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Kyruus is Helping Health Systems Make Better Patient Access a Reality

Health systems across the country have made a commitment to improving the consumer experience —90% of leaders in a recent Kaufmann Hall survey said this was a top strategic priority—but ongoing barriers have hindered better access to care. In fact, patients still frequently encounter appointment wait times of weeks or months; in fact, wait times in the U.S. have actually increased 30% since 2014. At Kyruus, we’re focused on solving what we call the associated “patient access paradox”–a situation in which patients wait long periods to see providers while appointment capacity simultaneously goes unutilized, even at top health systems.

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With Tricella, the Future of Family Caregiving Is an Easier Pill to Swallow

“One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.” So goes an infamous ‘60s rock song. But for the millions of families and caregivers looking after their loved ones, keeping track of a prescription pill regimen can be a very confusing affair. Add to it the fact that many of our elders are reluctant to take their medicine—for reasons ranging from stubbornness to forgetfulness to thinking they feel better already and no longer need the pills—and you have a preventable health crisis that adds a sizable debt in avoidable cost to the healthcare industry each year. Enter Tricella, a digital health start-up that launched in 2014.

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Ottonova Takes Health Insurance Online

When Frank Birzle set out to start a healthcare company in his native Germany, he did what many people do: he Googled how to do it. But “how to start a health insurance company in Germany” didn’t return any results. “It was quite surprising,” he says. “How many times does it happen to you nowadays that you actually Google something and you get zero results?”

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Bought By Many is on a mission to deliver better insurance, for everyone

At Bought By Many, an insurance startup co-founded by Steven Mendel (CEO) and Guy Farley (CTO) in 2012, we engage with thousands of customers, largely on Facebook, to understand what they dislike about existing insurance products and what they would like from new ones.

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Lifebit’s Maria Chatzou on knowing ourselves through data

Many people think of genetic or genomic data as just one of many factors that can be used to understand our health. But to Dr. Maria Chatzou, the CEO of Lifebit, it is much more than that. “It’s you. It’s literally the code of you,” she says. She envisions a future in which this data is accessible to everyone, “in their phone, hopefully, or in a cloud system that will be syncing with their phone.”

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Take Your Pills Every Day to Keep the Doctor Away with Medisafe

In the risk-averse healthcare industry, even seemingly simple issues like adherence are difficult problems to solve. Silos in the market mean that pharmaceutical companies are separated from their end users by layers of doctors, pharmacies, and insurance plans. This can complicate the experience for everyone involved. But Medisafe, a medication management platform and app that was founded in 2012, has a solution that brings everything together.

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How Babylon Health builds an AI doctor app and scales globally with AWS

The mission of Babylon Health is to put an accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every human being on Earth. To do so, they have created a series of technologies that enable their users, wherever they are in the world, to get their healthcare from the convenience of their mobile phone with a combination of AI, but also talking to a doctor whenever they need to.

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AWS in Healthcare and Life Sciences at HIMSS

Last week we had the chance to catch up with some of our customers at HIMSS in Orlando, Florida. In 2015, healthcare made up 17.8% of the U.S GDP, which equates to roughly $3.2 trillion in spending (up 5.8% from the previous year). With the advent of cloud technology in this space, we are beginning […]

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