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- CMS announced it will offer more than $110 million to expand access to home and community-based services through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person program. First authorized in 2005, MFP has provided states with $4.06 billion to support people who choose to transition out of institutions and back into their homes and communities.
- Quanterix Corporation, a company digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health, partnered with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation to accelerate development of a multi-analyte plasma test for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the partnership, the ADDF will fund a series of prospective clinical trials to validate the test in collaboration with Amsterdam University Medical Centers.
- Multi-specialty telehealth platform Hims & Hers Health partnered with Carbon Health, a company that combines telehealth and in-person care, to enable broader access to a broader range of care options through the Hims & Hers platform. This collaboration will allow medical professionals on the Hims & Hers platform to direct patients to Carbon Health if they present with complex medical histories, conditions, or concerns that require further clinical attention.
- The Biden administration launched COVID.gov, a website to help people get better access to lifesaving tools like vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks, as well as get the latest updates on COVID-19 in their area.
- The FDA authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals.
- CVS Health Corp entered into an agreement with the state of Florida to resolve claims related to prescriptions for opioid medications for $484 million to be paid over a period of 18 years.
- Linus Health, a digital health company focused on brain health, completion its acquisition of Kinesis Health Technologies, a provider of physical function assessment for older adults
- Thomas H. Lee Partners, a private equity firm investing in growth companies, entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Intelligent Medical Objects, a healthcare data enablement company
- Fresenius Kabi, a company specializing in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ivenix, a medical technology company with a vision to eliminate infusion-related patient harm
- UnitedHealth Group's Optum acquired LHC Group, a patient-focused provider of in-home health care services
- Eight Sleep, a smart mattress company, acquired Span Health, a data-driven, health coaching company
- Mednow, an on-demand virtual pharmacy, completed its acquisition of online pharmacy Mednow East
- TELUS Health, a healthcare software provider, acquired Sprout Wellness Solutions, a company that inspires people to improve their health through behaviour change
- Mon Health System and CAMC Health System signed a letter of intent to create a new single health care system to serve the people of West Virginia
- Pharmacy consulting firm Visante acquired The Robertson Group, a pharmacy informatics and technology consulting group
- Lifesupply Health Supplies, an online retailer of medical, health and safety products, acquired Smart Move Medical, an importer and distributor of health and medical products from manufacturers in Asia
- Reema Health raised $8 million to help patients with their social determinants
- PocketHealth raised $16 million to give patients control over their imaging scans
- Nurse chat support platform Nurse-1-1 raised a $2.3 million seed round
- Players Health, a youth sports technology platform, raised $28 million
- Zephyr AI, a company using AI and data for precision medicine and drug discovery, raised $18.5 million
- Brightline, a provider of virtual behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and families, raised $105 million
- Brightside Health, a telemedicine platform for mental health, raised $50 million
- Med247, a Vietnamese telemedicine app, raised $4.5 million
- Qure.ai, which uses AI to enable accessible, affordable and timely care across the globe, raised $40 million
- Jeenie, a virtual interpreting platform that connects clinicians and patients to live interpreters on-demand, raised $9.3 million
- Altibbi, a Middle Eastern AI-based digital health platform, raised $44 million
- Altoida, a company performing brain health measurement and neurological disease diagnostics with AI and augmented reality, raised $14 million
- SoundMind, an audio-visual mental health app, raised $800,000
- AmplifyMD, a telemedicine platform connecting medical institutions with specialist doctors, raised $23 million
- AristaMD, a care management company that provides eConsult and referral management solutions, raised an undisclosed amount of funding
- Arzeda, which discovers and design new enzymes, raised $33 million
- Gozio Health, a location-aware mobile patient engagement platform, raised an undisclosed amount of funding
- Decisio Health, a clinical decision support platform designed to aggregate and prioritize real-time data, raised $18.5 million
- Wearable data-analytics startup VivoSense raised $25 million
- Sano Genetics, a personalised medicine research platform, raised $11 million
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