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Photo: Natee Meepian, Getty Images Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare and South Dakota-based Sanford Health plan to merge in 2021, creating a 70-hospital system. If approved, the merger would combine the 24-hospital Intermountain Healthcare and 46-hospital Sanford Health to create a massive organization. In addition to the 70 hospitals, the combined organization...
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Despite the global pandemic, enterprise health systems have moved beyond “all Covid all the time” and are actively seeking new commercial relationships with health tech startups. However, given strained budgets, the bar for startups just went up a few notches.  That’s the takeaway from a survey of 20 health...
After Teladoc’s massive merger with Livongo, several of the digital health startup’s top leaders will depart.  Livongo President Dr. Jennifer Schneider, who held a public role with the company, and often shared dual her perspectives as a physician and a type 1 diabetes patient, will leave the company....
For many, October marks the eighth month of social distancing measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The depth and duration of our isolation is something most of us have never had to endure. Most of us Earthlings, at any rate. Isolation isn’t a new normal for space explorers....
Seeing a need to reach patients virtually, health systems have picked up a patchwork of telehealth solutions since the start of the pandemic. In some cases, these one-off tools didn’t integrate directly into health record systems, leaving clinics to bring in virtual scheduling tools and waiting rooms to...
Photo: nicescene, Getty Images As consumers become accustomed to shopping online via their smartphones and calling Ubers with the click of a button, the expectation that healthcare organizations will provide the same level of ease and convenience as Amazon is growing. A new report, from patient access solutions provider...
Deepening its commitment to gene therapy, Bayer is paying $2 billion upfront to purchase a pioneer in the field, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, known as AskBio. The deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter, includes the potential for another $2 billion in milestone payments, with about 75% of the additional...
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the economy and human lives. The virus has had a particularly significant impact on people with chronic conditions. Never has population health been more relevant nor the need for an effective response been greater. After a long delay, the second...
After tackling two major research challenges, the founders of Be Biopharma are ready to announce their official launch along with a $52 million funding round. They are intent upon using the body’s B cells to treat a range of diseases. The Series A round was led by Atlas Venture and...
The first wave of Covid-19 may gave subsided in some areas of the country, but in others it is growing and hospitals everywhere are continuing to face significant challenges. The American Hospital Association recently estimated that hospitals will incur at least $323.1 billion in losses through the end of...
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