August 28, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Cityblock Health team

A Pound of Prevention

The co-founders of Cityblock believe that when you meet people where they are, you stand a much better chance of improving health outcomes. At Cityblock, Iyah Romm, Toyin Ajayi, MD, and Bay Gross partner with health plans to reach people in neighborhoods that face high poverty rates and accompanying social challenges. They’re bringing together primary care, behavioral health care, and social services all under one value-based care model, addressing multiple factors of a member’s health at once, while driving down costs. Here’s how.

Medicare 3.0

Meet the Health Transformers Building Medicare 3.0

Rather than revamp or overturn traditional Medicare — a longtime political point of contention — these entrepreneurs are forming partnerships with insurance companies or with Medicare itself to cut the bureaucratic red tape and often unnecessarily exorbitant expense of healthcare for seniors, by augmenting existing senior care.

Moonshot Principles

The 8 Health Moonshot Principles

In part one of this series, StartUp Health's co-founder & CEO, Steven Krein, outlines the eight principles that we believe are essential to achieving health moonshots today.

Jerry Levin

Shine the Light of Innovation Into the Darkness

Jerry Levin, Former Chairman & CEO of Time Warner, shares his personal health journey in a bid to put patients at the center of healthcare, once and for all.

Longevity Moonshot

Moonshot Momentum:

Meet the entrepreneurs and investors working to add 50 healthy years to every human life.

Technology With Vision

Technology With Vision

Meet the Health Transformers who founded four companies improving medical imaging and augmenting human vision.

Need to Knows

BioPharm America

BioPharm America is a unique partnering event held September 11-12 in Boston that forms the nexus of discovery and realization. Startups, established biotech companies, and entrepreneurs from academia attend in search of finance, pharma, and development partners. The event format highlights innovation and promotes new business relationships by bringing dealmakers from the life science ecosystem together to engage and de-risk the enormous task of drug development.

Intelligent Health

Intelligent Health 2019 is the world’s leading AI in medicine summit, bringing together over 100 speakers in Basel, Switzerland, on September 11-12. Receive 20% off passes to be one of over 2000 attendees from 80+ countries using code SUT20 when you register.

Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $102M in health innovation funding this week, led by MDClone, an Israel-based healthcare data company that raised $26M Series B funding. Other big raises included Baltimore-based Protenus ($17M) and San Francisco-based Luma Health ($16M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Midyear Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Women Investing in Femtech II: Closing the Gender Gaps in Investment and Health Innovation

The Big Trends in Pediatric Healthcare Innovation
Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CDPHP & Valera Health: Expanding Access to Drug, Mental Health Treatment
ABC News 10

SyncThink CEO Laura Yecies Discusses the Intersection of Health and Technology

UM St. Joseph Taps Prenatal App Babyscripts for Remote Pregnancy Care
HIT Consultant

Food as Medicine: Understanding the Importance of Food to Gut Health - Featuring Victor Penev, Edamam
Forbes Among First to Join Medtech and Healthtech-Specific Co-Working Space Launched in Singapore

School District Teams Up With CareDox’s Healthy Schools Program to Offer Students No-Cost Flu Shots
Spring ISD

High Dollar Denials Are Often the Least Likely to Be Paid - Thought Leadership From Sift Healthcare CEO Justin Nicols

Everything Speaks—Conversational Patient Experience Tools Power Innovative Digital Front Door Strategies - Thought Leadership From Chris Edwards, Conversa

Communicating Care Through Text Messaging - Thought Leadership From LifeWIRE CEO Howard Rosen

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