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Olive View-UCLA Medical Center’s ‘village’ project aims to expand mental health and short-stay capacity at Sylmar campus

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center officials are proposing to expand mental health and medical services at its Sylmar campus as part of a plan to better address the needs of patients who now frequent and fill up the hospital’s emergency room, but may need other kinds of care. The new facilities would be in a proposed section of the medical center campus described by county officials as a “restorative care village,” which are aimed at patients who need a place to stay to recuperate from their ailment...
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Coordination of Canadian Health Insurance Benefits

It is not uncommon for a Canadian to have private health insurance coverage from more than one plan. If this is the case then the question arises: which plan pays out for eligible expenses first and which plan pays out second? The answer to this is a process called "coordination of health insurance benefits". Read on for more information and helpful tips!
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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019 class of 200 startups may seem like a small percentage for such a large class, but it represents the growing significance of African ventures in YC’s universe. Since 2016, the Silicon Valley accelerator—that provides seed funds and mentorship for early stage startups—has backed 25 companies located in Africa and another 10 with an Africa product focus, according to YC spokesperson Linds...
Tags: Google, TC, Y Combinator, Business, UK, China, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Economy, Companies, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Tanzania


Gryphon strikes first behavioral health deal with investment in LEARN Behavioral

Gryphon Investors acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral, a network of providers of behavioral treatment services for children with autism and other special needs, from LLR Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is Gryphon’s first in the behavioral health sector. Press Release Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral (“LEARN” or “the Company”), from LLR Partners. LEAR...
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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation

The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.When examining the current state of clinical technology, the focus is naturally on the technology and its outcomes, rather than the process that led to that breakthrough. It is a popular notion that such advances are the result of “eureka moments” by i...
Tags: Startups, Education, Trends, Engineering, Healthcare, Innovation, Wisconsin, Cisco Systems, Warf, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Biomedical Engineering, Morgridge Institute for Research, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, Managing Business Credit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


PE-backed Advancing Eyecare names Staley as CEO

Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by Atlantic Street Capital, has named Brad Staley as chief executive officer. Advancing Eyecare, an ophthalmic equipment provider, was formed earlier this year in partnership with Lombart Instrument and Marco Opthalmic. Stanley is the former CEO of United Scope. PRESS RELEASE Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Staley to the ro...
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JLabs’ Luby Takes the Reins at TMC Innovation Institute in Houston

Houston—Tom Luby, the head of JLabs in Houston, has been named the new director of the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute, the center announced Monday morning.Luby takes over the innovation institute three months after former director Erik Halvorsen left the role.Luby is already a known presence around the TMC innovation building thanks to the two years he has led JLabs @ TMC, the Houston outpost of Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) network of innovation incubators. The pharmaceutical gi...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Australia, Drugs, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Tech, People, Commercialization, Software, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Innovation, Machine Learning, Houston


Kamala Harris Introduces Bill To Send Millions To Local Governments For Tech Support

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has introduced legislation that would allocate millions of dollars for local government to create dedicated teams that could "update and rebuild" government systems. The Verge reports: The United States Digital Service, an office established in 2014 after the widespread failures of Healthcare.gov, provides IT support for the federal government, bringing technologists into the government to work on tools like federal websites. It's conti...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Healthcare, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Digital Service, United States Digital Service


XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder of XGenomes, who has spent his entire professional career studying the human genome. “ Ultimately genomics is going to be the foundation for healthcare,” says Mir. “For that we need to move toward a sequenci...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, England, Biology, Tech, Harvard, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Genome, Yorkshire, Lasers, Genomics, Human Genome Project, Northern England, Biotechnology


PE-backed Signify Health buys health tech startup TAVHealth

Signify Health, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, has acquired TAVHealth, a health tech startup. No financial terms were disclosed. Robert W. Baird & Co provided financial advice to TAVHealth on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Signify Health, a leading provider of technology-enabled, in-home care and complex care management services announced today that it has acquired TAVHealth, a leading platform for collaborating with risk-bearing and community-...
Tags: New York, Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Dallas Texas, Medicare Advantage, Matt Holt, Robert W Baird Co, PE, New Mountain, Social Determinants of Health, New Mountain Capital, SDOH, Signify Health, Kyle Armbrester, Jamo Rubin


BioScrip and MDP-backed Option Care to merge

Home and alternate site infusion therapy providers BioScrip and Option Care have agreed to merge. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. Jefferies LLC and Moelis & Company LLC are acting as joint financial advisers to BioScrip with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP providing legal advice. Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as financial advisers to Option Care while Kirkland & Ellis LLP are providing legal advice to Option Care. O...
Tags: Trends, Walgreens, Chicago, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Goldman Sachs, Zenith, Wba, Bios, UnitedHealth Group, Jefferies LLC, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Shapiro, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc


Surrozen picks up $50 mln Series B

South San Francisco-based Surrozen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, has secured $50 million in Series B financing. The investors included Horizons Ventures, Hartford HealthCare Endowment, NS Investment and the Column Group. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, South San Francisco, VC Deals, Surrozen, Surrozen Inc


Blackstone to buy drug maker in maiden Japan PE deal: Reuters

Blackstone Group said on Friday it had agreed to buy Japanese drug maker Ayumi Pharmaceutical Corp, a deal one person said was worth around $1 billion. The deal marks the first one in Japan by the U.S. private equity (PE) firm after it set up a local team in 2017 to broaden its focus beyond property transactions. Blackstone will acquire the maker of anti-rheumatism drugs from PE firm Unison Capital and medical information site business M3, Blackstone said in a statement. It did not provide any d...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Trends, Healthcare, Blackstone, Reuters, Blackstone Group, PE, PE Deals, Ayumi, Unison Capital, Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Ayumi Pharmaceutical Corp


ACP invests $41 mln in eHealth Technologies

Aldrich Capital Partners has invested $41 million in eHealth Technologies. Based in West Henrietta, New York, eHealth is a provider of medical record retrieval and organization services and image-enabled HIEs. PRESS RELEASE WEST HENRIETTA, N.Y. and VIENNA, Va., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aldrich Capital Partners (ACP), an investment firm based in Vienna, Virginia, announced it has invested $41M in West Henrietta-based, eHealth Technologies, the national leading provider of medical reco...
Tags: Trends, Vienna, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Rochester, Andrew Cuomo, Twitter Facebook, ACP, Hie, Monroe County, PE Deals, Vienna Virginia, West Henrietta New York, Aldrich Capital Partners, Aldrich Capital Partners ACP


WI Watchlist: Foxconn Fund, UW Accelerator, MSOE A.I. Hall & More

It’s time to catch up on Wisconsin innovation news:—Jason Franklin will manage the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund, a $100 million fund formed last August by Foxconn Technology Group and three leading Wisconsin businesses and organizations: Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, has said it’s building a massive (and controversial) electronics factory in southeastern Wisconsin.Franklin is a University of Wisconsin-Madi...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Nvidia, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Cleantech, Foxconn, Life Sciences


Artemis Health attracts $25 mln Series C

Salt Lake City-based Artemis Health, a benefits data analytics company, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Maverick Ventures, F-Prime, Hearst Health Ventures and Rose Park Advisors. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Bessemer Venture Partners, VC Deals, Artemis Health, C. Salt Lake City, Maverick Ventures F Prime Hearst Health Ventures


Chopack rejoins Healthpoint as a MD

John Chopack Jr has rejoined HealthpointCapital as a managing director. Chopack is one of the founders of the private equity firm. With offices in New York, San Diego and China, Healthpoint Capital is a private equity firm focused on the musculoskeletal sector. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — HealthpointCapital, the leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the Musculoskeletal sector, announced that John Chopack, Jr., has re-joined the Firm’s leadership team as Man...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Healthcare, John, Wright, NEW YORK SAN DIEGO, Stryker Corporation, HealthpointCapital, Mike Mogul, Mike Mogul HealthpointCapital, John H Foster, Group President Orthopaedics, DJO Global HealthpointCapital, Chopack, John Chopack Jr


Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has already announced her presidential campaign, has introduced a bill that would double down on one of the rare successful tech upgrade programs in the government today: the U.S. Digital Service. Ultimately she wants this quietly effective program to go from federal to state and local level, and command a much larger $65 million yearly budget. If you haven’t heard of the USDS, don’t worry — it’s not exactly flashy. Founded under Obama’s tenure after the Heal...
Tags: Obama, Government, Senate, Tech, Healthcare, Medicare, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, USDS, U S Digital Service, U.S. Senate, US Digital Service


PE-backed Pinnacle adds Nelson to board

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a provider of inpatient and outpatient treatment for those suffering from substance use disorders, has named Jeff Nelson to its board of directors. Nelson is the former CEO of Healogics. Pinnacle Treatment Centers is backed by Linden Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE Mt. Laurel, NJ (March 14, 2019) – Pinnacle Treatment Centers (“Pinnacle”), a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient treatment for those suffering from substance use disorders, announced today the appo...
Tags: Brown University, Trends, People, Chicago, Healthcare, Nelson, Northwestern University, Company, Jeff, Linden, Linden Capital Partners, Pinnacle, PE, Kellogg School of Management, Thoratec, Laurel NJ


Madrona leads Series A round for Ovation.io

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Ovation.io, a next-generation clinical informatics company, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Borealis Ventures, Nat Turner, Zach Weinberg, StagedotO and David Shaw. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Madrona Venture Group, Cambridge Massachusetts, David Shaw, Madrona, VC Deals, Borealis Ventures, Nat Turner Zach Weinberg


Physera fetches $8 mln Series A

Physera, a provider of musculoskeletal care, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, according to on its site. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round. In addition to the funding, Michael Spadafore, a managing director at BCBSVP, will be joining Physera’s board.
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, VC Deals, Physera, Michael Spadafore


Permira-backed Corin buys OMNI

Corin Group, which is backed by Permira, has acquired Canton, Ohio-based OMNI Orthopedics, a provider of robotic-assisted total knee replacements. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CIRENCESTER, England, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — UK International orthopedic company Corin Group (“Corin”) https://www.coringroup.com/, backed by the Permira funds, has acquired the US-based OMNI Orthopedics (“OMNI”), a pioneer in robotic-assisted total knee replacement. It is further evidence of Per...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Las Vegas, Permira, Omni, Canton Ohio, Barclays Bank PLC, KPMG LLP, AAOS, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP, Corin, Piper Jaffray Co, Permira Permira


PE-backed ImagineSoftware buys ProviderAlly

ImagineSoftware, a portfolio company of Mountaingate Capital, has acquired ProviderAlly, a provider of accounting reconciliation services and related capabilities to the healthcare RCM space. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading Revenue Cycle Management SaaS Platform ImagineSoftware announced today the acquisition of ProviderAlly, a provider of accounting reconciliation services and related capabilities to the healthcare RCM space. The addition of Provi...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Denver, PE, RCM, Mountaingate Capital, Mountaingate, Stew Fisher, ImagineSoftware ImagineSoftware


Abry invests in Dr. Dental

Abry Partners has made an investment in Framingham, Massachusetts-based Dr. Dental Management, a dental management service organization. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Abry Partners (Abry), a Boston-based private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Framingham, Mass.-based Dr. Dental Management, LLC (Dr. Dental), a dental management service organization that provides comprehensive management and administrative servi...
Tags: Boston, Trends, New Jersey, Healthcare, North America, New England, Dental, Alex Julia, Framingham Massachusetts, Framingham Mass, PE Deals, ABRY, ABRY Partners, ABRY PARTNERS Abry Partners, Dr Dental Management, BUSINESS WIRE Abry Partners Abry


CXA Group pulls in $25 mln

CXA Group, Asia’s predictive and data intelligence platform for better health, wealth and wellness choices, has raised $25 million in funding. The investors included HSBC, Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica and Heritas Venture Fund. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, VC Deals, CXA Group, CXA Group Asia, Heritas Venture


Health research network TriNetX rakes in $40 mln Series D

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based TriNetX, a global health research network, has secured $40 million in Series D financing. Merck Global Health Innovation Fund led the round with participation from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., ITOCHU Technology Ventures, ITOCHU Corporation, MPM Capital, F2 Ventures and Deerfield Management. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Deerfield, Cambridge Massachusetts, VC Deals, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund


Yunhu Technology procures funding

Yunhu Technology, an internet platform for primary medical service in China, has secured “tens of millions” RMB in Series A+ financing. China Creation Ventures led the round with participation from other backers that included Vision+ Capital, Morningside Venture Capital, Cash Capital and BioTrack Capital. China Renaissance‘s Alpha team was the financial consultant on this financing round. Source: Press Release
Tags: China, Trends, Healthcare, VC Deals, China Creation Ventures, Yunhu Technology, BioTrack Capital China Renaissance


Interoperability And The Empowered Consumer Set The Stage At HIMSS19

The largest healthcare event, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) conference, highlights the key themes that will be most influential for the industry in the coming year. Big names in healthcare, tech giants, and startups alike present their newest innovations and fight for attention on and off the exhibit floor. This year there was a strong focus on how innovative technologies can empower patients and create […]
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