Digital health news, funding round up in the prior week; April 17, 2023

Steven Loeb · April 17, 2023 · Short URL:

Spring Health raised $71M; Availity bought Olive AI; Lane College partnered with CVS Health

Top Health News

  • Glooko, provider f a remote patient monitoring and chronic care management solution for diabetes and obesity, partnered with insulin dosing recommendation app Hedia. The Hedia Diabetes Assistant provides advice and bolus insulin dosing and personalized care. The solution, which is currently available in 11 countries, takes the individual's habits, recorded blood glucose readings, their amount of active insulin, carbs, activity, and blood ketones to calculate the correct insulin dosage so that users don't have to manually calculate it themselves. As per this new partnership, Hedia will integrate its technology into Glooko's diabetes management platform, as well connected insulin pens, which are currently only available in the European Union. The initial European launch of the integration is expected in the fourth quarter of this year and first quarter of the coming year.
  •, an AI-driven Smart Care Facility Platform in healthcare, revealed a continuous collaboration with Google Cloud, making's range of care solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace. Healthcare organizations and care facilities can now access the company's Virtual Nursing solution via Google Cloud Marketplace, ultimately making it easier for organizations to adopt's Smart Care Facility Platform.'s Smart Care Facility Platform is now accessible on Google's Cloud Marketplace. This partnership between and Google Cloud will enable acute and post-acute facilities to engage with the company's platform seamlessly and securely.
  • Xandar Kardian, a company developing radar signal processing technology for presence detection and vital sign monitoring, announced an integrated partnership with Caregility, an enterprise telehealth company dedicated to connecting care for patients and clinicians everywhere. For the first time ever, Xandar Kardian will embed its radar technology into a partner's existing product line, joining Caregility's Best in KLAS Caregility Cloud virtual care ecosystem to create a solution wholly focused on optimizing acute patient care. Xandar Kardian's partnership with Caregility, which will begin rolling out across facilities this spring, combines the capabilities of Xandar Kardian's patient vital sign monitoring technology through radar signal processing with Caregility's expertise in virtual clinical workflows and patient analysis to optimize remote acute care. The integration will increase capacity for staff to virtually observe and manage higher-acuity patients in a traditional med-surg environment while leveraging a workflow and connectivity they are already familiar with. Most importantly, the innovative solution will empower clinical teams with new ways to deliver care as chronic workforce challenges persist and staff and consumer expectations evolve.
  • Notable, an intelligent automation company for healthcare, launched Patient AI, the world's first use of large language models and GPT to bring personalization at scale to healthcare. Patient AI continuously reviews millions of data points across medical records and third-party data sets to develop a comprehensive clinical and social understanding of each patient. These insights are automatically translated into personalized recommendations that are surfaced to the patient before, after, and in between encounters through adaptive design without any staff involvement. The result is that patients are engaged at precisely the right moment to take action in achieving their health goals.
  • Google Cloud announced a new AI-enabled Claims Acceleration Suite that streamlines health insurance prior authorization and claims processing. The solution, leveraging the newly created Claims Data Activator, will help health plans and providers reduce administrative burdens and costs by converting unstructured data into structured data, enabling experts to make faster, more informed decisions that improve patient care. AI-enabled prior authorization is available to Google Cloud customers today, and other features of the Claims Acceleration Suite will be available later in the year.
  • Verato, an identity expert for healthcare, and Redox, a provide of healthcare interoperability, announced a partnership that will combine industry-leading Verato identity data management solutions with Redox’s composable technology ecosystem to enable improved data access, better interoperability, and higher quality information gathering across a growing digital ecosystem. Redox’s flexible, customizable technology integrations combined with Verato’s leading identity solutions allows healthcare organizations to access a single source of truth for identity, including a complete and trusted 360-degree view of their patients, members, providers, and communities, which enables them to better understand who is who across the entire care continuum.
  • The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which has a mission of supporting research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building a platform for cell programming and biosecurity, announced a partnership to leverage Ginkgo's proprietary high-throughput combinatorial CAR discovery and screening platform with the aim of discovering next generation GD2 CAR T-cell therapies with improved persistence, proliferation, fitness, and other functional properties to improve efficacy for the treatment of solid tumors.
  • Major Health Partners, a healthcare provider in Shelbyville and southeastern Indiana, and Unite Us, a company enabling cross-sector collaboration to improve people’s well-being, unveiled a new partnership and coordinated care network that will enhance community members’ health and well-being—even outside of hospital walls. Through this partnership, MHP can use Unite Us’ software to collaborate across sectors and securely connect members with unmet health and social needs to services such as housing and food assistance, transportation, and employment assistance.
  • Lumata Health, a technology-driven healthcare startup on a mission to prevent vision loss from chronic eye diseases through its human-led, intelligent eye care management platform for patients in the U.S., announced its partnership with Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The two organizations will be collaborating on various initiatives to address barriers to care for patients, with a strong focus on mental health resources to start.
  • Hello Heart, a digital therapeutic that focuses exclusively on heart health, launched the "If You Feel Something, Say Something" campaign empowering women to recognize heart attack symptoms and advocate for themselves. The campaign comes on the heels of a newly released joint report from the American Heart Association on gender disparities in heart attack symptoms, which highlights the differences in heart attack symptoms between women and men.
  • The Biden administration announced a $5 billion program to accelerate the development of next-generation COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Like Operation Warp Speed, which developed and distributed vaccines in the early days of the pandemic, Project NextGen will cut across government agencies and involve public-private collaborations.
  • Genome British Columbia announced $1 million in funding to support four unique projects aimed at enabling discoveries to address unmet clinical healthcare needs through its Data Access, Integration and Analysis program. This funding will benefit the BC health system by allowing researchers to analyze genomic data in conjunction with clinical health and imaging data. Combining these data sources has the potential to unlock new discoveries and improve patient care.
  • Aspect Biosystems and Novo Nordisk A/S announced a collaboration, development, and licence agreement to develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics designed to replace, repair, or supplement biological functions inside the body with the aim of delivering a new class of truly disease-modifying treatments for diabetes and obesity. The collaboration will leverage Aspect’s proprietary bioprinting technology and Novo Nordisk’s expertise and technology in stem cell differentiation and cell therapy development and manufacturing.
  • Real Endpoints, a market-access platform and advisory firm, announced that four biopharma companies with combined 2022 sales of nearly $8 billion have signed contracts to offer Real Endpoint's RE Assist tool to support Medicare patients in need of deductible and copay assistance. RE Assist provides actionable, comprehensive foundation fund information in a compliant and easy to navigate format.
  • CureDuchenne, a global nonprofit committed to finding and funding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and PicnicHealth, a patient-centered health technology company, announced a partnership which leverages the PicnicHealth platform to bolster the real-world evidence-generation capabilities of CureDuchenne Link. Together, both organizations hope the development and deployment of real-world evidence from Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients will help accelerate research toward transformative treatments for these devastating diseases. The initiative will also offer a comprehensive portal for individuals living with these complex medical conditions to access their medical records, streamlining the process of managing their care.
  • Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill approved by the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The six-week ban will take effect only if the state’s current 15-week ban is upheld in an ongoing legal challenge that is before the state Supreme Court, which is controlled by conservatives.
  • Albertsons Companies announced a collaboration with Apple to bring activity data from Apple Watch and iPhone to the Sincerely Health digital health and wellness platform. Customers who wear Apple Watch Series 3 or later can now choose to share their activity data with their Sincerely Health account and earn up to 75 points daily for closing all three Activity rings: Move, Exercise and Stand. Customers who do not have an Apple Watch can connect their iPhone with iOS 16 through the Fitness app and earn up to 25 points each day for closing their Move ring.
  • Cariloop, which helps families plan for and manage every aspect of their caregiving journey with its employer-sponsored Caregiver Support benefit, announced those living with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers may now access its caregiver support services at select Walgreens neurology-specialty pharmacies. Cariloop’s platform for caregivers combines professional coaching services and cloud-based tools that help families plan for and manage every aspect of their caregiving journey. In this program, individuals with MS and their caregivers will have access to Cariloop’s Care Coaches, who complement Walgreens pharmacists by offering support that minimizes barriers to optimal, timely treatment and care.
  • Ginkgo Bioworks and the Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale, the national medical research organization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent of developing and implementing new biosecurity capabilities in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The goal of the planned partnership is to support DRC's public health institutions as they work to address biosecurity challenges in the region. Ginkgo, through its biosecurity and public health unit, Concentric by Ginkgo, plans to collaborate with the INRB to equip these institutions with biosecurity tools and training as well as the secure data infrastructure they need to leverage automation, data analysis, bioinformatics capabilities, and other critical genomic sequencing technologies. The collaboration aims to empower the DRC to form the foundation for a biosecurity and bioeconomy platform that serves the people of the DRC and the surrounding region.
  • Walgreens and Prothena announced a collaboration to accelerate patient identification and recruitment for Prothena’s ongoing ASCENT-2 multiple ascending dose clinical trial evaluating the safety and tolerability of PRX012, a potential best-in-class anti-amyloid beta antibody under development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the collaboration, Walgreens will leverage its national footprint, portfolio of industry-leading healthcare companies and compliance framework to match patient populations to this Prothena clinical trial for PRX012, which has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Hyro, a healthcare conversational AI provider, and Panda Health, a digital health marketplace for health systems to discover, purchase, and deploy digital technologies, announced a partnership surrounding their shared vision to bring top-shelf automated communications to Panda's marketplace of enterprise health systems. As an awarded Panda Partner in the Digital Virtual Assistant category, Hyro will now offer its suite of AI-powered chat and voice assistants to Panda Health's network of health systems, enabling them to shield their current workforce from repetitive calls and messages across call centers, websites, mobile apps and SMS channels.
  • CivicaScriptTM, which is dedicated to bringing lower-cost generic medicines to U.S. consumers, and SortPak, which delivers pre-sorted medications to patients at no extra cost to patients or health plans, partnered to provide CivicaScript medicines in packaging designed to maximize patient convenience, savings and medication compliance. The first medication the two companies will deliver together is CivicaScript’s treatment for prostate cancer. SortPak, a URAC- and ACHC-accredited specialty pharmacy, is especially knowledgeable in managing the needs of people with cancer.
  • Sana, a health care company that provides Fortune 500-level health benefits to small businesses at affordable prices, announced a partnership with Prime Health Services, a national cost management solutions company. Through this partnership, Sana and Prime Health Services will be able to expand their coverage to a larger number of individuals, increasing the number of provider locations in Sana’s network by over 40 percent. Joining forces will give both companies the ability to provide quality services to a broader audience, while optimizing their resources and reducing costs.
  • AstraZeneca opened an African innovation hub that will use the latest technologies to improve the healthcare of the continent’s people. The pharma giant said that the Africa Health Innovation Hub will have a focus on the largest technologies such as artificial intelligence and data generation. The hub is part of the company’s A.Catalyst Network, made up of more than 20 health innovation hubs.
  • Treventis Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company, announced that it has entered an option, collaboration, and license agreement with Takeda for the further research, development, and commercialization of small molecules that target tau, a key protein in Alzheimer's Disease. This therapeutic strategy aims to markedly reduce tau misfolding and is a potential disease-modifying mechanism in AD as well as in other tauopathies.
  • DYPER, a responsible diapering company, launched DYPER Telehealth, in partnership with Clever Health, which provides on-demand medical access for non-emergency conditions such as cold & flu, sinus infection, nausea, UTIs, allergies, pink eye and more. Parents can easily and quickly access quality care from licensed doctors in the comfort of their own homes. Users can choose the modality that works best for them and their schedule – real-time phone/video consultations or convenient Smart Virtual Care. Additionally, users can save up to 80% on over 55,000 FDA-approved medications, 40% of which cost $10 or less, and are accepted by over 80,000 pharmacies nationwide.
  • BPOC, a pure-play healthcare investor with over 25 years of experience in middle market private equity, announced the launch of Atlas Clinical Research, a therapeutically-driven clinical site network built on centralized process excellence and integrated technology, led by experienced pharmaceutical executive, Mark Scullion as Chief Executive Officer. As part of the launch, Atlas has formed a strategic partnership with Rochester Clinical Research, an experienced research site having conducted over 1,000 clinical trials involving 55,000 study volunteers.
  • Sunshine Retirement Living selected US Foods to serve as its foodservice partner for its 38 independent living, assisted living, transitional assisted living, and memory care communities across the country. The partnership will support Sunshine Retirement Living's best-in-class, all-day culinary program that prioritizes health and wellness for its residents through chef-driven, ingredient-centric meals made on-site in their scratch kitchens.
  • SingHealth and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced a Healthcare Translation Partnership to accelerate the translation, deployment and commercialisation of healthcare research and innovation projects for better patient care. The partnership, which will provide S$8 million in funding support for projects, focuses on three healthcare innovation areas - Medical Technology, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health, and Health Services Innovation.
  • LaVoieHealthScience announced the launch of its Emerging Health Convergence Practice focused on providing right-sized, integrated investor and public relations strategy and execution as well as digital communications solutions to companies dedicated to innovating, thriving amid current market uncertainty, and focused on leapfrogging the standard of patient care. The LHS Emerging Convergence Practice focuses on companies in drug development and screening, digital therapeutics, customized treatments and intervention, decision support, prevention, and early disease detection.
  • Cayaba Care, a holistic maternity support services program, and Axia Women’s Health, an independent women’s healthcare group, announced a new partnership that aims to address health inequities and improve maternal health outcomes with a focus on Black and Brown communities. This announcement coincides with Black Maternal Health Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and strengthening support for Black maternal health.
  • Clinical ink, a global life science technology company, announced its strategic partnership with Mural Health, a next-generation participant management platform. With this partnership the Clinical ink eSource technology platform, which includes Direct Data Capture (DDC), electronic Clinical Outcomes Assessments (eCOA), Patient Engagement, eConsent, and digital biomarkers, now fully supports participant reimbursement and travel assistance, powered by the Mural Link platform.
  • IntelyCare, a total healthcare talent solution in post-acute care, introduced a new technology partnership with UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people. IntelyCare's AI-based platform and per-diem matching technology enable healthcare organizations to increase census revenue and cut staffing costs. With more than 315 technology and services partners, UKG provides one of the largest and most collaborative partner ecosystems in the HCM industry focused on creating better employee experiences to improve business outcomes.
  • Health in Tech, an insurtech company that reimagines self-funded health plans, announced implementation with 6 Degrees Health to offer a new, value-based, level-funded health plan option for groups ranging from 5-150 lives. The fully integrated solution offered by the partnership provides a much-needed option for brokers and employers looking to control costs while still providing quality coverage for their employees. The partnership's value-based, level-funded approach is unique in the marketplace and offers several advantages over traditional Fully Insured and Level-Funded health plans.
  • Lovell® Government Services announced a partnership with AppliedVR, a provider of immersive therapeutics that use virtual reality, to be its federal distribution partner to support sales through government healthcare systems like the Veterans Health Administration, the Military Health System, and Indian Health Services.  As AppliedVR's SDVOSB vendor, Lovell can help to expand access to AppliedVR's solutions among federal healthcare providers. Placing products on contract vehicles with an SDVOSB contract holder streamlines the acquisition process while helping government agencies meet their SDVOSB procurement goals. AppliedVR's RelieVRx program has been added to the Department of Veterans Affairs' Federal Supply Schedule, Defense Logistics Agency's Electronic Catalogue for Medical Supply Chain, and the DoD's Distribution and Pricing Agreement, which allows government customers to make streamlined purchases.
  • Innovation Zed, an R&D company specialized in the design, development, and manufacturing of innovative medical devices and the creator of novel add-on technologies for drug delivery and enhanced therapy, partnered with GluCare.Health, a leading metabolic disease management platform, to provide connected insulin pen technology as part of a combination product in GluCare.Health's digital clinic ecosystem. The partnership aims to support various drug delivery devices and injection pens for multiple drug therapies, collecting valuable data such as the timestamp of injection events, dosage, temperature, and user behavior to personalize therapy and improve treatment compliance.
  • Sword Health, an end-to-end platform to prevent, treat, and eliminate pain, announced today that it has been selected to be the preferred MSK partner for Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. Building on the companies’ mutual commitment to provide superior, meaningful user experiences with continued focus on return-on-investment, Sword Health is available for large employers and health plans to seamlessly integrate digital physical therapy into their benefits offerings through Sharecare’s award-winning platform.
  • Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc, a company delivering a new generation of nanopore-based molecular sensing technology, and bioMérieux SA, a company in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced that they have teamed up to improve health outcomes globally by exploring selected opportunities to bring nanopore sequencing to the infectious disease diagnostics market. The companies are jointly exploring selected opportunities to advance patient care by providing access to nanopore-based clinical research and in vitro diagnostic solutions.
  • MDsave, an online healthcare services platform connecting providers, employers, and patients to transparent and transactable healthcare, announced a strategic partnership with Ribbon Health, a provider of healthcare provider data technology and management for care navigators, primary care providers, payers and other innovators across the healthcare industry. Over the next several months, Ribbon Health and MDsave will be working closely together to integrate MDsave's transactable care offerings into the Ribbon Health data platform so new and existing customers are able to leverage this capability instantly.
  • CloudMD, a health services company transforming the delivery of care, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Benefits Alliance to cover all Kii services including EFAP, iCBT, Mental Health Coaching, Medical Second Opinion and Telemedicine. The expanded partnership allows over 8,000 employee benefit plans across Canada to have access to Kii.
  • WellSky, a health and community care technology company, announced a new partnership with Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice to reach more patients in need of end-of-life care. With WellSky Hospice & Palliative software and analytics tools, the independent non-profit hospice and palliative care organization based in Wisconsin will improve the quality of care it delivers.
  • TELUS, in partnership with the Old Brewery Mission, announced the launch of the newest Health for GoodTM mobile health clinic, working together to help marginalized Montreal residents and communities with free healthcare services as well as social and housing-related support. The rising cost of living, the decreasing number of affordable housing units in Montreal and the lack of space in emergency accommodations have brought the number of Montrealers experiencing homelessness to record levels. It's estimated about 6,000 individuals experience homelessness on any given night in Quebec, most of whom are in Montreal, and face barriers accessing medical and psychosocial support. The Old Brewery Mission Mobile Health Clinic, powered by TELUS Health, reaffirms TELUS’ commitment to ensuring that Montrealers in need have access to immediate, high-quality care. In addition, TELUS is increasing its commitment to its Health for Good program, with $13 million dedicated through 2026.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University's Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health has announced a partnership with Singapore-headquartered medtech company, Histoindex Pte Ltd. This partnership will work together with the United States Food and Drug Administration for the in-vitro diagnostic approval of the Genesis SHG/TPE digital pathology platform as an assistive tool for the staging of fibrosis in NASH. The liver institute will serve as an international center for SHG/TPE life science research, imaging unstained tissues from multiple collaborators across the world, and applying the latest ML/AI-based technology on these images.
  • Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, a global healthcare company developing and producing patented Microcyn technology based stabilized hypochlorous acid products for a wide range of applications, including wound, eye, oral and nasal care and dermatological conditions, announced the launch of Podiacyn Advanced Everyday Foot Care direct to consumers for over-the-counter use in the United States. Podiacyn Advanced Everyday Foot Care is intended for the management of foot odors, infections, and irritations, as well as daily foot health and hygiene. Formulated to enhance the body's natural healing process, Podiacyn is clinically-proven to kill bacteria and fungi that cause irritation, infection, pain, itch, redness and odor. Podiacyn's all-natural formulation contains no dyes, fragrances, preservatives or other ingredients that can cause irritation.
  • Soothe, an on-demand wellness marketplace, announced the launch of its new business-to-business partner platform, designed for the hospitality industry. The platform makes it possible for spa or non-spa hotels, clubs, and premium residential properties to easily provide high quality on-demand spa services such as massages, facials, nails and lash applications.
  • Karius, a provider of liquid biopsy for infectious diseases, and eGenesis, Inc. a biotechnology company developing human-compatible organs and cells for the treatment of organ failure, announced a partnership through which the two companies will develop infectious disease diagnostics for xenotransplantation initially from porcine to primates and ultimately to humans. Through the partnership, Karius will leverage its platform to power the detection and quantification of pathogens with potential to occur in porcine organ donors.
  • Carefluent launched an Early Adopters program aimed at employers seeking to attract and retain employees while proactively addressing the impact of caregiving responsibilities on their organization. The program offers a solution to the financial burden that caregiving responsibilities place on employers, which is estimated to be $264 billion annually, according to BlueCross BlueShield.
  • Aviceda Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company focused on developing next-generation immuno-modulators to treat diseases such as cancer, announced a strategic partnership with the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queen’s University Belfast. Aviceda’s HALOS nanotechnology platform, based on an invention from the research team led by Professor Chris Scott, Scientific Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Aviceda & Interim Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences, at Queen’s, harnesses the power of glycobiology to modulate the innate immune system to develop next-generation breakthrough therapeutics, with a focus on immuno-oncology.
  • Health Gorilla, a Health Information Network and interoperability provider, announced the launch of the HG Accelerator Program, enabling early-stage healthcare startups to access Health Gorilla's portfolio of healthcare data APIs, software, and services free of charge, subject to certain use cases and guidelines. During the three-month program, startups accepted into the program receive full and free access to Health Gorilla's portfolio of products, including access to comprehensive clinical data, diagnostic data, pharmacy data, and social determinants of health (SDOH) data through Health Gorilla's national network of data sources. Participating startups will work closely with Health Gorilla's solution architects, implementation staff, and interoperability experts to connect to the national data framework, embed our APIs or software platform, and successfully retrieve data to support their use case.
  • Canopy Biosciences and Enable Medicine announced a partnership to provide Enable Medicine’s advanced analysis pipelines for spatial omics data with the Canopy CellScape system for quantitative high-plex spatial biology. The partnership will add to the analytic capabilities of the CellScape system by providing options to use Enable Medicine’s advanced spatial analyses, including cluster analysis, neighborhood analysis and advanced data visualization, as well as efficient cloud-based computing, sharing, and data storage.
  • In a partnership with CVS Health and St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Lane College launched the grand opening of the Workforce Innovation Talent Center on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the campus's McClure Hall. The first program of its kind at an HBCU, the WITC provides students the opportunity to learn in a simulated pharmacy environment and earn a variety of pharmaceutical-related credentials of which can be stacked in addition to their degree in a related field. Students have the opportunity to pursue careers as pharmacy technicians, customer service associates, and retail managers.
  • LaVoieHealthScience announced the launch of its Emerging Health Convergence Practice focused on providing right-sized, integrated investor and public relations strategy and execution as well as digital communications solutions to companies dedicated to innovating, thriving amid current market uncertainty, and focused on leapfrogging the standard of patient care. The LHS Emerging Convergence Practice focuses on companies in drug development and screening, digital therapeutics, customized treatments and intervention, decision support, prevention, and early disease detection.
  • CareCloud, a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, announced that the Heart & Vascular Institute has selected CareCloud’s chronic care management program to empower patients with chronic conditions to take control of their health. CareCloud's program provides personalized care plans, remote monitoring, and regular check-ins with healthcare providers to help improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and streamline operations at the Institute.
  • Axtria, a provider of cloud software and data analytics, and HealthVerity, a provider of Identity, Privacy, Governance, and Exchange for real-world data, announced a partnership to provide life sciences organizations with the data, analytics, and infrastructure required to enable comprehensive and privacy-compliant views of patient journeys across all engagement channels.


  • Ocutrx Technologies, a company developing medical devices with augmented reality, extended reality, and artificial intelligence, acquired Spectrum Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, an electronics manufacturing and assembly company
  • headversity, a provider of preventative mental health training technology for employers, acquired Respect Group Incorporated, which offers interactive training courses aimed at preventing bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination
  • UnitedHealth Group acquired Crystal Run Healthcare, a New York-based physician group with about 400 doctors
  • DCA Partners, an alternative asset manager and advisory firm, acquired Cordant Health Solutions, a provider of toxicology and drug testing services
  • Verisma, a disclosure management partner, merged with ScanSTAT, Release of Information experts specializing in physician groups, ambulatory services, health systems and hospitals
  • Integrity Marketing Group, a distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, acquired MediSource, which works with small business owners and a number of large corporations to help their retiring employees transition into Medicare
  • AYR Wellness, a vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, closed its acquisition of Tahoe Hydroponics Company, a cultivator and producer of high-quality cannabis flower
  • Meilleur Technologies, a developer of diagnostics and technology that will impact patients with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease, acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Navidea relating to developing and commercializing NAV4694, from Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, a company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics
  • System C Healthcare, a supplier of health information technology systems and services, acquired Oxford Computer Consultants, an IT business specialising in integrated contracts and finance solutions for social care within local government
  • Temasek acquired an additional 41% stake in Manipal Health Enterprises, an integrated hospital service system
  • Freedom Dental Partners, an autonomous dental services organization, completed its acquisition of dntl bar, a corporate dental services organization
  • ClareMedica Health Partners, a provider of value-based primary care services for Medicare Advantage patients, completed its acquisition of Plaza Medical Centers, a patient-first focused primary care provider for Medicare Advantage patients
  • Shockwave Medical, a developer of Intravascular Lithotripsy to treat severely calcified cardiovascular disease, completed its acquisition of Neovasc, developer of technology to address refractory angina
  • Xcelerate entered into a binding agreement to acquire a controlling interest in ESN Group and its portfolio of health care and skin care products
  • Vytalize Health, a risk-bearing provider enablement platform, acquired a majority interest in physician-lead Independent Physician Association of New York
  • Availity, a real-time health information networks, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the utilization management solution and business unit from healthcare automation company Olive AI
  • Froedtert Health, an integrated health care system, signed a letter of intent to merge with ThedaCare, a nonprofit health care system

Funding Roundup 

  • Oshi Health, a virtual care company dedicated to GI health, raised $30 million
  • 98point6, provider of  a technology platform to enable premium digital care experiences, raised $32 million
  • Spring Health, a digital behavioral health benefits company, raised $71 million
  • MedArrive, a mobile-integrated care management platform company, raised $8 million
  • Arcadia, a data analytics platform for healthcare, raised $125 million
  • Scene Health, a medication engagement company, raised $17.7 million
  • Epic Sciences, a company developing and marketing novel diagnostics to guide therapy selection and monitor disease progression, raised $24 million
  • EnLiSense CCM, a medical health wearables technology company that non-invasively measures inflammatory biomarkers with sweat, raised an undisclosed amount of funding
  • Amend Surgical, which is focused on the development and commercialization of novel biomaterials for the oral surgical and medical device markets, raised an undisclosed amount of funding
  • Zi.Care, a provider of a hospital information system focusing on electronic medical records, raised $3 million
  • Tonal, a strength and personal training platform that combines proprietary digital weight, artificial intelligence, and expert-led coaching, raised $130 million
  • ClinOne, a provider of Adaptive Experiences in clinical trials, raised $3 million
  • 1upHealth, a  health data aggregation and centralization platform, raised $40 million
  • Recuro Health, an integrated digital health solutions company, raised $47 million

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