| April 13, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Digital Innovation Advances Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Weekly Staff

The Healthcare Weekly staff brings you the latest in healthcare innovation, technology, news and more. The Healthcare Weekly staff brings you the latest in healthcare innovation, technology, news and more.

Week Ending 04-13-18: Healthtech company sees another round of investment, BCBS partners with health management apps, and Dr. Leroy Hood outlines what’s next for personalized medicine

Healthcare Tech Company Accolade Raises Another $50M, Total Funding Tops $200M

Personalized healthcare solution company Accolade garnered $50M in new investments, further signifying the “significant transformation” coming to healthcare IT. The latest article from GeekWire highlights Accolade’s disruption of the healthcare industry and how employees are reaping the benefits of lowered costs through their new platform. Read more.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Offers New Digital Health Portfolio, Focus on Diabetes, Fertility

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is the next big name to announce a foray into digital healthcare, and they’re investing in tools to better assist with the health management needs of their customers. Find out which companies BCBS chose to usher them into the age of personalized medicine and help their customers take better control of their health data. Read more.

As Digital Healthcare Expands, Tough Questions Arise

TechTarget’s HIMSS 2018 interview with Dr. Indu Subaiya spotlights the opportunities and challenges facing startups and enterprises in the fast growing healthcare IT space. Read her thoughts on the digital transformation taking over, and the future of care as consumer tech converges on the healthcare industry. Read more.

In Minneapolis, the Spotlight is on “the Silicon Valley of the Midwest”

What does the Midwest’s “Medical Alley” mean for healthcare IT? From startups to the country’s largest private healthcare provider, this Minneapolis-based mecca is combining all facets of the industry to innovate in the areas of personalized medicine, population health and patient engagement, among others. Read how they’re ditching the traditional tech silos and trading them in for open communication and collaboration. Read more.

Legendary Scientist Leroy Hood Sees Big Changes Ahead for 21st Century Healthcare

At the 2018 HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit, Dr. Leroy Hood will share his thoughts on what’s in store for personalized medicine and precision healthcare. According to the latest article from Healthcare IT News, Dr. Hood “will explain the big evolution in store for the 21st century, describing how four converging phenomena – systems medicine, big data and analytics, digitalization of personal measurements and patient-led social networks – are leading to what he calls P4 healthcare: predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory.” Read more.


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