November 01, 2018 | by Andreea Ciulac

A One-of-a-Kind Partnership Aims to Improve Healthcare for Children in Illinois

Healthcare for Children

November 01, 2018

A One-of-a-Kind Partnership Aims to Improve Healthcare for Children in Illinois

Top three healthcare organizations in Illinois are teaming up to improve pediatric care in the

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Cook County

October 19, 2018

Cook County Sees Boom in Healthcare Jobs – and the Number of Insured Residents

A fairly new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County is driving growth for healthcare

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polio-like illness

October 17, 2018

Health crisis – Illinois Sees Rise in Reports of Polio-Like Illness

Illinois might be on the brink of an outbreak. Ten cases of a polio-like illness were reported in

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Illinois schools

October 08, 2018

15 Illinois schools named among “America’s Healthiest Schools”

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a nonprofit founded by the American Heart Association and

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brain scan

October 08, 2018

Researchers Get $3.8M for Brain Imaging Study To Treat Suicidal Patients

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have received $3.8

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Medicare Advantage Plans

September 26, 2018

New Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans Could Delay Treatment for Millions of Seriously Ill Patients

A recent decision from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allows Medicare

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artificial pancreas

September 22, 2018

$250 DIY Artificial Pancreas Inspires Industry to Build One by Early 2019

According to the American Diabetes Association, millions of people around the world live with

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Stent

September 19, 2018

FDA Approves a High-Performance Stent – First of its Kind in Nearly Two Decades

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new covered coronary stent device meant to

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September 05, 2018

Circulation Strikes Deal with Partners HealthCare

Partners HealthCare have announced an agreement with Circulation to provide transportation

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Medically fragile

August 23, 2018

A New Illinois Healthcare Bill to Help ‘Medically Fragile’ Kids

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will give better Medicaid coverage to

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epipen direct competitor

August 23, 2018

The FDA Approved the First Direct Generic Competitor to the EpiPen

EpiPen, the biggest name-brand injector drug used to treat patients with life-threatening allergic

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pain policies

August 17, 2018

Report: Illinois Has Room For Improvement When It Comes to Pain Policies For Cancer Patients

Illinois is being praised in a new report for increasing access to healthcare through Medicaid and

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affordable health insurance Illinois

August 16, 2018

Is More Affordable Health Insurance Coming to Illinois?

Illinois could offer more affordable health insurance to more people by 2019, as reported by The

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online pharmacy pillpack

August 15, 2018

Amazon Enters Prescription Drug Industry, Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack

Amazon made waves in the healthcare industry recently by acquiring online pharmacy PillPack in a

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Patient Care GM and Ford Health

August 14, 2018

Will Patient Care Improve as GM and Ford Health Sign Innovative Contract?

General Motors is offering a new, lower-cost health insurance option to salaried employees. Called

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blue cross blue shield fitbit

August 10, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield Gives Steep Discounts for Fitbit Products to its 60 Million Members

Once considered a fad, wearable fitness gadgets are rapidly working their way into insurance

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August 10, 2018

See Which 10 Healthcare Startups Secured Over $1.7 Billion in Funding

It’s no surprise that healthcare startups are synonymous with future of the industry. The

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Illinois Veteran's Nursing Home Lawsuit

August 09, 2018

Illinois Faces Another Lawsuit Over Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Death

The state of Illinois faces another lawsuit over the wrongful death of a veteran after reported

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August 05, 2018

Four Cities Are Suing Trump Administration Over ACA Rollback

Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, and Cincinnati sued the Trump administration on Thursday, August 2,

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Blockchain is Reshaping Healthcare

August 03, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Blockchain is Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

Week ending 08-03-2018: U.S. Healthcare companies and hospital systems are turning to Blockchain

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/illinois-telemedicine-taskforce-subcommittee

August 02, 2018

Illinois on Track to Adopt New Telemedicine Law

A task force to modernize Illinois’ telemedicine policies in order to improve quality and

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alzheimer's treatment

August 01, 2018

Alector Receives $133 Million Towards Developing Treatments for Alzheimer’s

On Wednesday, Alector, a startup that focuses on developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s

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July 31, 2018

Will Madaket Save Hospitals and Healthcare Providers $130 Billion Each Year?

Madaket Health, a cloud-based, healthcare SaaS platform solution has received $10 million in

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July 29, 2018

The U.S. is the Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth in the Developed World. Here’s Why.

Maternal mortality is dropping worldwide, except in the United States, where new data points to an

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Beddr SleepTuner

July 27, 2018

Beddr SleepTuner Gets $5.6M in Funding to Establish Itself in U.S. Consumer Market

Beddr received $5.6 million in Series A funding to bring its sleep tracker, the Beddr SleepTuner,

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AI Revolutionizes Diagnosis

July 27, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizes Diagnosis

Week Ending 07-27-2018: Funding for AI Startups advancing medical diagnosis, NIH lends support to

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23andMe DNA Database

July 26, 2018

GSK Pays $300 Million to Partner with 23andMe and Its Data

  The genetic testing company 23andMe announced that GlaxoSmithKline will pay $300 million

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healthcare ai startup

July 24, 2018

$12.5 Million Funding for K Health, a Healthcare AI Startup That Helps People Self-Diagnose Their Medical Conditions

Artificial Intelligence start-up, Kang Health, has received $12.5 million in new funding for their

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healthcare data

July 23, 2018

Want to Sell Your Medical Data? Hu-manity Has a Blockchain-Based App for That

Hu-manity.co allows users to sell their patient data to big pharma directly by cutting the

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July 22, 2018

Spring Health Gets Funding to Help Businesses Offer Affordable Mental Health Care to Their Employees

According to tinypulse.com, a recent Everest College survey revealed that 83% of American

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July 21, 2018

Israeli Startup Carbyne Brings 911 Calls Into the 21st Century

Carbyne’s leading NG911 call handling platform — a platform that integrates real-time

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July 20, 2018

Verge Genomics Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Cure Diseases (and Gets $32M in Funding to Get There)

Drug discovery is a long and tedious enterprise. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug

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3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

July 20, 2018

3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

Biotechnology has profoundly changed the way people are being diagnosed and treated. Medical trail

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Value-based care

July 20, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Value-Based Care and Maximizing Patient Outcomes

Week Ending 07-20-2018: Optimizing patient outcomes and management costs through value-based

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EHR Technology Empowers Patients

July 13, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Empowering Patients Through EHR Technology

Week Ending 07-13-18: How companies are empowering patients with emerging EHR technology 150,000

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Trump Freezes Payments

July 09, 2018

Trump Administration Freezes Billions of Dollars in Payments to Insurers

On Saturday, July 7th, the Trump administration announced it would suspend payments of billions

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mobile health and telemedicine

July 06, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
The Rise of Mobile Health

Week Ending 07-06-18: The rise of mobile health: telemedicine and doctors on-demand Telemedicine

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3D Printed Heart

July 01, 2018

Scientists Can 3D Print Human Heart Tissue

Biolife4D, a Chicago-based biotech startup, announced that it can bioprint human cardiac

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artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare data security

June 29, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Bridging Healthcare Regulation and Tech

Week Ending 06-29-18: Bridging healthcare regulation and tech: the newest breakthrough

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Emerging health insurance model

June 22, 2018

Membership Medicine: The Emerging Model Coming Out Against Health Insurance

More and more direct primary care clinics are shifting from traditional health insurance to

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Healthcare innovation advances health industry

June 22, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Are Healthcare Innovation Hubs the Future?

Week Ending 06-22-18: Healthcare innovation hubs become the future for many healthcare

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Benefits and challenges in artificial intelligence in healthcare

June 15, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Week Ending 06-15-18: Artificial Intelligence adoption and the future of AI in healthcare Cloud

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CVS Aetna deal

June 14, 2018

AT&T-Warner Bros Merger Gives High Hopes for CVS-Aetna Deal

AT&T-Warner Bros merger gives high hopes for CVS-Aetna deal. June 12, 2018, was an historic

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virtual reality to treat pain

June 08, 2018

Easing Pain With Virtual Reality: What US Health Providers Can Learn From Their French Counterparts

The latest breakthrough towards VR in healthcare comes from a French startup that wants to bring

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Apple, Amazon, and health apps

June 08, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Amazon’s Secret Lab

Week Ending 06-08-18: Big news from Apple, Amazon’s secret lab, and health app safety. Apple is

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Opioid crisis

June 01, 2018

FDA Calls Forth Innovators Who Can Tackle the Opioid Crisis

The FDA called on manufactures to enter a program meant to accelerate the innovation of medical

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AI for accurate diagnoses

June 01, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
AI Beats Doctor’s Diagnosis

Week Ending 06-01-18: Artificial Intelligence beats doctor’s diagnoses, Tampa hospital makes

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healthcare consumerism and patient experiences

May 25, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Is Healthcare Consumerism Changing the Industry?

Week Ending 05-25-18: Healthcare consumerism and how technology, strategic partnerships, and

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Doctors start podcast

May 22, 2018

Michigan Doctors Embrace Technology and Start Their Own Health Podcast

Two doctors from Michigan started a health podcast that will soon be available on Spotify. A

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Shark Tank

May 18, 2018

Healthcare Network Drives Innovation With ‘Shark Tank’-like Contest

Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, hosted a ‘Shark Tank’-like contest

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Artificial intelligence and drug industry

May 18, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
AI Meets Big Pharma

Week Ending 05-18-18: What AI means to Big Pharma, drug discovery and research; Pfizer partners

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Benefits and challenges of AI and Blockchain in healthcare

May 11, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Data Security in Healthcare

Week Ending 05-11-18: How artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing data security

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Google assistant passes human test

May 10, 2018

Google Assistant Passes the Human Test. Physicians & Hospitals Will Save Billions

On May 10, 2018, Google made history yet again, this time at the Google I/O conference. The

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Venture Capitalists invest in healthcare

May 08, 2018

Another Unlikely Partnership in Healthcare: Venture Capitalists and the Greater Good

One venture capital firm is taking on economic disparity in healthcare, and bringing modern care

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FDA and digital innovation

May 04, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
The FDA Speeds Up Innovation in Healthcare

Week Ending 05-04-18: The FDA, pre-certification, and the medical device industry Statement from

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FDA approve artificial intelligence

April 30, 2018

AI Comes to Healthcare With FDA Approval

As AI permeates every industry, it’s no surprise that healthcare is up next. The FDA made its

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Digital health on the rise

April 27, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Patient Engagement Powered by Digital Innovation

Week Ending 04-27-18: The patient, the employee, the consumer: engaging users and changing the

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Femtech innovation

April 20, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Femtech and Women’s Health

Week Ending 04-20-18: The femtech movement and what is means for women’s health, Frost and

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April 13, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Digital Innovation Advances Healthcare Industry

Week Ending 04-13-18: Healthtech company sees another round of investment, BCBS partners with

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Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

April 08, 2018

Are Deep Neural Networks and AI the Next Frontier for Aging Research?

Could Deep Neural Networks lead us to the Fountain of Youth? At least one company thinks so.

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Voice assistants in healthcare

April 06, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Voice Assistants Revolutionize Healthcare

Week Ending 04-06-18: Voice assistants tried and tested at Boston Children’s Hospital, Alexa can

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