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Digital Health Done Right: Carevive

June 6, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world, and The National Cancer Institute provides some illuminating numbers on it’s projected growth: they estimate that the number of new cancer diagnoses will rise from 14 million to 22 million within the next two decades and that nearly 40% of men and women will develop cancer in their lives. In terms of the cost of cancer, they project that the national expenditure for cancer care could rise from $125 billion (in 2010) to $156 billion by 2020.   While these numbers are rather disheartening, one hopeful statistic stood out: cancer survivorship is projected to rise from 14.5 million to 19 million by 2024. This increase speaks to medical advancements in oncology diagnosis, care, and survivorship plans, all of which help give patients a better shot at battling cancer as early and effectively as possible. While the above numbers show how important cancer care is, Oncology is an incredibly specialized vertical in healthcare whose patient experience is difficult to meaningfully improve. This is because the people most familiar with the oncological patient experience are the very doctors providing care, and application developers can face difficulty persuading oncologists to help build out a technology platform; doing so often means diverting time away from patients, and many doctors aren’t willing to do that. This scarcity of talent and time makes developing oncology software particularly challenging. Such a specialized field requires thorough research and development in order to deliver meaningful tools to patients and providers, and for this reason, we’re committed to partnering with companies who’ve proved it’s possible. Meet Carevive Carevive is a Philadelphia-based company whose mission revolves around improving the quality of life and survival rate for cancer patients while lowering the cost of care for health systems. The Carevive Care Planning System™ (CPS) is a treatment planning software and assessment solution that aggregates clinical and patient-reported data to deliver evidence-based care plans to cancer patients. This gives providers the ability to select and construct care plans tailored precisely to an individual's needs, giving them the specialized care they need—and deserve—to fight their cancer most effectively.   Beyond improving the patient experience, Carevive’s software application improves care documentation and makes it easier for health systems to prove adherence to quality care standards. This allows health systems to receive higher reimbursements for cancer care and drives the cost of cancer care down. How Carevive Works Carevive’s software features five core components that enable patients to receive the highest quality of care: Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes — Carevive helps patients be more engaged in their care by allowing them to input data about their current health. Providers can review inputted patient feedback and virtually tailor treatment plans, allowing users to benefit from altered care plans in real-time rather than at their next in-person appointment. This data also is used to generate analytic reports to track patient progress throughout treatment.

Digital Health Done Right: Lantern

May 31, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you.

Digital Health Done Right: Twine Health

May 23, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you.

Digital Health Done Right: Gauss Surgical

May 16, 2017

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Badass Women in Health Tech: Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie

May 10, 2017

When Sally Poblete stepped down from her 20-year career as a healthcare executive to launch a company of her own, she was led by a passion for building consumer confidence in insurance. Prior to founding her company, Poblete's tenure included being product development director for several health startups as well as tracking and analyzing the insurance industry as a VP at Anthem. In 2013, she launched Wellthie, a cloud-based platform that provides simplified insurance solutions for small businesses through brokers. The timing was certainly ripe—the largest model attempting to ease the pain of selecting and paying for health insurance came not at the hands of a traditional high-tech startup, but by the adoption of technology by the federal government via the roll out of the HealthCare.gov portal. Though the transition was rough and riddled with glitches, the launch of a site matching consumers with insurance providers marked the beginning of tech’s disruption in the insurance marketplace. Since its inception, Wellthie has raised millions of dollars in venture capital, grown to a team of over 20 employees operating from its New York City headquarters, and sharpened its trajectory on changing the stressful experience of selecting and purchasing insurance for the everyday small business owner. 

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Digital Health Done Right: Docent Health

May 9, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you.

Digital Health Done Right: Roundtable Analytics

May 3, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you.

Digital Health Done Right: Fabric Genomics

April 26, 2017

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Digital Health Done Right: Glooko

April 19, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a Redox Blog Series that shines a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and want to share their stories and outcomes with you. As we’ve wrote about before, diabetes management is a quickly-growing area of focus because, unfortunately, it's relevant to so many people around the world.   For years, managing diabetes has meant pricking your finger, having a meter record your blood glucose level, and administering insulin. Because medical device technology was so nascent at the time these devices started to become available, their functionality didn’t really extend much beyond that—and neither did their insights.

Digital Health Done Right: TytoCare

April 12, 2017

Digital Health Done Right is a new Redox Blog Series that will shine a light on a member of our interoperable network. We believe in what our partners are doing and we want to share their stories and outcomes with you. When people 50 years ago thought about medical innovations of the future, I bet many imagined microscopic nanobots that could repair broken bones in minutes, pills that could instantly heal thousands of ailments, or robot surgeons that could perform every aspect of surgery with laser-like precision. While radical technologies like these might be on the horizon, the kind of medical innovation we’re seeing today seeks to make the typical healthcare experience more accessible and less disruptive for everyday people—which, to be honest, is the kind of innovation we really like to see. Take, for instance, the typical visit to the doctor. Many pain points of traditional patient care stem from the hassle of going to see a care provider—there’s the time spent in discomfort (or even away from work) prior to being seen, the time sunk commuting to the hospital or clinic, and the time wasted waiting to be seen. When it’s all said and done, going to the doctor can knock a whole day out of your week. People also bristle at the fact that the outcome of their visit is usually along the lines of what they were expecting: antibiotics to treat an infection, a walking cast for a sprained ankle, or ear drops for an earache. If you go in with an idea of what’s wrong and walk out with it confirmed, it can sometimes leave you begging the question, “was all that trouble really worth it?” Well, the short answer is yes—medical attention is invaluable and very often necessary in shortening your time spent ill, but actually going to the doctor can feel like more of a hassle than it’s worth. With all the technological advancements out there, you’d think something would’ve been invented by now that eliminates the need for routine visits to be performed in person… and actually, it has.  TytoCare developed Tyto, an FDA-approved, handheld medical device that enables anyone to perform accurate physical examinations, receive remote diagnoses, and get digital prescriptions forwarded to them without ever leaving home. From busy parents juggling their own schedules (as well as their childrens’), to elderly folks who have difficulty getting to a doctor in person, this type of invention is massively helpful to so many people. Tyto and its three attachments allow for accurate ear, throat, heart, lung, abdomen, and skin examinations, as well as the ability to capture heart rate and temperature data. This information is evaluated by your primary care provider, who will assess your symptoms and deliver a diagnosis. The navigation and guidance features make Tyto intuitive to use and also incredibly accurate, but when you want a more hands-on approach, TytoApp lets you start live video with your physician to talk in person. Beyond acute symptoms, Tyto also helps monitor chronic conditions, which is super useful for people who’d normally have to spend a great deal of time (and money) commuting to a doctor’s office for frequent visits. It'll also be useful in schools and workplaces, where people get sick but can't always find a way to fit in a doctor's visit. And lastly, Tyto can be indispensable while on vacation—even if you’re on a different continent than your primary care provider, you can still receive care from the same person you know and trust. Tyto is able to store your medical information in secure AWS cloud storage, and their platform is also HIPAA compliant, which means your medical data is kept safe.  This kind of innovative device marries medicine and technology in a way that isn't far-fetched—it can be used here and now, and by anyone. As people who don't always want to bring ourselves into the doctor for every minor cold or ear ache, we're excited that TytoCare looked at a very ubiquitous issue and removed the majority of it's pain points for millions of people. We think this kind of innovation is incredibly worthwhile.