treat patients such as IV pumps, patient monitors, ventilators, and X-Ray machines. As John Riggi, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) senior adviser for cybersecurity and risk put it: “Worst-case scenario, life-saving medical devices may be rendered inoperable.”  The best way for hospitals t...
6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions
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6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

Alia Paavola - Friday, June 26th, 2020 Print  | Email Six hospitals or health systems announced, started, advanced or completed construction projects in the last week:  1. Houston hospital building 5-story medical officeWoman's Hospital of Texas in Houston is expanding its campus with the addition of a five-story medical office building. 2. US Army breaks ground on 52-acre hospital complexGen. Leonard Wood (Mo.) Army Community Hospital broke ground this week on a replacement complex that will span 52 acres and cost $295 million. 3. Shuttered Missouri hospital to be replaced with $25M facility Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo., will be demolished and replaced with a new 49-bed hospital. 4. Rennova centralizes hospital operationsRennova Health, a ...
Novant Health, UNC Health unveil new details of proposed partnership
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Novant Health, UNC Health unveil new details of proposed partnership

Alia Paavola - Friday, June 26th, 2020 Print  | Email In a bid to affiliate with or own New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., Novant Health signed a letter of intent to partner with UNC Health and its medical school. The organizations have now released additional details about the plan to expand medical education opportunities. Under the partnership, Novant and UNC said they will expand the Wilmington branch campus of UNC School of Medicine from 18 to 30 students by 2026, enhance faculty development and establish a new UNC Health Sciences campus in the South Eastern Area Health Education Center in Greenville, N.C. In addition, Novant and UNC said they would develop a children's clinical service line for the area, create outreach clinics, offer a telehea...
Novant Health hospital president, COO to retire
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Novant Health hospital president, COO to retire

Kelly Gooch - Friday, June 26th, 2020 Print  | Email Roland Bibeau, RN, president and COO of Novant Health Matthews (N.C.) Medical Center, is retiring, effective June 30, the hospital confirmed. Mr. Bibeau is a 22-year veteran of Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health. He has been in his current roles for the past 12 years. Before joining Matthews Medical Center, Mr. Bibeau was the chief nursing officer of Novant Health Thomasville (N.C.) Medical Center for 10 years. He was also vice president of ambulatory growth for the Novant Health Medical Group and surgical services director at AdventHealth Zephyrhills, formerly Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.   More articles on executive moves: OSF HealthCare names new hospital presidentProvidence names new chief legal officerTe...