Horizon Launches Suite of Behavioral Health Solutions for Health Plans, Health Systems

After achieving promising results in its own behavioral health program, Horizon Healthcare Services is looking to help health plans and health systems do the same through its suite of solutions. The solutions, which were announced last week, come from Newark, New Jersey-based NovaWell, the behavioral health affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services. The company has four … Read more

HC9 Ventures Launches with $83M Fund, Aiming to Be ‘More Than Another Name in a Press Release’

Pictured: (left to right) HC9 Ventures co-founders Jon Gordon, Richard Lungen and Charlie Falcone A new venture capital firm named HC9 Ventures launched on Monday and announced the close of its first fund. The company is led by three founders — healthcare industry veterans Richard Lungen, Jon Gordon and Charlie Falcone. These three gentlemen will … Read more

Digital Health in Oncology – Emerging Opportunities Across the Cancer Patient Journey

Cancer is a serious public health issue, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths and over 19 million new cancer cases around the world in 2020. The WHO estimates that the number of new cancer cases will increase to nearly 29 million in 2040. This alarming statistic is indicative of the huge focus and investment that … Read more

At HLTH 2022, a New Chapter for AI

The evolution of machine learning is still in its early stages, but at the HLTH 2022 conference this week, companies shared how they are working to fine tune their approaches to AI. Those efforts included everything from improving the quality of patient data that underpin the algorithms, which has been criticized for not reflecting a … Read more

How Papa Is Driving Results in Companion Care

Papa CEO and Founder Andrew Parker first came up with the idea for his company from his own experience. His grandfather, who he endearingly called Papa, needed companionship. “I thought, what if Papa — that’s what we called him — had a pal? So I put it up on Facebook: ‘Who wants to be a … Read more

What Health Systems Need to Understand About Home Care, per Medically Home’s CMO

When people hear “home care,” many still think this care modality is only for elderly, multimorbid patients who require a visiting nurse to come into their home and check in on them after their discharge from a hospital.  But home care is much more than that. Health systems and home care companies are working hard … Read more

Heard at HLTH: What’s on Healthcare Executives’ Agenda for 2023?

At the HLTH 2022 conference at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas last week, healthcare executives shared how their companies are making a difference in transforming healthcare from clinical decision support, interoperability, health equity, mental health, virtual care, remote patient monitoring and more. Check out their interviews with MedCity News Editor in Chief Arundhati Parmar … Read more

Beware of a False Sense of Cybersecurity

It’s no secret that cybersecurity is becoming a more pressing issue for both governments and private businesses around the world. We are seeing more and more sophisticated cyber criminals – with the support of rogue nation-states – attacking vulnerable networks throughout the US. For the American healthcare system, there is so much more at stake … Read more

Attention Healthcare Startups: Register for INVEST and Apply Now to Be Part of Pitch Perfect 2023

The calendar may say turkey day is approaching but we’re already planning for 2023 and kicking off our events is the largest pitch contest of the year at our flagship conference: INVEST Pitch Perfect. We’re now accepting applications for the event, scheduled for May 22-24 at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. The contest will spotlight novel … Read more

No Surprises Act Leads to Thousands More Disputes and Delays than Gov’t Expected

The No Surprises Act, hailed as a law that would prevent patients receiving shockingly high bills for out-of-network services, and passed in 2021, may be having unintended consequences with the government’s projections about the number of disputes it would create looking too rosy compared with reality.  That’s according to Christine Cooper, CEO of aequum, a … Read more