Former VA Secretary Teams up With Daughter to Launch Chronic Pain Care Startup

Dr. David Shulkin (left), former U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, launched Override Thursday with his daughter, Jennie (Right). Jennie Shulkin, CEO and co-founder of Override, never intended to start a business. She got her degree at Harvard Law School and worked as a criminal attorney for several years. But she had another job taking up … Read more

Care.ai Deploys Its Virtual Nursing Software in New Mexico Hospital

Nurses are leaving their high-stress jobs in droves, with experts predicting the U.S. healthcare system will be short 2.1 million nurses by 2025. To help address this burnout crisis and critical workforce shortage, Nashville-based hospital company Ardent Health Services is adopting virtual nurse technology at its Albuquerque hospital. On Tuesday, Orlando-based healthcare software company Care.ai … Read more

BCBS Massachusetts Forms Value-based Contracts to Advance Health Equity

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has entered into value-based payment contracts focused on improving health equity with four healthcare organizations, the payer announced Thursday. The contracts are with Steward Health Care Network, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Mass General Brigham and Boston Accountable Care Organization, which is part of Boston Medical Center. In total, these … Read more

2023 Likely To Be a Crucial Year for Pharma—and Insurers

Change is in the air, and people can sense it; the recent midterm elections saw one of the biggest turnouts ever, and as always, the rising cost of health care was a major issue for voters. But unlike in the past, there is a chance that legislators may finally make some headway, with numerous proposals … Read more

How Should We Transform the Delivery of Women’s Health?

Digital health technologies have received record investment over the past decade but as a recent report from TT Capital Partners points out, the women’s health market has noticeably lagged behind other sectors in healthcare. It is ripe for innovation because of the “the sheer scale of the space, its rapid growth and the fact that … Read more

China’s reopening brings both risks and opportunities: ADB

China’s reopening could bring opportunities as well as risks to its economy, Albert Park, chief economist at the Asian Development Bank told CNBC.  Although the lifting of Covid restrictions in China would boost growth prospects for the country and other economies, it could also lead to an increase in Covid-19 cases, he said Wednesday.  “The … Read more

Health Equity and the Push to Value-Based Care

Social, economic, and geographic disadvantages create significant disparities in healthcare, such as lower quality of care and lesser health outcomes. To help improve these issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) redesigned the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model under the new name, the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health … Read more

Sanofi Takes Baton From Kymera to Bring Protein-Degrading Drug Into Phase 2

An experimental Kymera Therapeutics therapy now has clinical data showing it can address a target long thought to be undruggable. The early results give confidence to Kymera’s partner, Sanofi, which has decided to advance the program to Phase 2 testing in two inflammatory skin disorders. Kymera announced the Phase 1 results on Wednesday. Shares of … Read more